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Biden flexes 2020 muscle with new Black Caucus endorsements

Sep. 19, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

Joe Biden sought to demonstrate a broad appeal to Democrats on Thursday with new endorsements from leading African American lawmakers and a former governor of a pivotal swing state. The backing from Reps. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina, Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri and Charlie Crist of Florida reflects Biden's...

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,...

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...

Pizza company increases gift to historically black college

Sep. 16, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Papa John's pizza has increased the funds it is giving to a historically black college. News outlets report the Louisville, Kentucky-based company's offer of $20,000 fell through after Papa John's disgraced founder John Schnatter had announced he was making a $1 million donation to...

Few seek Appalachian tuition break from Virginia college

Sep. 16, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

WISE, Va. (AP) — A college in southwest Virginia is seeing limited interest in an inaugural program that offers discounted tuition to students from Appalachia. The Roanoke Times reports that the University of Virginia's College at Wise enrolled 23 students through the program that was created to boost...

Tennessee band members wear T-shirt honoring bullied fan

Sep. 14, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee's marching band is jumping on the anti-bullying bandwagon. The band briefly wore a T-shirt based on a design by a boy who was teased at school over the design and then offered a scholarship at the university. On Thursday, Tennessee officials offered the...

University of Tennessee offers scholarship to bullied fan

Sep. 12, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Florida fourth-grader who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt has been offered a four-year scholarship to the school. School officials said Thursday the boy's scholarship would cover tuition and fees beginning in the fall of 2028 if he chooses to attend the...

Jaguars expect more substance than style from Minshew

Sep. 11, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Receiver Marqise Lee knew nothing about Gardner Minshew when the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted the quarterback in April. Lee eventually learned a few details from teammates: Minshew bounced around in college, played his final season at Washington State, set a couple of Pac-12...

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:...