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  • In widely opposed move, UC regents set to hike tuition up to 5% yearly

    A key UC regents committee on Wednesday moved to raise tuition as much as 5% in each of the next five years after a debate that pitted the state's most powerful political leaders against administrators of the system. The full board of regents is...
  • Board Gets Advice On Plans For State Retirement Savings Program

    NEW BRITAIN — Of all retirees who receive Social Security, 26 percent are living on those checks alone. A state Retirement Security Board, made up of private sector employees and state and union officials, is trying to make sure that doesn't...
  • Florida's college grads have lower student loans

    Florida's college grads have lower student loans
    Graduates of Florida colleges are less likely to be saddled with student loans when they graduate, a new study shows. Slightly more than half of Florida's students leave school with loans compared with seven of 10 nationally, reported the nonprofit...
  • UConn Foundation To Double Amount Raised For Scholarships

    UConn Foundation To Double Amount Raised For Scholarships
    The UConn Foundation has agreed on a five-year, $150 million fundraising initiative that will double the amount of money the foundation usually raises each year for scholarships. The initiative includes $50 million in scholarships that will be paid...
  • Focus on the classroom

    Virginia's public universities represent a tremendous resource for the commonwealth, providing both preparation for the next generation of professionals and the type of research infrastructure that helps generate economic growth. Yet, in order to remain...
  • Couple's gift to provide scholarships to LCCC students

    Couple's gift to provide scholarships to LCCC students
    Technical students entering Lehigh Carbon Community College will be getting help in the form of scholarships thanks to the generosity of an Allentown couple with ties to the business world. LCCC on Monday announced a $1.575 million endowment made...
  • UConn Foundation To Raise $150 million for Scholarships

    UConn Foundation To Raise $150 million for Scholarships
    The UConn Foundation has endorsed a five-year $150 million fundraising initiative that will include $50 million in scholarships that will be paid out over the next decade. The remaining $100 million will be part of an endowment, foundation officials...
  • A battle for UC's soul

    The current tension over proposed tuition hikes at the University of California — as much as 5% each year for the next five years — shouldn't be mistaken for just another debate about how much students can or should pay. It's nothing less than...
  • The high cost of dormitory living

    The high cost of dormitory living
    With colleges spending billions on lavish housing developments, it's easy to think that all students are living large. The sad reality? Student homelessness in higher education is a larger issue than most realize, with tens of thousands across the country...
  • Snow scholarship fund looks to the future

    With a $100,000 initial donation, president Tim Snow announced the new Snow Education Endowment to grow the George Snow Scholarship Fund and keep it going for posterity. Snow chose Nov. 12, the exact day 34 years ago that his developer father George...
  • Personal finance Q&A: Does disability erase student loan liability?

    Dear Liz: My nephew was persuaded by a recruiter to attend a for-profit technical college. Then, once he entered, his "advisors" persuaded him to take many, many classes — at full price — always handing him student loan paperwork to get more...