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High School Students Surprised With 4-Year Scholarships

Millions of dollars in college dreams came true in DeSoto Tuesday. Officials with Texas Christian University (TCU) surprised seven DeSoto High School students with full, four-year scholarships.

CBS 11–03/19/2013

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Dewhurst Talks Higher Education For 2013 Session

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is scheduled to discuss higher education in Fort Worth and how the state’s universities may be affected in the 2013 legislative session.

12/06/2012

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Bill Would Let Students Earn Tuition With Community Service

Some good news for Texas families worried about paying for college. A bill filed in the state legislature would give high school students the opportunity to earn tuition credit for doing certain community service work.

CBSDFW.COM–11/14/2012

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Calculating The Real Student Cost For A College Degree

North Texan Joanne Pierre-Louie was thrilled to become the first in her family to graduate college. But, the American born daughter of immigrants was so focused on finishing — that she neglected to calculate the real cost of a degree at the school of her dreams.

CBS 11–10/29/2012

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Perry Calls For 4-Year Tuition Freeze For Freshmen

Governor Rick Perry has formally pitched a four-year tuition freeze for incoming college freshmen and renewed his call for bachelor’s degrees costing $10,000 or less, including books.

10/01/2012

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Plan Would Reduce TEXAS Grant Payments

Texas could help more poor students afford college if it capped the amount awarded under the TEXAS Grant financial aid program, state lawmakers were told Wednesday.

09/12/2012

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ACT College Admissions Test Numbers Up, Texas Scores Flat

Statistics show that more Texas high school seniors are hoping to go to college — although their ACT scores show they might not get in.

08/22/2012

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Big Rewards, Less Job Security For College Leaders

Helicopter parents, impatient trustees, overworked professors, entitled athletics boosters and deeply partisan lawmakers with little cash to spare. It’s enough to make people wonder why anyone would want the job of college president.

07/05/2012

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Texas A&M Buying Texas Wesleyan Law School

Texas A&M is buying the law school at private Texas Wesleyan University, a purchase that sets up a public law college in the metroplex and fulfills a long-sought goal for officials at one of the nation’s largest universities.

06/26/2012

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Parents Complain About Arlington College Prep Company

Some parents are accusing an Arlington business of scaring people, across the country, into paying a high price to get help planning for college.

08/24/2011

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Perry’s Order Creates Texas Online University

Governor Rick Perry has ordered the creation of a new collaborative online university. Perry signed an executive order Wednesday that initiates the Western Governors University Texas.

08/03/2011

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State University Report Blasts Higher Ed ‘Solutions’

Urging against treating Texas college students like customers “shopping on iTunes or visiting Banana Republic,” a top UT administrator blasted proposed higher education reforms broadly endorsed by Gov. Rick Perry but opposed by faculty statewide.

07/07/2011

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