For cash-strapped college students, inflation is making school harder to pay for. But Southwest Tennessee Community College has been responding to student needs in the hopes of keeping them enrolled.
The school is unique. It’s the only majority Black public community college in the state. A large portion of students use Pell grants to go to school, and many are adult learners who have to work.
Cory Major, the vice president of student affairs, says the Memphis-based school has an obligation to help when its students are struggling financially.