Tag Archive: college

Jun 18

Reducing course requirements

The state of Texas has reduced all academic programs for education degrees to 120 hours. LeTourneau University’s School of Education therefore will reduce the number of hours required for several education degree programs in their school. This will include 9 of LeTourneau’s teacher education and 2 of its kinesiology programs. Degrees targeted for the reductions …

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May 21

Crushing college dreams

On the very day that student loan debt reached the $1-trillion mark, Senate Republicans blocked a vote to extend the 3.4-percent interest rate on student loans for another year. By Marc Morial As graduation season swings into high gear, a new economic crisis confronts thousands of this year’s high school and college grads — crushing …

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May 01

The Class of 2012′s choice

The Class of 2012′s Choice Today’s graduates must change the world if they don’t want to wind up flipping burgers. By David Elliot Millions of college graduates will soon walk across the stage to accept their diplomas. Given the harsh reality of today’s economy, here’s the commencement speech I’d like to deliver to the class …

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Mar 07

College Tax: Beware of bogus refund schemes

The Internal Revenue Service has warned senior citizens and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging federal tax refund scam tempting victims to file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds. Bogus refund claims have been identified across the nation with significant pockets of activity in at least six states, including California, Georgia, Michigan, Louisiana, Alabama and …

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Feb 28

College financial aid workshop coming

Any student and family planning to attend college are encouraged to get help applying for college financial aid by attending a free FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on Sat., March 17 and Sun., March 18 from 2-3 pm at the Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton Street. Students and their families are strongly …

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Feb 21

Can your family afford college?

By Jason Alderman I’m a firm believer that the more knowledge you acquire, the richer your life will be. But as college tuition and fees continue to skyrocket, students and parents increasingly are asking, “Is a degree really worth the cost?” For many people it certainly is: On average, college graduates earn $550,000 more than …

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Jan 05

Easing student loan repayments

By Jason Alderman College costs are out of control. Total outstanding student loans hover around $1 trillion, second only to home mortgages. Student loan repayment takes a hefty toll on starting salaries even during good economic times. But with so many recent graduates unable to find a decent job – or any job – repayment …

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Nov 30

KC’s TRIO Program celebrates ten years

The Kilgore College TRIO program will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Wednesday, Nov. 30. The event is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Devall Room on the Kilgore campus. TRIO is a group of federally funded programs designed to make higher education more accessible to disadvantaged students through motivation and support. The program …

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