Solano Community College (Calif.) Seeks International Students

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Solano Community College (Calif.) leaders have signed a two-year, $106,000 contract with a consultant to recruit international students from Asia in hopes of bringing in additional revenues to the cash-strapped school even as many local and in-state students struggle to get the classes they need. In a unanimous vote, the SCC board of trustees in September approved an agreement with Naoki Hirota to recruit students primarily from China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam to the Fairfield-based college. International students pay nearly $200 more per unit than local students, SCC Superintendent-President Jowel Laguerre confirmed Wednesday.

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