- US consumer borrowing climbs to new record in August Updated: Oct-07-15 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer borrowing advanced at a solid pace in August, as Americans took out more auto and student loans.
- Illinois reducing fees on college savings plan Updated: Oct-07-15 3:32 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The state of Illinois is reducing fees on its Bright Directions 529 college savings plan to help families put more of their investment toward rising tuition costs.
- 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.
- Eastern Indiana school district to recruit students in China Updated: Oct-02-15 2:35 pm
MODOC, Indiana - The board of one of Indiana's smallest school districts hopes a plan to recruit students from China will boost enrollment and keep the district running past next year.
- Federal health program for Sept. 11 responders set to expire Updated: Sep-30-15 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON - A law that provides medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders expires at midnight Wednesday due to the failure of Congress to act.
- States competing for data centers extend $1.5B in tax breaks Updated: Sep-30-15 12:51 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The former limestone mine seemed perfect for a large computer data center. The air was cool. The rock walls provided a defense against natural disasters. And the tunnels bored into a Kansas City hillside had access to abundant electricity and fiber-optic cables.
- 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.
- 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.
- Democrats propose nearly $1B in middle-class tax credits Updated: Sep-28-15 5:30 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Democrats in the Republican-controlled Legislature proposed nearly $1 billion in tax cuts geared toward families with children and people paying off college loans in an attempt to shift more of the tax burden to businesses.
- Milford High School awards diplomas to families of WWII vets Updated: Sep-27-15 3:08 pm
MILFORD, Utah - Of the 45 students who were granted Milford High School diplomas this month, only two were there to walk across the stage. The other certificates went to family members of the students -- young men who dropped out in the 1940s to fight in World War II.
- Benefit seeks to help former foster children pay for college Updated: Sep-24-15 4:02 am
DETROIT - The fourth annual Fostering Futures Scholarship Benefit Dinner takes place in Detroit as part of an effort to give more former foster care children access to higher education.
- 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.
- Government says students can apply earlier for college aid Updated: Sep-13-15 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON - Aspiring college students will be able to apply for federal financial aid three months earlier than now and submit a previous year's tax return, changes aimed at helping more people pay for school, the White House said Sunday.
- The Latest on Legislature: Lawmakers reject doctor billing Updated: Sep-12-15 4:03 am
SACRAMENTO, California - The latest developments in the California Legislature, which is considering hundreds of bills ahead of a Friday deadline for passage (all times local):
- Nebraska lawmakers hear options for more affordable college Updated: Sep-10-15 5:18 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers on Thursday began looking at ways to make college more affordable in response to the rising cost of tuition, fees, textbooks, and room and board.
- Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers Updated: Sep-08-15 4:31 pm
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- Couple donates $20M to Notre Dame to for low-income students Updated: Sep-08-15 8:44 am
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - A New Jersey couple has donated $20 million to the University of Notre Dame to help low-income students pay tuition and other expenses.