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Biden's student loan work gets tepid reviews — even among those with debt, an AP-NORC poll finds

Jun. 11, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he campaigns for reelection, President Joe Biden frequently touts his work on student debt, pointing to the millions of people who received cancellation under his watch. Yet relatively few Americans say they're fans of his work on the issue, even among those who have student...

Tuition is rising for students at University of Alabama's 3 campuses

Jun. 10, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tuition is going up for those attending any of the University of Alabama campuses. The University of Alabama Board of Trustees on Friday unanimously approved the increase during its full board meeting, news outlets reported. Under the approved proposal,...

Mexico's poorest receiving less government funds under president who brought poor to the fore

May. 24, 2024 00:29 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador swept into office nearly six years ago with a simple motto laying out his administration’s priorities: “For the good of all, first the poor.” His administration scrapped a host of existing social programs and...

Biden administration canceling student loans for another 160,000 borrowers

May. 22, 2024 05:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is canceling student loans for another 160,000 borrowers through a combination of existing programs. The Education Department announced the latest round of cancellation on Wednesday, saying it will erase $7.7 billion in federal student...

West Virginia lawmakers approve funding to support students due to FAFSA delays

May. 21, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia students struggling to figure out how to pay for college in one of the nation's poorest states after the botched rollout of a new federal student aid application could get help under a bill headed to Gov. Jim Justice. State lawmakers approved...

Massachusetts Senate weighs tuition-free community college plan

May. 21, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A plan to create tuition-free, universal community college for all Massachusetts residents was up for discussion Tuesday as the state Senate launched debate on its proposed $57.9 billion budget for the new fiscal year. Supporters, including Democratic Senate President...

Billionaire rains cash on UMass graduates to tune of $1,000 each, but says they must give half away

May. 20, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — The clouds weren't alone in making it rain on the commencement ceremony at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth last week. On stage, billionaire philanthropist Rob Hale surprised the graduating class of more than 1,000 by pointing to a nearby truck holding envelopes...

Push to enforce occupancy rule in College Station highlights Texas A&M students’ housing woes

May. 20, 2024 12:59 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — For three years in college, Texas A&M University student Ethan Tan lived in houses near campus with six roommates, each of them paying about $400 a month in rent. Tan, a graduating senior, said that low cost saved him from having to take out more loans and pick...

West Virginia governor calls special session for school funding amid FAFSA issues, other proposals

May. 17, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is calling state lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider an $80 million allocation to the state’s colleges and universities to help students pay for school amid the ongoing federal financial aid crisis, among other proposals. ...

Former Connecticut budget official arrested, pleads not guilty to bribery and extortion charges

May. 16, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former top official in Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's budget office allegedly extorted private contractors into paying him thousands of dollars in bribes as he oversaw large blocks of state money for school construction projects, federal authorities said Thursday. ...