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Dowd Quoted in Money Magazine

The September issue of MONEY offered advice to readers on how to keep college affordable for them and their children. The feature article "What You Can Do to Save on College Costs" looked at different ways in which higher education, families and students could better manage the costs of a college education. They range from a year-round academic calendar to using online calculators to determine the cost of a degree to applying to Canadian universities.

The article also highlighted community colleges as a pathway to four-year universities. Quoting Dr. Alicia C. Dowd, "The most successful students tend to be very motivated, attend community colleges with well-run transfer programs, and take advantage of honors classes." Students should ask community college admissions staff what the transfer rate is for their institution and whether they have "articulation agreements" with universities to accept the credits from community college courses.

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