Bills In General Assembly May Help College Students

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

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WEYERS CAVE, Va. (WHSV) -- Some community college students may have more options when transferring to four-year colleges if some bills pass the General Assembly.

Walker Sensabaugh, a student at Blue Ridge Community College, will receive a $2,000 grant when he transfers to Virginia Tech.

Currently, students eligible for the grant need to apply by the fall, but a bill in the House would allow them apply until the spring.

BRCC President Dr. John Downey said 80 percent of the students are part-time and graduate at different times.

Sensabaugh feels the change would give people more options.

"There are a lot of students that have jobs while they are taking classes here, they may not be able to fit everything while they are here so sometimes they graduate in the fall and they can't transfer in the Spring," said Sensabaugh.

A bill in the senate would increase the amount of money students receive with this grant.


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