State grants $1.1M to help CFCC students after Florence

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The largest community college in southeastern North Carolina with 20,000 students was just granted a ton of money to help it’s students get back on their feet after the hurricane.

Cape Fear Community College was granted $1.1 million to help students with desperate needs to stay in school.

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The NC Community College System President Peter Hans and NC Senator Micheal Lee were in town to give the big news and he says he is proud and impressed with the cape fear community following the storm.

“We want to make sure that natural disaster doesn’t become an educational disaster,” said Hans. “Thanks to leaders like Senator Michael Lee those funds are available for students to stay enrolled and on track to graduate.”

Hans says $18.5 million was granted to community colleges across the state. $5 million was specifically allocated to help students who were impacted financially.