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Chicago Tribune: Chicago’s City Colleges will wipe out debt of former students who return,...

Aiming to boost Chicago's post-COVID-19 economic recovery, Mayor Lori Lightfoot launched a new initiative that will allow thousands of former City Colleges students to return to school, complete their degrees and...

City Colleges Is Ready for Fall

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are our top priorities. The City Colleges Reopening plan has been reviewed by experts from the Chicago Department of Public Health, and...

Chicago Sun-Times: Debt forgiveness plan launched for more than 21,000 former City Colleges students

“Fresh Start” is a four-year program to help former City Colleges students who left in good academic standing to return, finish their degree and leave debt-free. More than 21,000 City Colleges students...

City Colleges of Chicago Releases Equity Plans

City Colleges of Chicago has released seven equity plans to turn the tide on disparities in student outcomes. Each of the seven distinct college plans addresses the unique assets and challenges of...

FY2021 City Colleges Proposed Budget

Dear City Colleges Community: Our proposed FY21 budget reflects a year ahead impacted by COVID-19, and prioritizes our commitment to offering Chicagoans a quality, affordable education in a healthy and safe environment. The...

WBEZ: City Colleges Offers ‘Fresh Start’ Student Debt Forgiveness Amid Pandemic

Students at the community college system with outstanding debt who dropped out over the past decade can get that debt waived and re-enroll. City Colleges of Chicago is trying to entice students...

Daley Alumna Uses Art to Promote Census Participation Among Her Peers

Yesenia Licona, a graduate of Richard J. Daley College, is using her artistic talent to spread news about the importance of completing the Census. She realized that her artistic skills, which...

Cities invest in job training programs to aid pandemic recovery

Both San Antonio and Chicago recently unveiled programs meant to incentivize higher education and jobs training for out-of-work citizens A recent AP-NORC poll doesn't bode well for the future employment prospects...

Epoch Times: Chicago Mayor to Wipe Out Debt for Students Who ‘Finish What They...

Thousands of college students in Chicago will get a financial fresh start this fall to help the city recover from the pandemic lockdown that wreaked havoc on the economy. Read more at...

City Colleges of Chicago Launches Future Ready

Chicago’s community college system offers 60+ high-demand, short-term programs at no cost to qualifying Chicagoans on a first-come, first-served basis this fall Chicagoans also invited to return to college through the Fresh...