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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo students walk on the Stanford University campus in Stanford, Calif.  Colleges are giving out more aid based on students' accomplishments, not their financial need. And they're targeting high-income students as the recipients of this money. Colleges are competing for these high-income students in part to boost their rankings and reputations. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Why rich students get more financial aid than poor ones

Apr. 2, 2020 8:39 AM EDT

Colleges are increasingly spending more to woo affluent students with scholarships based solely on academic or other achievements, experts say. And it’s leaving those who need aid the most with fewer resources to afford college. Students in the highest 25% income range received a greater amount of...

Probe: Ex-Texas Southern University leader knew about fraud

Mar. 12, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An ousted head of Texas Southern University knew about the university giving low-performing students more than $400,000 in scholarships in a ploy to increase enrollment, according to an internal audit report. Charla Parker-Thompson, TSU’s chief internal auditor, released information...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018 file photo, new graduates line up before the start of a community college commencement in East Rutherford, N.J. Scholarship search websites promise students access to millions of awards totaling billions in free money for college. But once you provide your email address, scholarship listings aren’t the only things you’ll receive. “[You] are going to get a lot of spam,” says Monica Matthews, creator of the website “You are going to be inundated.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

How to search for scholarships, not get lost in spam

Mar. 12, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

Scholarship search websites promise students access to millions of awards totaling billions in free money for college. All you need is an email address to use sites like Fastweb, Cappex and Unigo. But once you provide it, scholarship listings aren’t the only things you’ll receive. “(You)...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. A University of Michigan hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about Dr. Anderson, a late physician accused of sexual abuse by former patients, including athletes who encountered him as a team doctor, the school announced Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. He died in 2008. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan via AP)

Ex-Michigan football player suing school over alleged abuse

Mar. 9, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A man who played football at the University of Michigan sued the school and its board of regents on Monday, alleging the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson sexually abused him. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit is seeking certification to be class action and aims to include...

Drip too hard: Lil Baby gives school $150K for scholarships

Mar. 5, 2020 5:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Lil Baby surprised students at his former high school with a performance and $150,000 to establish a scholarship program, officials announced. Lil Baby, whose real name is Dominique Jones, announced the endowed $150,000 scholarship program titled “My Turn” for...

Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner yells to his players in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia Tech withdraws NCAA appeal, will miss ACC Tournament

Mar. 2, 2020 4:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech withdrew its appeal of the NCAA postseason ban against its men’s basketball program on Monday and will not play in this month's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. The school announced Nov. 15 it would appeal a one-year ban on postseason play as well as scholarship...

Free University of New Mexico tuition for some students

Feb. 28, 2020 5:42 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico has announced it will offer free tuition for first-time students whose families make $50,000 or less. The Lobo First-Year Promise scholarship program was announced Thursday and is available to the Albuquerque campus' incoming freshmen class. University...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during a campaign event at Exeter Town Hall, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Exeter, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Latest: Klobuchar optimistic before New Hampshire vote

Feb. 10, 2020 10:39 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The latest on campaigning for the 2020 election (all times local): 10:30 p.m. At a rowdy event Monday at a Manchester bar, Amy Klobuchar made her final push for votes ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Amid chants of “Amy” and plenty of beer, Klobuchar...

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One to travel to a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump seeks big increase in career-technical education money

Feb. 10, 2020 6:23 PM EST

President Donald Trump is proposing a $900 million increase in education spending to teach skills and trades, in what would be a historic federal infusion into a spending area that's been stagnant for years. The announcement Monday follows Trump's State of the Union push for career and technical education and is...

President Donald Trump smiles as he speaks at the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast, at the Washington Hilton, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Campaigner or commander in chief? No difference for Trump

Feb. 6, 2020 11:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dispatching Cabinet secretaries across the country to woo Iowa voters. Using private cash to finance an official made-for-TV moment. Delivering a State of the Union address that doubled as a campaign kickoff speech. Holding an impeachment acquittal victory rally in the White House East...