Student finances

FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo people walk by Old Main on the Penn State University main campus in State College, Pa. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, becomes available Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. It’s widely considered the most important document in securing money for higher education as current and prospective students must fill it out annually to get federal student aid including loans, grants, work-study and certain scholarships. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
October 01, 2018 - 4:17 pm
Let the race for financial aid begin. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, becomes available Monday. It's widely considered the most important document in securing money for higher education. Current and prospective students must fill it out annually to get loans, grants and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. Complaints and lawsuits lodged against for-profit colleges are unfolding as DeVos engineers a seismic shift in the regulatory landscape that stands to benefit the multibillion-dollar industry. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 24, 2018 - 5:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawsuit against Ashford University describes an admissions office with a cutthroat sales culture more akin to a used-car lot than a place of higher learning, peddling "false promises and faulty information" to lure students eligible for federal financial aid. Sound familiar? The...
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August 22, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. is offering to pay full tuition for hourly workers who want to earn a college degree, finish a high school diploma or learn a new skill, the entertainment giant said Wednesday. As many as 80,000 hourly workers in the United States could be eligible for the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2017 file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. The Trump administration is proposing new rules that could make it harder for students to get their loans erased in cases of fraud. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the proposal Wednesday after months of negotiating to replace Obama-era rules. Her proposal would allow students to get loans erased if a school intentionally misleads them into taking out student loans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 25, 2018 - 2:27 pm
Students who are defrauded by their schools would have a harder time getting their federal loans erased under new rules proposed by the Trump administration on Wednesday. The proposal, which aims to replace a set of Obama-era rules that were never implemented, drew applause from the for-profit...
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In this Tuesday, May 29, 2018 photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, center, answers questions from reports after filing to run for the Republican nomination for governor as running mate and Wichita businessman Wink Hartman, to his left, and family members watch, in Topeka, Kan. Kobach is attacking a state law that helps young people living in the U.S. illegally go to state colleges. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
May 31, 2018 - 7:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Kansas governor who has advised President Donald Trump is attacking a state law that helps young people living in the U.S. illegally go to state colleges, appealing to his party's conservative base in a tough GOP primary race. Kansas Secretary of State...
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In this May 7, 2018, photo, UNLV associate professor Sheila Bock speaks the with the Associated Press at her office in Las Vegas. Bock has been researching how and why students decorate their caps and says the themes over the years have become increasingly political. From “Game of Loans, interest is coming” to “Si Se Puede, Here To Stay,” graduating college students are choosing to decorate their graduation caps, pushing against the formality of ceremonies and taking a stand on an issue before the thousands watching them cross the stage. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 12, 2018 - 12:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The black letters contrast sharply with the graduation cap's red fabric. They spell: "Vuela tan alto como puedas sin olvidar de donde vienes." "Fly as high as you can without forgetting where you come from." That's the message that Brenda Romero, who crossed the border from Mexico...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, corporate signage hangs at a McDonald's restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh. McDonald’s, citing the new U.S. tax law and the tightening job market, is expanding its 3-year-old education benefits program, tripling the amount of money some workers can get each year to help pay for college or trade school tuition. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 29, 2018 - 8:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, citing the new U.S. tax law and the tightening job market, is expanding its 3-year-old education benefits program, tripling the amount of money some workers can get each year to help pay for college or trade school tuition. The fast-food company is also changing its...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:38 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is providing scholarships to cover the tuition for all master's degree students studying acting and directing. The Ivy League university in Rhode Island announced the change Friday. It says it wants to ease student debt, diversify the pool of actors and...
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February 15, 2018 - 2:36 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Treasury Department is cutting fees for its state-sponsored program to help families save for college. Democratic state Treasurer Joe Torsella said Thursday that asset-based fees for its PA 529 Investment Plan account will drop, saving account holders about $...
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December 20, 2017 - 10:46 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Some people who took classes intended to turn unemployed Appalachian coal miners and others into computer software technicians have sued, saying they didn't get promised paid apprenticeships and jobs. The complaint in West Virginia's Raleigh County Circuit Court proposes class-...
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