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Charlene Dukes, president of Prince George's Community College in Maryland, outlines how the college is helping its students affected by the federal government shutdown. (Photo: PGCC)

Prince George’s County offers help to struggling federal workers
WAMU
Concerned about how the federal shutdown might affect its students, Prince George’s Community College (Maryland) will put holds on students’ accounts while they continue their courses, extending payment plans with the first payment on February 20, and dismissing down payments on courses.

CSM students impacted by shutdown
Calvert Recorder
The College of Southern Maryland is offering financial assistance to its students affected by the U.S. government’s partial shutdown, which has no end in sight as about a quarter of the federal workforce continues to be furloughed.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper makes remarks during a press conference in Alamance Community College’s (ACC) Advanced Applied Technology Center. He is joined by Peter Hans (center), president of the North Carolina Community College System, and ACC President Algie Gatewood. (Photo: ACC)

At ACC, Cooper touts Finish Line grants, community colleges’ importance
Burlington Times News
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper lauded the success of the Finish Line Grants program Thursday during a visit to Alamance Community College.

Editorial: Gov. Newsom’s free community college plan won’t be as easy as it sounds
San Francisco Chronicle
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first budget proposal calls for the state to waive two years’ worth of community college fees for first-time students who are enrolled on a full-time basis.

Expanded program means more students can start at community college, then transfer to UNC
News & Observer
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has announced an expansion of its transfer program for community college students, adding new partnerships with Guilford Technical and Central Piedmont community colleges.

Connecticut community colleges look to boost enrollment
FOX 61
A thriving student body and an increase in enrollment, that’s the goal right now for community colleges across Connecticut.

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