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UConn: No plans to seek more state money for free tuition

Oct. 9, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut President Thomas Katsouleas (Kat-soo-LAY'-us) says UConn has no plans to seek additional state funds to pay for a new free tuition program. Responding to concerns raised Wednesday by Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano, Katsouleas says UConn plans to...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Oct. 9, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

Five tips for redistricting in Pennsylvania from the most ungovernable state in the nation Harrisburg Patriot News/Pennlive.com Oct. 7 Pennsylvania is not California, we know. But we may be able to learn some valuable lessons from a place that once was called "the most ungovernable state in the nation" because of...

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...

Illinois commission offers free college readiness help

Oct. 6, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — State officials say free workshops and support for students seeking financial aid for college is available throughout the fall starting this month. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission will host workshops for students and their families to provide assistance in filling out college...

Financial aid workshop offered for college-bound students

Oct. 6, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is hosting a financial aid workshop for students who need help paying for college. The Rhode Island Democrat says his annual college financial aid workshop for high school students and their families will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Cranston West High School. The...

Sununu supportive of Pell Grant reforms, expansion

Oct. 6, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has signed onto a letter with a coalition of governors regarding the reform and expansion of the federal Pell Grant program. The letter was sent Thursday to U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander, a Republican from Tennessee, and Patty Murray, a Democrat from...

NY sues student loan servicer over program management

Oct. 3, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday against a loan servicer that handles a student loan forgiveness program for public service workers over how the program has been managed. Attorney General Letitia James’ suit filed in federal court in Manhattan against the...

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...