Picking between a four-year college and an automotive technology program after high school wasn't a difficult choice for Pleasant Plains senior Cameron Geist.
His father is an auto mechanic, and he always felt most comfortable with a wrench in his hand.
Plus, honing his automotive skills should set him up to find a good-paying job and not be saddled with student debt, Geist said.
A new report suggests many graduating seniors, like Geist, may be better off in... Read more
High school seniors who applied to college via early decision programs now know whether they have been accepted to their first-choice school. Since early decision is binding, many are likely celebrating that they know where they will attend next year.
But what if your first-choice school offered you significantly less grants and scholarships – and a lot more student loans – than you anticipated? Should you still attend, despite the debt?
Or should you ditch the dream... Read more
Despite intense criticism of Talladega College for allowing its marching band to play at Donald Trump’s inauguration, private donations are flooding in to finance the trip.
A Go Fund Me page was created by Band Director Miguel Bonds with the goal of raising $75,000 to cover lodging and travel expenses, but as of press time the band had far exceeded that goal, raising more than $297,000 from 5,233 people in just nine days.
“They have said that... Read more
Overnight, Senate Republicans voted to approve a budget resolution that would pave the way to repeal the Affordable Care Act legislation widely known as Obamacare.
(Yes, Obamacare and the ACA are the same thing, which apparently not everyone knows.)
his is the first major step toward the Republican goal of repealing and replacing the ACA.
One of the biggest victims of the early Thursday 1:30 a.m. vote: the ability for young adults to stay on their parents’ or guardians’... Read more
With school about to start up again after winter break, your schedule’s about to go 0 to 100 real quick. While you have some time, it may be worth taking a moment to better understand your student loans (and how to save money on them).
We all know that student loans are basically the devil.
And 61.9% of those surveyed in an Ion Tuition study think their student loan payments are (or were) too high, so we know you guys... Read more
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a free college tuition plan on Tuesday, throwing his support behind a position that enjoyed enormous political popularity during the presidential campaign season.
Cuomo, who was joined by free college proponent Sen. Bernie Sanders for the announcement, proposed that students from families making $125,000 or less per year could attend state and city colleges, including community colleges, for free.
New York already spends $1 billion per year on a tuition assistance... Read more