Education costs

FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, credit cards are displayed in Haverhill, Mass. On Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, the Federal Reserve releases its October report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
December 07, 2017 - 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their borrowing by $20.5 billion in October. It was the biggest gain in 11 months and reflected strong increases in the use of credit cards and in auto and student loans. The October followed a $19.2 billion gain in September and was the best showing...
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Jennifer Lawrence arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
December 06, 2017 - 7:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn't Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Lawrence who got the most rousing applause at the Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment breakfast on Wednesday. It was a college freshman named Carla Arellano. The Loyola Marymount University student received a standing ovation...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, kindergarten students listen as teacher Amy Holland reads on the first day of school at Nancy Ryles Elementary School in Beaverton, Ore. A last-minute amendment to the Republicans' tax plan would allow parents to use savings from 529 education savings accounts to pay for K-12 education, including homeschool expenses. It's been hailed as a win for school choice because it would expand a program that's been restricted to college tuition and expenses, although critics say it would benefit only wealthy families. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
December 05, 2017 - 1:22 pm
A late amendment to the Republicans' tax overhaul plan would allow parents to put money they save for their children's college costs toward K-12 education, including private school tuition and homeschool expenses, in a proposal hailed as a win by school choice supporters. The Senate plan would...
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Les Lilly, center, walks by a Douglas County, Colo., Sheriffs Department officer after Lilly spoke during a Douglas County School Board meeting Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Castle Rock, Colo. A new anti-voucher majority on the board was set to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public school students attend secular and religious schools with taxpayer-funded vouchers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 04, 2017 - 10:01 pm
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A new anti-voucher majority on a suburban Denver school district board voted Monday night to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public school students attend secular and religious schools with taxpayer-funded vouchers. The...
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December 01, 2017 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are proposing to revamp federal student loan programs by putting caps on how much students and parents can borrow even as they call for simplifying the application process. The student aid provisions are part of a massive rewrite of higher education legislation...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Cadet Simone Askew, of Fairfax, Va., who has been selected first captain of the U.S. Military Academy Corps of Cadets for the upcoming academic year, answers questions during a news conference, in West Point, NY. Askew earned another prestigious honor Sunday, Nov. 19, when she was one of 32 Americans awarded Rhodes scholarships to study at Oxford University in England. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 19, 2017 - 3:36 pm
The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen for post-...
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November 19, 2017 - 1:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two students from Georgia universities have been selected as Rhodes scholars in a class with the most ever African-Americans chosen. The Rhodes Trust announced Saturday that Chelsea Jackson and Calvin Runnels are among the 32 students selected to receive a scholarship to study at the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, file photo, visitors are silhouetted by the morning sun as they walk along the beach at Pillar Point in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Young parents are often torn between two savings goals: college for their kids and their own retirement. There are strategies that can help satisfy both goals. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 14, 2017 - 12:53 pm
Millennials know student loan debt. Borrowers under 30 are carrying more than $376 billion in student loans and those ages 30 to 39 hold more than $408 billion, according to 2015 data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Consumer Credit Panel/Equifax. For the parents in that group, it's a...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two women who claim they were defrauded by a New York for-profit college are suing the Education Department and a private lender in a case their lawyers hope will offer a new legal remedy for tens of thousands of students frustrated with the agency's inaction on loan forgiveness claims. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 13, 2017 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Department officials opened formal negotiations on Monday to rewrite federal rules meant to protect students from fraud by colleges and universities. The talks with university representative and student advocates are taking place as the department faces criticism for...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2014 file photo, an Everest Institute sign is seen in a office building in Silver Spring, Md. Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98 percent of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools, according to an analysis of Education Department data published Thursday, Nov. 9. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
November 09, 2017 - 12:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98 percent of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools, according to an analysis of Education Department data published Thursday. The study by The Century Foundation represents the most...
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