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2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

Colleges Await Court Ruling on Whether DACA Students Can Get Discount

Arizona Board of Regents President Eileen Klein sent a letter to the state attorney general’s office stressing that abruptly ending in-state tuition for those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program would have “a devastating impact on hundreds of innocent young people.
2017 September 26 - 07:57 am

Technical College Puts Limits on Immigration Enforcement

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Northwest Kansas Technical College won’t allow federal immigration officials on its campus in Goodland without a court order to protect students who might be affected by the
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Measure Removes Time Limit for Vets To Claim Benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached initial agreement on the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into benefits and boosting money for thousands in the National Guard and Reserve.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Average Annual Cost To Exceed $3,000 for First Time

Each of the independently governed colleges will raise tuition, even though some schools traditionally have increased tuition every other year. Colleges started the current budget with $265 million in state funding, but after a series of cuts will start next year with $237 million.
2017 July 10 - 04:44 pm

Trump’s Proposed 50 Percent Cut Would Affect 300,000 Students

“Broadly speaking, it’s going to make it more difficult for students and their parents to afford college,” said Daniel T. Madzelan, assistant vice president at the American Council on Education. “It’s pretty clear that this administration is cutting on the discretionary domestic side for fund increases on the defense side of the budget.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Proposal Would Expel Students Who Repeatedly Disrupt Free Speech

Critics of state Rep. Jesse Kremer’s original bill said it was too vague and unconstitutional. Kremer acknowledged as much to The Associated Press soon after it was introduced. The original bill would’ve punished a range of behaviors that disrupt free speech, including “boisterous” or “profane” conduct.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Colleges Must Pay Costs Without State Help

The Kansas Foster Child Education Assistance Act passed in 2006 waives tuition and fees at state universities, tech schools, community colleges and Washburn University for students who were in foster care.
2017 May 26 - 03:31 pm

Initiatives To Help Poor Students Get Through College Could Lose Funding

Next year, that kind of help could end, though not because lawmakers are unhappy with the program. If the Senate gets its way in ongoing state budget negotiations, the Legislature would overhaul the way it pays for higher education in Texas — and funding for the Texas Innovative Adult Career Education Grant Program could disappear.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Keeping College Graduates in State is Among Goals of New Generation of Lawmakers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When Nebraska’s youngest legislators formed a bipartisan coalition focused on building an economy that would keep college graduates from leaving the state, they figured their shared experiences as millennials would be stronger than the party differences that divide them.
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm
which has for decades been limited to low-income students at private colleges. The campaign drew immediate criticism from the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, which said the public university is already heavily subsidized by...
2017 May 11 - 04:57 pm

Legislature Struggles To Fund Voter-Approved Mandate

Debates are heating up over Oregon’s looming $1.6 billionbudget deficit as the second half of the 2017 legislative session begins, and the $300 million high school spending requirement set forth in Measure 98 is among the many areas still on the table for cuts.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

State Law Limits Use of Public Facilities for Political Events

Boyd was a key adviser in the creation of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise program to cover full tuition at two-year schools. The Knoxville businessman and philanthropist said in Nashville this week that “a lot of my life’s work has been helping kids get into these technical colleges.
2017 April 15 - 04:34 pm

Spending Plan Would Freeze Tuition for Two-Year, Technical Colleges

The bill passed in the Republican-controlled House by a vote of 77-53. Republicans said their bill helps students with rising educational costs through funding student debt counseling and a loan forgiveness program for agricultural, aviation and teaching jobs in rural Minnesota.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Despite Squabbling, Community Colleges Get 6.7 Percent Funding Increase

Earlier this year, state budget writers settled on allocating the state’s three community colleges nearly $40 million, or a 6.7 percent funding boost for next fiscal year. Budget bills seldom change once making it out of the appropriations committee, but they still need the approval of the full House and Senate.

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