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  1. Illinois universities compete for students

    As public university enrollment declines or remains flat, Illinois schools are competing to recruit students from across the country and around the world.

  2. Military's war colleges take steep budget hits

    As the Defense Department grapples with cutbacks across its broad budget, one of the military's premiere war colleges is feeling the pinch, with a funding drop of 29 percent in the past few years.

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    Student loan default rates decline

    The Education Department on Wednesday reported a drop in the percentage of people who are defaulting on repaying student loans in the first years after they are due.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
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    Tuition discount offered to lure adults back to college

    When you're 30, the first day of school can feel a lot like every other day.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
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    ACT estimates that between 50,000 and 100,000 students will take the computerized version of the test next spring. Photo illustration by David Scrivner/Iowa City (Io

    ACT experiments with electronic exams

    Nearly 4,000 students took the ACT test on a computer this past spring, marking the first time that a national college entrance exam was administered without a pencil and paper.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  2. Eleven universities are coming together to share their programs for improving the graduation rates of low-income and first-generation college students, and develop a national playbook for what works. The ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Universities form group to improve low-income students' graduation rates

    Michigan State University has been graduating more low-income students since starting a program three years ago to bring advisers, tutors, health care and other services into clusters of residence halls to integrate the 'living and learning' experience.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  3. Aging Americans burdened by student debt

    Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  4. Consumer agency sues Corinthian Colleges for predatory lending

    Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a 'predatory lending scheme.'

    • Sep. 16, 2014
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    Dispute arises from apparent misunderstanding on vet education comments

    Two veterans service organizations expressed outrage over comments made by an official from an organization that represents public universities in early September but the dispute appears largely to be the result of a misunderstanding.

    • Sep. 10, 2014
    • EDUCATION /
    In this photo from February, members of the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office fly their search and rescue drone during a demonstration in Brigham City, Utah. Universities and colleges, such as Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, are developing academic programs focused on the technology to operate unmanned aerial systems. Rick Bowmer/ / The Associated Press

    Ohio college becoming leader in drone technology

    Officials with an Ohio community college say it has taken another step toward positioning itself as a national leader in drone technology research.

    • Sep. 5, 2014
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    Apply to college with video instead of SAT score

    A Baltimore-area college is the first in the country to unveil an application option that allows students to submit videos as part of their admissions applications.

    • Sep. 5, 2014
  5. California lawmakers vote to protect in-state tuition for veterans

    California lawmakers have approved legislation to offer in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  6. Mission Family: Free online resources for school year

    While you're getting back into school routines for your children, and perhaps even for yourself, consider some of the free resources the Defense Department provides that can help you with research and even free tutoring and homework help.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  7. Veterans Upward Bound aims at helping vets hone their skills through education to prepare them for careers. Courtesy of Veterans Upward Bound

    Upward Bound continues to prepare vets for college

    A program aimed at helping veterans hone their skills through education to prepare them for careers is seeing booming registration at Western Kentucky University.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  8. Middle and high school teachers get a close-up look at a glider that scientists will use to research the behavior of penguins and how ocean conditions affect them and their food source. The project is one example of the educational opportunities available to students at the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. Mark R. Sullivan/Gannett

    Underwater robotic research inspires students

    In the cold waters off Antarctica, a solitary, yellow glider named the 'Blue Hen' keeps track of the penguins that graduate student Megan Cimino monitors from a lab in Lewes.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  9. First-generation college students eager, hopeful

    In the weeks leading up to her first day of college, Lauren Serrano had the typical jitters.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
    • EDUCATION /

    Commentary: Tech, vocational schools serve vital need

    By early 2015, tens of thousands of troops will have returned stateside after more than a decade of military engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    • Aug. 20, 2014
  10. 'Not recommended' list of schools draws criticism

    For years, public officials and organizations have warned veterans not to waste their education benefits at bad schools. But those warnings have almost always neglected to detail which schools are 'bad.'

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  11. Law seeks to expand in-state tuition for all

    A bill signed into law by President Obama on Aug. 7, dedicated primarily to overhauling veterans' health care, also includes a major victory for education advocates.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
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    Education Department to ease student loan rules

    The Education Department said Thursday it will try to make it easier for students and parents with troubled credit histories to get college loans.

    • Aug. 8, 2014
  12. Tactical Veteran: Put school to the test before you enroll

    Knowing you have GI Bill benefits to cover the cost of tuition for school should make the decision to attend college easier.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  13. Post-9/11 GI Bill turns 5

    Seventy years ago, the original GI Bill provided a bridge to the middle class for veterans returning from war who may have otherwise found limited opportunity in the civilian world.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  14. Adm. William H. McRaven is seen delivering the commencement address in May at The University of Texas at Austin. The Associated Press

    SOCOM chief McRaven set to become next chancellor for University of Texas System

    University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget.

    • Jul. 29, 2014
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    Spc. Bradley Darnell, an Army food service specialist, shaved a semester off his associate degree from Central Texas College with credit for his military training. Lance Rosenfield

    Most popular colleges: What to know before you go

    Schools known for their flexible learning options are by far the most popular among both active-duty service members using tuition assistance and veterans and their dependents using the Post-9/11 GI Bill, government data show.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  15. Grant helps launch nursing program for veterans

    A $1 million federal grant to the University of Michigan-Flint will assist military veterans in earning an accelerated degree in nursing.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  16. Online university to give discount to community college grads

    Missouri's community colleges have a new tuition agreement with an online university.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  17. Va. to join higher ed distance learning agreement

    Virginia higher education officials are working to make it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
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