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  • Connecticut Public Colleges Seek Big Boost In State Aid

    Connecticut's largest public college system needs an 11 percent increase in its base-level state funding next year — just to limit an anticipated tuition-and-fee hike to 2 percent, according to the system's administration. The Board of Regents...
  • Prices on Florida's prepaid tuition plans to plummet for coming year

    Prices on Florida's prepaid tuition plans to plummet for coming year
    Florida on Thursday slashed the price of its prepaid college tuition plans by up to a half for the coming year, and thousands of families who in recent years purchased higher-priced plans will get refunds. Florida’s prepaid tuition plansĀ  —...
  • Mikulski, Cardin push student loan bill

    Mikulski, Cardin push student loan bill
    Noting that student loan debt in the U.S. has ballooned to roughly $1 trillion, Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin spoke with students at Bowie State University on Thursday to draw attention to a proposal Democrats will push next week to allow...
  • U. of I. considers boosting financial aid

    U. of I. considers boosting financial aid
    University of Illinois officials say they may need to boost financial aid because state students are increasingly choosing to go elsewhere for college. Additional financial aid funding could come from increasing student enrollment in programs that...
  • Choral Society raises scholarship funds at comedy night

    It's "comedy tonight" this week when the Virginia Choral Society presents its music scholarship fundraiser at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Cozzy's Comedy Club, 9700 Warwick Blvd., in Newport News. Virginia Beach comedian and magician Joseph De Paul...
  • Terps and scholarships [Editorial]

    To those who follow college athletics only casually, the announcement last week that the University of Maryland will henceforth award athletic scholarships on a multi-year basis instead of year-to-year may sound like a minor change. But in fact, it's a...
  • READER SUBMITTED: 2014 Business Women's Forum (BWF) to Award Scholarship Oct. 10

    The 2014 Business Women's Forum (BWF) will present a $6,000 scholarship award to Ms. Lauren Gelati of Thomaston, Conn. a junior at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. The Waterbury-based non-profit BWF is Connecticut's longest-running full-day...
  • 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...
  • Insurance offered to assure prep athletes don't lose scholarship after injury

    Parents of high school athletes who worry that an injury could wipe out a confirmed college scholarship offer will have a new option to consider. EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced on Tuesday that it will begin selling an insurance...
  • Opponents of tuition vouchers file lawsuit in Florida

    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Opponents of tuition vouchers in Florida filed suit on Thursday against the state's corporate tax credit scholarship program, saying it illegally subsidizes religious schools and violates the state's requirement to guarantee...
  • Campus debit cards aren't always the smartest choice

    For students heading to college this fall, signing up for the debit card that's promoted on campus may seem like the obvious choice, but consumer advocates say it's best to shop around. In a recent post on its website, the Consumer Financial Protection...