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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 10 financial 'rules' you should start breaking now

    You should always max out your 401(k) and save for your kid's college education in a 529 plan, right? Maybe not. Most experts have long touted a number of practices that may actually be working against you. These are the top 10 money rules you should...
  • USC Coach Steve Sarkisian lining up his 2015 recruiting class

    For the first time in three years, USC has a class of 25 scholarships available. The program was limited to 15 scholarships in each of the last three years because of NCAA sanctions, which ended in June.  Coach Steve Sarkisian finished strong last...
  • Pamela Yip: Should children help pay for college?

    As college-bound students head to campus, parents are preparing to shell out bucks for tuition, room and board, fees and other costs. I'd like to pose a question to those parents: Do you think your children should pay for part of their college costs?...
  • Margate, garbage hauler award two scholarships

    For the third year in a row, two Margate students will begin the new school year with scholarships from the city and garbage hauler Waste Management. Kavelle Gosine, a freshman student at Emory University, and Demittre Sorenson, enrolled at the...
  • Pellitteri sisters hit sand volleyball trifecta

    Pellitteri sisters hit sand volleyball trifecta
    Long-time Deerfield Beach residents Donna and Matt Pellitteri hit a parents version of a college trifecta when their youngest daughter Brittany (age 18) signed a sand volleyball scholarship with Florida Atlantic University. That makes it three in a row...