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Robert Swift in College   February 17, 2017

Private colleges face severe cut in state grant aid

Private colleges face severe cut in state grant aid. HARRISBURG — Funding for a long-standing state grant program for private colleges and universities would be cut in half if lawmakers approve Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed state budget. The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, overseen

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Andre Perry in College   February 17, 2017

HBCUs Should Not Take Trump’s Hush Money

Undergrads at historically black colleges and universities have a right to be gun-shy over a Department of Education drive-by because the core values these schools hold dear are not bulletproof. On the surface, this looks like the seat at the Trump administration’s table that some black people f

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Jay Tokasz in College   February 17, 2017

Private colleges see 'hostility' in Cuomo plan threatening TAP aid

First came the governor's proposal for free tuition at the state's public colleges. New York State's private colleges and universities are warning about the dire economic consequences for them and the communities where they are located if Cuomo's free tuition and other proposals for higher educati

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UNCG picked for national effort to improve college graduation rates

GREENSBORO — UNC-Greensboro has been picked to be part of a national effort to improve the graduation rates, especially for low-income, minority and first-generation college students. The university said Thursday it will be part of the Frontier Set, a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates F

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