More Latinos filling community colleges

Jan 8, 2010
Increasing numbers of students are starting their pursuit of higher education at community colleges. Among them are minorities, Latinos especially, who see the schools as a good first step. Emily Hanford reports.
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A push for Latinos to pursue education

Jan 7, 2010
Latinos are the fastest-growing part of the U.S. population. But Latino students are the least likely to get college degrees, so they're getting special attention. Emily Hanford reports.
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States vie for federal education grants

Jan 4, 2010
The deadline is approaching for states to apply for more than $4 billion in federal education grants. States are scrambling to be eligible as the most innovative reforms will get the largest grants. John Dimsdale reports.
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Law school loan payback won't be brief

Jan 1, 2010
The average law student takes out $60,000 to $90,000 for school. And despite what you think, they're not all making big bucks right after graduation. Some can't even find a job. Sally Herships reports.
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What's my major? Health insurance.

Dec 23, 2009
With the economy still struggling and unemployment holding at double digits a lot of new college graduates can't find jobs, let alone jobs with health insurance. So some students are getting smart about staying insured. Sarah Varney reports.
Posted In: Education, Health

Student loan defaults may hurt schools

Dec 14, 2009
New figures show students who attend for-profit colleges default at much higher rates than those at nonprofit schools. If those default rates get too high, schools can be kicked out of federal loan and grant programs. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
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Government takeover of student loans?

Dec 4, 2009
If you've received a student loan lately, chances are you have the government to thank. Private lending has been in short supply. Now, Congress is considering eliminating the middleman completely. Bob Moon reports.
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Pittsburgh may tax college tuition

Dec 3, 2009
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is proposing a first-of-its-kind tax on the tuition students pay to attend universities within the city's limits. Mark Noorbaar reports.
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Is student-loan debt becoming a crisis?

Dec 3, 2009
Economics correspondent Chris Farrell talks with Bill Radke about the college market, where enrollment is swelling right along with tuition -- at a time when people can least afford it.
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Texas college pay plan soon to run dry

Nov 27, 2009
Texas created a pre-paid college investment plan called the Texas Tomorrow Fund to help families across the state with the rising costs of college tuition. But the fund is soon expected to run out of money. David Martin Davies reports.
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