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Your Money: Now You Can Get Miles for Your Student Loan

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By Reyna Gobel NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dana Friend was skeptical about all the offers flooding her inbox to refinance her student loan with a private company, but what sold her in the end was not the offer to cut her interest rate in half – it was the bonus of 50,000 JetBlue miles. The…

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Servicing Issues May Hamper US Student Loan Forgiveness for Thousands

FILE PHOTO - A graduate's mortar board hat is pictured during a commencement for Medgar Evers College in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S. June 8, 2017.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nurses, teachers and other public-sector workers expecting their outstanding student loans to soon disappear under a U.S. debt-forgiveness program could be in for a surprise, with a government report on Thursday showing loan servicers may have mishandled the process for many borrowers. President Donald Trump has called for eliminating…

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Education Secretary Seeks Rule Redo for Defrauded College Students

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. June 6, 2017.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
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By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday called for a “regulatory reset,” and pressed pause on a rule intended to speedily cancel the student-loan debts of people defrauded by for-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc and others, so that it can be rewritten. DeVos said the department is still granting debt…

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Irregular Sleep Tied to Worse Grades

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By Marilynn Larkin (Reuters Health) – College students who go to sleep and wake up at different times during the week may be harming their academic performance, according to a U.S. study. Consistency – going to bed and waking up at about the same time every day, weekends included – was linked with a better…

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Your Money: Money Secrets of Parents with Multiple Kids in College

FILE PHOTO: Graduating students arrive for Commencement Exercises at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. on May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo
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By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sometime soon after his fourth child was born, it dawned on Howard Krooks that he was going to be on the hook for 12 consecutive years of college tuition payments when they all grew up. It scared him into action. “I’m a planner. I don’t like surprises,” said…

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Harvard Rescinds 10 Acceptances Over Obscene Posts

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BOSTON (Reuters) – Harvard University has revoked its acceptance of at least 10 applicants to its incoming freshman class after learning the group traded sexually explicit and sometimes racist images in a private online message group, the student newspaper reported. A university spokeswoman declined on Monday to comment on Sunday’s Harvard Crimson report, which cites…

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Free Community College for LA High School Grads

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If you’re looking for ways to cut down on college tuition, students attending a year or two of community college is a great way to do it. Especially with The Los Angeles College Promise. The program provides one year of free tuition to all full-time students graduating from LAUSD and charter high schools beginning with seniors graduating in…

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youThink Offers Free Summer Camps

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Join youThink this summer for fun camps for middle and high school students. Four camps will be offered and students can sign up for as many as they like. July 12 – 14, 10 – 1pm, LA: A City of Immigrants – Art and Field Trips. July 17 – 19, 10 – 3pm, College Camp…

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Trump to Offer Exclusive Contract to Service US Student Loans

Graduates arrive for commencement at the University of California, Berkeley, in Berkeley, United States May 16, 2015. REUTERS/Noah Berger
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By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration will soon offer an exclusive contract that will give one company the right to service billions of dollars of outstanding federal student loans now handled by four companies, officials said on Friday. The U.S. Education Department, led by Trump pick Betsy DeVos, said the streamlining…

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Tennessee Set to be First to Make Community College Free for Adults

FILE PHOTO - Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Haslam listens during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, U.S. on February 22, 2014.   REUTERS/Mike Theiler/File Photo
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By Chris Kenning (Reuters) – Tennessee will become the first state in the country to offer free community college to all adults without a degree under a measure Republican Governor Bill Haslam is likely to quickly sign into law, a spokesman said Friday. The legislation will expand on a previous law passed in 2014, when…

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