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New study: Wells Fargo, other banks, charge outsized fees to college students despite federal rules

Students at colleges compensated by banks face dubious debit card fees Attending college can be one of the most expensive endeavors Americans face. According to U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s new report, Debit Cards on Campus: Putting Student Financial Well-Being At Risk, many banks are adding to that expense by partnering with schools to offer and … Continue reading

Battle of the States Giving Challenge sets $50,000 goal
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Battle of the States Giving Challenge sets $50,000 goal

To celebrate the return of the Labor Day Classic football game to the William “Dick” Price Stadium on September 2, Norfolk State and Virginia State are staging another competition – a fundraising challenge. The Battle of the States Giving Challenge is a giving competition, designed to see which school can raise the most money from their alumni, … Continue reading

President’s oldest daughter among those scoping out colleges
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President’s oldest daughter among those scoping out colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama’s message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple. Do your research. Visit college campuses. Sit in on classes. Talk to professors, graduates and students. In the end, picking a college “is a very individual decision.” The first lady could just as well have been talking to … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education

James Madison board approves undergrad tuition, fee hikes

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — James Madison University’s board has approved undergraduate tuition and fee increases for the 2015-2016 academic year. In-state students living on campus will pay $19,084 in tuition and fees, a 3.2 percent increase. Tuition and fees for out-of-state students living on campus will increase by 2.6 percent to $34,218. Graduate … Continue reading