Government severs ties with for-profit colleges accreditor
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Government severs ties with for-profit colleges accreditor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of for-profit colleges could close, leaving up to 600,000 students scrambling to find other schools, after the Education Department withdrew recognition of the nation’s largest accreditor of for-profit schools. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools said it would appeal Thursday’s decision to Education Secretary John B. King Jr. In … Continue reading

Spartan Echo exclusive: Interview with President Moore on tuition, fees, and costs
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Spartan Echo exclusive: Interview with President Moore on tuition, fees, and costs

by Shareen Nicholson and Tiana Allen In an exclusive interview with the Spartan Echo on Monday, March 28, President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. discussed the increases in tuition and fees for the upcoming school year. On Mar. 18, the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors voted to set tuition and fees for the … Continue reading

Acting Secretary of Education King discusses college access, student loans, and repayment plans
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Acting Secretary of Education King discusses college access, student loans, and repayment plans

by Tiana K. Allen On March 18, Acting Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. spoke with the Spartan Echo regarding the Obama Administration’s efforts and plans to guide students to graduation. He touched on school affordability, student loans, and repayment plans. Recently, King has been reaching out to students through the Department of Education’s … 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