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Federal appeals court blocks remainder of Biden's student debt relief plan

Jul. 18, 2024 22:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court blocked the implementation of the Biden administration's student debt relief plan, which would have lowered monthly payments for millions of borrowers. In a ruling Thursday, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion for an...

Virginia lawmakers repeal restrictions on popular tuition waiver program for military families

Jul. 18, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to legislation that will repeal new restrictions on a tuition waiver program for military families. The House of Delegates and state Senate each voted unanimously to fully restore the Virginia Military Survivors...

Biden administration cancels another $1.2 billion in student loans for public service workers

Jul. 18, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

The Biden administration is cancelling an additional $1.2 billion in student loans for borrowers who work in public service through changes to an existing forgiveness program. The relief for roughly 35,000 borrowers was announced Thursday by the Education Department and made through...

Thanks to a $1 billion gift, most Johns Hopkins medical students will no longer pay tuition

Jul. 08, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

Most medical students at Johns Hopkins University will no longer pay tuition thanks to a $1 billion gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Monday. Starting in the fall, the donation will cover full tuition for medical students from families earning less than $300,000. Living...

Pennsylvania Senate passes bill encouraging school districts to ban students' phone use during day

Jul. 03, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to encourage school districts to start a pilot program that effectively bans students' use of cellphones during the school day in an effort to improve their mental health and academic performance. The bill,...

Virginia lawmakers strike deal to repeal restrictions on military tuition program

Jul. 03, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After weeks of disagreement, Virginia lawmakers have reached a deal to repeal new restrictions on a program that offers free college tuition at state schools for families of military veterans who were killed or seriously disabled while on active duty. Senate...

Virginia Senate takes no action on move to repeal military tuition program restrictions

Jul. 02, 2024 15:16 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate has failed for a second time to eliminate new restrictions on a state program that offers free college tuition at state schools for families of veterans who were killed or seriously disabled while on active duty. The state House of Delegates...

Appeals court allows part of Biden student loan repayment plan to go forward

Jul. 01, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has allowed the U.S. Education Department to move ahead with a plan to lower monthly payments for millions of student loan borrowers, putting on hold a ruling last week by a lower court. The ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of...

New Jersey governor signs budget boosting taxes on companies making over $10 million

Jun. 29, 2024 08:18 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed a $56.6 billion budget moments before midnight Friday, hiking taxes on high-earning corporations to help the state's transit agency while spending billions on education and other programs. The Democrat-led...

New Jersey passes budget that boosts taxes on companies making over $10 million

Jun. 28, 2024 16:15 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-led Legislature passed a $56.6 billion budget on Friday that hikes taxes on high-earning corporations, sending the measure to Gov. Phil Murphy, who's expected to sign it. Lawmakers were two days ahead of their constitutionally set...