Education costs

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public schools, according to a new federal study. The report comes as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rewrites rules that had been put in place by the Obama administration to protect students who said they were defrauded by their for-profit colleges. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 05, 2017 - 12:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public schools, according to a federal study published Thursday. The report by the National Center of Education Statistics looks at students who began their...
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Relatives of A. James Clark and board members of the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation hold a scroll with the $219.5 million written across that the foundation is donating to the University of Maryland for scholarships and capital projects during the announcement in College Park, Md., on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch are also on the stage, along with Wallace Loh, the university's president. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
October 04, 2017 - 2:43 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — To help double need-based scholarships, the University of Maryland is getting a $219.5 million gift from the foundation of a billionaire alumnus whose own education was made possible by a scholarship. The university announced the gift from the A. James and Alice B. Clark...
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September 30, 2017 - 5:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Liberal icon Bernie Sanders is wading into the crowded Atlanta mayor's race as he campaigns and raises money for Vincent Fort. The Vermont senator is telling an enthusiastic crowd Saturday that candidates like Fort are needed to help working-class voters at the local level. Fort is a...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 25, 2017, file photo, Bruno Mars performs "Perm" at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Mars is the top nominee with eight nods at the American Music Awards, while The Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd all earned five nominations each. The show will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 19 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on ABC. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
September 27, 2017 - 9:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars is expanding his support of a Grammy scholarship for high school students. The five-time Grammy winner had lent financial support for a student from his native Hawaii to attend the Grammy Museum's Grammy Camp since 2014 to honor his late mother. Now a student nationwide...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017 photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. Low-income students in Florida who attended private schools using a credit scholarship program were more likely to go to college than their peers in public schools, according to a study released Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. "This will give a shot in the arm to Betsy DeVos and her campaign to expand school choice program," said Mike Petrilli, the president of the conservative Thomas B. Fordham Institute. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 27, 2017 - 3:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income students in Florida who attended private schools using a tax credit scholarship program were more likely to go to college than their peers in public schools, according to a study. The findings by the non-partisan Urban Institute released Wednesday stood in contrast with...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2017 file photo, Gov. Bruce Rauner answers questions during a news conference at Ball Charter School in Springfield, Ill. Rauner spoke about the new school funding reform bill passed by the Senate. The Governor is set to sign the legislation Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, that will change the way the state funds schools, a plan he said will ensure every child "gets a chance at an excellent education regardless of their parents' income" or where they live. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP File)
August 31, 2017 - 7:53 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to sign legislation Thursday that will change the way the state funds schools, a plan he said will ensure every child "gets a chance at an excellent education regardless of their parents' income" or where they live. Besides distributing state aid...
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August 30, 2017 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is easing financial aid rules and procedures for those affected by Harvey. The department is encouraging students whose financial needs have been altered by the storm to contact their school's financial aid office. The agency says in a statement that...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks during a press briefing in Bridgewater, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 17, 2017 - 4:01 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Military veterans are getting unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump has signed into law. The Forever GI Act removed a 15-year limit on using the benefits, effective immediately. The measure increases financial assistance for...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks during a press briefing in Bridgewater, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 17, 2017 - 3:55 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Military veterans are getting unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump has signed into law. The law removes a 15-year time limit on using GI benefits. It also increases money for thousands serving in the National Guard and Reserve. The...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks during a press briefing in Bridgewater, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 16, 2017 - 9:29 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law an updated veterans' education bill that marks the largest expansion of college assistance for military veterans in a decade. The Forever GI Act immediately removed a 15-year time limit on the use of GI benefits. The...
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