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Texas created a program to help students reenroll in college during the pandemic. Schools struggled to find students who qualified.

College leaders blame strict requirements initially handed down by the state. “It was like we were on a hunt for a unicorn,” one spokesperson said.

Students walk to their classes on the first day of school Monday Aug. 25, 2014 at South Texas College-Pecan Campus in McAllen.

Immediate struggles to find students

Learning how to communicate with older students

Students need more than money

Countdown to September

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