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GRCC waives fees on summer classes

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 11:35:27-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College will not charge per class fees for its summer sessions, which begin May 11.

That could save a student taking six credit hours more than $200. Students who already have paid the fees for summer classes will get refunds.

GRCC and other schools are recognizing the financial toll the coronavirus crisis has created, noted GRCC president Bill Pink in a release.

“We know people are hurting right now,” Pink said. “We want to make it easier for people to start - or resume -- an education to prepare for their next step.

The school’s book store is also offering free shipping for books and supplies.

GRCC will hold a 14-week session and a seven-week session which begin May 11. Those sessions will be online. School officials will decide before the end of May how to handle the second seven-week session.