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WSJ Reports Baylor Pushes Parent Loans on Low-Income Students
Low-Income Families Trampled by Parent PLUS Loans
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As college parents, we have witnessed the influence of our children's friends. From elementary school to high school many of us have taken steps to encourage certain friendships or even to discourage other friendships.
“Incoming college students rate emotional health at record low”– UCLA HERI
(pic by flickr user Sara. Nel) UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute has a led a study on incoming freshman for over 25 years. However, the Fall 2010 study shows that college freshman are coming to school with lower levels of mental health.
When It Comes to College Tuition, Military Families Deserve Better From Some States, Especially Here in Virginia
These are challenging times for members of today's military. Not only are service men and women called upon for extended combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, some on the home front are being asked to lengthen their careers or return to active duty from the Reserves.Given the sacrifices that they are being asked to make, it is disturbing that many military families can't even seem to get fair treatment on tuition at state colleges and universities.
Footsteps to Follow
He is the son of a shipyard worker. He will be a first-generation college student from a hard-working family in an old industrial town. He dreams of becoming a lawyer and, someday, serving in Congress. He is, in short, the American dream.