en-us Copyright 2015, SaxoTech Online Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0400 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:41:09 -0400 15 For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:08:00 -0400 3 colleges to stop asking applicants about felonies Three New York State colleges have agreed they will no longer ask applicants if they have ever been arrested or convicted of a felony. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:43:00 -0400 $16 million foreign language grant College students interested in some of the less-commonly taught languages may want to take a look at the University of Washington, which has received a $16 million grant that will support about 140 language fellowships. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:07:00 -0400 Picking a college with data crunchers The popularity of social media sites and advancements in the ability to analyze the vast amounts of data we put online are giving high school seniors and others planning for college more tools than ever to help chart their next step. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:05:00 -0400 Report: Private student borrowers can't get repayment help Millions of Americans still struggle with high-cost private student loans, with many tumbling into default because the companies servicing the loans aren't offering reasonable options for improved terms, a new report says. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:12:00 -0400 Credit requirements loosened for student loan program The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:23:00 -0400 Aeronautics school uses new teaching method An Oklahoma aeronautics school is changing how its air-maintenance students learn after seeing the success of a new teaching method in its aviation flight program. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:54:00 -0400 Illinois universities compete for students As public university enrollment declines or remains flat, Illinois schools are competing to recruit students from across the country and around the world. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:46:00 -0400 Military's war colleges take steep budget hits As the Defense Department grapples with cutbacks across its broad budget, one of the military's premiere war colleges is feeling the pinch, with a funding drop of 29 percent in the past few years. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:05:00 -0400 Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2015 Military jobs and training can provide service members with in-depth technical expertise - but how to convert that knowledge into success in the civilian world isn't always obvious. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:42:00 -0400 New program helps families of fallen access education benefits Even with hundreds of millions of dollars in scholarship money and education benefits available for spouses and children of fallen service members, many of those families struggle to pay for college because they don't know the benefits exist, or have trou Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:51:00 -0400 Colleges adapt to post-9/11 vets' needs Bryan Box, a 28-year-old student veteran, carries a large thermos with 'SAB9491T' scribbled on its side. The inscription is Box's battle roster, which he described as a digital 'dog tag' used by the Army to identify soldiers. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:03:00 -0400 U.S. awards $450M to link job training, employers The Obama administration is awarding nearly a half-billion dollars to community colleges that are partnering with employers on job training. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:38:00 -0400 Congress' little-known power to shape military, help constituents Each year, members of Congress exercise a little-known power to help constituents obtain a nomination to one of the country's four elite service academies, which prepare future officers for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:25:00 -0400 Center helps student veterans with college plans A University of Florida program is helping military veterans succeed in college. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:31:00 -0400 Universities forge ahead with 3-D printing programs When students propose, design and create projects at Florida Polytechnic University, they will have a state-of-the-art, 3-D printing lab available to help them along. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:29:00 -0400 Student loan default rates decline The Education Department on Wednesday reported a drop in the percentage of people who are defaulting on repaying student loans in the first years after they are due. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0400 Tuition discount offered to lure adults back to college When you're 30, the first day of school can feel a lot like every other day. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:58:00 -0400 ACT experiments with electronic exams Nearly 4,000 students took the ACT test on a computer this past spring, marking the first time that a national college entrance exam was administered without a pencil and paper. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:26:00 -0400 Universities form group to improve low-income students' graduation rates Michigan State University has been graduating more low-income students since starting a program three years ago to bring advisers, tutors, health care and other services into clusters of residence halls to integrate the 'living and learning' experience. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:13:00 -0400 Aging Americans burdened by student debt Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:06:00 -0400 Consumer agency sues Corinthian Colleges for predatory lending Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a 'predatory lending scheme.' Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:02:00 -0400 Dispute arises from apparent misunderstanding on vet education comments Two veterans service organizations expressed outrage over comments made by an official from an organization that represents public universities in early September - but the dispute appears largely to be the result of a misunderstanding. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:13:00 -0400 Ohio college becoming leader in drone technology Officials with an Ohio community college say it has taken another step toward positioning itself as a national leader in drone technology research. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:05:00 -0400 Apply to college with video instead of SAT score A Baltimore-area college is the first in the country to unveil an application option that allows students to submit videos as part of their admissions applications. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:29:00 -0400 California lawmakers vote to protect in-state tuition for veterans California lawmakers have approved legislation to offer in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0400