Community collegesCommunity colleges are smaller schools that offer students certificate programs or a two-year degree. Some go to a community college first, earn an associate's (two-year) degree and then transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor's (four-year) degree. A community college's curriculum is sometimes developed around the needs of the community's employers. Normally, you live at home while you're attending these schools, so you can attend school around your work schedule or your family responsibilities.
I want to go to college, but where do I begin my search?
What type of school should I consider?
What's the difference between a two-year college and a four-year college?
Public schools and colleges
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How do I pay for college?
What kind of financial aid programs are there?
What is the difference between a scholarship, a student loan or a grant?
How soon should I begin my search for a college?
What if my study skills are so poor that I have trouble in college?