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CBC summer courses offer convenience, value for students
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Students can register for more than 23 sections of core curriculum courses Coastal Bend College is offering in the second summer session (July 9-Aug. 15), such as history, government, economics, Spanish, biology and speech. Many of these courses are also offered online.

Because these courses are part of the core curriculum, students can jump start their college education before heading off to the university in the fall. In addition to earning college credit hours, students and their families can save hundreds of dollars per three credit hour course.

Dr. Bruce Exstrom, dean of instructional services, says, “Students should take advantage of summer courses to get acclimated to the college environment before fall. Summer courses tend to be smaller, which gives lots of individual focus to students. And the cost savings puts higher education within reach for more students.”

Recent high school graduates and other students who did not attend in the fall or spring semesters may be eligible for financial aid, if they qualify, since none of their eligibility would have been used for the 2011-2012 academic year. In order for students to be eligible for summer aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2011-2012 year must be submitted by June 30.

Utilizing financial aid in the summer would have no effect on a recent high school graduate or new/returning student’s award amount for the 2012-2013 academic year. Contact the CBC Financial Aid Office at (361) 354-2238 or toll-free at 1-866-722-2838, ext. 2238, for more information.

Students who wish to enroll in the second summer session can register Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with advisors and counselors at all of CBC’s campuses. To talk with an advisor about summer registration, call (361) 354-2266 or toll-free at 1-866-722-2838, ext. 2266.
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