- Laramie man donates $1.8M to create UW scholarships Updated: Jul-06-15 9:20 am
LARAMIE, Wyoming - Young students aspiring to be teachers could attend the University of Wyoming with help from a new scholarship created by a $1.8 million donation.
- Former head of state regents raises $500,000 in scholarships Updated: Jul-05-15 1:51 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The former chairman of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education has raised more than $500,000 to help reduce student debt.
- Vermont to provide in-state college tuition to veterans Updated: Jul-05-15 10:58 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont is providing in-state tuition to its public colleges and university to military veterans from around the country.
- Tenn. students seeking scholarships facing close deadline Updated: Jul-04-15 4:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Only one in four students participating in a college scholarship program has completed the volunteer work needed to remain eligible.
- The Latest: Lawmakers leave Salem for 4th of July weekend Updated: Jul-04-15 12:17 am
SALEM, Oregon - The latest on the activities of the Oregon Legislature as lawmakers press closer to adjourning the 2015 legislative session:
- Patrick grassroots board dissolves amid tea party grumbling Updated: Jul-03-15 6:46 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The grassroots advisory board Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick set up as a sounding board for his tea party constituency is dissolving after a legislative session that left the leadership of that constituency dissatisfied.
- Director of sales for Arkansas lottery fired Updated: Jul-03-15 1:17 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The former director of sales at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery was fired Monday, according to documents released by the organization.
- Tuition up this fall at 9 Mississippi community colleges Updated: Jul-03-15 10:59 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Nine of Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges will raise charges on students this fall, with the average price of tuition and fees rising by 4 percent statewide.
- $3M donated for scholarships in wake of Charleston shootings Updated: Jul-02-15 8:13 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - A group of anonymous donors from outside South Carolina has given $3 million to start a fund for college scholarships for Charleston-area students following the slaying of nine people at a historic black church last month.
- Lawmakers pass bills helping students with tuition costs Updated: Jul-02-15 5:14 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon lawmakers in both chambers are making it easier for a large cohort of students to pay for their higher education under two bills they passed Thursday, despite criticism the programs could be too costly or unfairly favor some students over others.
- Highlights of Wisconsin budget up for final committee vote Updated: Jul-02-15 2:04 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The two-year state budget up for passage Thursday by the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee is expected to be taken up by the Assembly on Tuesday. It's unknown when the Senate will vote on it. Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Wednesday that he does not have the votes for the budget in its current form.
- Kent State president proposes tripling university endowment Updated: Jul-02-15 8:41 am
KENT, Ohio - The president of Kent State University has proposed more than tripling the school's endowment to provide more student scholarships and add faculty positions.
- Minnesota sues Florida student loan forgiveness company Updated: Jul-01-15 7:49 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's attorney general is accusing a Florida company of preying on students with promises of loan forgiveness.
- Arizona appeals order granting DREAMers in-state tuition Updated: Jul-01-15 7:23 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Wednesday appealed a judge's ruling that said young immigrants granted deferred deportation status by the Obama administration were eligible for in-state college tuition.
- Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid Updated: Jul-01-15 10:45 am
WASHINGTON - Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.
- Washington Legislature cuts state tuition by 15-20 percent Updated: Jun-30-15 4:23 pm
SEATTLE - A decision this week to cut tuition for Washington state's public universities by 15 to 20 percent over the next two years is a rare move that national experts believe could influence other states as they come out from under the recession.
- Democrats, public school advocates call for budget changes Updated: Jun-30-15 2:42 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Democrats and public education advocates say they want to remove budget provisions that would provide special education vouchers and additional private school vouchers.
- University of Miami grad donates $1 million to school Updated: Jun-30-15 8:53 am
CORAL GABLES, Florida - A University of Miami graduate has donated $1 million to the school, money that will perpetually fund a scholarship for a football player.
- Colorado's high court blocks school voucher program Updated: Jun-29-15 5:18 pm
DENVER - A school voucher program in suburban Denver violates the state constitution because it provides funding for students to attend religious schools, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday.
- Mississippi bans text-and-drive, repeals inspection sticker Updated: Jun-29-15 4:16 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Several new laws in Mississippi will affect people's everyday lives, including their driving habits. Here's a look at some proposals approved by the Legislature during the 2015 session and signed into law by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant:
- $1.8M estate gift benefits UW education students Updated: Jun-28-15 3:43 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - The University of Wyoming is receiving an estate gift of $1.8 million from former educator Raymond D. Kennedy, of Laramie.
- Space scholarship foundation looks past astronauts' fame Updated: Jun-27-15 2:02 pm
HOUSTON - As space age icons grow older, a foundation to support would-be astronauts looks beyond their fame for financial support.
- NC Senate budget proposes ending driver's ed. requirement Updated: Jun-27-15 10:06 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The fate of driver education in North Carolina looms uncertain as legislators ironing out the budget weigh whether to continue the program's funding, or possibly end the requirement for teenagers to take driving classes altogether.
- Suburban Chicago student receives conservation scholarship Updated: Jun-27-15 4:07 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Conservation Foundation says a suburban Chicago student will receive a scholarship to attend college.
- Nixon vetoes Missouri student transfers legislation Updated: Jun-26-15 6:31 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday vetoed a bill aimed at revamping Missouri's student transfer law, saying it "veered of track" with some of its provisions and failed to cap tuition districts can charge other districts to educate students who transfer from failing schools.