College classes for HS students have been growing in popularity. But with K-12 schools shuttered, COVID is fueling a dual-enrollment boom
Amber Bennett was 11 when she took her first class at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. As a seventh-grader, she was eligible for College Credit Plus, a statewide dual enrollment program designed to increase access for low-income students, students who were the first in their families to attend college and children of color. “It...
By Charlotte West | June 25, 2020
‘I am beyond worried’: More California high schoolers are applying for financial aid — and enrolling in college as a result. But coronavirus may put an end to both
When Akyiaha Simpson, a senior at California’s Orange Vista High School, started applying to college last fall, she wasn’t sure how she was going to pay for it. The first step? Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Not only was it a requirement to get money for college, but also to...
By Charlotte West | June 2, 2020