Education costs

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2018 file photo, Texas Governor Greg Abbott smiles before a gubernatorial debate against his Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas. Decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene in new sessions in 2019. Abbott and the Republican-controlled Legislature will be wrestling with whether to tap as much as $5 billion from the state’s rainy-day fund to pay for the recovery from Hurricane Harvey, which swamped the southeast portion of the state in August 2017. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, Pool)
December 31, 2018 - 2:55 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. Some states will be considering anew whether to expand government-funded...
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December 23, 2018 - 9:13 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Groups that support in-state tuition rates for students who are undocumented or with DACA will hold a protest where actors portraying Mary and Joseph are turned away by innkeepers who are North Carolina politicians. The event will be held Sunday in front of the State Board of...
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December 17, 2018 - 7:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Office of National Statistics says it is changing the way it accounts for student loans in a decision that will add 12 billion pounds ($15 billion) to the country's budget deficit. The statistics agency said in a statement Monday that the design of the system means much of...
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December 14, 2018 - 5:12 pm
The U.S. Education Department said it will forgive $150 million in federal student loans as part of a 2016 rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos previously tried to block. Department officials began notifying 15,000 students on Friday that their loans will automatically be erased because they attended...
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North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. North Carolina State won 34-28 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 25, 2018 - 2:11 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Larry Fedora overcame years of NCAA trouble at North Carolina — from inherited scholarship reductions to an academic case that hovered over recruiting — to help the Tar Heels put up big offensive numbers and win an Atlantic Coast Conference division championship. But Fedora...
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November 21, 2018 - 11:15 am
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Cartersville student and her high school marching band have been named the 2018 recipients of the 15th annual Bob Hope Band Scholarship Award. Abby Matthews, a 16-year-old clarinet player, and the Wildcat Marching Band from Woodland High School in Bartow County will...
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FILE- This April 2, 2014, file photo, shows the headquarters of student loan debt collector Navient Corporation, in Wilmington, Del. One of the nation’s largest student loan servicing companies may have driven tens of thousands of borrowers struggling with their debts into high-cost repayment plans. That’s the finding of a Department of Education audit of practices at Navient Corp., the nation’s third-largest student loan servicing company. (William Bretzger/The News Journal via AP, File)
November 20, 2018 - 5:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation's largest student loan servicing companies may have driven tens of thousands of borrowers struggling with their debts into higher-cost repayment plans. That's the finding of a Department of Education audit of practices at Navient Corp., the nation's third-largest...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 19, 2018, file photo, former New York City Mayor and United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg speaks at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington. Bloomberg is donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. Bloomberg and the Baltimore university said Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, that the gift is the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
November 18, 2018 - 5:53 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sunday he's donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, to boost financial aid for low- and middle-income students. The Baltimore university said the contribution — the largest ever to any education...
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This September 2018 photo provided by Louis-Henri Merino shows Alaleh Azhir in Los Angeles. Azhir, a 21-year old senior at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, is among the latest crop of American Rhodes scholars, which has more women than any other single class. The New York City resident who emigrated from Iran when she was 14 years old, hopes to eventually become a doctor and will be studying women's and reproductive health at Oxford. (Louis-Henri Merino via AP)
November 18, 2018 - 4:35 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The latest crop of U.S. Rhodes scholars has more women than any other single class, and almost half of this year's recipients of the prestigious scholarship to Oxford University in England are either immigrants or first-generation Americans, the Rhodes Trust announced Sunday. Among...
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October 12, 2018 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department says it will no longer try to delay an Obama-era regulation that helped students defrauded by for-profit colleges get their loans forgiven. A federal court ruled last month that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' decision to delay the regulation, known as...
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