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  • HBCU presidents believe court ruling could bring more resources

    HBCU presidents believe court ruling could bring more resources
    Presidents of the state's historically black colleges and universities said Tuesday that a federal court ruling ordering remedies for persistent segregative policies in Maryland higher education could result in new opportunities and resources for their...
  • Fannie Lou Hamer Awards honor seven county women

    Fannie Lou Hamer Awards honor seven county women
    Seven Anne Arundel County women are being honored Sunday. Oct. 6, with the annual Fannie Lou Hamer Awards. Named for civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, the awards are given annually to women who honor Hamer's legacy with their community service. This...
  • Short-term shutdown will have little effect in Illinois, officials say

    Short-term shutdown will have little effect in Illinois, officials say
    Most Chicagoans won't notice a short-term federal government shutdown, but the effects could start to be felt by some if the stalemate lingers a few weeks, officials from Springfield to City Hall to college campuses indicated Monday. That's because most...
  • Charter school reform, Bueller, Bueller.

     
    Yo! When got to Harrisburg in February, lawmakers acted really hot about reforming the 1997 state charter school law to beef up financial and academic accountability. Several bills were introduced and hearings were held. Then nothing. All talk ended when....
  • Take advantage now of student loan consolidation

    When someone pitches me a special limited-time offer for things like magazine subscriptions, miracle diet pills or muscle-layering workout gear, I tend to press my consumer anxiety button. That's because these "bargains" can be expensive and impulsive...
  • Income-based repayment eases student loan crunch

    It's one of the federal government's best-kept secrets, and therein lies the problem. It's called income-based repayment, or IBR. It's a creative way to help borrowers -- in particular those not earning a lot of money -- shrink their monthly student loan...
  • New resources could clarify college loan costs

    Which student loan repayment option is a better deal: a loan with a 4 percent fee and 9 percent interest rate, or one with a 5 percent fee and 8 percent rate? This question was part of a quiz on loan terminology found at CollegeGold.com, which is...
  • Some colleges flunk the price calculator requirement

    Here's a class that should be mandatory for college financial aid officers: College Price Calculators 101. Over the past year, most colleges and universities -- including vocational schools and community colleges -- have begun placing federally...
  • New rules make student loan repayment easier for some

    While many federal programs are teetering on the fiscal cliff, a lifeline has been thrown to a plan that helps student loan borrowers. A few days before the presidential election, the U.S. Department of Education approved final regulations that...
  • Compare costs with the College Scorecard

    I've always been a fan of online comparison shopping sites when scouting out everything from a vacuum cleaner to a car. That's why I like the U.S. Department of Education's new College Scorecard, which provides financial information such as cost, the...
  • Help for those rushing to finish financial aid forms

    If you're under the gun to fill out the federal financial aid form, pay attention to a special tool that's supposed to save you time, reduce the chances of errors and generally make your life easier when entering the deep waters of paying for college....