South Carolina college presidents at odds with governor over bond bill veto threat
The State
Ten South Carolina college presidents and the director of the South Carolina Technical College System have signed a letter urging the governor to back off his stance against borrowing money this year for college renovation projects.

When it pays to start at a community college
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
It usually costs much less to take classes at a two-year school, but students seeking bachelor’s degrees need to make sure the credits will transfer.

Maine community colleges help students graduate with less debt
Lewiston Sun Journal
One way to graduate from college with less debt is to take advantage of the Maine Community College System and the University of Maine System, as Naima Noor did.

Bill: Allow community colleges to award bachelor’s degrees in nursing
Bloomington Pantagraph
A bill moving through the Illinois legislature would allow community colleges to award bachelor’s degrees in nursing after meeting certain criteria. But opponents say such a move would weaken nursing education and not address the nursing shortage.

Get an associate degree while finishing high school?
Allentown Morning Call
For high school students in this Pennsylvania county who seek to get a head start on college, Lehigh Carbon Community College is offering an opportunity for them to take their junior and senior year at LCCC and earn an associate degree at the same time.

MPTC offers free college to low-income students
Fond du Lac Reporter
Low-income students from 28 area high schools will be eligible for free college tuition through a new program unveiled at Moraine Park Technical College.

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