GRCC In the News, 7-10-13

College tuition growing, but some West Michigan universities have seen declines in net price

July 9, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Tuition has grown steadily in recent years at West Michigan’s colleges and universities, but the actual price of attendance has fallen slightly at some schools, data from the U.S. Department of Education shows.

Net price — the total cost of attendance minus grants and scholarships — dropped at Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University and Grand Rapids Community College between 2008-09 and 2010-11, according to data released by the department’s College Affordability and Transparency Center.

‘On the right path’

July 9, 2013; The Grand Haven Tribune

Since her arrival in the U.S. at 14, the Grand Haven woman has fought against being deported to China, where her father sold her to smugglers. The smugglers snuck (Cayla) Roberts and three other girls into the U.S. from Mexico.

… While living in West Michigan, Roberts became part of the DeWitt family. She has graduated from Grand Haven High School, Grand Rapids Community College and Western Michigan University. She has also become an active community member through volunteering and attending Second Reformed Church in Grand Haven.

Teen business owner closes FRSH Boutique after five months

July 9, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Holland — After five months, teenage small-business owner Matthew Quintero has reluctantly closed the FRSH Boutique, 452 Washington Ave., in the Washington Square neighborhood.

… “I am planning on going back to school,” he said. “I’m going to take online courses to finish up my GED, and then I’d like to take classes at Grand Rapids Community College in the fall of 2014. I’m just going to take it as it comes. I’m still young.”

GRCC, Kent ISD partner on printing to save money, maximize operations

July 9, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Grand Rapids — Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and Kent ISD have consolidated its printing services operations to conserve taxpayer dollars and provide better service to the school districts, non-profit organizations, and staff who use its copy services departments.

GRCC, Kent ISD save money on printing

July 9, 2013; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Grand Rapids Community College and the Kent Intermediate School District are teaming up to save money on printing costs.

How combined printing with GRCC will save Kent ISD $150,000

July 9, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Kent Intermediate School District and Grand Rapids Community College have consolidated their printing services operations to save money and create greater efficiencies.