Illinois Tests a Financial Incentive for Transfer Students

Chris Mackler for The Chronicle

Sarita Robinson (right) directs Southern Illinois U.'s office at Shawnee Community College, one of its partners in a program that allows students like Brandon Tanner (left) to be accepted at the university but spend their first two years of study at the community college.
July 17, 2011

Like their peers across the country, students in Illinois can save money by starting at a community college. But, because community colleges charge lower tuition, students who take this approach and who qualify for the state's need-based grant…

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