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  • How undocumented students pay for college

    How undocumented students pay for college
    Zitlalli Roman has a job, an internship and an eye on getting a master's degree—maybe even a Ph.D. What she doesn't have is a Social Security number. Roman, a 24-year-old Northeastern Illinois University student, immigrated to the Chicago area...
  • Robert Morris' video gamers enter 1st competition

    Robert Morris' video gamers enter 1st competition
    The bleeding edge of college sports can be found in a dark room on the third floor of Robert Morris University's downtown campus, where 35 highly skilled competitors practice for four hours a day without breaking a sweat. They are the members of the...
  • Trucker shortage looms large as Baltimore port eyes growth

    Trucker shortage looms large as Baltimore port eyes growth
    If Tom Huesman had the manpower, his trucking business out of the port of Baltimore would spike as much as 25 percent — no questions about it. "If I had a minimum of 10 more drivers, they would be working every day without missing a heartbeat,"...
  • Regents OK $75M Improvement Plan; Legislator Says It's 'Wishful Thinking'

    Regents OK $75M Improvement Plan; Legislator Says It's 'Wishful Thinking'
    ENFIELD — The Board of Regents for Higher Education on Thursday unanimously approved a sweeping plan to boost campus security, launch a new scholarship program and hire 150 new student advisers at Connecticut's state universities and community...
  • Robert Reich: Tax subsidies to elite schools are shameful

    Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle class, with low and declining government spending on public universities...
  • Wells Fargo boosts scholarship fund

    The Community Scholarship Foundation of La CaƱada Flintridge has received a $5,000 donation from the Wells Fargo Foundation in recognition of CSF’s community service. Established in 1964, CSF is a community-supported foundation with the goal of...
  • U. of I. revamping admissions date after record deferrals

    U. of I. revamping admissions date after record deferrals
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has changed its admissions system with the hope that no more students will feel like B-list applicants, invited to join the class only after getting a second look. In an effort to make students from...
  • Cheaper Prepaid college plans go on sale Wednesday

    Florida Prepaid College plans go on sale again Wednesday, and this time it may really seem like a sale. After six years of rapidly increasing prices which made Prepaid unaffordable for most families, this year's prices are the lowest since 2007. The...
  • Loan access hikes demand, then tuition: My Word

    Debt is the new four-letter word many college students — and their parents — avoid discussing. Student-loan debt has now topped $1 trillion and has surpassed credit-card debt. This adversely affects not only students but everyone in our...
  • Iron Yard, Code School collaborate on scholarship

    Iron Yard, Code School collaborate on scholarship
    Orlando’s newest computer programming school, The Iron Yard, is set to begin its first class Sept. 22, and there is now a $2,500 scholarship available for one student for the program’s $10,000 tuition for a 12-week program. The news is...
  • Florida's lawmakers leading charge to reform higher ed

    Higher education is failing. In Florida, more than 50 percent of students enrolled in four-year institutions have loan debt, a burden that averages out to more than $22,000 per student. Ten percent of young people in our state are unemployed and...