Federal efforts would expand college access, opportunity to high schoolers

The costs of college textbooks and fees, as well as being responsible for their own transportation, proved too much for some students in Career and College Promise, a dual-enrollment program at Guilford Technical Community College.

A couple reduced the number of classes they were taking. The others left the program.

“My girls would have had to have dropped except for the fact we had a credit card,” said Pat Raines of Greensboro. She and her husband charged the textbooks, which she estimated cost about $400 or $500 a semester, for each of their...

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