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President's Corner

Peter J. Taylor's President's Corner

Basic Needs Count in College Decisions

In May, ECMC Foundation recognizes College Signing Day, when high school students across the United States commit to pursuing their postsecondary education — whether in a career and technical education program, community college or four-year institution. For many students, this is a joyful culmination after years of hard work and big dreams.

For others, though, it’s fraught. With higher education comes higher expenses. The costs of basic needs such as food, housing, childcare, mental health and transportation add up quickly, and when tallied alongside the demands of higher education, they can drive would-be graduates out of the game.

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Read the latest insights and perspectives on higher education from ECMC Foundation President Peter J. Taylor.


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