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  • Free Speech and free tuition on campus

    I'm going back to the Berkeley campus next week for the 50th reunion of the Free Speech Movement. You may have heard in some history class about Mario Savio and the first student sit-in of the '60s. That was us FSMers at Berkeley. It will be a little...
  • Graduation day and $300,000 in debt

    MINNEAPOLIS Ashley Hall remembers clicking "yes" on the loan application and, inexplicably, laughing. Maybe it's because the number seemed so surreal. Or because no one else in her family had done this before. But there she was, borrowing nearly $75,000....
  • North Carolina court releases money in halted school voucher program

    WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - About 1,900 North Carolina students will be allowed to receive public money to attend private schools despite a finding by a judge that the scholarship program is unconstitutional, the state's Court of Appeals ruled on...
  • Schools Must Teach Financial Literacy

    Schools Must Teach Financial Literacy
    Americans are in debt. You hear it any time you watch CBS or Fox. You read about it whenever you open the newspaper or your Internet browser. It's a consistent topic of conversation. Debt comes in a variety of ways: credit cards, student loans, mortgage...
  • Number of aging Americans paying student loans soars: U.S. report

    BOSTON (Reuters) - The rising cost of higher education is dogging Americans into retirement, with people aged 65 and older still carrying some $18.2 billion in unpaid student loans, according to a federal report released on Wednesday. While the...
  • Student Loan Interest Already Deductible

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently proposed a tax break for people who pay student loan interest [Sept. 10, Page 1, "Help With College Costs: Tax Breaks, Refinancing"]. If he or his advisers had studied Connecticut tax forms, they would see that this tax...
  • Local students in line for National Merit Scholarships

    Students from local high schools are among thousands of semifinalists in the running for prestigious National Merit Scholarships. Out of 16,000 semifinalists, 143 students from Newport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Laguna Beach...
  • College officials study better policies for student-athletes

    WASHINGTON The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics on Monday held a meeting that took a broad look at what might improve life for college athletes, everything from longer scholarships and extra academic support to care for concussions,...
  • After Donations, Hartford Graduate Promises To Finish College

    After Donations, Hartford Graduate Promises To Finish College
    HARTFORD — DeShawn Hamlet plans to spend the next few days doing laundry, packing bags, cleaning his room and saying hometown goodbyes. After weeks of doubt, Hamlet is heading back to college. The former Bulkeley High School basketball star said...
  • Avon Church Holds Clothing Sale To Boost Scholarship Fund

    AVON — A local church is holding a clothing sale Sept. 19 to help low-income students from Hartford get a Catholic high school education. That sale is being organized by the social justice committee at St. Ann's Church. Proceeds from the fifth...
  • 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...