California Community Colleges Consider Tighter Requirements For Fee Waivers

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    Tightening requirements for fee waivers in California community colleges could affect as many as 48,000 recipients.

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California community college officials are considering a plan to tighten requirements for fee waivers.

    Paige Marlatt-Dorr, a spokeswoman for the chancellor's office, said the colleges' board of governors read the proposal at its meeting on Tuesday. It is expected to read it a second time and vote at its meeting in mid-January.

    The proposal would require students with fee waivers to maintain at least a C-average over two consecutive terms and to show adequate progress by taking at least half of their courses for credit.

    Students who are former or current foster youth would be exempt.

    School officials say as many as 48,000 recipients could lose their fee waivers under the plan.

    The 112-college system has 2.4 million students. It has some of the lowest fees in the country.

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