Latest Student financial aid News

Biden plan: Free community college, expanded loan programs

Oct. 8, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to make community and technical college free and federal college loan programs more generous as he shifts leftward but not as far as his 2020 rivals. The former vice president's $750 billion higher education plan represents a major expansion of the federal...

US consumer borrowing up $17.9 billion in August

Oct. 7, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer borrowing increased at a solid pace in August, helped by the biggest jump in auto and student loans in three years. Total credit rose $17.9 billion after a $23 billion increase in July, the Federal Reserve reported Monday. The August strength came from a $19.8 billion increase in...

Hunger on campus: How college students can get help

Oct. 3, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

When college students paying their own way have a financial hiccup, they have to make hard choices about how to spend their limited funds — and some turn to their food budget to close a gap. Gina Higgins, a mechanical engineering student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, has paid for school...

Ancient artifacts returned to Iran from US university

Oct. 1, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian government says that nearly 1,800 ancient artifacts have arrived in Iran as part of the return of thousands of antiquities loaned decades ago to the University of Chicago. The government website says the artifacts arrived in Tehran on Monday, accompanied by two academics...

4 ways to cover college costs if financial aid isn't enough

Sep. 19, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

For 61% of students, college costs more than they expected, according to a recent survey from College Ave Student Loans conducted by Barnes & Noble College Insights. Yoselin Guzman, an 18-year-old UCLA freshman from Compton, California, can see why. "There's like little costs you don't even see," says Guzman,...

The Latest: Oregon universities disappointed in strike vote

Sep. 18, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a strike authorization vote by employees at Oregon public universities (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Leaders at Oregon's public universities say they are optimistic an agreement can be reached with 4,500 staffers who work in maintenance, food preparation, financial aid...

Millennial Money: Is student loan refinancing right for you?

Sep. 17, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

Glossy mailers promising low rates and cleverly crafted ads on your favorite podcast might leave you wondering: Should you refinance your student loans? With over $1.6 trillion in student loan debt in America as of March 2019, student loan refinance companies have an incentive to entice you. And a lower payment...

Man who loaned gun to killer of Utah student sentenced

Sep. 11, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The man who loaned the gun used to kill college athlete Lauren McCluskey looked downcast and said he "shakes" when he thinks about her death Wednesday as he was sentenced to three years of supervised release. "It's extremely sad ... I cried when I found out about (Lauren's death),"...

Tackle next year's college financial aid now

Sep. 11, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

The school season may have just begun, but it's nearly time to start thinking about next year. That's because college students and their families can begin to submit two key applications for financial aid on Oct. 1 to help pay for higher education for the following school year. And filing early has its perks:...

Report: Confusing rules deny loan forgiveness to students

Sep. 5, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

The vast majority of applications for a student loan forgiveness program are still being rejected, even after Congress set aside $700 million to temporarily expand it, according to a federal report . The Government Accountability Office said Thursday that the Education Department has created a "confusing and...