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6 things to know about tuition-free college

26-04-2016

6 things to know about tuition-free college

Free college sounds awesome. Can it really work in the U.S.? Bernie Sanders certainly thinks so. "Public colleges and universities tuition-free? Damn right! That is exactly what we should be doing," he said at the Brooklyn Democratic debate. To which Hillary Clinton replied: "If somebody promises you something for free, read the fine print." So here it is, the fine print on Sanders' free-tuition plan: 1. It only applies to public schools That covers about 68% of college students in the... Read more

Rich kids will benefit more from free college

22-04-2016

Rich kids will benefit more from free college

Free college benefits some students more than others and it’s probably not the ones you think, a new analysis suggests. Families from the top half of the income distribution would reap 24% more than their less-wealthy peers, under a free college plan like the one Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is proposing, according to an analysis published this week on the Brookings Institution website by Matthew Chingos, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute. Both... Read more

Job Prospects For The Class Of 2016 Are Pretty Good, Especially For Men

21-04-2016

Job Prospects For The Class Of 2016 Are Pretty Good,  Especially For Men

For the class of 2016, it’s the best job market in years. The number of employers looking to hire college graduates this year is the highest in nearly a decade, according to a survey out Thursday. But if you’re a male college graduate, your job prospects are even better. Fresh out of college, men far outstrip women when it comes to wages. Male college graduates, ages 20 to 24, earned 8 percent more in 2016 than they... Read more

University at Buffalo mistakenly sends 5,000 acceptance letters

18-04-2016

University at Buffalo mistakenly sends 5,000 acceptance letters

The State University of New York at Buffalo was forced to apologize this week after mistakenly emailing 5,000 prospective students to tell them that their application for admission had been accepted.  According to the Buffalo News, the admissions office gaffe meant the emails were sent to approximately 20 percent of applicants for the class of 2020.  Spokesman John DellaContrada says the mistaken email was sent Wednesday to students whose applications hadn't been fully reviewed. The university sent... Read more

Yes, you can haggle with your college over financial aid

15-04-2016

Yes, you can haggle with your college over financial aid

Freddy Chang was ecstatic when he was accepted early to the University of Pennsylvania. But then he took a look at the financial aid package, and his heart sank. His dream school wasn't offering him any money and his family would be on the hook for about $64,000 in just the first year. "I was so upset. I knew my parents wouldn't be able to afford the whole price tag," Chang said. But then he wrote an appeal... Read more

3 Advantages to Online Bachelor's Degree…

29-04-2016

When I graduated high school and left for a traditional college , it seemed like little had changed. I was older, yes, but I still had a fixed schedule, places to go and parking to battle for. I had lived... Read more

3 Reasons for Rejection From a Dream MBA…

29-04-2016

If you've been feeling down since receiving a rejection letter from your dream business school , I want to offer some insight into why it happened, and remind you why you should keep your chin up. Firstf, all of the... Read more

Plan Ahead for Emergencies Abroad as an …

29-04-2016

You probably know what to do in an emergency situation at home, but what if you found yourself in a similar position overseas? Experts say it's important for future international students  to have some sort of response plan for emergency scenarios such as... Read more

Arab Region MBA Grads Can Bank on Divers…

29-04-2016

Graduates of MBA programs traditionally make a beeline for careers like financial planning, investment banking and management consulting. But the leadership and management skills from business school can be useful, sought-after traits in a variety of fields. And, Arab region... Read more

Find, Keep Money for College as a Transf…

28-04-2016

Find, Keep Money for College as a Transfer Student

Students transfer colleges for many reasons. For example, they may want to transition from a two-year community college to a four-year institution ; experience a change of scenery; or seek an academic concentration not offered at their current college. Regardless... Read more

Decipher Athletic Scholarships at NCAA D…

28-04-2016

Tulane power forward Tierra Jones, 22, had her sights on playing NCAA Division I basketball and an athletic scholarship when she was in the seventh grade. "By the time I got to ninth grade, I had my first full scholarship... Read more

Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender dies a…

30-04-2016

Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. The school announced Saturday that Davender died Thursday night after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. Davender ranked... Read more

Hofstra, Mihalich agree to extension (Ya…

29-04-2016

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Joe Mihalich has signed a contract extension with Hofstra through the 2020-21 season.... Read more

Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long granted…

29-04-2016

Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long granted hardship waiver (Yahoo Sports)

Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long has been granted a hardship waiver by the Big 12, making him eligible to play as expected in 2016-17. Mitrou-Long, who averaged 12 points a game in 2015-16, ended his season at the eight-game... Read more

CIAA will stay in North Carolina despite…

29-04-2016

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite the state's controversial new LGBT law. The CIAA said in a statement Thursday that it will instead... Read more

Chattanooga gives extensions to men's, w…

28-04-2016

Chattanooga gives extensions to men's, women's hoop coaches (Yahoo Sports)

Chattanooga women's basketball coach Jim Foster has received a one-year contract extension. School officials announced Foster's extension Thursday, hours after saying men's basketball coach Matt McCall had received a two-year extension. Foster is 82-16 at Chattanooga and has... Read more

Chattanooga men's hoop coach McCall gets…

28-04-2016

Chattanooga men's hoop coach McCall gets 2-year extension (Yahoo Sports)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Chattanooga men's basketball coach Matt McCall has received a two-year contract extension after leading the Mocs to an NCAA Tournament appearance in his debut season.... Read more

 

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