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Report outlines rising costs, benefits of college degree

Nov. 27, 2021 08:15 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Cory Britton doesn’t need a public policy institute report to fully appreciate the costs and benefits of a college education. He knows what it’s like to try to make ends meet with dead-end jobs and the anxiety of not having health insurance....

Ohio State president announces debt-free degree initiative

Nov. 19, 2021 16:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University will offer undergraduate students the chance to graduate debt-free after four years under an initiative announced Friday by the school's president that includes a combination of increased scholarships, grants and paid internships. ...

UNC Chapel Hill trustees set new power, pitch higher tuition

Nov. 05, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The board of trustees at North Carolina’s flagship university has given itself new power over highly paid faculty appointments in the aftermath of controversy over tenure for a Black journalism professor. The change at the University of North...

Mississippi hospital to pay off loans to entice nurses

Nov. 05, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi hospital looking to hire more nurses amid a nationwide nursing shortage is now offering to help pay off student loans of new hires. The Sun-Herald reported that Memorial Hospital in Gulfport is offering to...

Brown expands student aid after endowment, fundraising haul

Oct. 25, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University will expand financial aid for students and work to improve college access following lucrative hauls from its endowment and a fundraising campaign, the Ivy league school announced Monday. The Providence, Rhode Island-based school...

What's in, and what's out, as Democrats reshape Biden bill

Oct. 23, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of talks, Democrats are edging closer to an agreement on what programs and policies to include in President Joe Biden's massive plan to expand health and safety net programs and combat global warming. The plan seems likely to include...

What's in, and what's out, as Democrats reshape Biden bill

Oct. 22, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of talks, Democrats are edging closer to an agreement on what programs and policies to include in President Joe Biden's massive plan to expand health and safety net programs and combat global warming. The plan seems likely to include...

Kentucky judge blocks public tax credits for private schools

Oct. 08, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that Kentucky’s constitution prohibits a part of a new state law enabling donors to get tax credits for supporting private school tuition. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd said the state cannot implement the...

EXPLAINER: What's behind changes in student loan forgiveness

Oct. 08, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

A student debt forgiveness program with notoriously complex eligibility rules is getting an overhaul from the Biden administration, with the intent of extending debt relief to thousands of public workers. The Education Department announced Wednesday that it will lift some...

Troubled student loan forgiveness program gets an overhaul

Oct. 06, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

The Biden administration is temporarily relaxing the rules for a student loan forgiveness program that has been criticized for its notoriously complex requirements — a change that could offer debt relief to thousands of teachers, social workers, military members and other public servants. ...