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The Life And Death Of The Summer Job

 As someone who started college when it was six dollars per unit with a cost cap on ten units (yes, anything over ten units was free), I have personally experienced the epic rise of college tuition. 537 more words


Pell Grants for Prisoners

Late last month, President Obama announced an initiative to extend Pell Grants to some federal and state prisoners.

The U.S. Department of Education announced it would conduct a limited pilot program to give prisoners access to Pell Grants with the goal of helping them gain job training and secure the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful when they are released. 63 more words

Pell Grant Recipients Decline Overall

The U.S. Department of Education recently released its annual report on the federal Pell Grant program.  The report shows a decline in the number of Pell Grant recipients. 92 more words

New Interest Rates on Student Loans

Last month, the rates for new federal student loans changed.

For the year starting July 1, 2015, new federal loans for undergraduates, graduate students, and parents will have lower interest rates than loans taken out the previous year. 227 more words

Some prison inmates to get college grant money

(WSPA) — Some prison inmates will be eligible for federal Pell grants so they can take college courses while they’re behind bars, under a program announced by the U.S. 255 more words


Books, books, and more books

So far I have spent some of my life savings on books (5 of them) needed for class.  Total cost so far: 360.00.   I go on August 5th to the college to pick up the rest of my books for 460.00, which is the rest of my life savings.   107 more words