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Biden plan: Free community college, expanded loan programs

Oct. 8, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to make community and technical college free and federal college loan programs more generous as he shifts leftward but not as far as his 2020 rivals. The former vice president's $750 billion higher education plan represents a major expansion of the federal...

Washington University unveils tuition-free aid program

Oct. 4, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington University in St. Louis will provide a free education to any student from Missouri or southern Illinois whose family income is under $75,000. Andrew Martin, the university's new chancellor, announced the program on Thursday during his inaugural address, the St. Louis...

Hunger on campus: How college students can get help

Oct. 3, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

When college students paying their own way have a financial hiccup, they have to make hard choices about how to spend their limited funds — and some turn to their food budget to close a gap. Gina Higgins, a mechanical engineering student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, has paid for school...

4 ways to cover college costs if financial aid isn't enough

Sep. 19, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

For 61% of students, college costs more than they expected, according to a recent survey from College Ave Student Loans conducted by Barnes & Noble College Insights. Yoselin Guzman, an 18-year-old UCLA freshman from Compton, California, can see why. "There's like little costs you don't even see," says Guzman,...

Kansas City students get little from state college aid

Sep. 13, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The state of Missouri gives millions of dollars to students every year to pay for two years of college. Yet most of the money goes to students in more affluent districts and not to those who need it the most. Now educators want the state to reexamine the criteria for the 30-year-old...

Report: Confusing rules deny loan forgiveness to students

Sep. 5, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

The vast majority of applications for a student loan forgiveness program are still being rejected, even after Congress set aside $700 million to temporarily expand it, according to a federal report . The Government Accountability Office said Thursday that the Education Department has created a "confusing and...

The Latest: Neighbors shocked man arrested in stabbing death

Aug. 22, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a stabbing death at California State University, Fullerton (all times local): 4 p.m. Neighbors of the man suspected of fatally stabbing a co-worker California State University, Fullerton say they couldn't imagine he'd commit such a crime. The suspect, 51-year-old...

Trump signs student debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

Aug. 21, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by tens of thousands of disabled military veterans will be erased under a directive President Donald Trump signed Wednesday. Trump ordered the Education Department to "eliminate every penny of federal student loan...