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Federal College Savings Plan Primarily Helps the Wealthy, Study Finds

Federal College Savings Plan Primarily Helps the Wealthy, Study FindsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A federal plan meant to help families save for college tuition is overwhelmingly benefiting wealthy families, a federal review has found.The financial instruments, known as 529 college savings plans, contribute to a ...

How Teens Talk May Determine If They Want to Go to College

How Teens Talk May Determine If They Want to Go to CollegeJupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you want to know whether your teenage girl wants to go to college, listen carefully to how she talks.A new study from Michigan State University found that girls who were looking to further their...

Morningstar Lists Best 529 College-Savings Plans

Morningstar Lists Best 529 College-Savings PlansHemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Investment ratings firm Morningstar released its annual ranking of 529 college savings plan on Monday, noting industry-wide improvements in plan fees and performance.Almost every state offers a 529 savings plan, named aft...

Cut Down on College Costs by Applying for Scholarships Early

Cut Down on College Costs by Applying for Scholarships EarlyJupiterImages/Comstock Images(NEW YORK) -- The cost of college can be extremely expensive, but there are many scholarships and grants that can lower the price by thousands of dollars.So what's the quickest way to start your search for them?  Go on...

Report: UConn Head Coach Jim Calhoun Retiring

Report: UConn Head Coach Jim Calhoun RetiringAndy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Connecticut head men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun is expected to announce his retirement at a news conference Thursday afternoon, according to ESPN.com. “He has been such a consistent winner against bi...

UNC Chapel Hill Student Murdered in Apartment

UNC Chapel Hill Student Murdered in ApartmentDigital Vision/Thinkstock(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) -- Police are investigating the murder of a 19-year-old University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill student, the second murder at the university in four years. Undergraduate Faith Hedgepeth, a member of the Hal...

Rick Majerus To Miss Upcoming Season With Health Issue

Rick Majerus To Miss Upcoming Season With Health Issue(ST. LOUIS) – The University of St. Louis men’s basketball team will be without their leader for the upcoming season. Billilkens head coach Rick Majerus will be taking a leave of absence for a health-related issue for at least the upcoming...

Texas Longhorns Name David Ash Starting Quarterback

Texas Longhorns Name David Ash Starting QuarterbackBrian Bahr/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) -- The University of Texas has its starting quarterback. At least, for the time being. Head coach Mack Brown named David Ash the starting quarterback on Wednesday. Ash rotated with Case McCoy as the starter last ...

Maryland Student Lands Perfect ACT Score

Maryland Student Lands Perfect ACT ScoreHandout/Sayyeed Mohammed(CLARKSVILLE, Md.) -- Maryland high school student Taariq Mohammed is perfect, at least according to the ACT test.The 16-year-old student at River Hill High School in Clarksville, Md., scored a perfect 36 on the college entrance...

Penn State RB Redd to Transfer to USC

Penn State RB Redd to Transfer to USCJustin K. Aller/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.)  --  Penn State running back Silas Redd is transferring to the University of Southern California. Redd announced on Tuesday that he will be leaving Penn State after the school was hit with sanc...

Education Department Introduces College Cost ‘Window Stickers’

Education Department Introduces College Cost ‘Window Stickers’JupiterImages/Comstock Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Education has released a new tool it says will help consumers understand the costs of higher education before making the choice of whether, and where, to enroll.Dubbed the “Shopping S...

Penn State Removes Joe Paterno Statue

Penn State Removes Joe Paterno StatueChris Gardner/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) -- Penn State removed the statue of former head coach Joe Paterno from outside Beaver Stadium on Sunday.“Coach Paterno's statue has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing in our Unive...

More Americans See College as Bad Investment, Survey Finds

More Americans See College as Bad Investment, Survey FindsRyan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The college degree continues to lose its value in the face of costs that overwhelm the finances of many American families.That’s the finding of a national survey of 3,000 Americans commissioned by...

Fran McCaffery, Iowa Agree to Seven-Year Deal

Fran McCaffery, Iowa Agree to Seven-Year DealAndy Lyons/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- The University Iowa and men’s head basketball coach Fran McCaffery agreed to a new seven-year contract Tuesday, which will give the 53-year-old a base salary of $1.3 million beginning next season.&ldqu...

BCS Commissioners Agree On Playoff Plan

BCS Commissioners Agree On Playoff PlanChris Graythen/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Major changes in the way college football determines a national champion could be coming. The commissioners of the BCS are backing a four-team playoff plan under which the major bowls would host the national semi...

Cheering at Graduation Leads to Arrest, Diplomas Being Withheld

Cheering at Graduation Leads to Arrest, Diplomas Being WithheldRyan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Cheering on family and friends at graduation ceremonies has become a risky proposition at schools around the country. Administrations have cracked down on celebrations; withholding diplomas from student...

The New College Classes That Require Top-Secret Clearance

The New College Classes That Require Top-Secret ClearanceNSA/Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- America’s most high-tech intelligence agency is looking to American colleges for the next generation of cyber warriors, and it is now designing its own top-secret classes to prepare them for training in the ...

Former West Virginia Coach Stewart Passes Away At 59

Former West Virginia Coach Stewart Passes Away At 59Charles LeClaire/Getty Images(MORGANTOWN, W.Va.) -- Former West Virginia head football coach Bill Stewart passed away Monday from an apparent heart attack. He was 59. Stewart took over as head coach of the Mountaineers in 2007 after Rich Rodriguez left...

Houston Family Spends $1.5M on College for Five Daughters

Houston Family Spends $1.5M on College for Five DaughtersiStockphoto/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- It’s graduation day -- a day that’s getting quite familiar to Marc and Beverly Ostrofsky of Houston.Friday, they’ll attend two graduation ceremonies, one for their daughter Shelly, 22, from Washingto...

Job Market Improving for New Grads

Job Market Improving for New GradsTim Boyle/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Employment prospects for new college graduates are better now than at any time since the start of the recession, say college placement directors, employment experts and students themselves.In fact, a just-released stud...
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