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  • 73,000 state university students awarded Middle Class Scholarship funds

    73,000 state university students awarded Middle Class Scholarship funds
    Despite concerns that California's new Middle Class Scholarship program awards would have to be reduced because of high demand, officials said Monday that there was plenty of money to fully fund all the eligible applicants. Nearly 73,000 state...
  • Graduation day and $300,000 in debt

    MINNEAPOLIS Ashley Hall remembers clicking "yes" on the loan application and, inexplicably, laughing. Maybe it's because the number seemed so surreal. Or because no one else in her family had done this before. But there she was, borrowing nearly $75,000....
  • U.S. consumer watchdog accuses Corinthian Colleges of predatory loans

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. consumer finance watchdog on Tuesday sued Corinthian Colleges for alleged predatory lending, saying that the for-profit institute lured students into taking out private student loans by touting "bogus" job prospects and...
  • High school students advance as semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

    Parkland High School students were chosen as the semifinalists for the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. The follow students have the opportunity to continue in the competition, according to a school district press release: Saagar Asnani...
  • Feds sue Corinthian Colleges, alleging predatory lending

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Corinthian Colleges Inc. on Tuesday, alleging that the ailing Orange County for-profit college operator deceived tens of thousands of students and operated an "illegal predatory lending scheme." The...
  • Today is the big day!

    Today is the big day!
    If you're helping the Eagles open the PPL Center Friday night, here's everything you need to know to stay in the fast lane ... Farewell, Taminco! The Lehigh Valley is about to lose its third-biggest publicly-traded company through a $2.8 billion...
  • Student Loan Interest Already Deductible

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently proposed a tax break for people who pay student loan interest [Sept. 10, Page 1, "Help With College Costs: Tax Breaks, Refinancing"]. If he or his advisers had studied Connecticut tax forms, they would see that this tax...
  • Schools Must Teach Financial Literacy

    Schools Must Teach Financial Literacy
    Americans are in debt. You hear it any time you watch CBS or Fox. You read about it whenever you open the newspaper or your Internet browser. It's a consistent topic of conversation. Debt comes in a variety of ways: credit cards, student loans, mortgage...
  • Column: What to do when your college shuts down

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The collapse of Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the abrupt shutdown of several other for-profit campuses this year have left tens of thousands of students wondering about the future of their education - and their debt. For many...
  • Debt blocks young woman's dream of becoming midwife

    Binta Niang dreams of becoming a midwife and returning to her native Mali to help women. But her dream is blocked by a credit-killing debt for of all things an uninsured visit to an emergency room. Niang's trip to an emergency room in 2012 cost more than...
  • NCAA lifts Penn State's bowl ban, restore scholarships

    The Sports Xchange NCAA lifts Penn State's bowl ban, restore scholarships The NCAA Executive Committee lifted Penn State's postseason ban, effective immediately, and restored the football program's full complement of 85 scholarships beginning in 2015-...