Latest Undergraduate education News

Making sense of college financial aid letters

Apr. 21, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

Congratulations - you are considering college! But first, paying for it: Students who applied for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, should be receiving their award letters right about now. Different schools have different names for these letters: financial aid offer,...

Michigan State star Winston coming back, Ward leaving

Apr. 19, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — All-America guard Cassius Winston wants to accomplish more at Michigan State. He is coming back for his senior season. "It will always be my goal to play in the NBA, but that's a dream that can wait a year," Winston said Friday. Teammate Nick Ward said he is entering the draft...

West Virginia's Huggins signs 2 junior college guards

Apr. 17, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has added a pair of junior college guards to its men's basketball roster for next season. Coach Bob Huggins announced Wednesday the signings of 6-foot-4 players Sean McNeil and Tajzmel "Taz" Sherman. McNeil, a native of Union, Kentucky, averaged 29.7 points and more...

University freshman dead after suspected fraternity hazing

Apr. 17, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A university student in upstate New York died Wednesday following suspected hazing that has led to an indefinite suspension of fraternity and sorority activities. University at Buffalo freshman Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, 18, had been hospitalized since early Friday after the suspected...

Stacey Abrams to deliver Tougaloo commencement speech May 5

Apr. 17, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Stacey Abrams, who ran for governor in Georgia, will deliver the Tougaloo College commencement address next month. The historically black college in Mississippi, where Abrams grew up, is also her parents' alma mater. A Tougaloo spokeswoman on Wednesday confirmed her appearance at the...

Loughlin, Giannulli plead not guilty in college bribery scam

Apr. 15, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that they paid $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California. The couple is among 50 prominent parents, athletic coaches and...

Louisville adds 3 transfers from Georgia Tech, California

Apr. 15, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has announced that Georgia Tech freshmen Elizabeth Balogun and Elizabeth Dixon and California sophomore Kianna Smith have transferred to the program. The three former starters join a Cardinals roster that lost All-American guard Asia Durr and two other veterans. Balogun...

Lori Loughlin, fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli plead not guilty in college admissions scam

Apr. 15, 2019 10:46 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Lori Loughlin, fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli plead not guilty in college admissions scam.

Students at Mormon-owned BYU urge honor code compassion

Apr. 12, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Several hundred students at Mormon-owned Brigham Young University chanted "If God forgives me, why can't you?" during a protest Friday aimed at pushing college officials to be more compassionate with punishments for violators of rules banning things that are commonplace at other colleges...

Test taker pleads guilty in college admissions bribery scam

Apr. 12, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Florida prep school administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking college entrance exams for students in exchange for cash to help wealthy parents get their kids into elite universities. Mark Riddell admitted to secretly taking the ACT and SAT in place of students, or correcting...