Conversations about community colleges often focus on the low cost of tuition and fees, but this narrow definition of affordability disguises many of the additional expenses students must cover in order to get a college degree. In fact, The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) revealed in their most recent report that tuition assistance does not go far enough in covering the total cost of attendance for low- and moderate-income students. Insufficient financial support creates barriers to completing a college degree for many of these students. Some of the barriers to completion include having to take fewer courses due to family and work responsibilities, housing and food insecurity, and delayed financial aid disbursements, among others. The report concludes that making aid more accessible and available for non-tuition costs would promote student success.