Adam Tamburin Nashville Tennessean Published 1:57 PM EST Dec 14, 2018 NASHVILLE — Tennessee brought thousands of students to college by offering free tuition to community and technical college. But those students were often one unexpected expense away from dropping out. So officials are looking to fill in some of the financial gaps. High school seniors and adults who take advantage of the free tuition are on their own for textbooks, transportation and other living expenses. Often, the rush to address something as small as a flat tire or a late electric bill can be enough to derail a low-income student's college career indefinitely. Nashville's GRAD proposal would use millions of dollars in city money to troubleshoot and pay expenses that threaten to pull students away from campus before graduation. The idea builds on similar programs at the City University of New York and Georgia State University. Officials hope other cities will follow … [Read more...] about Tenn. already gave free college tuition. Now it’s covering flat tires
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Guam – It seems free college tuition or trade certifications are a tough sell for Adelup, forcing the administration to extend the deadline to submit applications to either the Guam Community College or the GCA Trades Academy until October 17th. Not only has the deadline to submit applications for free tuition been extended, the program has been expanded to those who have graduated before 2018. The initial deadline was scheduled for last week Friday, however due to the amount of interested applicants who picked up the required paper work but have yet to submit them, the administration has felt the need to give them more time. Through the pilot initiative, 90 slots have been made available to those interested in Culinary Arts, Food Service Management or Tourism and Hospitality at GCC. In addition, it provides the same opportunities to those interested earning certifications under the various trade programs offered at GCA. Applicant requirements remain: You must be a U.S. citizen … [Read more...] about Free college tuition, a tough sell for Adelup
With student debt expected to top $1 trillion this year, no wonder the movement to make college free for students is gaining momentum even though some experts question the programs' effectiveness. And with the coming midterm elections, candidates are adding to the calls for more of these programs. Nearly a dozen Democratic candidates for governor have vowed to enact a free college plan, and it has become an issue in many Congressional campaigns, according to Inside Higher Ed. Eight sitting governors have mentioned the programs in their state of the state addresses, though developments vary by state. In New Jersey, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy was forced to scale back his "free community college" plan after the legislature wouldn't fund it at the level he sought. Instead, the program will run as a pilot starting next year. Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who's up for reelection, wants to expand to four-year colleges Maryland's Guaranteed Access Program, which made community … [Read more...] about Free college programs sound great, but do they work?
Dana Thiede KARE-TV Published 5:38 PM EDT Sep 6, 2018 LUCK, Wis. – Few would question the generosity of a man who promised to pick up the cost of a two-year degree for an entire high school class. There should be no doubts now, after businessman Dennis Frandsen again extended the same offer – this time to every student of the 2019 graduating class in Luck, Wisconsin. Luck Public Schools confirmed that that Frandsen – a self-made success who now has 35 branches of Frandsen Bank and Trust in communities across Minnesota and Wisconsin – offered to pay for two years of technical college for all of Luck's 34 prospective graduates this year. Frandsen first made headlines when he offered the two-year scholarship to last year's 59-member graduating class of Rush City High School in Minnesota. Luck Public Schools Superintendent Cory Hinkel told the students about Frandsen's generous gesture during an assembly … [Read more...] about Banker Dennis Frandsen offers college tuition for entire class – again
Jennifer McClellan USA TODAY Published 7:32 p.m. UTC Aug 29, 2018 If you have two children in child care, you’re likely paying as much or more for their daytime care than you are for housing. The cost of child care fees for two children in center-based care exceeds the cost of a mortgage in 35 states and the District of Columbia, according to the most recent data from Child Care Aware of America. You’re also likely to spend as much on child care for a young child as you would to pay for a year at an in-state university. Child care costs exceed $20,000 a year in 22 states, including Oregon, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Massachusetts parents paid the most, shelling out $34,381. The average cost of one year at a public university for an in-state student is $20,770, according to the College Board. Keep in mind the college figure includes tuition, fees, room and board. Many child care centers don’t even provide lunch. … [Read more...] about Parents pay as much for child care as housing, college tuition. What’s a person to do?