- Edwards: Possible TOPS cut won't hit students this semester Updated: Feb-12-16 6:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards tried Friday to reduce fears about the threat of cuts to the TOPS free college tuition program, saying Louisiana students who receive the aid won't see increased tuition bills this semester even if financing is reduced.
- Maryland private universities launch financial aid program Updated: Feb-12-16 12:55 pm
BALTIMORE - A group of Maryland private universities are launching a new financial aid program to match a state grant for students with financial need.
- Jamestown team wins North Dakota LifeSmarts competition Updated: Feb-12-16 2:05 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A team from Jamestown has won the state finals of the annual LifeSmarts competition.
- Washington keeps moving toward new college savings plan Updated: Feb-11-16 8:23 pm
SEATTLE - While Washington's prepaid tuition program remains on hold, the state took small steps toward opening a second college savings plan this week.
- University of Kansas touts projects, defends bonding deal Updated: Feb-09-16 6:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The University of Kansas turned to a Wisconsin agency to secure financing for new student housing and new science labs because it needed to move quickly, university officials said Tuesday, as the school sought to answer Republican lawmakers' allegations that it went rogue.
- Illinois urges college students to apply for financial aid Updated: Feb-09-16 4:01 am
CHICAGO - Illinois officials say college students should continue to apply for financial aid, even though the state budget impasse has put grants for needy students on hold.
- Gov't creates new student aid enforcement office Updated: Feb-08-16 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profit colleges and other schools.
- Students rally against proposed UO tuition hike Updated: Feb-04-16 2:00 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - Students at the University of Oregon are protesting a proposed 4.7 percent tuition hike, arguing that the increase isn't affordable.
- Advocacy group calls on Legislature to rethink scholarship Updated: Feb-03-16 2:48 pm
ST. LOUIS - An advocacy group is pushing the Missouri Legislature to reconsider how it awards scholarships for a 30-year-old program designed to keep the brightest college students in the state.
- EXCHANGE: Group aims to help undocumented students Updated: Feb-02-16 7:57 am
JOLIET, Illinois - When Brian Herrera came to Joliet Junior College, he felt alone and different from other students.
- Scholarships, tutoring to save 'lost generation' of Syrians Updated: Feb-02-16 1:59 am
ZARQA, Jordan - Until recently, Syrian refugee Eyad Zoulghena only had bad options.
- Maryland Democrats push for affordable college, retirement Updated: Feb-01-16 5:38 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland Democrats on Monday outlined plans for legislation to help people save for college and retirement.
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: Feb-01-16 1:16 pm
Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 31
- House bill would allow public funding at religious schools Updated: Jan-26-16 5:37 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho House panel has introduced a proposal that would allow students to use public funding toward religious school tuitions.
- Democrats propose bill to pay for college Updated: Jan-25-16 12:32 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Democratic legislators are proposing a bill that would give Wisconsin public college students grants to cover living expenses, tuition, student fees and textbooks.
- Democrats talk agenda ahead of Scott Walker's State of State Updated: Jan-18-16 4:43 pm
MILWAUKEE - Democratic legislative leaders said Monday that they want to hear bold plans from Gov. Scott Walker on strengthening the middle class and improving the state's infrastructure during his upcoming State of the State address.
- GOP lawmaker wants cap on private school tax credits Updated: Jan-18-16 1:51 pm
PHOENIX - An effort by some Republican lawmakers to roll back an annual 20 percent boost in the amount of corporate tax credits available for contributions to private school tuition organizations has returned this session.
- Court: Blind student's lawsuit against university is settled Updated: Jan-15-16 6:51 pm
CINCINNATI - Attorneys have settled a federal lawsuit filed by a blind student who accused Miami University of using technology that presented a barrier to her education, court records show.
- State program would help college grads refinance debt Updated: Jan-15-16 10:32 am
WINONA, Minnesota - The state's Office of Higher Education has announced a new refinancing program to cut interest rates for Minnesotans who face large debt from student loans.