Two central Iowa colleges are teaming up to create a new education option.

Des Moines Area Community College has entered into an agreement with Grinnell College. The presidents of both institutions signed the deal Thursday.

Now an advisor will help DMACC students get on the right track to finish a Bachelor of Arts degree in Grinnell.

Grinnell is an expensive school to transfer to. The school president says it’s $50,000 a year but he says that shouldn’t stop students.  

“What people often don’t realize is that we work really hard to provide support and in fact the average student debt graduating from Grinnell is the lowest in the state. It’s lower than any other private or public institution in the state,” says Grinnell President Raynard Kington.

This agreement is part of a national effort to link prestigious four-year institutions and two-year colleges.

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