Program Steers Struggling Students to Benefits That Help Them Stay in College

Randy Monceaux

Brian F. Smith signed up for the program last fall at Pennsylvania's Northampton Community College, one of seven institutions participating. The benefits it helped him find, he says, have "taken a lot of pressure off" as he works toward his second try at a college degree.
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When Brian F. Smith started classes at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pa., last fall, the 43-year-old was unemployed and living alone in a nearby shelter for homeless veterans. His first attempt at college, back in 1987, hadn't gone...

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