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A blog dedicated to the latest news and information about Virginia’s Community Colleges. We have a stable of great contributors who will offer legislative updates, workforce updates, and an inside look at Virginia’s Community Colleges and the work we do.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Virginia’s Community College Students Pull Back the Curtain on Cost-Cutting Strategies

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No one said a college education was cheap. But, if you play your cards right, plan ahead, stay focused and keep your eyes open for free money, you might just reap the same kind of benefits these young men and women did. Have a Plan   Jared Wallace always thought he belonged in the healthcare […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Saving Money by Capitalizing on the Mistakes Others Make

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The only thing worse than student debt is unnecessary student debt. I mean, really, why would you want to spend years of your life making payments on something you never needed? While it’s great to learn from your mistakes, it’s so much easier to learn from someone else’s. In that spirit, below are 10 costly, […]

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Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: How to Get Your Bachelor’s Degree and Keep Your Wallet Intact at the Same Time

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There are no two ways around it: student debt sucks. The typical bachelor’s degree graduate in Virginia leaves college nearly $30,000 in the hole. That burden is forcing people to wait longer to get married, buy a home, and even retire. So why would anyone take on more debt than necessary? Below are five sure-fire […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April is Financial Confidence Month

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” – Benjamin Franklin Whether you are a 20-something freshman in college, an adult working on a new credential to make more money, or someone interested in training to make a career change, we all have personal finances to deal with on a daily […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Student Debt Can Limit Future Opportunities

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Time for a quick reality check: Yes, higher education is still one of the best investments you can make in yourself. On average, college graduates (including associate degree holders) make more money and have better career prospects than high-school graduates. But the rising cost of college means more and more Americans are going into serious […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

VCCS Student Scholarships Are Here!

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

VCCS Student Scholarships are here! Submitted by Kristen Johnson, advancement services & foundation coordinator, Virginia Foundation for Community College Education Know someone who wants to attend a Virginia community college next fall? Please let them know that there are more than 50 great scholarships offered by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education this year. VCCS students can […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: VHCC Professor Searches for Salamanders

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COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: VHCC Professor Searches for Salamanders Submitted by Anne Dunham, coordinator of PR & marketing, Virginia Highlands Community College Editor’s Note: Each year, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), in partnership with Dominion Resources, presents the Outstanding Faculty Awards, which recognize Virginia’s exemplary, higher-education faculty members. The VCCS is proud that […]

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