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Colleges Look For Ways To Cut Cost Of Textbooks

Colleges Look For Ways To Cut Cost Of Textbooks

August 19, 2014


Filed under Campus

MCT NEWSFEATURES (EDITORS: Resending for all needing.) (PHOTOS) (HAS TRIMS) By Carla Rivera Los Angeles Times (MCT) It’s the middle of summer and while many other students are hanging out at the beach or preoccupied with jobs, Elizabeth Rodriguez is emailing instructors for information about th...

Duke Freshman Says She Pays Tuition with Porn Star Earnings

Duke Freshman Says She Pays Tuition with Porn Star Earnings

February 27, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, National

By Jane Stancill The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (MCT) DURHAM, N.C. — When “Duke” and “porn star” appear in the same headline, the university gets a public relations headache. Duke University has recently found itself in the national spotlight not for basketball glory or re...

Is college still worth it? Pew research says yes

Don Lee

February 11, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

WASHINGTON — High unemployment has left many Americans questioning whether the soaring cost of college makes it a good bargain for today’s young adults. But there’s strong evidence that a four-year degree pays off — and in some ways that may be even more so for the current generation. New...

The student loan crisis: How middle-class kids get hammered

Sarah Amandolare

February 11, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles

Last October, in between arguments over the debt ceiling, the federal government somehow found time to send me an email. My student loan payment was 70 days past due, the message read, so the government had negatively reported me to each major credit bureau and would continue to report me until my account...

Tuition increases at US public colleges at lowest rate in decades

Tuition increases at US public colleges at lowest rate in decades

October 25, 2013


Filed under National

By Larry Gordon Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The rise in tuition at public colleges slowed this year to the smallest increase in more than three decades, although financial aid has not kept pace to cover the hikes, according to a College Board study released Wednesday. At publi...

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