en-us Copyright 2015, SaxoTech Online Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:08:33 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 $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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 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 -0500 Mission Family: Free online resources for school year While you're getting back into school routines for your children, and perhaps even for yourself, consider some of the free resources the Defense Department provides that can help you with research - and even free tutoring and homework help. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:33:00 -0500 Upward Bound continues to prepare vets for college A program aimed at helping veterans hone their skills through education to prepare them for careers is seeing booming registration at Western Kentucky University. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:33:00 -0500 Underwater robotic research inspires students In the cold waters off Antarctica, a solitary, yellow glider named the 'Blue Hen' keeps track of the penguins that graduate student Megan Cimino monitors from a lab in Lewes. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:50:00 -0500 First-generation college students eager, hopeful In the weeks leading up to her first day of college, Lauren Serrano had the typical jitters. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:04:00 -0500 Commentary: Tech, vocational schools serve vital need By early 2015, tens of thousands of troops will have returned stateside after more than a decade of military engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:55:00 -0500 'Not recommended' list of schools draws criticism For years, public officials and organizations have warned veterans not to waste their education benefits at bad schools. But those warnings have almost always neglected to detail which schools are 'bad.' Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0500 Law seeks to expand in-state tuition for all A bill signed into law by President Obama on Aug. 7, dedicated primarily to overhauling veterans' health care, also includes a major victory for education advocates. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:46:00 -0500 Education Department to ease student loan rules The Education Department said Thursday it will try to make it easier for students and parents with troubled credit histories to get college loans. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:48:00 -0500 Tactical Veteran: Put school to the test before you enroll Knowing you have GI Bill benefits to cover the cost of tuition for school should make the decision to attend college easier. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:48:00 -0500 Post-9/11 GI Bill turns 5 Seventy years ago, the original GI Bill provided a bridge to the middle class for veterans returning from war who may have otherwise found limited opportunity in the civilian world. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:34:00 -0500 SOCOM chief McRaven set to become next chancellor for University of Texas System University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:07:00 -0500 Most popular colleges: What to know before you go Schools known for their flexible learning options are by far the most popular among both active-duty service members using tuition assistance and veterans and their dependents using the Post-9/11 GI Bill, government data show. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:22:00 -0500 Grant helps launch nursing program for veterans A $1 million federal grant to the University of Michigan-Flint will assist military veterans in earning an accelerated degree in nursing. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:02:00 -0500 Online university to give discount to community college grads Missouri's community colleges have a new tuition agreement with an online university. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:55:00 -0500 Va. to join higher ed distance learning agreement Virginia higher education officials are working to make it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:54:00 -0500 DoD tightens tuition assistance rules Force-wide changes to the military's Tuition Assistance program may require troops to pay back their TA money if they perform poorly in class. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:36:00 -0500 College's recruiting practices draw congressional fire Senators and student veteran leaders are working to dissuade would-be college students from using GI Bill funds to enroll at WyoTech and Heald, criticizing the schools' recent recruiting actions as irresponsible and predatory. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:58:00 -0500 Colleges are for sale but they continue to recruit on bases Their college campuses are for sale and they're under attack from federal regulators, but that hasn't stopped a pair of for-profit schools from recruiting new students at military bases. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:40:00 -0500 U.S. to review University of Phoenix records Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Education Department will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:31:00 -0500 Ohio colleges team up on drone programs Ohio State University said it will partner with a southwest Ohio community college to position students at both institutions for careers in drone technology. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:33:00 -0500 VA faulted for delays in G.I. Bill student benefits Nearly 80,000 veterans eligible for the new G.I. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:37:00 -0500 Corinthian tells students they'll be able to finish degrees A for-profit education company is trying to reassure nervous students that they'll be able to finish their degrees even though their campuses are being closed amid concerns from the Education Department about its practices. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:51:00 -0500 Indiana University aims to help students graduate on time Indiana University has started a new office aimed at helping more students graduate on time at all the school's campuses across the state. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:08:00 -0500 Georgia college offers online business degree The University of Georgia's business school has launched an online business degree program. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:11:00 -0500 Online degree program's flexibility pays off for officer When Maj. Chris Costello of the Pennsylvania National Guard received his fourth overseas deployment in a decade, this time to Kuwait in 2012, he decided to go back to school - in the Arabian Desert. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:32:00 -0500 STEM skills more important to employers than bachelor's degree, study indicates High school graduates with a background in science, technology, engineering and math are in higher demand in the job market than college grads without such skill, according to a new Brookings Institution study. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:45:00 -0500 ACT to 'polish' how scores reported for admissions exam The popular ACT college admissions exam is broadening how it reports students' scores. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:42:00 -0500