Sleek new online tools on the way for community college system

The Seattle TimesJanuary 7, 2014 

Picking the right classes that lead to a degree.

Registering for courses on time.

Checking financial aid status and paying tuition and fees.

Navigating the state’s community-college landscape can be a bureaucratic nightmare for students — one made all the more maddening by an antiquated computer system.

Two new tools are in the works to help ease the headaches.

In August, a new web-based system will start to be rolled out for students in the state’s community-college network. Also on the way: an updated version of the University of Washington’s planning tool, designed for community college students wanting to complete a bachelor’s degree or higher at the UW.

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