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Wed Mar 29, 2017, 11:16 PM

Oregon bumps up free community college funding

Community college students counting on Oregon Promise money for their spring term can breathe a sigh of relief.

Because more students than expected took advantage of the state grant meant to pay for community college, there was too little money left over for the spring term. But a state Senate bill that passed Monday ensures the program can get more money, meaning students should receive all of what they expected.

The state originally allotted $10 million per fiscal year for the grant fund. The state Senate bill that passed Monday will add an additional $3.6 million to Oregon Promise from the state general fund.

Kevin Multop, director of financial aid at Central Oregon Community College, said he and others are relieved.

Read more: http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/5185334-151/oregon-bumps-up-free-community-college-funding

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