Highline Community College receives $1.1 million for students in need

Highline Community College was awarded a $1.1 million in funding from the Federal TRIO Student Support Services program to help low income, first generation students and people with disabilities succeed in college. The college will receive $220,000 a year for the next five years. TRIO students will receive further financial aid, academic advising and mentoring. During the 2008-09 academic year, 3,170 matriculated Highline students qualified as low income and received financial aid. Of this group, 51.5 percent were first-generation college students.

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