Program Would Cut Interest Rates For College GradsThe state's Office of Higher Education has announced a new refinancing program to cut interest rates for Minnesotans who face large debt from student loans. Hundreds of thousands of Minnesota residents could be eligible.
Faculty Calls Out U. Iowa President's 'Should Be Shot' CommentFaculty groups are calling for University of Iowa president Bruce Harreld to face consequences for suggesting that unprepared teachers "should be shot." Chapters of the American Association of University Professors at Iowa's three public universities say the insensitive remark calls into question Harreld's leadership abilities.
Macalester’s ‘Dog Day’ Helps Students De-Stress During FinalsIt's the end of the semester for colleges across the Twin Cities, which means students are studying for their final exams.
Minnesota Ranked 5th In Nation For Student Loan DebtMinnesota has made another list, but it is not a good one to be on if you are heading to college. A new study from the Institute for College Access and Success says Minnesota ranks fifth on the list of the states with the highest student debt.
4 Things To Know: Minnesota's Small Business Day, Unhappy College Grads And MoreFrom Minnesota's small business day to the possible government shutdown to the reason college grads are so unhappy, here's a look at the four stories to know about for Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.
Faculty Group Condemns Regents' Hiring Of U. Iowa PresidentA day before the decision, the University of Iowa's governing board was warned that choosing Bruce Harreld as president would badly damage its relationship with the faculty.
Good Question: How Do We Pay For College?According to Sallie Mae, the average American family will spend $24,164 this year on undergraduate college for 18-24 year olds. For four-year private institution, that number jumps to $41,875. For a two-year public college, it’s $13,531. So, how do we pay for college? Good Question.
5 Tips On How To Beat SenioritisNearly every student entering his or her last year in school will face senioritis. Here are a few tips and tricks to help keep yourself motivated and on track.
Talking Points: ‘Yes Means Yes’ Policy At The U Of MThe University of Minnesota is postponing the implementation of a new sexual assault policy over concerns that it might infringe on the rights of those who are accused.
More Students Turning To Crowdfunding For TuitionWith the cost of tuition rising every year, crowd fundraising site GoFundMe reports more people are turning to the internet to ask for help. The College Board estimates the average college student graduates with $30,000 in loans.
Americans Taking Advantage Of Free College Tuition In GermanyTalk of which university to attend is a common conversation in the Mulholland household. "I have UNI, River Falls and Eau Claire," Hannah Mulholland said. Her brother and sister both left school roughly $30,000 in debt. That weighs on her mind, and her mom's.
Minnesota College System Seeks To Ease Transfer ProcessMinnesota's largest state college system is working to make it cheaper and easier for community college students to transfer into four-year programs and to earn bachelor's degrees. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is seeking to simplify a process that can confuse and frustrate transfer students.
Advocates, Lawmakers Cheer Sexual Assault Prevention Bill A push to strengthen sexual assault policies at Minnesota colleges is moving through the Legislature, with advocates saying it will provide more options for victims. Some schools already have strong policies, but the bill would extend best practices across Minnesota, said author Rep. Marion O'Neill, R-Maple Lake.
Podcast Hosts Discuss Recent Controversies Surrounding Hazing, Greek Life On CampusThis week's standout podcasts include an episode of the Security Brief that examines the issue of college hazing and an installment of the Wavemaker Conversations that takes a lot hazing within the Greek system.
Minnesota Teen Accepted At All 8 IviesA Minnesota high school senior has a tough choice ahead after being accepted by all eight Ivy League schools. Mounds Park Academy says senior Munira Khalif has also been accepted at Stanford, Georgetown and Minnesota.