Community college students can be especially squeezed by inflation. Here’s why

Marisa Gomez takes a full load of classes at St. Paul College each semester and participates in a work-study program. She’s one of those students caught in the financial middle: She earns enough to disqualify her from receiving any grants, while simultaneously needing to take out the maximum amount of student loans possible.

Still a few hundred dollars short on her recent tuition payment but unable to work another job with her current schedule, Gomez relied on emergency funds from the college to pay for classes.

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