- Arkansas Tech University approves tuition increase Updated: May-22-15 3:49 am
RUSSELLVILLE, Arkansas - Arkansas Tech University's Board of Trustees has approved a $158.9 million operating budget that includes a tuition increase for its main campus in Russellville.
- Texas House mulls cutting popular veteran education benefits Updated: May-22-15 1:05 am
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House is to discuss slashing a free college tuition program for veterans and their children amid conservatives' calls that its costs are too high to be sustainable.
- Kansas House approves variety of election changes Updated: May-21-15 8:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House approved a measure Thursday that would move local elections to the fall in odd-numbered years in a bid to boost turnout.
- Kansas lawmakers negotiate agreement on $15.5B state budget Updated: May-21-15 8:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Negotiators for the Kansas House and Senate have agreed on a proposed budget that would limit increases in tuition at state universities.
- University board OKs 8 percent tuition hike for nonresidents Updated: May-21-15 8:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Undergraduates from outside California and graduate students preparing for careers outside academia will pay more to attend the University of California in the fall under a revised plan approved by the 10-campus system's governing board on Thursday.
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: May-21-15 6:37 pm
St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 19
- Commissioner: Lawmakers save 20 percent college tuition hike Updated: May-21-15 2:20 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - Montana's higher education commissioner says tuition hikes for in-state students would have totaled 20 percent over the next two years if state lawmakers had not increased the university system's funding.
- Amid Texas psychiatrist shortage, plan offers loan repayment Updated: May-21-15 2:11 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House has preliminarily approved a proposal offering to help repay student loans for psychiatrists who provide care in underserved parts of the state.
- Marshall scholarship created for Kentucky residents Updated: May-21-15 3:22 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - Marshall University has created a new scholarship for students seeking a degree in education from Carter County, Kentucky.
- Special session means 2nd chance for some interests Updated: May-20-15 7:41 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Now that Minnesota lawmakers will be pulled back into action, the second-chance stampede is on.
- Tuition, TOPS cost-control bills move to House for debate Updated: May-20-15 7:39 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A package of bills that would take lawmakers out of the tuition-setting business and place new spending restrictions on Louisiana's TOPS free college tuition program edged closer Wednesday to final legislative passage.
- IU-Bloomington may freeze undergraduate in-state tuition Updated: May-20-15 6:31 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Indiana University President Michael McRobbie has recommended freezing undergraduate tuition rates for the next two years for Indiana residents attending the main campus in Bloomington, the school announced Wednesday.
- Great Falls attorney makes $10M donation to UM law school Updated: May-20-15 4:46 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - The University of Montana is proposing naming its law school in honor of Alexander Blewett III after the Great Falls personal injury attorney donated $10 million to the school.
- Disability advocates rail against special needs vouchers Updated: May-20-15 11:47 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin disability advocates say the Legislature's finance committee move to approve a special needs voucher program amounted to a "budgetary sneak attack."
- Lynchburg woman pleads guilty to student loan fraud charges Updated: May-20-15 10:43 am
LYNCHBURG, Virginia - A Lynchburg woman has pleaded guilty to several federal fraud charges in a scheme to defraud a student loan program and insurance companies.
- Arizona college savings program tops $1 billion in assets Updated: May-20-15 6:15 am
PHOENIX - A plan that lets Arizona families save for college tuition and earn money on the deposits tax-free has topped $1 billion in assets.
- Republicans to increase school funding, expand vouchers Updated: May-20-15 12:35 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin public schools would get $100 more per student in the second year of the state budget but lose money when students opt to take a voucher to attend private school, under a Republican-backed proposal the Legislature's budget committee debated Tuesday.
- Connecticut lawmakers debate immigrant student bills Updated: May-19-15 8:23 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are considering two bills this session to help students brought to the U.S. illegally as children with the cost of college tuition.
- Budget committee to approve special needs vouchers Updated: May-19-15 8:21 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's budget committee plans to vote on creating a special needs voucher program in Wisconsin, a divisive proposal that's been floated and rejected several times in recent years.
- Committee to vote on expanding Wisconsin voucher program Updated: May-19-15 8:20 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's budget-writing committee plans to vote for expanding the state's private-school voucher program.
- Lawmakers reviewing need-based college scholarships Updated: May-19-15 2:11 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a measure that would extend need-based scholarships to low income college students.
- FTC: Family raised $187M for cancer, spent it on themselves Updated: May-19-15 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON - A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.
- CANNES WATCH: Scholarships aim to aid Arab women directors Updated: May-19-15 11:59 am
CANNES, France - A new scholarship program announced at the Cannes Film Festival hopes to help more Arab women break into filmmaking.
- University of Arkansas System seeking tuition increase Updated: May-19-15 7:08 am
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - The University of Arkansas System will ask trustees to increase tuition at its four-year universities except for the Little Rock branch.
- Haslam signs bill overhauling special education funding Updated: May-18-15 7:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill that overhauls how severely disabled children are educated in Tennessee. The Individualized Education Act will turn over roughly $6,600 in education funds to parents to help their children.