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Stories with subject: Student finances
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Government names special monitor for Corinthian student debt 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:31 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Education Department is appointing a special monitor to help develop a debt relief program for students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges.

  • Bill to put cost controls on TOPS scrapped by Gov. Jindal 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 7:05 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's TOPS free college tuition program won't face new spending restrictions, after Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday vetoed a bill that sought to curb the ballooning costs of the program.

  • Judge rules lawyer owes $236,000 in old law school loan 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 5:33 pm

    BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut - A Connecticut lawyer who hasn't paid his law school loans since 2001, saying the federal government broke his loan agreement, has been ordered by a judge to pay the outstanding balance of more than $236,000.

  • Lawsuit challenges college rules for in-state tuition 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 4:54 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Aspiring college students who are legal U.S. citizens but can't prove their parents are in the country legally have sued South Carolina officials, saying the state is unconstitutionally denying college scholarships and forcing them to pay out of state-tuition even though they've lived in the state for years.

  • Gov't plan to help more students erase debt raises questions story has photos
    Updated: Jun-09-15 3:25 am

    WASHINGTON - A government plan to wipe out loans for many of the students who attended the now-disgraced for-profit Corinthian Colleges raises serious questions about whether the White House or Congress should have done more to prevent the debacle.

  • Assets of middle-class scholarship recipients draw scrutiny 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 2:56 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A new college scholarship aimed at providing tuition relief to middle-class families in California has emerged as a sticking point in the Legislature's discussions over higher education spending.