Education costs

In this March 6, 2018 photo, Stacey Abrams holds a news conference to announce she has qualified to run for governor in Atlanta. Abrams and Stacey Evans are vying for the Democratic nomination for Georgia governor. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
May 10, 2018 - 1:17 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — One spent much of her childhood in trailers, raised by her mother, college made possible partly by a lottery scholarship and other grants. The other grew up in a working-class, African-American household in the Deep South, her path to law school also paved with financial aid. Now, 40...
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FILE- In this April 18, 2018, file photo, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testifies before a House Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is signaling that it intends to pull back on investigating potential abuses by companies in the $1.5 trillion student loan market. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is shuttering its student lending office, according to an announcement Wednesday, May 9, 2018, by its acting director, Mick Mulvaney. Its responsibilities are being moved under the broad umbrella of “financial education.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 09, 2018 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration signaled Wednesday that it intends to pull back on investigating potential abuses by companies in the $1.5 trillion student loan market. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will shutter its student lending office, according to a bureau-wide memo written...
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May 08, 2018 - 1:24 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Vincent Sheheen says high tuition costs are disgraceful and he wants to create a partnership with state colleges and universities that will focus on tuition freezes and rewarding in-state enrollment. The Camden Democrat announced the Higher Education...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, the seal of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve System is displayed in the ground at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. The Federal Reserve issues new data Monday, May 7, 2018, on how much credit Americans took on in March. The tally, which excludes mortgages and other loans secured by real estate, is expected to show consumer borrowing increased by $15.6 billion. That would follow a gain of $10.6 billion in February. That gain pushed total consumer credit to nearly $3.9 trillion.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 07, 2018 - 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their borrowing by $11.6 billion in March as a big increase in the category that covers auto and student loans offset the largest monthly drop in credit card borrowing in more than five years. The Federal Reserve says the March increase in total debt was below...
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May 07, 2018 - 1:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A legal secretary who quietly amassed over $9 million through decades of investments has donated most of it to needy students. The New York Times says $6.24 million from the estate of Sylvia Bloom has been given to the Henry Street Settlement. Bloom's niece, Jane Lockshin, says...
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May 07, 2018 - 10:43 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court won't hear a case having to do with whether certain immigrants with temporary permission to stay in the U.S. should be eligible for in-state tuition at state colleges and universities. The Georgia university system requires verification of "lawful presence" in...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2016, file photo, Beyonce performs "Freedom" at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. When Beyonce paid tribute to historically black colleges at Coachella, the singer’s grand performance reignited interest in the marching band culture creating shockwaves of excitement to students attending those schools. Many from the black community are praising Beyonce for shedding light on HBCUs. Her high-energy festival set over the weekend involved a marching band, dance troupes and step teams from black colleges along with her singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the national black anthem. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
April 20, 2018 - 7:11 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When Beyonce paid tribute to historically black colleges at Coachella, the singer's grand performance reignited interest in the marching band culture and created shockwaves of excitement to students attending those schools. From far and wide, some HBCU students are saying Beyonce's...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, corporate signage hangs at a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. McDonald’s, citing the new U.S. tax law and the tightening job market, is expanding its 3-year-old education benefits program, tripling the amount of money some workers can get each year to help pay for college or trade school tuition. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 29, 2018 - 8:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, citing the new U.S. tax law and the tightening job market, is expanding its 3-year-old education benefits program, tripling the amount of money some workers can get each year to help pay for college or trade school tuition. The fast-food company is also changing its...
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Johnny C. Taylor Jr. speaks during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, to announce Taylor as chairman of the President Donald Trump's board of advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU.) Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is right, and second from right is Johnathan Holifield executive director HBCU. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 27, 2018 - 9:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the nation's historically black colleges and universities got major face time in front of some of America's top companies, like Google, Starbucks and Walmart, on Tuesday at this year's HBCU Fly-In, sponsored by congressional Republicans. They didn't, however, go...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:38 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is providing scholarships to cover the tuition for all master's degree students studying acting and directing. The Ivy League university in Rhode Island announced the change Friday. It says it wants to ease student debt, diversify the pool of actors and...
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