higher education

California State University seal. (Photo credit: California State University)

Cal State lowers enrollment growth

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Enrollment growth at California State University will be cut by half this fall – from 20,000 to about 10,000 additional students – after state funding fell short of expectations, according to […]

07/23/2014

Scheryl Duarte, a senior at Roosevelt High School, fills out a college enrollment application at her school in Washington, Nov. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Widest earnings gap for college grads in 48 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The earnings gap between young adults with and without bachelor’s degrees has stretched to its widest level in nearly half a century. It’s a sign of the growing value of a college […]

02/11/2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Rubio proposes higher education overhaul

MIAMI (AP) — Possible presidential contender Sen. Marco Rubio called Monday for overhauling the nation’s higher education system to close an “opportunity gap” between Americans with and without advanced degrees. The Florida Republican said the […]

02/10/2014

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CSU commits $50 million to degree completion program

LONG BEACH (CNS) – The California State University system will commit $50 million to bolster students’ ability to complete their degrees through steps such as enhanced advising services and an increase in the number of […]

01/30/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Jan. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama targets college sexual assault epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is launching an initiative to combat sexual assault, particularly on college campuses, turning the spotlight on a problem that has devastated millions of Americans yet rarely receives such White […]

01/22/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about college education, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama urges expanding access to higher education

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tested his persuasive powers Thursday, summoning university presidents to the White House to win their commitments to expanding access to higher education and to demonstrate a new determination to […]

01/16/2014

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5 forms of financial aid for college – besides scholarships

On Money 101 today, Bob McCormick interviewed independent college counselor Danny Ruderman, author of “The Ultimate College Acceptance System.” Danny shared five forms of financial aid for college besides scholarships. Click to listen.

03/01/2013

College credit recommended for free online courses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Students may soon be able to receive college credit for the free online classes that are reshaping higher education. The American Council on Education says it’s recommending degree credit for five courses offered by Coursera.

02/07/2013

Cal Grant rules disqualify 80 pct of for-profits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state report examining Cal Grant’s new eligibility standards says the tighter rules have disqualified 80 percent of California’s for-profit colleges from the financial aid program.

01/07/2013

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Helping LA’s foster youth at UCLA

Foster youth are often denied access to adequate educational and residential programs that can meet their unique needs. Results are damaging and long-term. But a program at UCLA provides a helping hand to educational opportunities.

12/20/2012

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