College Finance

Chicago Innovation Awards Recognizes New Futuro

New Futuro, a Hispanic education community helping families get their students into college and beyond, wins the 2012 Chicago Innovation Award.


Focus on College Finance: Chinese Students Flock to US Schools

More than 157,000 Chinese students attend U.S. high schools, colleges and universities, according to the Institute of International Education.


Advice for the College Bound

"In retrospect, it's also cost me an opportunity to savor moments that today I wish I could recapture."


Nominations are Open for HABLA, HABLA Youth Scholarship in Atlanta

Awards Ceremony hosted by Verizon serves as the closing ceremony to Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations


Democrats Propose Jobs Bills That Would Help Tech Colleges

State Democrats announced a package of job creation bills they plan to introduce later this week that would funnel money to technical colleges facing filled classes and waiting lists or job training programs.


Tuition Rises 8% at Public Colleges

Tuition and fees at America's public colleges rose more than 8 percent this year as a weakened economy and severe cuts in state funding took their toll, a report out today says.


Grants Awarded To Serve Area Hispanic Students

Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Merced, said $2.8 million in federal grants has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Education under the Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Program to four colleges and universities in California's Central Valley to increase their capacity to serve Hispanic and low-income students.


Perry, GOP Hopefuls Take on Education

With the 2012 presidential field taking shape, the Republican candidates are beginning to tout their views on education, and few have been more vocal than Texas Gov. Rick Perry.


Consumer Corner: Is College Worth It?

The lingering effects of the recent recession, which left more than 14 million Americans unemployed and little hope of a hiring binge in the offing, have people wondering whether spending tens of thousands of dollars on a college education is worth it.


Female Grads Get More Jobs

Among those who graduated from universities this past spring, 66.4 percent of women found full-time employment, surpassing 57.7 percent of new male graduates who secured regular work, according to a recent Yomiuri Shimbun survey.


Info on Affordable Colleges at Your Fingertips, Thanks to USDOE

The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) has released its online College Affordability and Transparency Center, which can help prospective students identify the most affordable colleges and the best fits for their financial situation.


Students Seeking Job Skills Can Pay Thousands More At For-profit Schools

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College offers a nurse aide certification program -- similar to the one that left Mary Morgan more than $10,000 in debt -- for $588.


Study Finds Gaps Remain Large for Hispanic Students

While growing numbers of Hispanic students have changed the face of American education over the past two decades, the gap between them and their white classmates in math and reading remains as wide as it was in the 1990s, according to a new federal study.


Record Student Debt Looks Like a Trend

Recent graduating classes have been accumulating a record level of debt. This year's crop will probably do the same.


Group Gives Hispanic Girls Good Role Models

Started as an after-school activity in 2006 by two teens, Moda Real has helped more than 100 Hispanic girls learn leadership skills.


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