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U of Maryland, Federal Officials Discuss Plans To Reduce College Costs

Plans to forgive loans for students who perform public service among items on the agenda

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Tuition Management Systems Announces A New Refund And Disbursement Management Product

Tuition Management Systems, LLC (TMS), a provider of education payment solutions for higher education and private K-12 schools, is excited to introduce its newest product addition - the Refund and Disbursement Management Solution (“TMS Refund Solution”). This new product expands the current roster of services that TMS has provided to the education industry for over 25 years, which include affordability counseling, comprehensive billing services, payment plans, funds disbursement, and payment processing.

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Student Loan Interest Rate Set To Go Up

President says rate could double if Congress fails to act

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In Wash., More Financial Aid, But Also More Need

Despite signs that Washington state's economy is improving, finding money to send children to college is still becoming more difficult.

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Gov. Snyder: University State Aid Might Be Linked To Meeting Tuition, Graduation Goals

Gov. Rick Snyder said he's glad President Obama is focusing on controlling spiraling college tuition and hinted that public universities could soon have state aid increases tied to meeting goals.

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Public Eye: Donations To UC Davis Climb Despite Pepper-Spraying Incident

The infamous pepper-spray incident at UC Davis in November brought a lot of negative attention to the campus.

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Survey Finds That Dwindling Financial Aid Contributes to Fewer College Options

College freshmen entering school last fall were less likely to attend their first choice of college, a function of both competition and cost, than at any other time since 1974, and fewer received financial aid through grants or scholarships, according to an annual survey of nearly 204,000 high school students.

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Crimson Washington State U License Plates Go On Sale; They Fund Scholarships

The most popular specialty car license plate in Washington just went crimson.

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Saving Pell

How Congress maintained the $5,550 maximum Pell Grant

The time of unprecedented growth for the federal Pell Grant program couldn’t have come at a worse time for Congress. As lawmakers were looking to cut federal spending to address the growing national deficit, record college enrollments, the economic downturn, and expanded Pell Grant awards and eligibility criteria combined to triple the cost of the program over five years.

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Bills Advance To Benefit Virginia's Active-Duty Military Students

Virginia’s active-duty military students may obtain college credit for their service and priority in registering for classes under two bills that advanced in the General Assembly today.

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