Melinda Sanchez was very relieved to hear that tuition rates will not increase for the fiscal year 2012-13. She is a mother of three who, along with her daughter, came to Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) to finish her education. “Tuition costs and the cost of the books are a huge decision factor in our family,” she said.
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Cost of Education
In November, new officials were elected to represent the voters of District 19. Why should students care about this? Because these are the officials who will be making decisions that affect education.
Anna Tovar, a Democrat and former school teacher, won 97 percent of the vote in District 19 as state Senator. Tovar had previously been a state Representative for District 13. The new state Senator is a mother of two and believes that the quality of education is vital for the children of Arizona. Anna Tovar views education as key to the economic recovery in Arizona.
When big universities or private colleges are advertised, it is not unusual for them to mention their instructors’ experience in their field of study. However, I have found out that it is no longer necessary to get into debt in order to get a worthy education. Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) can be the perfect school for someone looking for excellent schooling, and that is why it became the school of my choice.