Education costs

One of the daughters of the politician Katrina Lantos Swett touches the statue of her father, late US Congressman of Hungarian origin Tom Lantos during the unveiling ceremony near Lantos' former school, Berzsenyi Daniel Secondary School, in Tom Lantos Walk in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (Noemi Bruzak/MTI via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 1:22 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A statue of Hungarian-born U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor ever to serve in the U.S. Congress, was unveiled Thursday in Budapest as those attending praised the man known for his advocacy of democracy and human rights around the world. A California Democrat...
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January 30, 2018 - 12:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A preliminary analysis by the Education Department says payments to students defrauded by for-profit colleges may be cut by about 60 percent under a plan to provide only partial loan forgiveness on some claims. The agency has said it is discontinuing the Obama administration's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2013, file photo, patrons of the Hernando, Miss., branch of First Regional Library system explore online college-level courses that can earn credit. Prospective students who want a college degree but can’t attend a traditional campus may consider online college for its flexibility and independent learning style. But self-paced courses are not for everyone. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal via AP, File)
December 26, 2017 - 9:58 am
Amelia Roberts, a nurse in Washington, D.C., knew she needed to return to college for a bachelor's degree if she wanted to win a care coordinator position at her hospital. But attending college on a campus wasn't a practical option for her. "I was in the workforce, so traveling to a class in the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2017, file photo, Florida State's head coach Jimbo Fisher, right, meets Delaware State's head coach Kenny Carter at midfield before the start of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee Fla. The latest issue in a mostly forgettable season for Florida State is a possible administrative error, apparently discovered by a Reddit user, that calls into question the Seminoles' bowl eligibility. The Independence Bowl between Florida State and Southern Miss will go on, regardless, and Seminoles fans can only hope that they can finally put 2017 to rest.(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
December 23, 2017 - 12:14 am
Florida State has faced one problem after another since starting the season ranked No. 3. The latest twist in a strange and disappointing season for the Seminoles came Friday when it was forced to defend its bowl eligibility after it had been called into question by fan-led investigation posted on...
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December 22, 2017 - 11:27 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tops a list of best values in public universities, and N.C. State University also made the top 10. Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranked the flagship UNC campus as its No. 1 list of affordable public universities because of its...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) watches during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, in Detroit. Barr is prepared for the hate coming his way this week from Green Bay Packers fans mad at him for the hit that broke the collarbone of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He's not fazed by much, thanks in part to his mother. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
December 21, 2017 - 2:14 am
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Barr has scrolled through the social media hate messages directed at him from disgruntled fans of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. One of them even arrived in the mail . When Barr and the Vikings visit Green Bay on Saturday night, the three-time Pro Bowl linebacker...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. The Education Department is abandoning the Obama administration's practice of fully wiping out the student loans of those who had been defrauded by for-profit colleges and will start granting some students only partial loan relief. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
December 20, 2017 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who were defrauded by the for-profit Corinthian Colleges may not get their loans forgiven entirely, the Education Department announced Wednesday, in a reversal of the Obama administration policy of wiping out the debt. Under President Barack Obama, tens of thousands of...
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A poster advertising Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s Rethink School initiative is seen at a summit on innovation in higher education held at the Education Department Thursday, Dec. 14 2017, in Washington. Republican lawmakers have dropped from the tax bill provisions that were criticized by students and educators as making college less affordable. House and Senate Republican leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on what would be the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws in more than 30 years. The package would give generous tax cuts to corporations and the wealthiest Americans, and more modest tax cuts to low- and middle-income families. (AP Photo/Maria Danilova)
December 14, 2017 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers have dropped from the tax bill provisions that were criticized by students and educators as making college less affordable. House and Senate Republican leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on what would be the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws...
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From left, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, and other tax conferees gather to work on the sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Democrats are objecting to the bill and are asking that a final vote be delayed until Senator-elect Doug Jones of Alabama is seated. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 14, 2017 - 12:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The IRS says taxpayers could begin seeing less money withheld from their paychecks "as early as February" if Congress passes a Republican tax overhaul plan this month. The agency says in a statement released...
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, center, embraces Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, as House and Senate conferees after GOP leaders announced they have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, looks on at far right. Democrats objected to the bill and asked that a final vote be delayed until Senator-elect Doug Jones of Alabama is seated. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 13, 2017 - 9:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans — Donald Trump among them — and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to...
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