2. Attend a Junior College (AKA Community College)
As much as 45% of undergraduate students in the U.S. are enrolled at a community college. Community colleges provide a practical and “make sense” career option for first-generation and minority students who want to transfer to four-year universities or gain the technical skills they need to enter the workforce. Here is a list of important resources to help you benefit from attending a local community college. 

This resource explains why in-state tuition and fees at community colleges for 2018-2091 is $3,660, is the best value among all higher education sectors. Check out this wonderful resource which process that attending a Community College is still a great deal.

The mission of the American Association of Community Colleges is to Build a Nation of Learners by Advancing America’s Community Colleges. Their mission statement captures AACC’s commitment to advance the recognition of the role of community colleges in serving society today.

The Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MAAC) is the advocate and unified voice for the state’s 16 community colleges, and the educational needs of the students they serve.

For students who plan to earn a bachelor’s degree the transition from community college to a university for the final two years can be quite easy.

Great article that discusses the many benefits of beginning your college career at a community college. The quality of education is comparable to traditional institutions of higher education, tuition is more affordable, and the schedule is more flexible.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) is offering an opportunity for Maryland residents who started a degree but did not finish, a financial incentive to complete their degree by having the state help pay for tuition. The Maryland Higher Education Commission is currently working to encourage near completers to re–enroll in an institution of higher education to earn a degree.

The Promise Scholarship creates opportunities for students to attend one of Maryland’s public community colleges by providing tuition assistance for any student eligible for in-state tuition. The Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship Program will become available to applicants beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.

Starting the Fall 2018, new students will be able to select both an Academic and Career Pathway at Prince George’s Community College, and a program of study. These pathways are designed to help students more clearly identify and achieve their goal.

Prince George’s Community College serves a diverse population of nearly 40,000 students who represent 103 countries throughout the world. PGCC offers more than 200 academic and workforce development and continuing education programs of study, and transfer and scholarship opportunities to four-year colleges and universities. Students can earn associate degrees, certificates, letters of recognition, and licensures.

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