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Education, Industries

New Jersey governor signs college cost transparency law

September 17, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Efforts to make clearer how much students will be paying for college have ramped up among states and the federal government for several years, especially as scrutiny of the cost of higher education grows. New Jersey’s requirements are expansive, now […]


Education, Industries

Iowa’s public universities request $22M in additional funding

September 17, 2021

Via: Education Dive

While the leaders of the institutions all said during a state Board of Regents meeting Thursday that the funding would help improve their schools, Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen took a stronger stance, stressing that it was an “imperative” […]


Education, Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Amazon offers to pay college fees for 750,000 workers in battle for staff

September 10, 2021

Via: Sky News

The internet shopping giant plans to spend in the region of $1.2bn (£870m) over the next four years on the education and skills initiative for its US employees, including those who pack and ship online orders at its warehouses. The […]


Education, Industries

4 House Republicans oppose mass student-debt cancellation, saying it’s unfair. They want a promise it won’t happen.

September 9, 2021

Via: Markets Insider

Canceling $50,000 in student debt for every borrower. That’s what Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have been advocating, and they want President Joe Biden to do it via executive action. Four House Republicans argue that […]


Education, Industries

Howard University is wiping out student debt for juniors and seniors, joining the growing number of HBCUs using Biden’ stimulus for relief

August 30, 2021

Via: Markets Insider

Some juniors and seniors at Howard University just got a major back-to-school gift. The university announced on Friday it would join the growing ranks of schools that are using funds from President Joe Biden’s stimulus plan to erase debt students […]


Education, Industries

PA bill would redirect $580M from Penn State, Pitt and Temple to student grants

August 23, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Some policy observers say the prominence of these state-related schools, particularly Penn State, has been challenging enrollment within PASSHE, which is undergoing consolidation. Pennsylvania’s higher education market is saturated. The state has one of the biggest numbers of public and […]


Education, Industries

How could investing in regional colleges help communities?

August 13, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Like any other industry, higher education has its haves and its have-nots. Often falling on the have-not side are regional colleges, loosely defined as four-year public schools that aren’t flagship or research institutions. Though regional colleges outnumber their flagship counterparts, […]


Education, Industries

Biden unleashes state regulators on student-loan abuses, reversing Trump-era policy

August 9, 2021

Via: Markets Insider

Under President Donald Trump, there was only one watchdog on the student-loan beat, and it was the federal government. President Joe Biden just changed that to give the states a stake in the matter. On Monday, the Education Department announced […]


Education, Industries

Target to offer debt-free education to front-line workers

August 4, 2021

Via: ABC News

Target Corp. is joining a growing list of retailers and restaurant chains offering educational assistance at select online institutions for its front-line employees in a fiercely competitive job market. The Minneapolis-based discounter said Wednesday that it plans to spend $200 […]


Education, Industries

President Speaks: Colleges must do more to close the gender gap in financial fluency

July 12, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Pandemic-fueled financial setbacks have hit women much harder than men, which should serve as a call to action for colleges and universities to do whatever it takes to provide the tools needed to close the financial fluency gap and work […]