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  • California promises free community college tuition, but how will it pay?

    11/13/2017 10:31:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 13, 2017 | By Barbara Harvey
    Weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 19, which waives fees for first-time freshmen at California community colleges, officials in the Los Rios Community College District are wondering where the money will come from to pay for the tuition breaks. AB 19 would expand upon the current fee waiver for low-income students, recently renamed the California Promise Grant. The new grant would waive the first year of fees for all first-time, full-time students attending a California community college, regardless of need. Los Rios supported the bill, but spokesman Gabe Ross recently expressed concern that money could wind up being diverted...
  • Serving in the Military/ Punished by the University of Pennsylvania (Vanity)

    10/26/2017 9:14:24 AM PDT · by 2banana · 14 replies
    2banana | 10/26/2017 | 2banana
    Looking for some advice/guidance from the smart folks here. I have a child who is a junior at Penn State at State College and another child who is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (UPenn pre-med). I am currently deployed (National Guard) on a year-long US Army combat deployment with American and Afghan Special Forces in Afghanistan. My Penn State child decided to join the Pennsylvania National Guard to help pay for college and take a financial burden off our family. His dates for BASIC/AIT are Summer 2017 - Spring 2018. When we informed UPenn that Penn...
  • Poll Reveals Why Many College Students Deserve No Sympathy on Student Debt

    09/09/2017 11:28:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/09/2017 | Tom Knighton
    We've been hearing for some time about how crushing student debt is. It's particularly amusing to hear about it from students who spent six figures getting their degree in something like lesbian fruitbat studies, but plenty of young people have talked about how difficult it is for them to live with debt they accrued in college.However, a new poll found out a few things about what many students use their student loan money on, and I'm a little less sympathetic than I was. A majority of college "Greek" students have used student loan money to pay membership dues to their...
  • Why Universities Are Phasing Out Luxury Dorms

    08/26/2017 12:35:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 21, 2017 | Jeffrey Selingo
    When I was a college freshman in the early 1990s, I lived in a dorm that was as sterile as a hospital room, a 193-square-foot box with white cinderblock walls that I shared with two other guys. The bathroom was also shared—with an entire floor. Such basic living quarters greeted generations of college students before me. For much of the history of American higher education, dorms and other student amenities—from dining halls to recreational centers—were an afterthought to the primary business of campus planning: grand academic buildings. In fact, in the 1840s, the president of Brown University described dorm life...
  • Free College Too Expensive

    06/16/2017 9:29:27 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | une 16, 2017, | Malcolm A. Kline
    If you are in a hole, don’t ask Bernie Sanders or Andrew Cuomo for help. They'll keep digging. "College tuition alone has shot up by more than 500 percent since 1985—more than health care, gasoline, and food prices," Jimmy Sengenberger, president and CEO of the Millennnial Policy Center in Denver, wrote in The Weekly Standard last month. "Student loan debt now totals more than $1.4 trillion and surpasses all other forms of consumer debt." "The College Board reports that tuition and fees for the 2016-2017 school year averaged $9,650 for in-state residents and $24,930 for out-of-state residents attending public four-year...
  • That tuition isn't free, Gov. Baker. Taxpayers paid for it

    06/09/2017 5:03:33 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 8 | peter lucas
    There is no such thing as free college tuition. While it may be free for the fortunate few who get a free college education, somebody pays for it, somebody always pays. And if you are wondering who that somebody is, all you have to do is look in the mirror. So, it would be refreshing if free-stuff politicians, like Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a Democrat -- the mix-and-match couple of Massachusetts politics -- actually took the time to thank the people who make their free-stuff giveaways possible. W
  • Emory University to pay ‘100 percent’ of the financial need of students in country illegally

    05/05/2017 10:10:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 5, 2017 | by Matthew Stein
    A program to be rolled out at Emory University this fall pledges to pay “100% of demonstrated financial need for undergraduate Undocumented Students (with or without DACA) who are admitted as first-year, first-degree-seeking students,” campus officials state online. Emory, a highly ranked institution located in Georgia, costs about $50,000 annually in tuition and fees for American students and $70,000 for international students, the latter of whom are not afforded the same generous treatment as students in the country illegally. “As an international applicant, you are required to certify that you have sufficient funds to cover your expenses while attending Emory...
  • What are the True Costs of New York's 'Free' College Education?

    04/17/2017 9:58:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/17/2017 | Rick Moran
    New York liberals recently celebrated the realization of a long-held dream: giving a free college education to anyone who wants it.Well, not quite "free" as in nobody has to pay for it. It is one of the primary conceits of the liberal welfare state that they can refer to a taxpayer-funded benefit as "free." Hence, we have "free" public housing, "free" food via the SNAP program, and "free" medical care for those on Medicaid.Ah, would that it were so.We all know that there is no such thing as "free" when it comes to government benefits. The money to pay...
  • [Hillary] Clinton lauds free NY tuition plan as progressive first

    04/13/2017 9:40:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    North Country Public Radio ^ | The Associated Press
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Hillary Clinton says she hopes the free college tuition plan approved by New York state lawmakers last week will lead other states to follow suit. The former Democratic presidential nominee rallied with Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City for a ceremonial bill signing of the scholarship for poor and middle class students....
  • New York Agrees on ‘Free Tuition’ Deal, but It Freezes Out Private Colleges

    04/11/2017 10:03:28 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 11, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    The state of New York now has "free" college tuition at New York state colleges and universities, that is, "free" for its students, primarily at the State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) schools and includes two-year community colleges and four-year universities. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo reached a deal with the state legislature and made the announcement this past week and the plan initially covers families that earn up to $100,000 in income this year (increasing over three years to cover families earning up to $125,000). The governor's office claimed that within the three...
  • NY set to make state college tuition free for middle class

    04/09/2017 7:32:41 PM PDT · by BAW · 61 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 4-9-2017 | Anna Gronewold and David Klepper
    New York would be the first state to make tuition at public colleges and universities free for middle-class students under a state budget set for passage in Albany. The plan crafted by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo would apply to any New York student whose family has an annual income of $125,000 or less. To qualify the student would have to meet certain class load and grade point average restrictions, and room and board would not be covered. Cuomo said Sunday that the tuition plan, which his office has estimated to cost $163 million, is a national first.
  • Most New Yorkers support millionaires’ tax, ‘raise the age teens can be tried,’ free college tuition

    03/30/2017 11:42:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/30/2017 | BY Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY — With state leaders racing to finalize a new state budget by the Saturday start of the new fiscal year, a majority of New Yorkers say tax the rich, keep teens out of adult prisons and offer free tuition for some public college students. According to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, 56% of those surveyed said the state should extend an expiring tax on millionaires while just 25% wanted to end it. The sentiment to extend the tax is particularly strong among Democrats and independents, while a plurality of Republicans (38% to 34%) say the tax should...
  • Cuomo: NY Can Show the Nation an Alternative to Trump

    01/09/2017 2:49:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 9, 2017 | David Klepper and Karen Matthews, The Associated Press
    New York state must stand as an alternative to Donald Trump, showing the nation that tolerance, progressive policies like a higher minimum wage and investments in education can create an economy that works for all, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Without mentioning the Republican president-elect by name, Cuomo, a Democrat, said it is up to New York to find a different way to address the middle-class angst that propelled Trump to the White House. His remarks came during a state of the state address at Manhattan's World Trade Center, the first of six addresses planned for locations around the state...
  • New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo Proposes "Free Tuition" For Public Universities

    01/03/2017 2:42:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/03/2016
    There is little doubt that easy access to federally subsidized student loans has contributed to the astronomical increase in the cost of attending college in the United States.  After all, what 18 year old would turn down $200,000 in free money to party for 4 years?  As an added bonus, when you figure out upon graduation that your degree in anthropology if fairly worthless, you can always just move back in with mom and force taxpayers to pick up your debt burden.  Anything less would be a substantial "triggering" event and we just can't have that.As we noted roughly...
  • Georgians shielded from deportation may pay in-state tuition

    01/03/2017 1:09:21 PM PST · by Dacula · 6 replies
    Atlanta Urinal & Constipation ^ | 1-3-17 | Jeremy Redmon
    Georgia residents who have received a special reprieve from deportation from the Obama administration may begin paying in-state tuition here under a state court ruling released Tuesday. Excerpted by rules
  • Should Children Have To Pay For College, Even If Their Parent Can Afford It?

    12/18/2016 11:27:48 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 74 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 29, 2016 @ 06:30 AM | Erin Lowry, Contributor
    We sat down across the table from each other and I saw the two pieces of paper: my college bills created by my father. Dad slid the first one across the table, calmly stating this would be the amount I’d owe if I went to College A. Then he slid the second paper across explaining and this is what I’d need to pay for College B. The first bill said $80,000. The second said $0. Sounds like a no-brainer – but keep in mind I was a 17-year-old who fantasized about a very specific type of college experience. I immediately...
  • Duke Certifies Their Marxists – For a Capitalist Fee

    12/04/2016 6:22:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    American Lens ^ | December 2, 2016 | Sean Moser
    You Can Be a Certified Duke Marxist. Think about that.No, this is not The Onion, a joke, nor a smear.James Buchanan “Buck” Duke was an industrialist icon; a man who made a fortune in tobacco and textiles. He was a true capitalist that feared God, inspired faith, and was a titan of industry. He funded several of America’s great educational institutions and was a philanthropist beyond measure, but his endowment is now responsible for a program that will certify the next generation of Marxists.- Let that sink in.According to a recent Duke Chronicle article, “Duke has long been known internationally...
  • How to Reform the University System

    11/07/2016 6:36:58 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Mind of Corporate Stepsister | November 7 2016 | Corporate Stepsister
    How would you reform the university system? How would you find a way to lower tuition and raise standards?
  • Trump Details Student Loan Policies, 15 Year Forgiveness Program

    10/13/2016 6:58:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    WIP-FM ^ | October 13, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Donald Trump on Thursday offered up his most detailed prescriptions yet to address the student debt crisis, proposing an income-based cap on student loan payments and an ambitious student loan forgiveness program. Trump, in a meandering speech to a group of rowdy high school and college students, called for a single student loan repayment plan capped at 12.5% of a borrowers’ income and suggested borrowers would see their student debt forgiven after 15 years of making full payments. “We’re going to work it out. It’ll be a negotiation,” Trump said, prompting one student to shout out “Art...
  • 6 countries where college tuition is completely (or essentially) free for Americans

    09/04/2016 11:44:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    AOL Finance ^ | July 20, 2016 | The Editors
    The price of attending an accredited university in the U.S., whether it be public or private, only seems to be growing. Between tuition fees, application fees, room and board and everything in between, getting a degree in America is no cheap (or easy) feat. In the 2015-2016 academic year, the average cost of attending college or university (tuition plus fees) in the U.S. was $32,405 for private colleges, $9,410 for in-state students at public colleges, and $23,893 for out-of-state students at public colleges, according to Collegeboardî©Ą. But unsurprisingly, fees and tuition costs are not streamlined around the globe....