So the state’s largest community college is doing whatever it can to keep them in school.
The college’s own fundraising efforts made it possible to distribute $460,000 in scholarships on top of state and federal grants and loans. A textbook rental program is allowing students to borrow a book for $30 instead of usual $100 or more. Students can check out a computer from the school library for use all semester. School officials have made a commitment to not raise student fees.