higher-education

Borrowers weigh personal, professional options as student loan payments resume

BY: - November 5, 2023

Economists say that hundreds of dollars spent on monthly student loan payments is a loss to the economy and could hurt consumer spending, affect workers’ decisions to stay at their current job or look elsewhere, and delay new home purchases.

Pennsylvania House passes state-related university funding and requires schools to freeze tuition

BY: - October 31, 2023

The state House passed legislation to pass tuition aid that has been stalled since June on the condition that state-related universities freeze tuition.

Fetterman, Dean introduce bill to let sexual violence survivors defer student loan payments

BY: - September 20, 2023

Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. John Fetterman and U.S. Rep Madeleine Dean on Wednesday introduced legislation that would defer student loan payments for survivors of sexual violence who withdraw from school to seek treatment.  “After going through horrific trauma like harassment, stalking, or assault, survivors deserve the time to heal — and if they’re in school and […]

WVU students protest looming cuts to 32 academic programs

BY: - August 22, 2023

MORGANTOWN — Mai-lyn Sadler, red bandana tied around her neck, faced the crowd of her fellow West Virginia University students. She yelled into the megaphone, “Stop! The! Cuts!” Hundreds of students chanted back during the student-organized walkout Monday afternoon on the downtown campus. They’re pushing back on proposed cuts to 32 academic programs and more […]

Nearly half of U.S. states now allow in-state tuition for immigrant students

BY: - August 19, 2023

When Cristian Dubon Solis was getting ready to graduate from a Boston high school in 2020, he started planning to apply to college. It was only then he realized that as an immigrant lacking permanent legal status, he wouldn’t qualify for in-state tuition at Massachusetts state universities, nor for state-sponsored financial aid. With no way to […]

Students blocked from campus when COVID hit want money back. Some are getting refunds.

BY: - August 9, 2023

Thousands of college students will get hundreds of dollars in compensation as colleges and universities move this summer to settle multimillion-dollar lawsuits stemming from canceled classes and activities during COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. While some of the class-action suits against the colleges and universities are still in litigation, and still others dismissed, several major cases have […]

Public schools banned from sheltering migrants under bill passed by U.S. House

BY: - July 21, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House has passed a bill to bar the use of public K-12 school facilities to provide shelter for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. The bill, approved 222-201, is known as the “Schools Not Shelters Act” and is a rebuke of the Biden administration’s immigration policy. If enacted into law, public […]

Magdalene Sanchez’s “Homesick.”

Art exhibit by LGBTQ+ college students graces the walls of Pa. governor’s residence

BY: - July 16, 2023

'These shows are important to queer artists so that we have our own space,' art student Magdalene Sanchez said.

Temple U. panel explores impact of Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision

BY: - July 15, 2023

‘There is going to be a drop off at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level because as good as race-neutral measures are, they simply are not a replacement for race-conscious,’ an administrator said.

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Meanwhile, inside Pennsylvania’s Delta House | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - July 15, 2023

Funding for Pa.'s state universities is in limbo during a budget impasse.

The debt relief will come through fixes to mismanagement of the agency’s income-driven repayment plans. (Getty Images)

More than 800K student loan borrowers to have debt forgiven, White House announces

BY: - July 14, 2023

More than 43M Americans have student loan debt, and federal estimates show that debt totals more than $1.76T.

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The U.S. Supreme Court last month reversed decades of legal precedent by striking down affirmative action and ending educational institutions’ ability to consider an applicant’s race as one factor in a holistic review process. (Rich Hundley III/ Governor's office)

The end of affirmative action is as American as chattel slavery | Opinion

BY: - July 14, 2023

We have an obligation to move our reality toward one that perfects the promises of our nation’s most hallowed documents for all.