Tuition Increase: Interview with Administration

By Rory Elliott|February 19, 2019

  Community College Students of Oregon are likely facing a massive statewide raise in tuition. According to PCC’s administration, students can expect a minimum of 6% rise in costs per credit. As of now, a credit per term costs around

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Tuition is Increasing & Everyone Should Be Worried

By Katie San Roman|January 23, 2019

In early December, President Mark Mitsui sent out an email notifying how Governor Kate Brown’s proposed (or lack of depending how you look at it) budget plan and how this would affect all seventeen community colleges in Oregon, as community

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Tuition and Budget Forums to Be Held This Week: Students Welcome

By Bridge Staff|November 23, 2015

The Board of Directors and the PCC Administration are hosting tuition and budget forums this week in an attempt to build stronger, more inclusive communication models with students. These forums will inform students about how their tuition dollars are allocated

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Louisiana Keeps Free Tuition Program.

By Bridge Staff|June 25, 2015

Community College Daily reported that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal vetoed a bill  that would have trimmed away some of the benefits of the state’s free college tuition program.  The program will cost the state $265 million dollars next year, but

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Education and Student Debt

By Dakotah James|June 5, 2015

Students in 2015 don’t want to have to pay for their tuition. If a child does not need to pay for their grade schooling, neither should a college student have to pay for college. As a nation we recognize the

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President Obama's "Free Community College" plan.

By Michael McPherson|May 12, 2015

In January 2015, President Barack Obama gave hope to many American students who want to attend college, but are facing financial obstacles that prevent them from following their dreams. According to his statements, community college should be free for everyone

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Free Community College for Illinois Students

By Bridge Staff|April 1, 2015

Community College Today reported that Harper College, a 2-year school in suburban Chicago recently announced a program to provide 2-years of free tuition to incoming students who graduated from High School on time, maintained a C average, and perform community

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Arizona cuts ALL funding for its largest Community Colleges

By Bridge Staff|March 13, 2015

“Inside Higher Education”, an online newspaper of Higher Education, reported Thursday that the state legislature and governor Doug Ducey have cut all state funding for the Maricopa and Pima Community College districts.  These are big districts, bigger than PCC. (Maricopa

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Free College Tuition: In Chile

By Bridge Staff|October 28, 2014

Inside Higher Education, an online newspaper about the college business and the business of college recently posted a story about how the nation of Chile is attempting to provide free higher education for all its citizens, and the problems that

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Looking for a Scholarship? Work for Starbucks.

By Bridge Staff|July 13, 2014

Starbuck’s coffee recently announced that beginning this fall, it will cover much of the tuition costs for their employees who seek a college degree.  Howard Schultz, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, has made a deal with Arizona State

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Rock Creek students heading to Salem to fight tuition increases

By Justin Price|April 24, 2013

On April 25th, the OSA and OCCSA will be hosting a joint rally day to protest decreases in funding for community colleges and universities, proposed tuition hikes, and advocating for increases in funding for need based financial aid. Specifically, these

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The Fight for Tuition Equality moves to the state house

By Justin Price|February 20, 2013

Salem, Oregon—On Monday, February 18th, The Bridge reported that on February 13th, students from PCC and other colleges around the state convened on the state capital in Salem to encourage legislators to vote in favor of Tuition Equity, House Bill

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