Freshman Year for Free program offers help in cutting student debt

Freshman Year for Free program offers help in cutting student debt

 There are two words that can rock people with regret. Just ask them about their “student loans.” Then watch their faces. They will wince as they disclose how much education debt they’re carrying. Politicians have been promising to fix the growing loan crisis for years, but outstanding student debt has now mushroomed to $1.4 trillion. Meanwhile, a college degree has become out of reach for so many — unless they’re willing to go deep into debt. But Steve Klinsky, founder and chief executive of the private equity firm New Mountain…

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Study Business Online: 5 Options Beyond an MBA Program

Study Business Online: 5 Options Beyond an MBA Program

Those interested in a specific areas of business, such as finance, can consider a graduate certificate or specialized M.S. degree. (YURI_ARCURS/GETTY IMAGES) An MBA isn’t the right move for everyone who wants to study business online. For James Spinelli, vice president at the financial services firm Great Valley Advisor Group, a master’s degree in finance made sense because that’s mainly what he focuses on at his job. To compare, an MBA generally explores business on a broader scale. “I’m not using this to try to shift out of what I’m doing into a new space,” says…

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Qlik Academic Program to encompass 50 education institutes across 25 Indian cities

Qlik Academic Program to encompass 50 education institutes across 25 Indian cities

Data analytics deployer Qlik on Thursday announced the expansion of the Qlik Academic Program, which will now cover 50 education institutions across 25 cities in India. The initiative will enable more universities to improve the value of their offerings by teaching marketable data skills, and also help students advance their analytical and data literacy skills within every academic discipline.   Offering free, full-year subscriptions to Qlik software, the Qlik Academic Program is open to any accredited university-level institution worldwide, for-profit and non-profit colleges alike. The program provides access to the Qlik…

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Hannibal High dual-credit program expands to include juniors; online, summer courses added

Hannibal High dual-credit program expands to include juniors; online, summer courses added

  The first big leap in Hannibal High School’s (HHS) Dual Credit program is poised to offer classes during summer for the first time, preparing more students for the college experience while they receive higher-education credits at a reduced rate. The first big leap in Hannibal High School’s (HHS) Dual Credit program is poised to offer classes during summer for the first time, preparing more students for the college experience while they receive higher-education credits at a reduced rate. Assistant Superintendent Darin Powell said college dual-credit courses have been available…

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Kent State receives $1 million grant for distance-learning translation program

Kent State receives $1 million grant for distance-learning translation program

Kent State University has received a $1 million grant to develop a distance-learning translation studies program. (Karen Farkas, cleveland.com) KENT, Ohio – Kent State University has received a $1 million grant to develop a state-of-the-art distance learning translation studies program. The Institute for Applied Linguistics received the grant from from the Gawlicki Family Foundation of Hartford, Connecticut. The institute was founded at Kent State in 1988 and serves more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students. It is the only program that offers training from the bachelor’s level to doctorate, and it…

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Distance learning program booms at MSU

Distance learning program booms at MSU

One in every three Mississippi State University graduates is an online student.   Evan Hawkins, Distance Education program coordinator at MSU, shared that statistic, along with many others involving distance learning, with Starkville Rotarians Monday at Starkville Country Club.   Hawkins said the national demographic for students taking classes online across the U.S. are individuals between 25 and 50 years old, with many working full-time or managing a family.   More settled students may have good jobs or families but may want to finish their education, according to Hawkins.  …

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Distance learning program booms at MSU

Distance learning program booms at MSU

One in every three Mississippi State University graduates is an online student.   Evan Hawkins, Distance Education program coordinator at MSU, shared that statistic, along with many others involving distance learning, with Starkville Rotarians Monday at Starkville Country Club.   Hawkins said the national demographic for students taking classes online across the U.S. are individuals between 25 and 50 years old, with many working full-time or managing a family.   More settled students may have good jobs or families but may want to finish their education, according to Hawkins.  …

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Distance learning program booms at MSU

Distance learning program booms at MSU

One in every three Mississippi State University graduates is an online student.   Evan Hawkins, Distance Education program coordinator at MSU, shared that statistic, along with many others involving distance learning, with Starkville Rotarians Monday at Starkville Country Club.   Hawkins said the national demographic for students taking classes online across the U.S. are individuals between 25 and 50 years old, with many working full-time or managing a family.   More settled students may have good jobs or families but may want to finish their education, according to Hawkins.  …

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UW distance learning program at LCCC to continue

UW distance learning program at LCCC to continue

CHEYENNE – Reorganizing of departments at the University of Wyoming does not mean its distance learning programs will be scaled back, officials said Friday. Contrarily, as the university moves forward with its strategic plan since the arrival of President Laurie Nichols, its leaders intend to increase its efforts to bring services to learners in all corners of the Cowboy State, said UW spokesman Chad Baldwin. [Source”cnbc”]

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Government mulls special scholarship program for Okinawan students

Government mulls special scholarship program for Okinawan students

The government is considering creating a scholarship program for Okinawa Prefecture, Yosuke Tsuruho, minister for Okinawa and Northern Territories affairs, said Wednesday. The government aims to increase the continuing education rate of Okinawan students as the proportion of children living in poverty in the prefecture is nearly double the national average. At a meeting of a Okinawa promotion council, Tsuruho said that the central government hopes to launch an exclusive scholarship program for the prefecture that is separate from the student grant program the education ministry started in April for…

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