Education costs

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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December 11, 2017 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog is urging the Education Department to resume the process of forgiving student loans for tens of thousands Americans who were defrauded by for-profit colleges. In a report published Monday, the Office of Inspector General, an independent body within the...
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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, winner of the Heisman Trophy, kisses the trophy Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
December 09, 2017 - 11:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield took a unique road to the Heisman Trophy, a long and winding climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players to ever play college football. The brash, flag-planting Oklahoma quarterback became the sixth Sooner to the win Heisman on Saturday night in one of...
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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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