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  • Local Homenetmen chapter awards scholarships

    Local Homenetmen chapter awards scholarships
    More than $26,000 in scholarships were handed out to 19 college students from Glendale and surrounding areas last Sunday by the Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter at Phoenicia restaurant. Sixteen students received $1,000 scholarships each and three...
  • Professor floats idea of three-year B.A. to cut college costs

    In theory, it's a simple idea. With the cost of attending college rising, why not reduce the typical time for a bachelor's degree from four years to three? That's the proposal floated by Johns Hopkins University professor Paul Weinstein in the latest...
  • Parents don't owe their kids a college education

    It’s hard for parents to win these days. First they’re criticized for being helicopter parents who won’t let go of their children once their offspring reach adulthood. Now, at least in New Jersey, they can’t let go: They’re...
  • Should you bother saving for college?

    I ran into an old acquaintance recently outside a coffee shop with his two adorable young children. Both he and his wife work part-time, freelance schedules, leaving the whole family of four free to wander downtown Manhattan on a beautiful Friday. Their...
  • Colleges need to start practicing cost containment

    Colleges need to start practicing cost containment
    Almost all colleges, private or public, have levied a price tag that has grown on average twice as fast as the Consumer Price Index for the last 40 years. This is a larger increase over a longer period than any business or enterprise in the country. At...
  • Busting the myths of haggling for college aid

    My daughter learned this little ditty in preschool: "You get what you get, and you don't get upset." Parents who are convinced they can haggle their way to a better financial aid package might want to learn it, too. The truth is, you can appeal a...
  • U.Va., Duke, Louisville headline early-season ACC basketball

    The ACC failed to win its annual Challenge with the Big Ten for the sixth consecutive year, but led by undefeated Duke, Virginia, Louisville and Miami, there’s much to like about a conference that clearly underperformed last season. Headlined by...
  • Hartford Makes White House Pledge To Get More Students To College

    Hartford Makes White House Pledge To Get More Students To College
    HARTFORD — Pledging to get more students to college, city school administrators on Thursday said they planned to raise the rate of Hartford graduates who enroll in postsecondary education to 70 percent by November 2015. Currently, 55 percent of...
  • This video game can help seniors get into college

    This video game can help seniors get into college
    High school senior Alex Chinchilla sometimes missed deadlines for college recommendation letters and essays. The consequences were great — but not real. He was playing a video game meant to encourage students like him to apply to college and...
  • Bill risks student aid, smacks taxpayers for simplicity's sake

    As students and families continue to financially recover from the lingering economic downturn, federal student aid remains key to providing access to higher education for low- and middle-income students. The combination of federal-grant, loan and work-...
  • White House's college ratings system controversial even before completion

    White House's college ratings system controversial even before completion
    The Obama administration is developing a national rating system for colleges and universities to provide more transparency and give students and taxpayers a better sense of where to spend their education funds. But even before it is released, it has...