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  • U. of I. revamping admissions date after record deferrals

    U. of I. revamping admissions date after record deferrals
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has changed its admissions system with the hope that no more students will feel like B-list applicants, invited to join the class only after getting a second look. In an effort to make students from...
  • Cheaper Prepaid college plans go on sale Wednesday

    Florida Prepaid College plans go on sale again Wednesday, and this time it may really seem like a sale. After six years of rapidly increasing prices which made Prepaid unaffordable for most families, this year's prices are the lowest since 2007. The...
  • Family finances: the best way to save for college

    For most parents, saving for college feels like climbing to the summit of a very tall mountain. And it doesn't help that the path keeps getting steeper; tuition hikes have far exceeded inflation over the past several decades. Luckily, tools are available...
  • California strikes a blow for research open access -- but pulls its punch

    California strikes a blow for research open access -- but pulls its punch
    The idea underlying the open access movement in academia is a simple one: most scientific research is funded by the public through federal or state grants. So why should reports of that research be handed over to commercial publishers, which then charge...
  • Art scholarship for Gloucester High School seniors

    Gloucester Arts on Main recently announced a scholarship opportunity for graduating seniors at Gloucester High School. The $1,000 scholarship is available through the Phoenix Art Group, a non-profit dedicated to helping art students in Gloucester...
  • Avon VFW Post Sponsors Contests In Schools

    AVON — The Gildo Consolini Post 3272 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars has announced that it is sponsoring public speaking and essay contests for students from Avon and Canton who are in middle and high school. In both contests, the deadline for...
  • 'Anything but law school' for suburban teacher

    'Anything but law school' for suburban teacher
    Not going to law school really paid off for Louise Kelly. Kelly, a 37-year-old music teacher, is the winner of the inaugural "Anything but Law School" scholarship from local attorney Matthew Willens. "Oh my gosh, I'm elated," said Kelly, who teaches...
  • How will generous gift to high school graduate affect financial aid?

    How will generous gift to high school graduate affect financial aid?
    Dear Liz: Our grandson's stellar high school performance and his family financial situation were such that he was admitted to his state university with grants sufficient to pay all school fees, including room and board, with no loans or work-study. His...
  • Uncle Sam won't forget about your student loans

     Uncle Sam won't forget about your student loans
    Want to spot the "no exit" of painful debt? It's your student loans. If you borrow for college and find yourself unable to pay at some point, you won't be able to escape the loans. Student loans aren’t automatically discharged in bankruptcy...
  • Two Laguna seniors named National Merit semifinalists

    The Laguna Beach Unified School District recognized two Laguna Beach High School seniors who were recently named National Merit Scholarship Corporation semifinalists. Aviva Meyers and Grant Barton are two of about 16,000 students nationwide to be...
  • How undocumented students pay for college

    How undocumented students pay for college
    Zitlalli Roman has a job, an internship and an eye on getting a master's degree—maybe even a Ph.D. What she doesn't have is a Social Security number. Roman, a 24-year-old Northeastern Illinois University student, immigrated to the Chicago area...