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  • Connecticut Public Colleges Seek Big Boost In State Aid

    Connecticut's largest public college system needs an 11 percent increase in its base-level state funding next year — just to limit an anticipated tuition-and-fee hike to 2 percent, according to the system's administration. The Board of Regents...
  • Immigrants get boost from Seminole State

    Immigrants get boost from Seminole State
    Eli Garcia used to hide her true identity. Afraid for anyone to find out she had come to the U.S. without proper documentation, she kept to herself and didn't talk about her past. "I hid myself," said Garcia, 25, who was born in Mexico. "I became this...
  • 10 financial 'rules' you should start breaking now

    You should always max out your 401(k) and save for your kid's college education in a 529 plan, right? Maybe not. Most experts have long touted a number of practices that may actually be working against you. These are the top 10 money rules you should...
  • Prices on Florida's prepaid tuition plans to plummet for coming year

    Prices on Florida's prepaid tuition plans to plummet for coming year
    Florida on Thursday slashed the price of its prepaid college tuition plans by up to a half for the coming year, and thousands of families who in recent years purchased higher-priced plans will get refunds. Florida’s prepaid tuition plans  —...
  • USC Coach Steve Sarkisian lining up his 2015 recruiting class

    For the first time in three years, USC has a class of 25 scholarships available. The program was limited to 15 scholarships in each of the last three years because of NCAA sanctions, which ended in June.  Coach Steve Sarkisian finished strong last...
  • Pamela Yip: Should children help pay for college?

    As college-bound students head to campus, parents are preparing to shell out bucks for tuition, room and board, fees and other costs. I'd like to pose a question to those parents: Do you think your children should pay for part of their college costs?...
  • Mikulski, Cardin push student loan bill

    Mikulski, Cardin push student loan bill
    Noting that student loan debt in the U.S. has ballooned to roughly $1 trillion, Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin spoke with students at Bowie State University on Thursday to draw attention to a proposal Democrats will push next week to allow...
  • U. of I. considers boosting financial aid

    U. of I. considers boosting financial aid
    University of Illinois officials say they may need to boost financial aid because state students are increasingly choosing to go elsewhere for college. Additional financial aid funding could come from increasing student enrollment in programs that...
  • Lawsuit calls Florida voucher program unconstitutional

    Lawsuit calls Florida voucher program unconstitutional
    Florida's largest school-voucher program is unconstitutional because it redirects taxpayer money to religious schools and creates a separate system of state-funded schools, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Tallahassee by the teachers union and...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Alexis Amundarain of Ellington Receives Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship

    Alexis Amundarain, a 2014 graduate of Ellington High School, has been selected as a recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Amundarain, who will attend the University...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Alisha Collazo of East Hartford Receives Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship

    Alisha Collazo, an East Hartford resident and 2014 graduate of Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford, has been selected as a recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Connecticut and Western...