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Rose-Hulman raises $250 million for scholarships, buildings

Jul. 28, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Officials of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology announced Wednesday the school has successfully completed its $250 million fundraising campaign. Officials say the funds raised since 2018 will increase the number of student scholarships,...

Grant program funded with COVID money offers free college

Jul. 28, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Low-income Vermonters are getting the opportunity to get a college degree tuition-free. The 802 Opportunity grant pays for up to two years of tuition to the Community College of Vermont to any Vermonter with a family adjusted gross income of less...

Vermont State Colleges to require COVID vaccines of students

Jul. 24, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The 3,000 students on the residential campuses of the Vermont State Colleges will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall semester. The executive committee of the Vermont State College System Board of Trustees voted Thursday to...

Louisiana college uses pandemic money to pay student debt

Jul. 24, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana junior college is using federal COVID-19 relief money to eliminate student debt for anyone who has attended over the past year. The offer from Southern University at Shreveport should help students who faced financial hardships during...

U of Louisiana System program aims to cultivate diversity

Jul. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — JaCaleb Smith worked at a trampoline park during his first semester studying chemical engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Along with his summer job at Home Depot, his earnings went to pay for college, but he still wondered if he should — or could...

Regents back UNR's plan to run Sierra Nevada's Tahoe campus

Jul. 23, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state board of regents approved a merger Friday that will allow University of Nevada, Reno to move ahead with plans to run Sierra Nevada University’s 20-acre campus at Lake Tahoe. UNR President Brian Sandoval said the process, which now moves to...

New Hampshire colleges prepare for return of students, staff

Jul. 23, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire colleges and universities continue to prepare for the return of both students and employees for what they expect to be full-capacity campuses this fall. At Dartmouth College, officials are figuring out how to meet demand for...

University of California regents approve rare tuition hike

Jul. 22, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Despite opposition from student groups, University of California regents on Thursday approved a multiyear plan to raise tuition and fees at one of the nation's premier public university systems. The systemwide tuition increase will put...

UC system admits largest, most diverse undergraduate class

Jul. 20, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California admitted its largest and most diverse undergraduate class ever after receiving a record number of applications, officials announced. The university system’s nine undergraduate campuses accepted 132,353 prospective...

Illinois college boards suggest schools require vaccination

Jul. 19, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two state agencies that oversee higher education in Illinois on Monday encouraged colleges and universities to require COVID-19 vaccinations of students heading to campuses this fall. The Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois...