Education costs

June 23, 2017 - 4:25 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina is raising tuition again, with its president saying the system needs more money from lawmakers to stop driving up the cost of college on families. Trustees on Friday approved the increase of 3 percent or more across all of the university's...
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June 20, 2017 - 9:23 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The nation's largest servicer of federal student loans has lobbied against states' efforts to license student loan servicers in Maine and elsewhere this year as it seeks to become the nation's single servicer of student loans under a plan backed by U.S. Education Secretary...
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The Lighthouse Christian Academy is seen on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Bloomington, Ind. In its brochure the school promises an exemplary education, a caring atmosphere and a service to God _ but not for everyone. The school reserves the right to deny admission to LGBT students because it views their lifestyle as immoral. (AP Photo/Brian Slodysko)
June 19, 2017 - 3:43 am
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Lighthouse Christian Academy promises to provide an exemplary education, a caring atmosphere and service to God — but not for everyone. The school says in its admissions brochure that it reserves the right to deny admission to LGBT students because their lifestyle is...
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May 30, 2017 - 1:57 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A student originally from Mexico, Eric Cruz Lopez was among the most visible immigration activists on the University of Connecticut campus — up until he was charged with spray-painting expletives about President Donald Trump on the walls of school buildings. Now his arrest is...
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May 30, 2017 - 10:51 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The arrest of a student activist originally from Mexico is hurting a push for Connecticut state legislation that would give students without legal immigration status at the state's public colleges and universities access to financial aid. Eric Cruz Lopez was charged on May 7...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, left, joined by Education Department Budget Service Director Erica Navarro, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, before the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the Education Department's fiscal 2018 budget. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 24, 2017 - 3:27 pm
President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives. The plan promoted by Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos widened a divide in the...
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May 22, 2017 - 9:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing to eliminate subsidized student loans and end student debt forgiveness for those who enter public service. The proposals are likely to face criticism amid calls to make college more affordable and as millions are struggling to pay off student...
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May 22, 2017 - 9:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says the Trump administration is proposing "the most ambitious expansion" of school choice in American history. But in a speech Monday night, DeVos is giving little detail on exactly how that proposal would work, other than saying states should be...
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May 12, 2017 - 9:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as fierce political battles rage in Washington over school choice, a new poll shows most Americans know little about charter schools or school voucher programs. Still, more Americans feel positively than negatively about expanding those programs. Charter schools are funded by...
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In this March 6, 2017, photo, loan rates are displayed at a bank in North Andover, Mass. On Friday, May 5, 2017, the Federal Reserve releases its March report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
May 05, 2017 - 3:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers stepped up their borrowing in March, taking out more loans for cars and school. The Federal Reserve reported Friday that total consumer borrowing rose by $16.4 billion, or 5.2 percent, in March, up from a $13.7 billion increase in February and the biggest uptick...
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