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Community college students implore state lawmakers to keep their schools affordable

Community college students implore state lawmakers to keep their schools affordable

If the goal of today's college students is to finish with as little debt as possible, Ifechukwudeli Okafor of Overlea is well on her way. Thanks to the low tuition and financial aid at the Community College of Baltimore County, she told state lawmakers Wednesday, her first year of college has cost $164. That includes just $4 for second semester. "That's versus my friends, who had to pay $25,000 to go to Frostburg," said Okafor, 18, who joined dozens of community college students in Annapolis for the annual Student Advocacy Day. "Community college is affordable for everyone," Okafor said. "If you keep cutting the budget, it won't be affordable,...

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