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CCC Uses Pandemic Relief Funds To Offer Free Summer Courses To High School Seniors

Coconino Community College

Coconino Community College will offer free classes this summer to high school seniors. In an announcement on Monday, CCC officials say the program will use monies from the state’s COVID-19 relief funding.

College President Dr. Colleen Smith says the program is aimed at helping bridge an education gap for high school students who’ve fallen behind during the pandemic, and help others get a jump start on college courses. More than 3 million dollars in stimulus money will be made available for the program, as well as helping subsidize some students with tuition in the Fall. A December study by the National Clearinghouse Student Research Center found enrollment in public two-year colleges declined in 2020 by more than 10 percent in the U.S.