Education

New report details the financial barriers to a college degree in Idaho

May 31st, 2016 | By
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Idaho group wants state to increase funding for public colleges. In Idaho, the average tuition at four-year public colleges is up by $1,810, or 36.1%, since the 2007-08 school year. But for the average student, federal and state aid have not kept up with the rising costs of earning a college degree, the report found.
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Low-income high schoolers to get grants for college courses

May 26th, 2016 | By
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By Jennifer C. Kerr Associated Press WASHINGTON — For the first time, thousands of low-income high-school students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to get federal grants to take college courses for credit, part of a program the Obama administration plans to begin this summer. The experimental program allows high school students
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A Look at Local Student Debt

May 26th, 2016 | By
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Local graduates’ student debt lower than national average but higher than state average By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO – Students across America face a crippling cost for their education. Nationally, student debt is climbing above $1.2 trillion. Since the start of the Great Recession, student lending has grown by 84 percent – and
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Choosing a Career: ISU helps students make an educated plan

May 26th, 2016 | By
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In 2015, about 69 percent of ISU graduates who answered an exit survey were employed in Idaho. In 2014, about 71 percent of those graduates were employed in Idaho.  By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com POCATELLO — Choosing and sticking to a career path in college can be like navigating a maze walled with daunting research papers,
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