Monday numbers

Monday numbers

- in Fitzsimon File

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All the items in this edition of Monday numbers from the report “At What Cost? How Community Colleges that do not offer federal loans put students at risk,” published by the Institute for College Access and Success in July 2014)

53.1—percentage of North Carolina students attending college or universities who are enrolled in community colleges

15,000—amount in dollars of the average cost of attending community college fulltime including tuition, books and supplies, transportation, and living costs

82—percentage of full-time community college students who need financial aid to cover college costs

2—percentage of full-time community college students who have their financial need fully met with grants

30—number of states in which some community colleges had opted out of the federal student loan program

8.5—percentage of community college students nationwide who were enrolled in colleges that did not participate in the federal loan program.

11—number of states where more than 10 percent of community college students lacked access to federal loans

7—number of states where more than 20 percent of community college students lacked access to federal loans

57.0—percentage of North Carolina community college students who lacked access to federal loans in 2010-2011–the largest share of any state in the country at that time.

36—percentage of North Carolina community college students who lacked access to federal loans in 2013-14.

4—number of years since the General Assembly voted in 2010 to require that all of the state’s community colleges offer federal loans to students

3—number of years since the 2011-2012 General Assembly voted to overturn the year-old requirement that all of the state’s community colleges offer federal loans, a bill that was vetoed by then Governor Beverly Perdue

3—number of years since the General Assembly passed in 2011 a series of local bills, not subject to a veto, that allowed individual community colleges not to offer federal loans to their students

2—number of years since the General Assembly overrode Governor Perdue’s veto of bill repealing requirement that all community colleges offer federal loans, thus ending the requirement

14.8—percentage of community college students in North Carolina in urban areas without access to federal student loans

46.8— percentage of community college students in North Carolina in rural areas without access to federal student loans

3.86—percentage of interest rate charged on subsidized federal Stafford loans for community college students in 2013-2014

13—percentage of interest rate charged on private loans for community college students in 2013-2014