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Washington U. med school adds $100 million in scholarships

Apr. 21, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is adding $100 million to its scholarship fund over the next decade as part of an effort to attract a more diverse student body. The university said this past week that as many as half of the 120 incoming first-year medical students...

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,...

University of Missouri to cut space as state money declines

Apr. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is cutting down on building space to reduce maintenance costs following concerns about state budget cuts for higher education. University planners have identified where to divest and demolish campus buildings in an effort to remove 750,000 square feet (70,000...

Cuomo: NY to waive tuition for fallen service members' kids

Apr. 17, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state will grant free state tuition and room and board to the families of New York military members killed or disabled while on duty, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The move comes after President Donald Trump and Republican state lawmakers criticized a decision...

Can he win? Sanders makes case he can take back the Midwest

Apr. 17, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Price was not old enough to vote in 2016, but is keeping a close eye on the expansive field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. He likes Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders. The 20-year-old says it's "way too early" for him to make up his mind....

Affidavit details fraud case of man linked to Russian agent

Apr. 16, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

A South Dakota man linked to an admitted Russian covert agent is accused of obtaining at least $2.3 million from 78 people for bogus investments dating to at least 1997, according to documents unsealed Monday. Businessman and conservative political operative Paul Erickson, of Sioux Falls, has pleaded not guilty...

Former Purdue Northwest professor leaves $8M to school

Apr. 15, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A building at Purdue University Northwest is being named in honor of a former professor who left about $8 million from his estate for student scholarships and professorships. The Purdue University Board of Trustees recently approved the official naming of the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience...

What it's really like to win money to pay down student loans

Apr. 11, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

As the U.S. student loan balance surpasses $1.5 trillion, a trio of contests promise a lucky few a shot at putting a dent in their debt. While most of the over 44 million people with student loan debt can't count on winning an oversized novelty check to pay off their balance, they can turn to tried-and-true...

Ex-Columbia University official sentenced in aid scam

Apr. 9, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Columbia University official has been sentenced to over three years in prison for accepting kickbacks from unqualified students to help them secure financial aid. Melanie Williams-Bethea was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District in Manhattan to three years and four months in prison....

Fans of 'Queer Eye' show raise $90,000 for Kansas woman

Apr. 8, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman whose experience of being kicked out of her home as a 16-year-old because she's a lesbian was highlighted on the Netflix show "Queer Eye" has a fresh shot at college after fans raised enough to pay off her student loans. The show tells the story of 23-year-old Jess Guilbeaux...