Redefining Student Success

Community Colleges and the Financial Health Journey

By Tanya Ladha, Shaheen Hasan, Beth Brockland

Community college students make up nearly half of all undergraduate students across the country. Despite juggling numerous competing priorities, these students are making an investment in their futures because they believe that education is the gateway to opportunity and long-term security, however, many also struggle financially. Student financial health impacts the core mission of community colleges; and these institutions are in a unique position to do something about it.

Using our Financial Health Journey, this report provides guidance to community college administrators committed to improving the financial health of their students. Actively supporting student financial health is a mission-critical investment and this report provides a roadmap to help community colleges navigate that journey.

MetLife Foundation is a founding sponsor of the Financial Health Network’s measurement work.