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  • U. of I. tuition may be frozen for in-state students

    U. of I. tuition may be frozen for in-state students
    The University of Illinois has proposed a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates next fall, part of an effort to woo high-achieving Illinois students who are increasingly leaving the state for less expensive options. The freeze, if approved by...
  • South Sudan suspends marathoner who was its symbol

    South Sudan suspends marathoner who was its symbol
    The latest chapter of a previously heartwarming story has turned into a confusing and contentious dispute. Now the International Olympic Committee is trying to help resolve the clash that has led the South Sudan track and field federation to suspend the...
  • Written from under a mountain of student debt

    Written from under a mountain of student debt
    Public education ain’t so public these days. Last month the federal government released a report warning of the increasing unaffordability of public universities nationwide, noting that while state funding sank by 12 percent from 2003 through...
  • Parents, students scramble to fill our federal college aid FAFSA forms

    MILWAUKEE For the past three years, Teresa Piraino has diligently filled out the federal application for financial aid for her son Anthony, who is studying criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In the next few weeks, the Pirainos...
  • Move to simplify federal student aid application form gains traction

    Donnaldo Escobedo knows that the key to his future lies in college and that the key to college lies in obtaining financial aid. That is why the Garfield High School senior will sit down with his parents in the next few days to tackle the often...
  • Obama plan for free community college: U.S. would pay 75%, states 25%

    Obama plan for free community college: U.S. would pay 75%, states 25%
    President Obama rolled out a new plan Thursday to make two years of community college free, or nearly so, for millions of students across the country, a major investment that the White House cast as changing the face of higher education. The program,...
  • Obama's free community college plan would give California less than other states

    Obama's free community college plan would give California less than other states
    A close-up look at President Obama’s proposal for free community college for most students reveals some aspects that might not thrill Californians. Unlike the way things work for most of education, the president’s plan would provide uneven...
  • Is Obama's plan to pay community college fees for all the best use of the money?

    If the U.S. government had unlimited funds, it could provide free tuition for community college and no one would complain. For that matter, the nation could put all interested and qualified students through four years of college and beyond. But right...
  • Illinois falls short in $20 million effort to develop 1,000 teachers

    Illinois falls short in $20 million effort to develop 1,000 teachers
    The state has spent more than $20 million in the past decade to develop 1,000 teachers who would work in distressed public schools and boost the number of minority educators in Illinois. But since the Grow Your Own Teacher program was launched in...
  • Terry Savage: 5 tips for planning ahead for college

    A college education will certainly be worth it but the student loan debt may not be worth the burden. Here are five things to consider now if you're thinking about college for a young child. 1. It pays to save in the right place. A 529 college saving...
  • 6 reasons the math on Obama's college plan doesn't add up

    WASHINGTON There are at least six reasons that community college won't be free anytime soon, no matter what President Barack Obama says. Obama, who traveled Friday to Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., to tout the America's...