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  • Free College Tuition Changed My Life

    Free College Tuition Changed My Life
    As a child who was given the opportunity to have a free college education, I can attest to the importance of President Barack Obama's plan for free community college. I was brought up in poverty, with sleeping in cars being an acceptable substitute...
  • The future of the community college

    The future of the community college
    President Barack Obama floated an ambitious idea last week: No-cost community college. "Put simply, what I'd like to do is see the first two years of community college free for everybody who is willing to work for it," Obama said. The president...
  • Sojourner-Douglass sued for failing to pay rent on Arundel campus

    Sojourner-Douglass sued for failing to pay rent on Arundel campus
    Sojourner-Douglass College is being sued by the owner of its Edgewater campus property for failure to pay rent, according to school officials and the plaintiff's attorney. The lawsuit, filed last month in Anne Arundel County District Court, is the...
  • Cal State chancellor sets goals for improved graduation rates

    Cal State chancellor sets goals for improved graduation rates
    California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White on Tuesday announced an aggressive plan to substantially increase graduation rates over the next decade while again calling for more state funding to help achieve those goals. In a "state of the...
  • Don't delay applying for federal student aid

    Dorm move-in day is months away, but college applicants hoping to receive financial aid need to complete the much-maligned Free Application for Federal Student Aid (aka "FAFSA") ASAP. While each school sets its own financial aid due date, some of the...
  • College football recruiting 101

    College football recruiting 101
     Football recruiting, like many sports and related activities, has a language all its own. So here’s a primer for the uninitiated. Consider it a refresher course for recruiting mavens. Scholarships available: With the end of the NCAA sanctions,...
  • Spellers add $13,000 to QVCC Foundation coffers

    In the closing minutes of the sixth annual QVCC Foundation's Spelling Bee at the Putnam Elks Lodge on Jan. 22, only three teams remained. The Money Mavens of Putnam Bank, the Hyde Wolf Pack and the QVCC student team went back and forth for a few difficult...
  • Editorial: Free community college is a great idea with no chance of passage

    Of course, free college is a good idea. Of course, any nation that impoverishes its college students before they can be educated is defeating itself. Of course, it immediately would lift thousands out of poverty in a way only higher education can...
  • College 529 savings accounts make fine gifts - any time of year

    Chalk it up to New Year's resolutions. How else do you explain why the first quarter of the year is typically one of the biggest times for contributing to state-sponsored college savings plans known as 529s. In the first three months of 2010, 2011 and...
  • Grading Obama's free-college plan: Front & Center

    Two years of college on Uncle Sam? To hear President Barack Obama tell it, boosting the nation's storehouse of college-educated talent would yield a bonanza for the nation's economy. His plan to provide two years of free community college could help 9...
  • Lansford gets facelift with help from Main Street Lehigh Valley grant and other company news

    Lansford gets facelift from Main Street Lehigh Valley Grant The Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation, in conjunction with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce recently presented the first Main Street Lehigh Valley Grant in Carbon...