Education costs

Kay Ivey speaks after taking the oath of office of Governor of Alabama, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
April 11, 2017 - 6:52 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Within a span of minutes, Alabama's lieutenant governor catapulted from a position of largely ceremonial duties to the state's top political job. But new Republican Gov. Kay Ivey has decades of experience working in, and around, state politics. She held two terms as state...
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This December 2016 photo provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. (Dylan Entelis/NerdWallet via AP)
April 11, 2017 - 12:47 pm
"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, Brooklyn College students walk between classes on campus in New York. The New York state Legislature approved a budget on April 9, 2017, that includes funding for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to offer free tuition for middle class students at state universities. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
April 10, 2017 - 5:21 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There's a big string attached to New York's free middle-class college tuition initiative: Students must stay in the state after graduation or else pay back the benefit. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the requirement was added to protect the state's investment in a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, Brooklyn College students walk between classes on campus in New York. The New York state Legislature approved a budget on April 9, 2017, that includes funding for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to offer free tuition for middle class students at state universities. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
April 10, 2017 - 3:06 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There's a big string attached to New York's free middle-class college tuition initiative: Students must stay in the state after graduation or else pay back the benefit. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the requirement was added to protect the state's investment in a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, Brooklyn College students walk between classes on campus in New York. The New York state Legislature approved a budget on April 9, 2017, that includes funding for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to offer free tuition for middle class students at state universities. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
April 10, 2017 - 6:01 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is set to make tuition at public colleges and universities free for middle-class students. The tuition initiative is part of a new state budget approved Sunday by the state Senate, a day after the Assembly approved it. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) proposed...
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Principal Marta Garcia, right, gives a tour of her school to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at Royal Palm Elementary School as Alberto Carvalho, Miami-Dade Public School Superintendent looks on in Miami on Friday, April 7, 2017. (C.M. Guerrero/El Nuevo Herald via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government officials say additional security detail for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may cost up to $7.8 million through September. The U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement Friday that a threat to DeVos' safety was identified in February and she was put under additional...
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April 07, 2017 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government officials say additional security detail for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may cost up to $7.8 million through September. The U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement Friday that a threat to DeVos' safety was identified in February and she was put under additional...
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Republican state Sen. Bob Worsley, standing, explains a deal he negotiated to cap overall growth in a proposal expanding Arizona's private school voucher program to all students Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
April 07, 2017 - 4:13 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a major school voucher expansion bill that will extend eligibility to all 1.1 million state schoolchildren despite vehement opposition from Democrats who believe it will undercut public education and cost taxpayers untold millions of...
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Republican state Sen. Bob Worsley, standing, explains a deal he negotiated to cap overall growth in a proposal expanding Arizona's private school voucher program to all students Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
April 07, 2017 - 2:59 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a major school voucher expansion bill that will extend eligibility to all 1.1 million state schoolchildren despite vehement opposition from Democrats who believe it will undercut public education and cost taxpayers untold millions of...
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Republican state Sen. Bob Worsley, standing, explains a deal he negotiated to cap overall growth in a proposal expanding Arizona's private school voucher program to all students Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
April 06, 2017 - 10:18 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona lawmakers on Thursday dramatically expanded a school voucher program by extending eligibility to all 1.1 million state schoolchildren despite vehement opposition from Democrats who believe it will undercut public education and cost taxpayers untold millions of...
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