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Friday, October 11, 2019 - 3:12pm

WHAT: This year, the learning community at Community College of Philadelphia has been talking about issues affecting our students, including financial need. To continue this conversation, colleagues from around the College will discuss the findings in Sara Goldrick-Rab’s book, Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid and the Betrayal of the American Dream, and address student questions submitted from all campuses.

 Participating panelists will be from offices around the College: Bursar, Counseling, Community Engagement, Financial Aid and Institutional Advancement.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 1 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Community College of Philadelphia, Bonnell Building Lobby, 17th Street, between Spring Garden and Callowhill streets

WHY: We want to broaden the conversation around student need and financial aid, and work to find solutions to common student questions and situations.

Presented by the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC), Philadelphia chapter, in support of the AAWCC National Day of Dialogue initiative. Chapters around the country host events that address challenges and seek solutions to a single theme each March. For the second year in a row, this initiative has focused on basic insecurities.

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