Regional News

15
Aug
How Kentucky Garnished $50M for Unpaid Tuition Without a Court Order

In the last 12 years, the Kentucky Department of Revenue has claimed in excess of $50 million from students behind on payments to Kentucky’s public universities. The department has managed to do so by taking money out of the students’ tax refunds and paychecks without a court order. It has also collected a hefty amount in fees […]

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06
Aug
LeBron James’ New School Offers Kids a Future College Education and More

Many consider him the NBA’s GOAT, but one day LeBron James could be known as one of education’s GOATs. On July 30, James opened his Akron, Ohio-based I Promise School. The non-charter public school, similar to one James attended, will enroll 240 third- and fourth-grade at-risk children. The school plans to grow enrollment to over […]

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13
Jun
Last-Dollar Financial Aid Can Help Low-Income Students Stay in School

For low- to moderate-income college students, targeted supplemental financial aid can be a difference-maker for their enrollment chances. Some schools offer additional funding after students have exhausted their initial financial aid, which can help cover as much as the entire tuition. One such program, Rutgers University–Camden’s “Bridging the Gap,” showed that la

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09
Jun
Here’s Where Family Members of Fallen Soldiers Can Go to College for Free

More universities are beginning to offer scholarships or free education to children or spouses of fallen and disabled soldiers. A university in Tennessee will open a new program this fall, and a New Jersey lawmaker submitted a statewide proposal for such students. The University of Memphis Begins a New Program The University of Memphis is […]

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24
May
Ohio Bill Would Create a Tax Credit to Help Pay for College

For Ohio college students and families, the price of tuition may soon become more affordable. On May 17, Ohio state Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) introduced new legislation, the Ohio Lets Everyone Achieve Right Now (LEARN) tax credit, targeted at reducing the cost of higher education. The tax credit is intended to cover 90 percent of […]

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22
May
Law Enforcement Officers Get a Tuition Break at These Schools

Georgia Military College commemorated Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15 by honoring fallen officers and announcing a new tuition discount for any law enforcement officer who wants to attend the college. Officers will get a 10 percent discount on their tuition at the college, which also includes its online courses, WMAZ reported. There have already […]

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15
May
Chicago Community College Enrollment Drops While Tuition Goes Up

Enrollment at several Illinois community colleges is at an all-time low. At the same time, the cost of tuition has gone up. In 2017, seven suburban community colleges reported a combined total of 60,177 students. This is a 9 percent drop from their combined average over the past 10 years. Tuition and fees were 14.3 […]

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10
May
Dartmouth and Brown Aim to Eliminate Student Loans

For some Ivy League schools, the idea of eliminating student loans from their financial aid packages is starting to become a bigger trend. Dartmouth College is the latest mark its progress in making these changes to financial aid packages. The college mentioned its fundraising campaign on April 27, according to The Dartmouth. The current goal is […]

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09
May
Georgia Colleges’ Tuition Costs Steady, but Room and Board Goes Up

In April, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia voted not to raise tuition for the upcoming school year – joining other college systems in freezing or lowering that cost. Stable tuition prices are always good news, but many students don’t realize that their living expenses will still go up. According to the University […]

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25
Apr
Some Arizona Community Colleges Might Cut Tuition Rates

Maricopa County Community College District in Arizona is looking at cutting back on its tuition rate in the upcoming school year for its 10 colleges. The rates have stayed the same for the last two years at $86 for every credit hour, The Arizona Republic reported. That’s a break from the current trend of rising tuition […]

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