- Louisiana governor's speech stokes fears, threatens football Updated: Feb-12-16 6:21 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards' talk of shuttered hospitals, college closures and a canceled football season for the LSU Tigers drew attention Friday to Louisiana's deep budget woes, mixed with criticism that the Democratic governor was fear-mongering.
- Edwards: Possible TOPS cut won't hit students this semester Updated: Feb-12-16 6:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards tried Friday to reduce fears about the threat of cuts to the TOPS free college tuition program, saying Louisiana students who receive the aid won't see increased tuition bills this semester even if financing is reduced.
- Maryland private universities launch financial aid program Updated: Feb-12-16 12:55 pm
BALTIMORE - A group of Maryland private universities are launching a new financial aid program to match a state grant for students with financial need.
- Washington keeps moving toward new college savings plan Updated: Feb-11-16 8:23 pm
SEATTLE - While Washington's prepaid tuition program remains on hold, the state took small steps toward opening a second college savings plan this week.
- Schumer urges students to pressure Congress on college cost Updated: Feb-11-16 6:03 pm
BUFFALO, New York - Sen. Charles Schumer is asking college students to turn up the pressure on Congress to make college more affordable.
- School voucher bill stalls in House amid flagging support Updated: Feb-11-16 5:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A proposal to create a school voucher program stalled in the House on Thursday despite efforts to drum up support among wary rural lawmakers by limiting the areas of Tennessee where parents could receive state money to pay for private school tuition.
- Arkansas' lottery sees record revenue of $58.7M in January Updated: Feb-11-16 5:22 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas' lottery has generated more revenue and net proceeds in January than any month since ticket sales began in September 2009.
- University of Texas System regents to consider tuition hike Updated: Feb-11-16 10:28 am
GALVESTON, Texas - Students attending University of Texas System schools could be paying more for an education.
- Alabama editorial roundup Updated: Feb-10-16 4:50 pm
Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers:
- Chicago-area college to name scholarship after ex-professor Updated: Feb-10-16 1:21 pm
CHICAGO - A suburban Chicago Christian college will create a scholarship named for a former political science professor who asserted Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
- SC State budget improves; bailout forgiveness bill advances Updated: Feb-10-16 9:41 am
ORANGEBURG, South Carolina - The budget picture at South Carolina State University is improving.
- MSU offering alternative path to teaching certification Updated: Feb-10-16 7:21 am
STARKVILLE, Mississippi - Mississippi State University is offering people interested in going into teaching an alternate route to getting a teaching degree.
- Senate panel introduces tuition lock proposal Updated: Feb-09-16 8:03 pm
BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho Senate panel has introduced legislation that would freeze college and university tuition for incoming freshman so they would pay the same rate for at least four academic years.
- Kansas private school tuition bill passes first hurdle Updated: Feb-09-16 6:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A tax credit program to help low-income families pay for private school passed a key hurdle this week when a majority of House Education Committee members approved a major expansion.
- Bill could bring more scholarship money to private schools Updated: Feb-09-16 4:11 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A state Senate committee has passed a bill that could bring more scholarship money to South Dakota's private and parochial schools.
- Iowa Senate OKs 4 percent hike in future K-12 school budget Updated: Feb-09-16 2:12 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Democratic-controlled Iowa Senate has passed legislation that would establish future state aid for K-12 schools, though the funding remains unclear as lawmakers debate more immediate education costs.
- Illinois urges college students to apply for financial aid Updated: Feb-09-16 4:01 am
CHICAGO - Illinois officials say college students should continue to apply for financial aid, even though the state budget impasse has put grants for needy students on hold.
- Bill would require some Alaska students to repay grants Updated: Feb-08-16 6:48 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require students to repay state scholarships and grants if they fail to graduate within six years of starting their programs.
- Gov't creates new student aid enforcement office Updated: Feb-08-16 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profit colleges and other schools.
- Williston college expands scholarship program to 5 counties Updated: Feb-08-16 10:24 am
WILLISTON, North Dakota - Williston State College has expanded its free scholarship program to five counties in North Dakota's oil patch.
- Parents oppose paying to keep school choice program on hold Updated: Feb-07-16 8:00 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A group opposed to Nevada's new Education Savings Account program says it shouldn't have to post a quarter-million-dollar bond to cover the costs of putting the program on hold.
- Marijuana meeting, scholarship bill things to know about Updated: Feb-06-16 4:28 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The board tasked with regulating Alaska's legal pot industry is set to meet as the date to begin accepting marijuana business applications nears. Also in the days ahead, lawmakers plan to discuss a bill that would require students who receive state-sponsored merit scholarships or financial aid grants to repay them if they don't complete their degrees or certification programs within six years. The chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court also is set to deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address.
- US consumer borrowing accelerated in December Updated: Feb-05-16 3:24 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers in December increased their borrowing at the fastest pace in three months. The result suggests that consumer spending should remain strong in the coming months.
- Legislative committee pulls amendment limiting school taxes Updated: Feb-05-16 10:37 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - An Assembly committee has postponed a vote on a plan to limit school districts' taxing authority to offset lost state aide when voucher students leave.
- Students rally against proposed UO tuition hike Updated: Feb-04-16 2:00 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - Students at the University of Oregon are protesting a proposed 4.7 percent tuition hike, arguing that the increase isn't affordable.