- New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan to run for US Senate Updated: Oct-05-15 5:37 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Democratic New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Monday she would challenge Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, setting the stage for a highly competitive race that will be critical in determining majority control of the Senate in the next president's first year.
- A multigenerational hit: Student debt traps parents and kids Updated: Oct-05-15 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON - A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission.
- Punahou School receives $10 million from anonymous donor Updated: Oct-05-15 1:06 pm
HONOLULU - The second-largest private school in Hawaii has received a $10 million gift from an anonymous donor and alumnus.
- Virginia Beach woman shows others how to graduate debt free Updated: Oct-03-15 9:43 am
CHESAPEAKE, Virginia - When Lorraine SantaLucia graduated from Landstown High School in 2010, her parents and grandparents broke the bad news.
- Fraction of eligible students enroll in scholar program Updated: Oct-02-15 5:01 am
KOKOMO, Indiana - Northwestern High School senior Matt Jaeger plans to study agricultural economics in college, and thanks to a decision he made in eighth grade, he'll receive a scholarship to cover his tuition at any state university.
- LL Bean announces donations in Leon Gorman's name Updated: Oct-01-15 4:53 pm
BRUNSWICK, Maine - L.L. Bean's board has approved donations of $125,000 apiece to a homeless advocacy organization and to a scholarship fund in the name of the company's late leader, Leon Gorman.
- Tuition freeze at New Hampshire community colleges Updated: Oct-01-15 2:00 pm
BERLIN, New Hampshire - The trustees of New Hampshire's community college system have formalized a tuition freeze for the current academic year.
- Foundation names TSU school of the month for October Updated: Oct-01-15 4:01 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee State University in Nashville is The Tom Joyner Foundation school of the month for October.
- Default rate for repaying student loans drops Updated: Sep-30-15 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The Education Department says there's been another drop in the percentage of people who are defaulting on their student loans in the first years of repayment.
- New hurdles prove too high for South Coast golf project Updated: Sep-30-15 2:43 pm
BANDON, Oregon - Bandon Dunes owner Mike Keiser pulled the plug Wednesday on the proposed Bandon Links golf project south of town.
- Monroe school loses vouchers, closes Updated: Sep-30-15 8:23 am
MONROE, Louisiana - Prevailing Faith Christian Academy has been removed from the Louisiana Scholarship Program and is reportedly set to close immediately.
- Transportation Department gives scholarship to Mines student Updated: Sep-30-15 2:05 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The state Department of Transportation has awarded a South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student with a scholarship provided by an association of state highway and transportation officials.
- Consumer agency hears about student loan servicing problems Updated: Sep-29-15 5:49 pm
WASHINGTON - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says borrowers are reporting widespread problems with the companies servicing their student loans.
- Lawsuit results in new guidelines on tuition Updated: Sep-29-15 3:33 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Students who live in South Carolina and are U.S. citizens but whose parents can't prove they're in the country legally should be considered for in-state tuition, according to new guidelines under consideration.
- Lawsuit: College prep company is insolvent, owes millions Updated: Sep-29-15 10:15 am
INDIANAPOLIS - A credit union that holds loans on thousands of prospective college students is suing an Indianapolis-based college test preparation company, alleging that it owes it more than $12 million.
- Aspiring teacher at UNR receives Guinn memorial scholarship Updated: Sep-29-15 6:12 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A University of Nevada, Reno senior who's working toward her teaching degree will receive a $4,500 state scholarship named after former Gov. Kenny Guinn.
- Group wants next governor to raise gas tax, expand Medicaid Updated: Sep-28-15 8:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A group of businessmen and executives - including many supporters of Gov. Bobby Jindal - are calling on the next governor to expand Medicaid, raise the gasoline tax and tweak TOPS, Louisiana's popular tuition-paying program.
- School tuition plan continues, AG says it's contrary to law Updated: Sep-28-15 4:01 am
CROYDON, New Hampshire - The Croydon School Board and Select Board are preparing for a possible fight with the Attorney General's office over their decision to continue using tax money to pay for some students' tuition at private schools.
- Lawmakers hint at changes after 2 universities hike tuition Updated: Sep-24-15 7:30 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Lawmakers hinted Thursday at revising how Michigan contains the cost of college tuition after two universities approved tuition and fee hikes that are more than double a target included in the state budget.
- College savings: 5 things to consider about 529 plans Updated: Sep-23-15 12:39 pm
Saving to cover the ever-rising costs of a university education can be daunting, but one way parents can potentially bridge that gap is by investing through a 529 college savings plan.
- Missouri colleges would freeze tuition for funding hike Updated: Sep-21-15 11:45 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Leaders of Missouri's public community colleges and universities said Monday that they will freeze undergraduate tuition next school year as part of a deal with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon to ramp up funding from the state, although the extra spending needs legislative approval.
- With half-court shot, college student won tuition, car, fame Updated: Sep-21-15 5:01 am
MUNCIE, Indiana - The mental preparation it took to shoot a half-court shot for free tuition was nothing for Lemuel Turner compared to meeting Ellen DeGeneres.
- Latin American Citizens group to present awards in SW Ohio Updated: Sep-19-15 4:31 am
CINCINNATI - The national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens will be the keynote speaker as the civil rights group's Cincinnati council presents community service awards and scholarships.
- Nonprofit: $15M in college tuition help for Guilford County Updated: Sep-17-15 12:43 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Foundations and philanthropists promised students of North Carolina's third-largest public school system on Thursday that they'll get extra help to graduate from high school and money to afford college.
- Missouri lawmakers cut jobless benefits, limit minimum wages Updated: Sep-17-15 12:30 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's Republican-led Legislature put a conservative stamp on state employment laws Wednesday, voting to cut unemployment benefits to one of the shortest periods nationally while also outlawing local minimum wage increases.