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Some Texas colleges are offering a new kind of scholarship — to fight hunger on campus

by Laura Isensee Jun 5, 2018
Several Houston community colleges and universities have launched food scholarships to help students get enough to eat. At Texas Woman’s University, students on the scholarships get free groceries twice a month, so long as they stay in school. The assistant…

Small college closures can leave students in a bind as they seek to finish a degree

by Carrie Jung May 15, 2018
How can students tell if a school is in financial trouble and may close before graduation? Turns out the government has a rating system but it's not always that predictive.
Mount Ida students and personnel gather outside of Alumnae Hall for a meeting with UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson. Students in good academic standing will be allowed to complete their degrees at the school next fall. 
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Investors are hot on student housing

by Tracey Samuelson Feb 27, 2018
When you think of commercial real estate, big urban skyscrapers or suburban office parks might come to mind. But college towns and university-adjacent apartment buildings are magnets for U.S. investors and many from abroad. Click the audio player above to…

After UC Berkeley protests, Trump questions pulling federal funds

by Reema Khrais Feb 2, 2017
On Wednesday night, protests erupted at the University of California, Berkeley, hours before controversial right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak. University officials said protests were peaceful until a group of people started lighting fires and smashing windows. The…

University food pantries aim to provide food assistance to students

by Marketplace Contributor Jan 16, 2017
The College and University Food Bank Alliance fights student hunger. Since 2014, its membership has doubled, with almost 400 campuses participating.

Students at the University of Washington food pantry. 
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For-profit colleges lead downward trend in undergraduate enrollment

by Kimberly Adams Dec 19, 2016
A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows enrollment is down 1.4 percent since last fall. For-profit institutions were hit the hardest, with enrollment down 14.5 percent. Experts say that’s partly to do with the big players…
The properties ITT owns are located in various states, including California, Illinois and New York.
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Local Money: Universities look to expand

by Lizzie O'Leary Dec 18, 2015
Like many other universities, Vanderbilt University is looking to grow.

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Group of colleges creates its own admissions app

by Sally Herships Sep 29, 2015
The group says its aim is to make colleges more affordable.

If students default, should colleges pay up?

by Nova Safo May 20, 2015
A Senate committee is considering changes to college loan default rules.

A move to simplify the FAFSA

by Amy Scott Jan 28, 2015
Lawmakers want to knock the 108-question student aid form down to two questions.