Community Colleges

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Pell Grant funding stability is key to college affordability

Stable funding of federal Pell Grants, one of the nation’s main financial aid programs for low-income students, would increase affordability and accessibility, according to many groups with a stake in higher education. But the program faces perennial threats to its funding.

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Two-year college students face more money stress

Nearly one in five community college students get so worried about finances, they think about dropping out, according to the “Inceptia National Financial Aptitude Analysis” report. Teaching them to better manage money may help them graduate.

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Community college professors may teach San Diego Navy brig prisoners

Coastline Community College faculty would teach on-site entrepreneurship and small-business management classes to prisoners in the Navy brig at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, about 10 miles north of downtown San Diego.

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Los Angeles community colleges begin to deal with sanctions

Los Angeles Mission College President Monte Perez had shut off his smartphone and sat down for a late afternoon movie when he had a bad feeling about the accreditation of his campus.

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Romeoville campus expansion part of Joliet college's $45 million construction plan

Joliet Junior College officials are seeking to issue $45 million in bonds that would go to construction of a multipurpose facility at the main campus and an expansion of the Romeoville campus.

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Two-year college students face more money stress

Two-year students typically work more hours than four-year students and may have families to provide for

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Texas program offers college credit for mlitary experience

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has teamed up with a number of Texas community colleges to that have created a set of standards that equates military and training experience into college and certification credits.

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For many California community college students, a full summer

For the first time in three summers, Los Angeles HarborCollege bustled last week with the activity of students on the go.

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St. Louis Community College chancellor will remain, board chair says

The new chairman of the St. Louis Community College Board says he expects embattled Chancellor Myrtle Dorsey to complete the third year of her contract in the coming year.

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Massachusetts Board of Higher Education votes to allow dorms at community colleges

A state board voted to allow the state's 15 community colleges to consider building student dormitories, but local campuses have no current plans to pursue dorms.

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