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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo students walks in front of Fraser Hall on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kan. Student loan borrowers with federal debt won’t see a bill until January 2021. That means three extra months of paused payments tacked onto the original six months made possible by the coronavirus relief package. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

What No Student Loan Payments Until 2021 Means for You

Aug. 13, 2020 7:46 AM EDT

You don’t have to make another federal student loan payment in 2020. Now is the time, though, to decide what to do before your bill arrives in January 2021. Federal student loan borrowers were already in an automatic interest-free pause on payments as part of the original coronavirus relief bill, known as...

President Donald Trump signs an executive order during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump's pandemic relief orders are limited in scope

Aug. 9, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's new executive orders to help Americans struggling under the economic recession are far less sweeping than any pandemic relief bill Congress would pass. Trump acted Saturday after negotiations for a second pandemic relief bill reached an impasse. Democrats...

St. Francis Xavier School students and their families walk together in Newark, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, after discussing the Catholic school's permanent closure announced the previous week by the Archdiocese of Newark. Nationwide, more than 140 Catholic schools will not reopen in the fall. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Amid pandemic, future of many Catholic schools is in doubt

Aug. 9, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the new academic year arrives, school systems across the United States are struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Roman Catholic educators have an extra challenge — trying to forestall a relentless wave of closures of their schools that has no end in sight. Already this...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax

Aug. 8, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. Trump's orders...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo,  credit cards are displayed in Zelienople, Pa. U.S. consumer borrowing rose in June after three months of declines but the key category of credit card debt extended its decline. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

US consumer borrowing up in June after 3 months of declines

Aug. 7, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pandemic still has Americans easing off the plastic. U.S. consumer borrowing rose in June after three months of declines but the key category of credit card debt extended its decline. The Federal Reserve reported Friday that overall consumer borrowing rose by 2.6%, or $8.95 billion,...

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn’s LIU to launch new school

Aug. 4, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class...

In this undated photo Oregon State University volleyball coach Mark Barnard poses for a photo in Corvallis, Ore. Players, parents and observers of the program tell The Associated Press that Barnard runs punishment practices past the point of safety, uses scholarships as leverage and pits players against each other in team meetings. The school says an investigation into the program has concluded and appropriate action has been taken to address the complaints. (Godofredo Vasquet/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)

Players describe abusive environment on Oregon State team

Jul. 30, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

Athletes and others with ties to the program told The Associated Press that the head volleyball coach at Oregon State University runs an abusive program that has seen 11 players quit or transfer since 2016 and two team members contemplate suicide, with one attempting an overdose. In interviews with the AP and...

In this image provided by Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Hobart linebacker Emmett Forde tackles Cortland running back Zach Tripodi during the 2019 New York State Bowl on Nov 23, 2019, in Cortland, N.Y. There will be no pregame Victory Walk or singing of the alma mater after wins at Hobart College's 3,000-seat Boswell Field this fall. The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation or postponement of more than 1,800 games across the NCAA, more than 1,000 in Division III.  (Ken Debolt/Hobart and William Smith Colleges via AP)

Heartbreak of lost football season felt across Division III

Jul. 30, 2020 2:30 AM EDT

There will be no pregame Victory Walk or singing of the alma mater after wins at Hobart College's 3,000-seat Boswell Field this fall. No one will have the honor of bringing the wood, a tradition that has a different player each week leading the team onto the field carrying a 2-by-4 with the purple and orange...

Historically Black Louisiana university gets $20M donation

Jul. 29, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A historically Black university in Louisiana has received a $20 million donation from MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The gift is the largest private contribution in the school's history and part of hundreds of millions of dollars Scott announced that she...

Laura Comino, a senior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro poses for a picture on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. College students are getting ready to return to school in August as the country deals with the coronavirus pandemic. More and more campuses are sparking frustration by releasing plans to keep students' housing payments, even if the campuses shut down again and go entirely online in the fall. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

'Clear as mud' housing refund plans irk college students

Jul. 24, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Laura Comino opened the housing email from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in June, she knew she had to take action. At the direction of the state’s public university system, UNCG asked her to sign a housing contract addendum acknowledging that she might not...