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Dozens of suburban Chicago families have been using a legal loophole to help their children get need-based college financial aid and scholarships. By their parents' forfeiting legal guardianship, students are able to declare financial independence so they qualify for federal, state and university financial aid.

Parents Giving Up Guardianship for College Cash?

July 30, 2019 9:24 AM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Dozens of suburban Chicago families have been using a legal loophole to help their children get need-based college financial aid and scholarships. By their parents' forfeiting legal guardianship,
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing college student loan debt for millions of Americans; over 42 million individuals.

Warren Pitches Loan Forgiveness, Free College Education

April 23, 2019 3:17 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing college student loan debt for millions of Americans; over 42 million individuals. According to
Yale is the first university to rescind the acceptance of a student over the national college admissions cheating scandal that implicated 50 people, including celebrities, college administrators and coaches. The FBI investigation, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues, discovered that parents paid anywhere from $200,000 to $6.5 million for guaranteed admission into elite colleges and universities.

Yale Rescinds Acceptance Amid Admissions Bribery Scandal

March 26, 2019 3:33 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Yale is the first university to rescind the acceptance of a student over the national college admissions cheating scandal that implicated 50 people, including celebrities, college administrators and
Across the nation, nearly 20 states offer statewide free college programs in an effort to increase the number of students attending college. The hope is that five years from now, we would expect that a majority of the states in the country would have free college tuition, and that would be a tipping point. States including Tennessee, Arkansas, Indiana, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon and Rhode Island have already rolled out statewide free community-college programs, and more are expected to follow.

College "Free for All" in Almost 20 States!

January 8, 2019 4:15 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Across the nation, nearly 20 states offer statewide free college programs in an effort to increase the number of students attending college. The hope is that "five years from now, we would expect
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  Graduate student assistants across the nation are pushing for a $15 per hour stipend, which they believe is a minimum living wage. Graduate students have attributed the 29 percent stipend increase at Emory University to their successful campus advocacy.

Graduate Students' "Fight for $15"

October 30, 2018 12:51 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Photo courtesy of The Nation Graduate student assistants across the nation are pushing for a $15 per hour stipend, which they believe is a "minimum living wage." Graduate students have
University of Louisiana at Lafayette students are outraged over a $999 online textbook for an introductory accounting course. University officials argue that the costly book was just a placeholder that no one would actually pay. Some students went as far as to theorize that the UL-Lafayette accounting department may have a financial arrangement with Wiley that means they make more money from college bookstore sales.

$1,000 Online Text Book Infuriates ULL Students

August 28, 2018 11:47 AM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
University of Louisiana at Lafayette students are outraged over a $999 online textbook for an introductory accounting course. University officials argue that the costly book was just a "placeholder"
Southern Bancorp Inc., the Ross Foundation and Murphy Oil Corp. are investing millions on Promise Scholarships which offer to pay college tuition and fees for most Arkansas high school graduates from specific geographic regions. Arkansas is joining a number of other states which have enacted legislation for a promise program, including New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Montana, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Nevada.

Promise Scholarship Programs Offer Hope in Several States

August 21, 2018 1:47 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Southern Bancorp Inc., the Ross Foundation and Murphy Oil Corp. are investing millions on Promise Scholarships which offer to pay college tuition and fees for most Arkansas high school graduates from
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