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Analysis: Louisiana lawmakers renew talk of TOPS disparities

Apr. 18, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Debates about Louisiana's free college tuition program known as TOPS are cyclical in the Legislature, cropping up every few years as lawmakers raise concerns about the program's ballooning price tag or notice the disparities in who receives the aid. ...

Tuition to go up at most Mississippi public universities

Apr. 16, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tuition is increasing at most of Mississippi's public universities this fall. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning's Board of Trustees unanimously approved the increases at a meeting on Thursday. Jackson State University is the only...

College sports already adapting to new NCAA transfer rules

Apr. 15, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

As spring practice winds down, Arkansas coach Sam Pittman sees some potential holes in his roster. Arkansas didn’t use the maximum 25 scholarships this year on its incoming recruits so it has a few left over to hit the transfer market, where there is no longer any...

Hank Huckaby dies at 79 after 'unparalleled' Georgia career

Apr. 15, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Henry “Hank” Huckaby, for decades a consummate insider called on by Georgia governors from both parties to oversee finances and make tough choices, died Wednesday at age 79. Huckaby's death was announced by Gov. Brian Kemp and House Speaker David...

K-12 scholarship program alterations approved by NC House

Apr. 14, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's programs that spend tax dollars on scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools and for children with disabilities to receive special education would be altered in a measure approved by the state House. By a 69-49...

Morris Brown College nears reaccreditation after 20 years

Apr. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A historically Black college that barely skirted death during 20 years without accreditation said Tuesday that is near regaining that seal of approval. Atlanta's Morris Brown College said the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools has...

House-backed bill would allow higher college tuition hikes

Apr. 13, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri colleges and universities would have free rein to hike student tuition under a bill the GOP-led House passed Tuesday. Lawmakers voted 128-14 in favor of the bill, with 12 avoiding weighing in directly by voting “present.” The provision...

Georgia colleges hold tuition flat for second straight year

Apr. 13, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The 340,000 students at Georgia's public universities and colleges won't pay more for classes next fall, with regents on Tuesday approving flat tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 academic year. Officials say they were able to hold tuition flat at the 26...

Former East Carolina music instructor leaves $5M gift

Apr. 12, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former East Carolina University music instructor who promised the school a $500,000 gift actually has left more than ten times that total, which boosts the number of scholarships the school of music can award, officials have announced. The...

Former offender donates estate to foster rehab from prison

Apr. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Roger Bruesewitz, who died in 2019 at 82, spent much of his early life in and out of jail after robbing businesses, running “a dirty bookstore” and dealing with a heroin addiction. But he’s leaving behind a very different legacy. ...