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One Story Among Millions: How the Perkins Loan Program Helped Me

Joe Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joe Hill

When I was accepted to Georgetown University, I was thrilled. But when my parents looked over the initial financial aid package, they didn't see how we could do it.

11 Bizarre But Excellent Scholarships

Posted 06.20.2013 | College

For most of us, paying for college is stressful -- but that doesn't mean it can't be fun. Some organizations offer scholarships that are bound to make...

How Going To College Is Like Buying A Car

US News and World Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A growing number of private colleges are adopting the old car salesmen's trick of setting high sticker prices then clinching sales by offering nearly ...

Why Did We Get Married?

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

I got married in college. That is to say, my wife and I are both undergraduates at the University of South Carolina. That is to say, we get a lot of raised eyebrows when we introduce ourselves to classmates.

Friday Talking Points [137] -- Listen To Westen And Lakoff, Democrats!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last week, I heard an interesting take on the political scene: that both parties seem to be trying mightily to lose the upcoming midterm elections. R...

SIU Student Creates Scholarship Fund For Kids With Jailed Parents

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While some resources are available for inmates looking to turn their lives around after jail, many children with incarcerated parents end up making ma...

Debt Sexy: Zac Bissonnette Makes Paying for College Look Good

Adam Daniels | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Adam Daniels

Paying for college without colossal debt was no problem for Zac Bissonnette, author of Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching Off My Parents.

Haitian Leadership Mentoring Program for Orphans Growing in Leogane

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

There is no reason for Haiti to be a hell hole. It has abundant and beautiful natural resources, an incredible and indomitable people, and is only tw...

Trip to Haiti #22: Some Changes at Bottom, Same Old Stuff at Top

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

My 22nd trip to Haiti since 2001, the third since the earthquake of January 12. Probably over 250,000 dead more than six months ago. The exact figur...

New Scholarship Program Misguided

Wais Hassan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Wais Hassan

California's tuition rate seems to be a bargain compared to other states, but when factoring in the high cost of living and the state's extremely high unemployment rate, it is apparent that community college students are feeling the squeeze.

Security Counsel

Arn Tellem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Arn Tellem

The current system effectively denies college ballplayers being drafted to the Majors the right to counsel. It's patently illegal.

General Assembly Scholarships Handed Out To Ineligible Children Of Political Backer

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Year after year, state Rep. Robert Molaro doled out publicly funded scholarships to the family of a longtime political supporter, ultimately giving th...

CREW, VoteVets File IRS, FTC Complaints Against Sean Hannity Charity Freedom Concerts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Freedom Concerts, Sean Hannity's scholarship charity for the children of fallen soldiers, has violated its charitable tax status, according to a Washi...

The College Insider: Admissions Freak Out Countdown #4: Paying the Unpayable: Recession-Proof College Costs and Your Shrunken Wallet

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

Welcome to the world of financial aid applications, in which nameless, faceless employees get to review information you probably have never told even your closest friends.

NYC Foot Locker Foundation Gets Students 'On Their Feet'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Two weeks ago, the New York City Foot Locker Foundation held its ninth annual "On Our Feet" charity event to raise money for the United Negro College ...

Scholarships Short-Changed Per Audit

Morgan Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Morgan Carroll

Yesterday in committee we heard the results of the recent audit of CollegeInvest and there are findings we should all be concerned about.

Colo. College Scholarship Program Lagging

CBS4Denver | CBS 4 Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

State auditors say Colorado's college loan forgiveness and scholarship plans are falling short of their goals. This year, CollegeInvest,...

The Real Homeland Security

Will.i.am | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Will.i.am

What is homeland security when the youth cannot afford education to secure a future? I want to change what homeland security means.

Colleges Must Stop Killing Student Athletes' Dreams

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Over the past year, 169 players have "disappeared" from the rosters of the teams in the men's basketball tournament. This means they disappear from enrollment rolls at the same time.

Freeman Foundation Scholars: Liberal Arts from an Asian Perspective

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

While we in the U.S. debate the merits of investing in education as part of a short-term stimulus package, it is instructive to see how much value Asian students attribute to an American education.

Jilted Beauty Queens Ask: Where's The Scholarship Money?

The New York Times | Jennifer 8 Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When Ashley Wood was crowned Miss South Carolina in 2004, she thought her title came not only with a tiara and a shot at Miss America, but also a $20,...