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How one Minnesota state program is helping college students graduate with nearly no debt
WDAY
The occupational grant pilot program is scheduled to wrap up at the end of the 2017-18 academic year, and it’s unclear whether the program will continue to be funded.

California Community Colleges urging ‘dreamers’ to apply for financial aid
Capital Public Radio News
The California Community College System is using an online video to remind Dream Act students they’re eligible for financial aid.

Chamber exploring community college options
News-Press Now
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, took a step forward in 2012 when it filled the biggest gap in its educational offerings — two-year community college programming — through a collaboration in which Cape Girardeau Public Schools joined with Southeast Missouri State University, Mineral Area College and Three Rivers College.

Editorial: Six Virginia communities try to make community college free
Roanoke Times
Scholarship programs at these community colleges bubbled up organically from below, usually driven by the business community, often with bipartisan support from local government.

Editorial: If Tennessee can offer free community college, why can’t Virginia?
Roanoke Times
Whenever business leaders gather to discuss the local economy, the conversation inevitably turns to one topic: workforce development.

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