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  • Outside of Power 5 conferences, mixed reaction to NCAA legislation on extra benefits

    Outside of Power 5 conferences, mixed reaction to NCAA legislation on extra benefits
    Tom Yeager witnessed major college conferences enact historic legislation that will allow schools to provide extra benefits to scholarship athletes. When voting concluded at last month's NCAA convention, he and many others couldn't help but think: Now...
  • What you need to know about private student loans

    What you need to know about private student loans
    Private student loans get a bad rap. Their repayment terms are not as flexible as federal student loans. You generally need good credit to qualify. And interest rates often are variable, which means costs can go up if rates start to rise. But...
  • NC justices delay arguments in voucher cases due to weather

    Incoming snow and ice have led the North Carolina Supreme Court to delay oral arguments on a pair of cases involving whether taxpayer money can be used to pay for students to attend private schools. The Supreme Court clerk's office on Monday confirmed...
  • Chicago teen attends college with Lincolnwood scholarship

    For 19-year-old student Karen Spears, being raised by a hardworking, yet struggling, family in a far South Side neighborhood overridden by gangs and crime was no excuse not to follow her dreams. Despite not having a college fund or any financial help...
  • NC Supreme Court considers status of private school vouchers

    The state Supreme Court is about to decide whether millions of dollars in taxpayer money that started flowing this year to pay student tuition at private and religious schools continues for a second year. The state's highest court hears arguments Tuesday...
  • First fundraiser set for Tourette's scholarships

    First fundraiser set for Tourette's scholarships
    When it was time to research a scholarship for her daughter who has mild Tourette syndrome, Diane Diamantis came up empty. "There were no scholarships when she applied to college," she said. So she and Kelsey Diamantis started building their own...
  • Effort helps Wyoming high school students with college plans

    A new initiative through the University of Wyoming is helping high school students in the state with their college plans. Wyoming College Advising Corps is administered by UW's Department of Student Educational Opportunity in the Division of Student...
  • How to afford college without going broke

    How to afford college without going broke
    If you think understanding higher education costs is confusing, you're not alone. Many students don't pay the full tuition rate, and at some schools almost nobody does. Housing plans vary by amenities and location. Tuition and fees can be higher in...
  • SD selects qualifying programs for scholarship program

    South Dakota officials have selected the more than 50 programs under which technical school students will qualify for scholarships partially funded by a $25 million donation from philanthropist T. Denny Sanford. The programs fall under eight "high-need"...
  • Smart financial decisions start with smart questions early on

    Smart financial decisions start with smart questions early on
    We all take shortcuts to make decisions. Instead of gathering and analyzing all relevant information to choose, we often decide by answering an easier question: What feels right? What have I done in the past? What does my society tell me? Behavioral...
  • Tyson Foods awards $120k to university's diversity office

    Tyson Foods Inc. has awarded a $120,000 grant to the Office of Diversity Affairs at the University of Arkansas to create the Tyson Inclusive Excellence Scholarships and the Tyson Academic Enrichment Program. The grant was announced Thursday. It will be...