Rachel Leingang Arizona Republic Published 5:53 PM EDT Mar 16, 2019 PHOENIX – Niki Terranova has worked for nearly six years to earn a doctorate degree. She was finally set to finish her internship, the last piece of the degree’s requirements, on June 21. Graduation was in sight. She was picturing the ceremony, where she would get "hooded," a rite of passage for doctoral graduates. But all of that has changed. Terranova, 41, was a student as Argosy University, which abruptly shuttered its campuses across the country last week, leaving thousands of students adrift. Whether she will graduate, or have to redo some of her education, is murky. "To have done all this work and gone this far to do what I’m dreaming of doing, and then it’s going to get snatched away from me? What do I do?" she wondered the day before the schools closed on March 8. She's spent tens of thousands of dollars in tuition each year. She was owed more than $9,000 in … [Read more...] about Argosy University students struggle after chain abruptly closes
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Tamar Celis Pacific Daily News Published 9:24 PM EST Mar 8, 2019 School-age kids from Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands will compete next week in a series of competitions highlighting the beauty and survival -of the CHamoru language. The 2019 Inachå’igen Fino’ CHamoru, or CHamoru language competition, will be held March 11-12 at the University of Guam. The young contestants will go head to head in various drawing, singing, storytelling and language proficiency competitions in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Science Lecture Hall on the first day, then at the Calvo Field House on the second day. The Mes CHamoru event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 12:30 p.m. Monday and conclude with a dramatic cultural interpretation contest at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Related: Students learn Chamoru culture, language at Rota immersion program Support preservation The theme for this year's competition is “I Fino’ CHamoru: … [Read more...] about Students compete in 2019 Inachå’igen Fino’ CHamoru
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Argosy University owes more than $700,000 in student-stipends for its Hawai’i campus, according to financial data included in a US Department of Education, Feb. 27 letter, which is also the same date that federal financial aid was terminated for Argosy. The American Samoa branch of Argosy is overseen by the Hawai’i campus and the financial data doesn’t break down an amount owed in stipends between Hawai’i and local students, many of whom are ASG employees seeking higher degrees. (See Samoa News edition last Friday on details of the letter terminating Argosy from student financial aid.) According to the financial data, a total of $763,523 is owed by Argosy Hawaii on student-stipends, with the majority of that amount — about $645,000 — 14-days overdue. Of interest in the data, is that nearly $3.7 million is owed in student-stipends for Argosy University-Online, the largest unpaid amount. Samoa News hasn’t been … [Read more...] about Argosy owes over $700,000 in stipends — just for Hawai’i campus
Rachel Leingang Arizona Republic Published 7:27 PM EST Feb 8, 2019 Facing financial woes and accreditation issues, Argosy University campuses across the country have not paid millions in promised financial aid to students this semester. Students at the private, nonprofit university told The Arizona Republic they're missing mortgage payments, going without books required for classes and skipping grocery runs. In all, more than $9 million in financial aid has not been distributed to students, a court-appointed receiver said, and it's unclear where the money is. Cynthia Morgan, a doctoral student in professional psychology at Argosy in Phoenix, said she has not received about $11,000 in scholarships and federal loans she's owed. She's been waiting since December for a stipend payment for an alumni scholarship she was promised. Because she hasn't received the money, she was late on her January mortgage payment. She wrote a bad check to her … [Read more...] about Argosy University is withholding financial aid. Students can’t pay bills.
Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Holiday Calendar Podcasts Newsletter TV Radio Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 TVone GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Auto Beauty & Style Entertainment Food Health Home/Family Money Pets Tech Travel VideoBytes Press Releases Why have island gas prices taken a dip? Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 1:36 AM ESTUpdated: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 1:36 AM ESTBy Carmen [email protected] Christmas may be over, but for many residents the gift of cheaper gas came early, as prices at the pump took a significant drop. One Consolidated Commission on Utilities board member helped to explain the trend. If you pumped fuel into your car this week, you might've noticed gas on Guam is cheaper at just under $4 a gallon. Simon Sanchez told KUAM News, "When we gas up my trucks for my laundry today it's cheaper, but 10 of the last 11 months it was more expensive. The cost of oil has been going up for 3-4 … [Read more...] about Why have island gas prices taken a dip?