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  • Anne Arundel Class of 2015: Graduation statistics and ceremony information

    Anne Arundel Class of 2015: Graduation statistics and ceremony information
    Annapolis Area Christian School Ceremony: May 21, Annapolis Area Christian School Kilby Gymnasium Class size: 78 Percentage going to college: 91 percent Number entering military: Two Service academy appointments: One to U.S. Military Academy,...
  • 5 things to know about repaying student loans

    It is the season for commencement addresses, telling new college grads how to look forward to their lives and careers. It is also the season to start dealing with repaying student loans. As a reminder, you have six months after graduation to set up a...
  • Passion for music leads new McDaniel graduate to pursue compostion

    Passion for music leads new McDaniel graduate to pursue compostion
    When Victoria Mansfield attended McDaniel College's commencement ceremony on Saturday, she not only received a diploma, but conducted an orchestra to perform the piece "The Stars Are With the Voyager." Mansfield, who began playing the piano at 8, said...
  • Personal Finance Q&A: 529 plans vs. education tax breaks

    Personal Finance Q&A: 529 plans vs. education tax breaks
    Dear Liz: You recently mentioned in your column that you can't use any of the three education tax breaks — the American Opportunity Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit or the tuition and fees deduction — for expenses paid with 529 college...
  • Plantation resident earns major college scholarship

    Plantation resident earns major college scholarship
    A single mother raised David Millar, 20, of Plantation. Earlier this year, he found out the next two years of college would be taken care of, thanks to a prestigious transfer scholarship. "My mom feels like a gigantic weight has been lifted off her...
  • Don't cry for 2015 college grads — they'll handle student debt just fine

    Don't cry for 2015 college grads — they'll handle student debt just fine
    Don't cry for this year's college graduates. Or, let's change that: You might shed a tear for those who are struggling to get good-paying jobs in a still difficult jobs market. But if you think most of the graduating class of 2015 will be suffocating...
  • Retirement savings smaller in South Florida

    Retirement savings smaller in South Florida
    It's tough to save for retirement when you're working in South Florida. People here had an average of 20 percent less than the national average in their 401K retirement accounts — $76,700 vs. $91,800 — by the end of March, according to a...
  • Margate student earns competitive scholarship

     Margate student earns competitive scholarship
    In 2013, after completing high school in Jamaica, Jarredd Simpson, 19, moved to Margate with his family. Soon after, he enrolled in Broward College. "I didn't know anybody," Simpson said in an interview last week. "I felt, honestly, like a fish out of...
  • Study: Student debt doesn't ruin chances of getting mortgage

    Study: Student debt doesn't ruin chances of getting mortgage
    Young adults coming out of college with student loans aren't necessarily less likely than debt-free graduates to qualify for and repay big installment loans like mortgages and auto loans. In fact, according to a new study, they may be even better at...
  • Urban League of NWI helps Gary teen nab college future

    Urban League of NWI helps Gary teen nab college future
    When I first met Li'Yonna McCallum and her mother, Kenya McCallum, I couldn't tell who was who. It's not only that Kenya looks too young to have a daughter who's going to college later this year. It's also that Li'Yonna (pronounced Lee-Yonna) comes...
  • Mount Dora School of Ballet students to perform at LSSC

    Mount Dora School of Ballet students to perform at LSSC
    LEESBURG — In its 12th year, the Mount Dora School of Ballet is now creating its own stars. When students perform at noon and at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Paul P. Williams Auditorium at Lake-Sumter State College, people may notice the school has a...