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Education Buzz for Sunday, Dec. 25

SCCCD Extreme Registration Jan. 4 at all sites

State Center Community College District Extreme Registration is scheduled for Jan. 4.

Extreme Registration bundles the key elements of getting started or continuing in college: selecting and registering for courses, taking placement tests, getting counseling and advising, applying for financial aid, paying fees and buying a student ID card and parking pass.

The district-wide event will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. at each of five locations: Fresno City College Library; Reedley College Student Center; Clovis Community College Academic Center, Room 276; Madera Community College Center TM-11; and Oakhurst Community College Main Office.

The basic State Center fee is $46 per unit. Day, evening and Saturday courses are available. For more information, visit

New scholarship for middle-class students

Undergraduate and teaching-credential students of middle-class families will now have a chance to receive federal student aid thanks to the Middle Class Scholarship.

The Central Valley Student Opportunity Access Program at Fresno State said the new scholarship will be given to students attending a UC or CSU who come from a household with income ranging from $75,000 to $156,000. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent residents or have AB540 student status, be a California resident, maintain satisfactory academic progress, not be in default of a student loan and not be incarcerated.

Officials said students who complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid or Dream ACT by March 2 may be granted an up-to-40 percent fee reduction.