Latest Education costs News

After unusual delay, state House narrowly OKs voucher bill

Apr. 23, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An ongoing fight over using public dollars to pay for private school tuition turned tense Tuesday, as a key Tennessee House vote didn't get officially tallied for 40 minutes until a single lawmaker changed his no to a yes, while Senate leaders advocated for a drastically different...

Millennial Money: Are you robbing the Bank of Mom and Dad?

Apr. 23, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

When Melanie Lockert graduated with a master's in performance studies in 2011, she was overwhelmed with student loans. Her many attempts to tap the Bank of Mom and Dad had failed. She had already worked three jobs to pay off $13,000. After juggling multiple jobs, relocating from New York to Portland, Oregon, and...

The Latest: Buttigieg: It's clear Trump deserves impeachment

Apr. 23, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): Midnight South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says President Donald Trump has "made it pretty clear that he deserves impeachment," but he will "leave it to...

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 23, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SRI LANKA SAYS BOMBINGS RETALIATION FOR NEW ZEALAND ATTACK The toll from coordinated bombings at churches, luxury hotels and other sites now stands at more than 320 people dead and 500 injured; Security...

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Apr. 22, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt for millions of Americans, part of a sweeping set of education funding proposals announced as she and other presidential candidates seek to differentiate themselves in a sprawling field. The...

Making sense of college financial aid letters

Apr. 21, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

Congratulations - you are considering college! But first, paying for it: Students who applied for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, should be receiving their award letters right about now. Different schools have different names for these letters: financial aid offer,...

Tennessee AG declines to weigh in on voucher bill

Apr. 19, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top Tennessee lawmaker says Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III's decision to not issue a legal opinion on a proposal that would subsidize private school tuition for some families signals it's likely unconstitutional. Senate Speaker Randy McNally told reporters on Thursday...

Tennessee state committee to discuss college tuition, fees

Apr. 18, 2019 4:53 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state committee is planning a meeting to discuss college student tuition and mandatory fees for the next school year. The Finance and Business Operations Committee of the Tennessee Board of Regents is scheduled to meet on a conference call Tuesday. The committee will...

Tennessee lawmakers tweak voucher-style bill

Apr. 17, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee legislative leaders are hoping to win over skeptical GOP members wary of a contentious voucher-style bill by offering more financial help to rural schools while also proposing to reduce funds to participating urban schools. The amendment is the latest evolution to Gov....

Cuomo: NY to waive tuition for fallen service members' kids

Apr. 17, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state will grant free state tuition and room and board to the families of New York military members killed or disabled while on duty, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The move comes after President Donald Trump and Republican state lawmakers criticized a decision...