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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, the NCAA headquarters is shown in Indianapolis. College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change Wednesday, June 13, 2018. It takes effect Oct. 15. Standoffs between athletes and coaches over transfers have often led to embarrassing results for schools standing in the way of player who wishes to leave. Last spring at Kansas State, reserve receiver Corey Sutton said he was blocked him from transferring to 35 schools by coach Bill Snyder before the school finally relented after public pressure. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
June 13, 2018 - 9:23 pm
College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change effective Oct. 15 on Wednesday. The council also decided that D-I football players will be allowed to play in up to...
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June 04, 2018 - 6:55 am
INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician whose calculations helped bring Apollo astronauts back to Earth, is being honored at her alma mater with a bronze statue and a scholarship in her time. West Virginia State University says a dedication ceremony is planned for Aug. 25...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, a Walmart employee scans items while conducting an exercise during a Walmart Academy class session at the store in North Bergen, N.J. Walmart is offering its employees a new perk: affordable access to a college degree. America’s largest private employer, which in the past has helped its workers get their high school or equivalency degree, hopes the new benefit will help it recruit and retain higher quality entry-level employees in a tight U.S. labor market. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
May 30, 2018 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is offering its employees a new perk: affordable access to a college degree. America's largest private employer, which in the past has helped its workers get their high school or equivalency degrees, hopes the new benefit will help it recruit and retain higher quality entry-...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
May 22, 2018 - 10:46 am
"Ask Brianna" is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet...
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May 20, 2018 - 7:50 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The candidates for Georgia governor are set to meet in their final debates before voters hit the polls in Tuesday's primaries. The five Republican candidates meet first at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The two Democrats get their chance Sunday at 1 p.m. Previous Republican debates have been...
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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidates and former state representatives Stacey Abrams, left, and Stacey Evans debate Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
May 15, 2018 - 10:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls have squared off in a heated debate as they make their final appeals to voters. Former state Rep. Stacey Evans and former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams took each other to task Tuesday over their respective legislative records. Evans...
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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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