Benefits Access for College Completion (BACC)

Benefits Access for College Completion (BACC)

CLASP expert Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield discusses how public benefits help low-income and nontraditional students complete their degrees, as well as what states can do to better connect their benefits and higher education policies.

This fact sheet offers a broad overview of the activities, and goals of the Benefits Access for College Completion (BACC) initiative, which was designed to help colleges develop new policies that increase low-income students' access to public benefits.

Aug 31, 2014 | Report/Brief | CLASP

This brief offers practical guidance to colleges that wish to provide to students access to public benefits by incorporating student workers into their student support service activities.

This brief highlights ways that states may count or combine work activities to get full credit for their measured work participation rate.

Jun 18, 2013 | Report/Brief | CLASP

Young adults ages 18 to 34 are uninsured at almost double the rate of older adults. Community colleges, in particular, tend to enroll students who are disproportionately uninsured, including low-income students, part-time students, and minority students. And without health insurance, they risk medical or financial hardship that could prevent them from earning a college degree. Therefore, increasing health insurance coverage must be a part of the college completion agenda.

Oct 10, 2016 | Event | Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield

On October 10, 2016, Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield presented "Student Hunger, Housing Insecurity, and Unmet Financial Need: Overcoming Barriers to College Completion" at the National Scholarship Providers Association's annual conference.