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  • California's new Middle Class Scholarship awards delayed

    California's new Middle Class Scholarship awards delayed
    UC and Cal State students anticipating financial aid from the state’s new Middle Class Scholarship program are going to have to wait until September to learn how much they will receive, a top administrator said Tuesday. As a result of the delays,...
  • Temple: Test scores optional for admission

    In an effort to cultivate talented students who don't test well, Temple University says it will become the first national public research university in the Northeast to make standardized test scores optional for admission. The university expects that...
  • Manage student debt with public-private partnerships [Commentary]

    Manage student debt with public-private partnerships [Commentary]
    Student debt has grown to over $1 trillion in the United States and is continuing to climb. In fact, seven out of 10 undergraduates graduated with some form of student debt in 2012. Such enormous debt is likely to trigger another financial crisis as young...
  • Adult students find way to juggle life and school successfully

    Adult students find way to juggle life and school successfully
    Returning to college as an adult can be a completely different experience from having attended right out of high school. Many have spouses, children, careers and a long list of responsibilities from paying the bills to grocery shopping and housekeeping...
  • Programs help adults earn degrees in half the time

    After hitting a ceiling in career advancement at his job in wireless telecommunications, Mike Schaefer wanted to boost his opportunities and was interested in earning an MBA. But with a job that requires some heavy traveling and a family with young...
  • Different lists can help you pick a school

    Different lists can help you pick a school
    It's college application season, when those famous lists of college rankings really start to matter. But do they? Sure, the traditional lists can help you choose a strong academic program with national cachet. But what about all those 101 other things...
  • Grant scammers lurking as college aid deadline looms

    Grant scammers lurking as college aid deadline looms
    The deadline for some Pennsylvania community college students to apply for a state grant is Friday (Aug. 1). If you're rushing to meet the deadline, don't be tricked by someone who promises you a grant, or offers to apply for you, for a fee. The...
  • What keeps poor U.S. students from going to college?

    What keeps poor U.S. students from going to college?
    To judge by this summer's banner policy proposals, the most important question for higher-education reform right now is giving students easier access to loans. But evidence from Canada suggests those changes won't address the greater need: Getting more...
  • Community service sounds sweet to Howard students

    Community service sounds sweet to Howard students
    Even though Monica Patel can no longer play the violin, her love of music helped her win a four-year scholarship to McDaniel College in Westminster. Patel, who graduated in May from Howard High School, has been involved throughout her high school career...
  • Cellmate: Ex-prison doc talked about shooting judge

    PHILADELPHIA — The long, strange story of Dr. Erik von Kiel took a sinister turn Tuesday as his cellmate testified about the former Lehigh County Jail doctor's jailhouse talk of intimidating witnesses and assassinating a federal judge. Von Kiel,...
  • An undeserved debt [Commentary]

    An undeserved debt [Commentary]
    How competent is your 18-year old? Do you trust him or her with your credit card? How about the brand new family car? Better yet, do you think he is competent enough to take out several thousands of dollars of debt with a few pen strokes? Education...