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Stories with subject: Student finances
  • Analysis: Holes and worries emerge in Louisiana's budget 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 4:46 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - As lawmakers patched their way through this year's budget, many of them talked as if they had drawn up a six-month plan, fully expecting Louisiana's next governor to come in with a broader blueprint for fixing the state's financial mess.

  • How do schools calculate new stipends for college athletes? 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 10:50 am

    For the first time, the NCAA is allowing college athletes to receive money in their scholarships to cover the so-called cost of attendance, those expenses beyond tuition, room and board, books and fees that come with attending school.

  • Pair of southwest Ohio colleges await accreditation status 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 11:27 am

    WILBERFORCE, Ohio - Two small higher education institutions in southwestern Ohio are waiting to learn their accreditation status, necessary for students to be eligible for certain types of financial aid.

  • The Latest on Springfield: Senate OKs college grant funding story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 8:11 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The latest on activities in Springfield as Gov. Bruce Rauner spends Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair and action by the Senate on legislation, including overriding several Rauner vetoes:

  • Washington's prepaid tuition plan frozen for up to 2 years 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 7:28 pm

    SEATTLE - Washington's prepaid tuition program will be frozen for up to two years until the committee that runs the Guaranteed Education Tuition program can figure out the impact of two years of tuition cuts at state colleges and universities.

  • Committee considers changes to state pre-paid tuition plan 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 4:52 pm

    SEATTLE - A state committee is considering letting parents who invested in the state's prepaid college-tuition program in recent years pull their money out without penalty.

  • Cartoon tortoise stars in Nevada college savings blitz 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 7:49 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - If talk of tax deductions and 529 college savings plans is putting Nevadans to sleep, the state treasurer's office hopes to spice up the conversation with Sage, a spunky, cartoon desert tortoise.

  • Clinton to propose $350 billion college affordability plan 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 12:16 am

    WASHINGTON - Calling for a "new college compact," Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of student debt.

  • Purdue seeks partner for financial aid alternative 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 2:46 pm

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Purdue University's research foundation is seeking a partner to establish and manage an alternative way for students to receive financial aid without incurring burdensome debt.

  • Sen. Warren seeks review of military student loan law 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 6:25 pm

    BOSTON - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is seeking a fresh examination of a student loan law aimed at providing consumer protections to active members of the military.

  • UConn expands tuition benefits for veterans 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 2:29 pm

    STORRS, Connecticut - The University of Connecticut's board of trustees voted Wednesday to expand a program that gives tuition breaks to some veterans and their dependents.