- Lawmakers agree to tweak upper-tier TOPS awards in future Updated: May-25-16 6:05 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The criteria to get an upper-tier TOPS college tuition award that comes with a stipend would be toughened in five years under a bill heading to the governor.
- Senate committees back tuition cuts for 5 UNC campuses Updated: May-25-16 5:49 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A proposal to dramatically reduce tuition at five University of North Carolina campuses is inching forward in the General Assembly despite concerns from some senators and alumni who fear greater reliance on state funding will end up harming the schools down the road.
- Judge gives drug convict probation, cites other consequences Updated: May-25-16 5:42 pm
NEW YORK - A Connecticut college student found with 1.3 pounds of cocaine in her luggage on a return trip from Jamaica has been sentenced to probation by a judge who ruled her smuggling conviction alone would include collateral punishments.
- Military spouses struggle to find jobs Updated: May-25-16 12:04 am
WASHINGTON - Military spouses struggle to find jobs and are more likely to work for less pay or in positions below their education level, spurring unemployment and other costs of as much as $1 billion a year, according to a study.
- GOP officials reject Democratic lawmaker's White House trip Updated: May-24-16 6:30 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee state senators have been reimbursed for out-of-state travel for meetings from Florida to Alaska, and on topics ranging from school vouchers to the dangers of radical Islam. But GOP leaders say a Democrat's trip to the White House doesn't qualify.
- Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US Updated: May-24-16 2:48 pm
BOSTON - Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors - and their financial aid - to Syrian refugees.
- University of Arkansas System seeks tuition, fee increases Updated: May-24-16 1:50 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The University of Arkansas System has asked its trustees for tuition and fee increases for in-state undergraduate students at all of its four-year universities.
- University of Maine System forecasts budget surplus Updated: May-23-16 4:55 pm
BANGOR, Maine - The University of Maine System is forecasting a budget surplus after years of budget deficits that led to staffing and program cuts.
- North Dakota educators, leaders discuss higher ed future Updated: May-23-16 12:54 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota educators, lawmakers, and business and community leaders are meeting at the state Capitol to discuss the future of higher education.
- High school students in Farmington receive scholarships Updated: May-23-16 12:40 pm
FARMINGTON, Iowa - A Farmington high school that's closing its doors has given college scholarships to each of its students.
- 12-year-old California student ready to start university Updated: May-22-16 7:28 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A 12-year-old Sacramento student who already has three community college degrees and has been accepted to two University of California campuses says he plans on studying biomedical engineering and becoming a doctor and medical researcher by the time he turns 18.
- Food education center getting built at South Dakota State Updated: May-22-16 12:43 pm
BROOKINGS, South Dakota - A food education center that will include small fields, a kitchen and other features is being built at South Dakota State University.
- 2 Arkansas universities approve tuition, fee increases Updated: May-20-16 4:29 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Officials at Arkansas Tech University and Henderson State University have approved tuition and fee increases for the upcoming school year.
- Advisers' forecast gives legislators no surplus for budget Updated: May-20-16 3:58 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - State economic forecasters foresee no extra money coming into South Carolina's primary coffers, giving legislators less to haggle over as the chambers negotiate a final spending plan.
- Obama's sister to present scholarship on Mercer Island Updated: May-20-16 11:56 am
MERCER ISLAND, Washington - President Barack Obama's sister will be in the Seattle area this weekend to present a scholarship named for their mother at her alma mater, Mercer Island High School.
- Buddy Cianci's family sorts through what he left behind Updated: May-20-16 9:27 am
WARWICK, Rhode Island - When former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci died unexpectedly in January, he left behind several charitable and business ventures, including his self-branded pasta sauce, a scholarship fund and plans for a library to house 40 years' worth of memorabilia.
- Uncertain how many La. students will get vouchers next year Updated: May-20-16 8:05 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Parents relying on Louisiana's voucher program to put their children through private schools are in the same predicament as others who depend on state services, uncertain where next year's budget will leave them.
- Richmond student wins car for perfect attendance Updated: May-20-16 4:01 am
RICHMOND, Indiana - For 76 area high school seniors, perfect attendance this year meant a lot of different things. For some, it meant getting to see friends every day. For others, it was a chance to learn.
- 2 charged with stealing identities to get student loans Updated: May-19-16 8:41 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Federal prosecutors say two Louisiana residents have been indicted for stealing identities of four people, including a soldier recovering in a military hospital from injuries suffered in Afghanistan, to fraudulently obtain $67,000 in federal student loans.
- Lawmakers send college tuition grant funding plan to Rauner Updated: May-19-16 6:07 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Democrats have approved a measure to fully fund tuition grants for low-income students despite Republican concerns the state can't pay for its promises.
- Youngstown State receives $1M gift for scholarships, jobs Updated: May-19-16 12:59 am
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A northeast Ohio car dealer has pledged a $1 million gift to Youngstown State University to endow a scholarship fund and to help the school create campus jobs for students.
- King amendment calls for loan forgiveness for veterans Updated: May-19-16 12:23 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Sen. Angus King has introduced an amendment he says would help veterans more easily get student loan forgiveness.
- Judge dismisses lawsuit against Nevada school choice program Updated: May-18-16 8:39 pm
LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas judge dismissed claims that Nevada's sweeping new school choice program violated the state constitution by releasing public funds to religious schools, although the voucher-style program remains on hold over different concerns raised in a separate lawsuit.
- Kansas budget plan slashes university and Medicaid funding Updated: May-18-16 8:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Facing a shortfall of more than $290 million, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a budget bill Wednesday that makes significant cuts to the state highway fund, Medicaid and higher education and trims most state agency budgets by 4 percent.
- Kansas universities seek tuition boots; requests could rise Updated: May-18-16 6:26 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas' state universities are calling for tuition increases of up to 5 percent, at least for now.