Latest Student finances News

Murphy: Community college grant application deadline nearing

Aug. 15, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is reminding community college students to file their financial aid applications so they could qualify for free tuition. Murphy appeared Thursday at Middlesex County Community College with Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and other officials to tout the...

Leader of BAE tuition reimbursement scam sentenced

Aug. 13, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne man has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay $566,000 in restitution for a tuition reimbursement scam involving dozens of former employees of a British defense contractor. Thirty-six-year-old Robin C. Opper also was sentenced to three years supervised...

University defends reserves following critical state audit

Aug. 12, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The chancellor of the country's largest system of four-year public universities says a state audit that found the school sat on $1.5 billion in reserves while it raised tuition and cut employees' pay is not untrue, but "profoundly misleading." California State University...

Editorials from around New York

Aug. 7, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Bull in China shop: Trump's trade war is breaking things The Daily News Aug. 7 It is a fact that China does not play fair in international trade; an orderly reckoning was overdue. It is also a fact that President Trump's herky-jerky,...

Newport schools respond to possible malware attack

Aug. 7, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Officials say a possible malware attack on a Rhode Island school system's computers has been stymied and it does not appear any sensitive student or financial information has been compromised. The Newport Daily News reports that network connectivity at Rogers High School and Thompson...

Instagram resume pays off for college dropout turned chef

Aug. 4, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — There's some science and design planning to the dishes that come from the mind of Lauren Joffrion. Every detail is planned, examined and thought about carefully. It's a product of the professional fields she almost chose. Joffrion was once a student at Mississippi State, torn...

New law aimed at helping more students receive financial aid

Aug. 3, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure aimed at helping more Illinois students receive federal financial aid to attend college. The new law makes completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid a requirement for graduation. The federal government uses the application to...

Loophole allows families to get aid meant for needy students

Jul. 30, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Education Department is being urged to close a loophole that has allowed some wealthy families to get federal, state and university funding that's meant to help needy students. Federal authorities were notified last year that some parents in Illinois were transferring custody of their children to friends...

Toulouse Oliver says she'll release tax info in Senate race

Jul. 26, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver pledged Friday to release her tax returns as soon as next week in her bid for the Democratic nomination to an open U.S. Senate seat in 2020. "It's really a matter of transparency," said campaign spokeswoman Heather Brewer. "If the public wants...

Rhode Island sets new standards for student loan servicing

Jul. 26, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has enacted a student loan bill of rights to protect borrowers from deceptive lending practices. The law took effect with the governor's signature last week. Treasurer Seth Magaziner said Thursday it provides important protections for student borrowers and makes it...