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Financial Aid is Available, but Finding It Takes Work.
There’s more money available now than ever. The Seattle Times.
Using Library Databases.
Find information from databases not available through search engines. The Post Standard.
Rates on Student Loans to Fall.
Starting July 1, students can expect to save considerable money. St. Petersburg Times.
Ask a Librarian Without Visiting the Library.
Internet service allows public to find answers from librarians around the world. The Chronicle.
Colleges Tailor Online Degrees for Individual Companies.
Students come away with the same certification they would get for finishing a regular degree program. The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Slice Payments on Student Loans.
The average consolidation loan is for $19,500 and lower rates can take as much as $2,600 off total repayment. Christian Science Monitor.
Most Students Receiving Aid.
The size of Pell Grants has increased, and more colleges are turning to merit-based rather than need-based aid. The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Cheating’s Never Been Easier.
Internet cut-and-paste plagiarism without attributing sources might be an even bigger problem than student essay and term paper mills. Wired News.
Phony Degrees a Hot Net Scam.
The proliferation of legitimate distance-learning institutions and the ease of setting up sites has made it easier to obtain unsubstantiated degrees. Wired.
Against All Odds, Woman Fulfills Dream of College Degree.
A single mother from backwoods Mississippi makes it through the halls of academia to law school. JS Online.
Government to Demand that College Dropouts Repay Grants.
Some college students who win Pell grants but later drop out will have to repay some of the money.Star Telegram.
Nailed by the Web.
Technology is offering students new and easier ways to cheat, especially in on-line courses. But the same technology is also giving professors easier ways to catch cheaters. The Chronicle.
A Master’s in Your Jammies.
Carol Thibeault has five children, a full-time job and a burning desire to get her college degree. MSNBC.
Boomers Fuel Growth of Adult Education.
About 20.8 percent of college and university students are age 35 or over. The numbers are growing. CNN.
Adult Learners More Common.
A 49-year-old grandmother of seven is pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. BG News.