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Want To Finish College? Go Full Time, At Least Part Of The Time

Students who attend full time for at least one semester are 50 percent more likely to complete community college, a new study shows.
Source: LA Johnson

Two years ago, when Amanda Gomez could not get financial aid for community college, she decided to enroll part-time at El Paso Community College in Texas. This gave her time to work to pay for her courses.

Being a part-time student has its pros –- mainly a lighter course load. But Gomez feels like she misses out on some important experiences, like being able to stay back after class to talk to her instructors, or

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