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  • Farm Credit East scholarship

    MANSFIELD- Chelsea Kegler was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from Farm Credit East, an agricultural lending cooperative, to apply to her higher education. Chelsea raises Jersey cattle and Hampshire sheep and was active in her high school's FFA chapter....
  • An undeserved debt [Commentary]

    An undeserved debt [Commentary]
    How competent is your 18-year old? Do you trust him or her with your credit card? How about the brand new family car? Better yet, do you think he is competent enough to take out several thousands of dollars of debt with a few pen strokes? Education...
  • Illinois attorney general suing over student loans

    Illinois attorney general suing over student loans
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will announce lawsuits today against companies she says are guilty of student loan debt scams. The lawsuits, which Madigan will discuss at a morning news conference at the Thompson Center, are the first of their...
  • Families borrowing less for college, report finds

    Families borrowing less for college, report finds
    Americans are borrowing less for college, and instead relying more on savings and income, a study from a student lender found. In the 2013-2014 school year, the typical family paid 22% of the total college cost through borrowing, according to Sallie...
  • Who's eligible for new scholarship?

    Students are eligible for a new Personal Learning Scholarship Account if they have autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, an intellectual disability, Prader-Willi syndrome or spina bifida. Incoming kindergarten students considered "high-risk" because of...
  • Parents of disabled kids sign up for new scholarships

    Parents of disabled kids sign up for new scholarships
    In public school, Jen Goodwin's 11-year-old son, who has Asperger's syndrome, made solid academic gains but struggled with a "loud and overwhelming" campus. In a smaller private school, the boy thrived socially but started to lose ground academically....
  • California's new Middle Class Scholarship awards delayed

    California's new Middle Class Scholarship awards delayed
    UC and Cal State students anticipating financial aid from the state’s new Middle Class Scholarship program are going to have to wait until September to learn how much they will receive, a top administrator said Tuesday. As a result of the delays,...
  • Temple: Test scores optional for admission

    In an effort to cultivate talented students who don't test well, Temple University says it will become the first national public research university in the Northeast to make standardized test scores optional for admission. The university expects that...
  • Manage student debt with public-private partnerships [Commentary]

    Manage student debt with public-private partnerships [Commentary]
    Student debt has grown to over $1 trillion in the United States and is continuing to climb. In fact, seven out of 10 undergraduates graduated with some form of student debt in 2012. Such enormous debt is likely to trigger another financial crisis as young...
  • Adult students find way to juggle life and school successfully

    Adult students find way to juggle life and school successfully
    Returning to college as an adult can be a completely different experience from having attended right out of high school. Many have spouses, children, careers and a long list of responsibilities from paying the bills to grocery shopping and housekeeping...
  • Programs help adults earn degrees in half the time

    After hitting a ceiling in career advancement at his job in wireless telecommunications, Mike Schaefer wanted to boost his opportunities and was interested in earning an MBA. But with a job that requires some heavy traveling and a family with young...