Regional News

17
Feb
Washington Aiming to Raise $800,000 for Low-Income Students’ AP Exam Fees

Aiming to help low-income students in the state of Washington, a group of public agencies, businesses, and non-profits in the education industry are trying to raise $800,000 to cover the cost of AP and International Baccalaureate (IB) exam fees for low-income students. According to a report in the Seattle Times, Microsoft vowed to donate $100,000 while JPMor

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15
Feb
State Colleges in Oregon are Leaving Students With the Most Debt

Student loan debt has long been a problem for countless Americans who are struggling to make ends meet let alone pay an average of $28,400 in college loans. For the class of 2016, the problem is even worse after they ended up being the most indebted class in history. Overall, there are more than 43 million […]

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14
Feb
Arkansas Wants Residents to Go to Community College for Free

Taking a page from San Francisco and New York, both of which plan to offer free community college next year, lawmakers in Arkansas are hoping to get a bill passed through the Senate that would enable residents to go to a community college or two-year technical school for free. Dubbed the “Arkansas Future Grants” program, college aid […]

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11
Feb
Wisconsin Democrats Hope Third Time’s a Charm for Student Loan Bill

Wisconsin Democrats are reintroducing for the third time a bill that aims to help people cut their student loan debt by qualifying for lower student loan refinance rates. The bill would create a Wisconsin Student Loan Refinancing Authority, and the organization would design a system to buy federal and private loans for refinancing. The bill also would allow

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10
Feb
San Francisco Becomes First City to Offer Free Community College to All Residents

This fall, San Francisco will become the first city in the nation to offer free community college to all of its residents. San Francisco will provide the City College of San Francisco with nearly $5.4 million annually for the program. Of that, $3.1 million will go towards tuition, which currently is at $46 per credit at […]

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08
Feb
Illegal Immigrant Students are Coming to Connecticut to Show Support for Financial Aid Bill

President Trump may be vowing to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, but that isn’t stopping a group of undocumented immigrant students from having their voices heard during a hearing in Connecticut. The hearing was looking at whether or not they should receive financial aid from colleges and universities run by the state. […]

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07
Feb
Debt Free College Comes With a Multi-Billion Cost to the State of California

The dream of debt free college is going to come at a cost and according to a recent report from Legislative Analyst’s Office, a non-partisan fiscal and policy advisor, it’s to the tune of $3.3 billion a year in California. According to the report, which set out to gauge the cost of designing and implementing debt […]

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06
Feb
Wells Fargo Being Sued by Immigrant Students in California

At a time when President Trump is pledging to build a Mexican border wall among other things, a group of immigrants are suing Wells Fargo for denying them student loans despite being protected under a program instituted by former president Barack Obama. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a lawsuit in a Los Angeles […]

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03
Feb
U.S. Government Sues Los Angeles Resident Over Student Loans

Despite mounting student loan debt in the country, it is still one of those things that can’t be discharged via bankruptcy. But that hasn’t stopped scores of borrowers from defaulting on their loans, which has apparently started to cause a reaction by the United States government. According to a report in the Northern California Record, the […]

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03
Feb
Public Prosecutors and Defenders Receive Student Loan Relief in Kentucky

Kentucky’s public prosecutors and public defenders may get some help with their student loan debt under the John R. Justice Grant program, which provides relief to student loan debt holders that serve as public prosecutors and public defenders around the country. According to The Lane Report, the state of Kentucky said it has funding to open the […]

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