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  • 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...
  • This video game can help seniors get into college

    This video game can help seniors get into college
    High school senior Alex Chinchilla sometimes missed deadlines for college recommendation letters and essays. The consequences were great — but not real. He was playing a video game meant to encourage students like him to apply to college and...
  • City leaders want South L.A. to get Promise Zone federal grant status

    City leaders want South L.A. to get Promise Zone federal grant status
    Stung by South Los Angeles' exclusion from a program that gives communities a leg up in qualifying for millions of dollars in development grants, business, education and religious leaders from the region are banding together for a second try at winning...
  • Connecticut Ranks Sixth In Nation For Student Loan Debt

    Connecticut Ranks Sixth In Nation For Student Loan Debt
    Connecticut ranked sixth in the nation in average student loan debt for 2013 graduates, according to a new report that found national debt levels are rising for students earning bachelor's degrees. At $30,191, Connecticut's average student debt was...
  • Senate leader offers alternative to UC tuition hike proposal

    Concerned that a surge in out-of-state students at the University of California may put residents at a disadvantage, Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) on Thursday called for UC administrators to significantly boost tuition for nonresidents. In...
  • Hartford Stage Plans Autism-Friendly 'Christmas Carol' Performance

    Hartford Stage Plans Autism-Friendly 'Christmas Carol' Performance
    Hartford Stage will be entertaining a special audience for those on the autism spectrum for one performance of "A Christmas Carol — A Ghost Story of Christmas." The theater will host its first a "sensory-friendly" performance of its annual holiday...
  • College tuition hikes slowing, report says

     College tuition hikes slowing, report says
    Families remain justifiably concerned about paying for college, but there may be cause for some relief, according to a new national report. Though college tuition and fee prices still outpaced the rate of inflation in the past year, the average...
  • Student borrowing is down as tuition rises more slowly, study finds

    Student borrowing is down as tuition rises more slowly, study finds
    Challenging the widely held fears that student debt continues to grow monstrously, new data show some financial good news for college students, particularly for those in California. A College Board study released Thursday says that average student...
  • Delray Beach Rising Star awarded $5,000 college scholarship

    Joenislely Mathurin has a goal. Since she was a "little kid," the Atlantic Community High School senior wanted to be a doctor, she said. Now she's on her way. Mathurin was granted a $5,000 scholarship from Sun Life Financial and the Miami Dolphins...