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2015 September 13 - 02:02 am

Williston State College Ramps Up Room, Board, Mandatory Fees

By AP
Earlier this year, the state Legislature passed a 2.5 percent cap on tuition increases within North Dakota’s university system for two years. That caused a delay in enacting a 7.1 tuition increase at Williston State College, meant to align it with other two-year schools.
2015 August 24 - 08:51 pm

Bureaucratic Tangles Make Workforce Development Incentive Fund Difficult to Use

The $40 million Workforce and Innovation for a Stronger Economy Fund, or WISE Fund, was widely praised when it was created in 2014 to pay for college programs aimed at filling highdemand jobs, like in computer science, engineering and construction specialties.
2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

Community College’s Resettlement Efforts Draw Ire of Conservative Activists

By AP
This isn’t the only group that has sprung up in light of the influx of upcoming refugees. Earlier this month, Twin Falls accountant and former Democratic state treasurer candidate Deborah Silver formed a group to support the refugee center. Members volunteer at the center and help educate the community about the resettlement process.
2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

Measures Would Waive College Tuition for Some Students, Expand Scholarship Program

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers in both chambers are making it easier for a large cohort of students to pay for their higher education under two bills they passed, despite criticism the programs could be too costly or unfairly favor some students over others.
2015 July 28 - 11:25 pm

State Opposes Plan Offering Discounted Tuition to DREAMERs

The notice of appeal comes nearly two months after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Arthur Anderson ruled that the Maricopa County Community College District could offer the lower rates. Days after the ruling, the Arizona Board of Regents said so-called DREAMers attending the state’s three public universities were.
2015 June 26 - 04:55 pm

Assistance Still Won’t Cover 100 Percent of Costs

FE, N.M. (AP) — The amount of assistance for New Mexico’s lottery scholarships will be larger than expected thanks to lower student enrollment, but it won’t cover 100 percent of tuition costs next year, the New Mexico Higher Education Department announced.
2015 June 26 - 04:55 pm

Under New Law, College Presidents Can Designate ‘Gun-Free’ Zones

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas became the eighth state to allow concealed handguns in public college classrooms, dorms and buildings, while much-watched legislative efforts to curb the rising costs of free college tuition for veterans and their families collapsed.
2015 May 30 - 09:19 am

Congressional Gridlock Prods States and Colleges To Step In To Aid Undocumented Students

Being unauthorized to live and work in the country he has called home since he was 9 had forced the native of Peru to twice turn down admissions offers from other schools because he couldn’t afford to go. He changed the subject when friends asked why he didn’t apply for financial aid.
2015 May 30 - 09:19 am

Immigrants Covered by U. S. Deferred Deportation Policy Qualify for Benefit

The decision from Superior Court Judge Arthur Anderson comes in a lawsuit filed by former Attorney General Tom Horne against the Maricopa County Community College District. Horne contended that so-called “dreamers” offered deferred action status were not legally present in the U.
2015 May 13 - 02:44 pm

Education Secretary Says High School Diploma Should Be ‘Starting Point’

During a visit to Louisville, Duncan touted President Barack Obama’s plan to make two years of community college free for students who earn good grades and stay on track to graduate. Duncan called the proposal a potential “game changer” to reduce cost as a barrier to college.
2015 April 19 - 11:49 am

Financial Aid for Dreamers Not Part of Budget

By AP
NEW YORK (AP) — About 50 immigrant students who live illegally in New York state have started a hunger strike after a proposal that would allow them to apply for state financial aid for college was not included in the state’s budget, some of the students said.
2015 April 19 - 11:49 am

State School Board Unanimously Approves Resolution in Opposition

The proposal would take control of the state’s communitycollege system away from the elected state school board and put it in the hands of a new board appointed by the governor. Members of the board would have to be approved by the state Senate, similar to university trustees.
2015 March 30 - 10:18 pm

Effort Enlists Colleges, Universities to Train Low-Skilled Workers in Technology Skills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting stagnant wages in an otherwise improving economy, President Barack Obama has called on employers, educational institutions and local governments to develop a home-grown high technology workforce that could help drive up higher-income employment.
2015 March 30 - 10:18 pm

Bipartisan Measure Would Tie Tuition to Percentage of Average Wages

Tuition would be highest at the state’s two research universities, Washington State University and the University of Washington. At lower tiers, the state’s regional universities and community colleges would have their tuition rates set to lower percentages of the state’s average wage.
2015 March 16 - 11:34 pm

Required Academic Credentials of Executive Director in Dispute

Meeting minutes that in a closed session in January, the board deadlocked 5-5 in an effort to reopen the search and seek new applicants using the existing academic requirements. Opposing that motion were the five members of the 10-member board who voted in December to hire Debra West, the board’s deputy director of programs and accountability.

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