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What We Know About Nonacademic Student Supports - Nonacademic student supports encourage academic success but do not deal directly with academic content. They deal with such barriers as financial struggles, transportation difficulties or insufficient childcare. Four mechanisms appear to promote appear to promote student success: creating social relationships, clarifying aspirations, developing college know-how, and making college feasible. (Melinda Mechur Karp and Georgia West Stacey, Community College Research Center, September 2013) ...

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