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Even though it’s only February, college financial aid officers are already gathering documents, crunching numbers and otherwise working to determine grants for the school year that starts this coming fall. If you have children you plan on sending to college, how will your own savings and investments affect their chances of getting financial aid?
Attorneys for the state schools chief are defending the decision by lawmakers to provide more per-pupil aid to traditional public schools than charter schools.
What exactly is an “inadequate” health insurance policy? It turns out that the answer to a seemingly innocuous question is key to our health care future, to what happens when Obamacare goes down.
PHOENIX — Saying legislation is better than a voter initiative, the No. 2 Democrat in the state House wants colleagues to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
“I believe I write and speak for all veterans when I send a big ‘thank you’ to all of the restaurateurs who served free meals to veterans on Monday. I know, that at the place my wife and I dined, we received the finest of service. Again, thanks a lot, really appreciated your service.”
Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.
A recent Bloomberg.com report showing college tuition in the U.S. has increased 538 percent since 1985 while medical care rose 286 percent during the same time span may surprise some, but not Chris Ordway. As a college funding adviser for the Phoenix-based non-profit HEFAR Group — an acronym for Higher Education Financial Aid Resources — Ordway works daily with families trying to plan for the high cost of sending their children to college.
You may be unaware of it, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And when you consider the lifetime of benefits you and your family may receive from life insurance, you might agree that a month isn’t too long to spend on this important part of your overall financial picture.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will make a stop at Arizona State University on Sept. 11 to discuss two issues related to the college experience.
Administrators at local post-secondary colleges say the year-plus debate over increases in student loan rates has created an additional level of precaution in terms of loans and class loads for prospective and current students.
Arizona students who rely on federal student loans to go to college can breathe easy – at least for now.
Arizona got a B on a recent national report card that graded states for their efforts to improve financial literacy in high schools.
In front of a large audience consisting of students, teachers and many others at Desert Vista High School, President Barack Obama proposed a plan he said can keep the growth of the housing market on track while avoiding another bubble.
When students and parents think of homework, it sometimes conjures up evenings of procrastinating, stress and an overall negative experience.
Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs could soon start climbing under a bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly Wednesday.
FILE - In this June 23, 2013, file photo, the U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington. Heading off a costly rate increase for returning college students, a bipartisan group of senators reached a deal Wednesday, July 17, 2013, that would offer students better rates this fall but perhaps assign higher rates in coming years. The deal would offer students lower interest rates through the 2015 academic year but then rates were expected to climb above where they were when students left campus this spring. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
They couldn’t quite win the whole contest, but Gilbert Classical Academy students Josh Flader and Liz Gazca’s “Hunger Games-” inspired prom dresses did give the pair a second-place finish and $3,000 apiece in the Duck brand “Stuck at Prom” Scholarship Contest.
According to the New York Times, the Oregon legislature has approved a bold remedy for student debt.
For a couple of hours this week, it looked like the Senate would give Alex Miller a chance to relax.
College students taking out new loans for the fall term will see interest rates twice what they were in the spring — unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns after the July 4 holiday.