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  • FAFSA challenges cost students thousands

    FAFSA challenges cost students thousands
    Education has been my ultimate equalizer, my door opener, my salvation. Despite early troubles, I completed high school and found myself at a common crossroad — excited about going to college but completely unsure about how I was going to pay for...
  • 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...
  • Community: Social introduces girls to sorority life

    Community: Social introduces girls to sorority life
    Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic is preparing for its annual Scholarship Social for high school senior girls to learn about college sororities and scholarship opportunities. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 11 in Burcham Hall at the La CaƱada...
  • Support grows to simplify government's college-aid form

    ATLANTA For many students, the road to college begins before they ever set foot on a campus, with filling out a form a long one. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, determines how much financial aid (grants, loans, work study) a...
  • Budget Cuts Hit Struggling Student Hard

    Budget Cuts Hit Struggling Student Hard
    According to Manchester Community College, where I am pursuing an associate's degree, I am a "nontraditional" student. This means I am older than 25 and have returned to higher education, after decades of other experiences, to retrain for a new career....
  • Pitt senior Phillips-Nwankwo eyeing different path

    It would have been easy to bail. Nobody would have blamed him. Way too much work. Way too little reward. Way too much else going on in Aron Phillips-Nwankwo's life. Only he couldn't. What would his mother have said? When the rest of his family asked if...
  • Insurers fined $280,000 for selling unapproved student plans

    Four health insurance companies have paid a combined $280,000 in fines to the Maryland Insurance Administration for selling health insurance plans to college students that did not meet state standards. Aetna Life Insurance Co., CareFirst of Maryland Inc....
  • Harper College board approves 2.8 percent tuition increase

    The Harper College Board of Trustees approved a 2.8 percent tuition increase on Feb. 25. The increase goes into effect this summer. The tuition increase follows a board policy adopted in 2012 to approve small annual increases to cover costs while...
  • State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services

    State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services
    HARTFORD — It might seem like low-hanging fruit, this idea of taking nine programs scattered over five departments and braiding them into a single agency focused on early childhood education, safety and family skills in Connecticut. But it didn't...
  • 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...