Week in Review

Oct/15/2018 - 1:53pm

Understanding Debt

Debt is often a difficult subject to discuss: as a financial tool, it can be leveraged to help you take advantage of new opportunities—but it can quickly become a burden that stunts your financial growth or puts added stress on your life. The Imagine America Foundation has compiled some of the most important information …

Oct/15/2018 - 1:51pm

Celebrate the offer—but don’t accept it without thinking

There’s a small group of college students that is the envy of the rest of the student body. Believe it or not, it isn’t those attending on full scholarships—it’s those with a job (in their chosen career field, no less) already lined up before graduation. For them, the …

Oct/15/2018 - 1:49pm

Online Degrees for Hands-on Careers

 

Online education can open a whole new world of possibility to prospective students who have been putting off attending an on-campus program—or those who don’t have a school nearby that offers their chosen career training program. It may seem counterintuitive to get training online if you plan to pursue a hands-on …

Oct/15/2018 - 1:45pm

Finance and Your New Apartment

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If you’ve been following our series on apartment living, you might have found your dream digs and are now wondering how to pay for it! The Imagine America Foundation is here with some handy recommendations for handling a budget and staying on top of your total housing …

Sep/18/2018 - 11:30am

What students don’t immediately know about a college being placed on probation won’t hurt them. Will it?

 

On Aug. 23, the regional accreditor for New England announced that Lincoln College of New England had been placed on probation because it did not meet seven standards.

The college in Southington, Conn., had decided to stop enrolling new students, its …

Sep/18/2018 - 11:27am

Congressional spending deal includes gains for student aid and NIH.

 

An appropriations deal reached by House and Senate negotiators last week largely reflects the priorities of the upper chamber, including higher spending on student aid, career and technical education, and university-based research.

The spending bill for fiscal year 2019, which begins October 1, would increase the Education …

May/07/2018 - 6:11pm

CompTIA, Computer Technology Industry Association, is an organization that helps in the promotion of standards and competences in the IT field. CompTIA brings professional experience for the people related to the IT sphere to gain recognition around the world with the help of entry-level certificate courses. These courses include such certifications as Security+, A+, Network+, …

May/07/2018 - 6:04pm

Low-income students in California are missing out on millions of dollars of federal aid they’re eligible to receive, according to a new research brief.

The state’s community college students missed out on nearly $130 million in federal Pell Grant funds in a single semester, according to research from the Wheelhouse Center for Community College …

Mar/20/2018 - 11:21am

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System invests serious resources into student supports during the first four weeks of a semester — the period in which at-risk students are most likely to drop out.

Jay Box, the system’s president, said its 16 colleges make student retention a top focus throughout the semester. Yet because of student …

Feb/09/2018 - 11:34am

As a controversial accreditor of for-profit colleges sought new federal recognition, the Department of Education relaxed requirements for institutions affected by its loss of that recognition.

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