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Dean Supports Free Community College Idea

How does free community college sound? That was one of the proposals put forth by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union Address Tuesday night…

Listen to President Obama

Sierra College Nevada County Campus Executive Dean Stephanie Ortiz says she liked the idea when she saw the speech…

Listen to Stephanie Ortiz 1

Ortiz says they started charging tuition in the late 1980s. The state legislature has set the rate at 46 dollars a unit now, which Ortiz says is the actually the cheapest in the nation…

Listen to Stephanie Ortiz 2

Ortiz is hopeful the President’s plan will ultimately make it through Congress and become a reality, but meanwhile she says financial aid is available. Also, the new semester starts on Monday, and Ortiz says there is still time to get an application in, and then add classes after they start next week.

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