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BC looks to ease cost of college with 'Fall is Free' campaign

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A graduate gives a thumbs-up as students prepared to take their seats for the graduation ceremony at Bakersfield College's Memorial Stadium in May.

Few are immune from the challenges brought on by inflation. Community college students are no exception.

The national average for the annual cost to attend a two-year college has risen 46 percent since 2002, according to