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December 7, 2009

The Arizona Board of Regents voted Friday to raise the ceiling on the number of credits that students can transfer from a community college to a four-year degree program, The Arizona Daily Star reported. The shift -- from 64 to 75 credits -- will allow some students to earn four-year degrees for which they have spent five semesters at a community college and only three at a four-year institution. The lower tuition rates and other expenses at community colleges (compared to four-year institutions) should make the option attractive to some, officials said.

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