- Families struggle 10 years after Ohio Marines killed in Iraq Updated: Aug-01-15 11:07 am
CINCINNATI - Some people look surprised and tell him they just can't believe it's been 10 years already. For Keith Wightman, time hasn't passed quickly at all.
- Fitch tries to hold off GOP primary challenge from McRae Updated: Jul-31-15 4:12 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - First-term Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch is trying to fend off a Republican primary challenge from a fellow attorney who used to work in the Unclaimed Property division of her office.
- Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates Updated: Jul-31-15 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON - More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant money to take college courses while still behind bars.
- State representative gives $500,000 to UGA law school Updated: Jul-31-15 1:53 pm
ATHENS, Georgia - The University of Georgia's law school says it has received a $500,000 gift from a state legislator to create a scholarship.
- State faces down deadline to finalize need-based scholarship Updated: Jul-30-15 3:43 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Faced with a tight deadline to launch a new, need-based scholarship, Nevada higher education officials on Thursday granted more authority to the chancellor to finalize program details.
- Colorado theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killer Updated: Jul-30-15 11:22 am
CENTENNIAL, Colorado - He flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade, the smile was gone, replaced with an awkward smirk and a wild look in his eye.
- Dillard grad donates $1M for endowed scholarship Updated: Jul-30-15 6:23 am
NEW ORLEANS - A 1970 Dillard University graduate has donated $1 million to the school to establish an endowed scholarship for its students.
- Education program in Syracuse closes office to save money Updated: Jul-30-15 3:06 am
SYRACUSE, New York - An education program that's helped thousands of students go to college for free has closed its office in central New York to save money.
- Auditors: UConn loan deal could cost state $77 million Updated: Jul-29-15 7:29 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The University of Connecticut may have cost the state just under $77 million in unnecessary interest payments by entering into a loan deal to pay for the new ambulatory care center at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, according to state auditors.
- Feds accuse Philadelphia congressman Fattah of corruption Updated: Jul-29-15 7:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA - U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah paid off an illegal $1 million campaign loan with federal grants and charitable donations, funneled campaign funds toward his son's student loans and disguised a lobbyist's bribe as payment for a Porsche his TV anchor wife never sold, prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing a racketeering indictment against him.
- FTC investigating online college University of Phoenix Updated: Jul-29-15 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON - The University of Phoenix, which runs an online college popular among military veterans, is under federal investigation for possible deceptive or unfair business practices, its parent company the Apollo Education Group told shareholders Wednesday.
- Pilot program to provide federal student aid to prisoners Updated: Jul-29-15 3:22 am
WASHINGTON - Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars.
- 3 percent Iowa tuition hike proposed for spring semester Updated: Jul-28-15 1:56 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Tens of thousands of students at Iowa's three public universities would pay $100 more for tuition next spring under a proposal released Tuesday.
- Miranda Lambert scholarship to help female musicians Updated: Jul-28-15 12:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Miranda Lambert wants more women to have the kind of success she's had, so she founded a new scholarship at Belmont University.
- Kansas schools try to help students limit their debt Updated: Jul-28-15 10:01 am
SALINA, Kansas - Higher education schools in Salina have been working with students to improve their financial knowledge and manage their student debt.
- IPFW expands in-state tuition to 8 more Ohio counties Updated: Jul-28-15 9:49 am
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has announced that residents of eight more Ohio counties close to the campus are now eligible for in-state tuition.
- Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers Updated: Jul-28-15 8:08 am
The Herald Times (Bloomington). July 23, 2015
- Some immigrant students face doubt over Missouri college aid Updated: Jul-27-15 7:47 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - With the fall semester set to begin in weeks for many Missouri colleges and universities, students whose parents brought them illegally to the U.S. still face uncertainty regarding financial aid for the upcoming school year.
- Chicago-area high school creates anti-bullying scholarship Updated: Jul-27-15 4:54 am
PALATINE, Illinois - A suburban Chicago woman has left $50,000 to a scholarship fund at a Palatine high school honoring her son, who endured bullying when he attended 40 years ago.
- UCF offers loan forgiveness for doctoral nursing program Updated: Jul-24-15 1:29 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - The University of Central Florida is offering nurses seeking a doctorate degree a loan forgiveness opportunity.
- NKU president turns down merit raise, performance bonus Updated: Jul-24-15 7:28 am
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky - Northern Kentucky University's president has turned down a merit pay raise and performance bonus.
- NC court upholds taxpayer-funded grants for private schools Updated: Jul-23-15 6:56 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of a Republican-backed program that spends taxpayer money on tuition for students at private and religious schools.
- Board OKs $10 million emergency loan for Pontiac Schools Updated: Jul-22-15 12:38 pm
PONTIAC, Michigan - A second $10 million emergency loan has been approved for Pontiac's public schools.
- Donor offers to pay UofL president's bonus Updated: Jul-22-15 10:01 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A University of Louisville donor says he will use part of his $10 million gift to the school to "totally fund" incentive compensation for school President James Ramsey and his top administrators.
- EXCHANGE: Mentors aid 1st generation college students Updated: Jul-22-15 6:32 am
PALATINE, Illinois - Marvin Vargas worked hard at Palatine High School to earn the grades and scholarship money that would allow him to go on to college -- launching him on a journey his parents never experienced.