Pennsylvania's Montgomery County Community College recently signed an agreement with Gwynedd Mercy University to provide housing for MCCC students. (Photo: MCCC)

Philadelphia-area community college strikes deal for student housing
Montgomery County Community College’s partnership with a local university comes as the college receives more requests for lodging, with its international enrollment swelling to 178 students from 51 countries, and more students from other areas of the state and country enrolling.

Discouraged in high school, inspired in college
Seattle Times
When Mohamed Abdullahi, a Somali refugee, tried to get into Running Start, a community college program that offers college credit to high school students, a counselor discouraged him from applying — until his mother intervened.

Siemens’ software donation to benefit Connecticut community college students
New Haven Register
Students studying advanced manufacturing in Connecticut’s community college system are benefiting from the donation of $315 million in manufacturing and product design software from German technology company Siemens.

Commentary: Navigating our shameful, maddeningly complex student aid system
New York Times
This month, the federal government switched off a tool that student financial aid applicants used to import their tax data into forms, adding laborious steps to a process that the tool was supposed to simplify.

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