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Arizona appeals court rejects AG's tuition lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona appeals court is declining to revive a lawsuit by Attorney General Mark Brnovich alleging tuition is too high at the state's three public universities. The Arizona Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld a 2018 decision by the Maricopa County Superior Court. The ruling found Brnovich...

Arizona colleges move to extend tuition rate for immigrants

Aug. 20, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona universities are moving to expand access to a tuition rate paid by immigrants living in the country illegally who graduated from Arizona high schools after President Donald Trump's administration froze enrollment in a program that shielded them from deportation. The state's three...

Hastings College expands technology, travel opportunities

Aug. 17, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Hastings College has lived through plenty of changes in its 137 years, but few have been as profound as the transformation students will see this school year. In an effort to prepare students for an evolving world and to secure the college's future in the higher education marketplace,...

Grafton appeals decision on private school tuition

Aug. 17, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Grafton School District is asking a federal court to overturn a decision by a state administrative law judge that forced it to pay $78,000 a year in tuition, plus expenses, to send a student to a boarding school that specializes in learning disabilities. The Journal Sentinel reports...

Trump appoints student loan industry exec to watchdog job

Aug. 16, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration has hired a longtime student loan industry executive to be the federal government's top watchdog for the $1.5 trillion student loan market. Robert Cameron will serve as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new student loan ombudsman, the bureau said Friday....

Million-dollar opioid drug ring started small, No. 2 says

Aug. 15, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who prosecutors call the second-in-command of a multimillion-dollar online opioid drug ring said Thursday the operation started small, when he needed cash for student loans so he let his roommate sell his prescription Adderall. Drew Crandall, 33, said the dark-web operation run...

Murphy: Community college grant application deadline nearing

Aug. 15, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is reminding community college students to file their financial aid applications so they could qualify for free tuition. Murphy appeared Thursday at Middlesex County Community College with Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and other officials to tout the...

UofL trustees approve university's plan to purchase hospital

Aug. 14, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — University of Louisville trustees approved a deal Wednesday to have the school purchase financially ailing Jewish Hospital in a transaction that officials said will benefit the region's health care and the school's medical training and research programs. State leaders stepped up to...

Georgia teen wins Google competition, gets $30K for college

Aug. 13, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

STONECREST, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia high school graduate has won a $30,000 college scholarship through the "Doodle for Google" competition. Citing a Google statement, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Arantza Pena Popo's design was featured on the tech giant's homepage Tuesday. The nationwide contest...

University defends reserves following critical state audit

Aug. 12, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The chancellor of the country's largest system of four-year public universities says a state audit that found the school sat on $1.5 billion in reserves while it raised tuition and cut employees' pay is not untrue, but "profoundly misleading." California State University...