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Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Meet Some Students Who Transferred After Earning Their Associate Degree and Saved Big $ In the Process

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In 2007, Virginia’s Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program (CTG) was enacted allowing qualifying students who complete their associate degree at a Virginia two-year public college and then transfer to a participating Virginia four-year college or university to receive up to $3,000 annually. Students must have an associate degree with a 3.0 grade-point-average and meet financial […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Learning from the Mistakes Others Have Made Can Translate into Big Savings

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1.  Not starting at one of Virginia’s Community Colleges: Tuition and fees at Virginia’s Community Colleges are 1/3 less than Virginia’s public four-year universities. Students who first complete their community college associate degree save as much as $45,000 on the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree when they transfer to one of Virginia’s public four-year […]

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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Associate Before Bachelor’s Can Save You a Ton of Money. Here’s How.

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1.  Tuition: Save on tuition and fees by getting an associate degree at one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges before transferring to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Average yearly tuition and fees at community colleges are about 1/3 than at Virginia’s public four-year schools!   2. Room and Board: Community college students who live at home […]

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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Associate Before Bachelor’s Can Save You a Ton of Money. Here’s How.

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1.  Tuition: Save on tuition and fees by getting an associate degree at one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges before transferring to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Average yearly tuition and fees at community colleges are about 1/3 than at Virginia’s public four-year schools!   2. Room and Board: Community college students who live at home […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: Meet Some Students Who Are Enjoying Good-Paying Careers – Minus the Debt

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Welding a Bright Future, Free of Debt Josh Flower (Blue Ridge Community College) Josh Flower’s life took an unexpected turn his sophomore year at Virginia Tech when he realized his current course of study to become a neurosurgeon, with decades of schooling and years of student debt ahead of him, was not the path he […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: What Not to Do When Focusing on A Career

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1.  Not having a plan: This may seem obvious but people often let circumstances drive their career planning versus having career planning create their circumstances. Don’t underestimate the time and diligence it takes to pursue goals. 2.  Going for the job and not the career: People often focus too narrowly on one occupation rather than […]

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Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017

Community College Awareness Month: The Right Kind of Training Can Lead to a Rewarding Career

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•Power Line Worker ($43,420 – $58,920): Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy-duty transmission towers. •Welder ($35,000 – $42,360): Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products. •Information […]

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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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