Colleges and Universities
A handful of senators struggled Thursday to hold together a bipartisan deal to keep student loan rates from doubling on July 1 while their colleagues traded political barbs with little more than a week to go before the deadline.
Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justices have put the issue back on their agenda. The justices will be looking at the University of Texas program.
“They punish, they absolutely punish — the financial aid system — absolutely punishes single parents,” said Kevin Campbell of College Plannin Authority in Fort Worth.
Senate Bill 1107 went into effective January 1, 2012 and requires all new, transfer and returning college students, under the age of 30, to have documentation proving they’ve received the bacterial meningitis vaccination.
Some Texas college students could find themselves looking for new ways to pay for their education. According to education officials, the state has less money to use for financial aid.
The federal agency released its College Affordability and Transparency lists on Thursday. The online lists track tuition costs among the top and bottom 5 percent of four-year and two-year schools.
The massive layoffs that are taking place within many public schools districts across the state are having an impact on colleges.