Student Emergency Fund
Who are GTCC Students?
- 55% are first-generation college students; half of these students are over age 25
- 40% have dependent children
- 71% of single-parent households meet federal poverty guidelines
Why Do Students Leave GTCC Early?
When asked why, 80% of students leaving GTCC report they do because of non-academic challenges such as finances, transportation, housing, childcare, and medical issues. When confronted with bills that they cannot cover, even the most devoted and talented students may have to leave school to focus on work.
How Can You Help?
The GTCC Foundation Student Emergency Fund helps students like April receive the support they need to stay in school.