Latest Undergraduate education News

Regents expand alcohol sales at South Dakota universities

Jun. 24, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota universities will begin to sell more alcohol at events next school year. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved an expanded alcohol sales policy Thursday to include general admission areas of performing arts and athletic events. ...

Maurice took an unusual path to becoming Florida's coach

Jun. 23, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice’s journey toward becoming the new coach of the Florida Panthers included a fortuitous flick of the remote control, plus was aided by a college admissions department. He was watching games one night in January, a month or so after he stepped aside...

Settlement would forgive $6B for defrauded college students

Jun. 23, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

The Biden administration has agreed to cancel $6 billion in student loans for about 200,000 former students who say they were defrauded by their colleges, according to a proposed settlement in a Trump-era lawsuit. The agreement filed Wednesday in San Francisco federal court would...

Is 'learn now, pay later' just another student debt trap

Jun. 23, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

The “ buy now, pay later ” transaction is simple: Shoppers are offered an installment loan at the point of purchase, spreading the cost of the product across several payments. They’re often available without a credit check. Buy now, pay later financing has become a go-to...

7 Tennessee community, technical colleges getting grants

Jun. 23, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The board that oversees Tennessee's community colleges and technology colleges says seven schools are getting a total of more than $5.7 million for career and technical education programs. In a news release this week, the Tennessee Board of Regents said the...

Title IX: Some violations tough to prove in college sports

Jun. 21, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

Arkansas did something rare during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons: It watched its baseball and softball teams reach the NCAA tournament. The similarities end there. For all the talk of gender parity at NCAA championship events, a closer look at one school’s participation shows how...

Tuition rates appear headed up at Iowa public universities

Jun. 20, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Students at Iowa's three public universities may be paying more for tuition starting in the fall. The Des Moines Register reports that proposed tuition rates were presented at a virtual meeting of Iowa's Board of Regents on Monday. The proposal includes a...

Dartmouth to eliminate loans for undergraduate students

Jun. 20, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is removing all federal and institutional loans from its undergraduate financial aid awards and replacing them with expanded scholarship grants, beginning with the current summer term, the school's president said. Currently, Dartmouth...

Board: No tuition increases at community, technical colleges

Jun. 20, 2022 04:27 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — Students attending Tennessee's public community colleges and applied technology colleges will not face a tuition or fee increase for the upcoming academic year, officials said. The Tennessee Board of Regents voted at a quarterly meeting Friday to keep tuition...

Georgetown dad acquitted in final college bribery scam trial

Jun. 16, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A father was acquitted Thursday of charges that he paid off a Georgetown University tennis coach to get his daughter into the school in the final trial linked to the explosive college admissions bribery scandal. Amin Khoury’s case is the 57th stemming from the...