Latest Student finances News

Liz Weston: 8 rules for saving, borrowing and spending money

Dec. 06, 2021 09:15 AM EST

The best personal finance advice is tailored to your individual situation. That said, a few rules of thumb can cut through the confusion that often surrounds money decisions and help you build a solid financial foundation. The following guidelines for saving, borrowing,...

Florida college cancels $1.2 million in student debt

Dec. 03, 2021 10:00 AM EST

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida college is eliminating $1.2 million in student debt to alleviate financial hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Almost 1,300 students at Polk State College in Winter Haven received the good news just in time for...

Report outlines rising costs, benefits of college degree

Nov. 27, 2021 08:15 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Cory Britton doesn’t need a public policy institute report to fully appreciate the costs and benefits of a college education. He knows what it’s like to try to make ends meet with dead-end jobs and the anxiety of not having health insurance....

Ohio State president announces debt-free degree initiative

Nov. 19, 2021 16:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University will offer undergraduate students the chance to graduate debt-free after four years under an initiative announced Friday by the school's president that includes a combination of increased scholarships, grants and paid internships. ...

UNC Chapel Hill trustees set new power, pitch higher tuition

Nov. 05, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The board of trustees at North Carolina’s flagship university has given itself new power over highly paid faculty appointments in the aftermath of controversy over tenure for a Black journalism professor. The change at the University of North...

Mississippi hospital to pay off loans to entice nurses

Nov. 05, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi hospital looking to hire more nurses amid a nationwide nursing shortage is now offering to help pay off student loans of new hires. The Sun-Herald reported that Memorial Hospital in Gulfport is offering to...

Brown expands student aid after endowment, fundraising haul

Oct. 25, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University will expand financial aid for students and work to improve college access following lucrative hauls from its endowment and a fundraising campaign, the Ivy league school announced Monday. The Providence, Rhode Island-based school...

What's in, and what's out, as Democrats reshape Biden bill

Oct. 23, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of talks, Democrats are edging closer to an agreement on what programs and policies to include in President Joe Biden's massive plan to expand health and safety net programs and combat global warming. The plan seems likely to include...

What's in, and what's out, as Democrats reshape Biden bill

Oct. 22, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of talks, Democrats are edging closer to an agreement on what programs and policies to include in President Joe Biden's massive plan to expand health and safety net programs and combat global warming. The plan seems likely to include...

Kentucky judge blocks public tax credits for private schools

Oct. 08, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that Kentucky’s constitution prohibits a part of a new state law enabling donors to get tax credits for supporting private school tuition. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd said the state cannot implement the...