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Connecticut community college enrollment campaign to begin

Manchester Community College

HARTFORD — Connecticut officials are kicking off an effort to encourage graduating high schools and others to consider attending one of the state’s 12 community colleges.

The first in a series of events this summer will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Prince Technical High School in Hartford. The summer enrollment campaign is being dubbed “Aspire” and is focusing on those who may not have considered a post-secondary education.

Admissions staff from Manchester and Capital Community Colleges will be on hand to talk to any interested, potential students.

In May, the Connecticut Board of Regents eliminated the application fee for Connecticut’s community colleges.

Various officials will be on hand for Monday’s event, including Democratic U.S. Rep. John Larson and Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian.

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