Enrollment Up As PCC Students Return

Wednesday was the first day of classes for students at Pitt Community College and it was a busy one.

Many students were in line to add or drop a class, trying to get their schedules arranged for the year.

Officials say this year enrollment is up seven-percent so far. That's up from last year, when enrollment was down two-percent.

Dr. Donald Spell with Student Development Services credits the increase to a new automated financial aid system. Spell says, "For us at Pitt we were able to process students who were seeking financial aid much more quickly and efficiently."

That means more students make the deadline and don't have to drop out. Officials also say that they have added more classes this year.

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