Posted October 14, 2018 at 01:00 PM | Updated October 14, 2018 at 01:02 PM getty istockax169_15c6_9.jpg The CSS Profile can help provide funding for college. (pixabay.com) It’s the season for would-be college students and their families try to figure out how to pay tuition bills. On Oct. 1, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA, went live. The FAFSA is essential for any student who wants to qualify for federal student aid. But there’s another financial aid form that’s just as important: The CSS Profile. This form also went live on Oct. 1. It’s more involved and invasive than the FAFSA, but it’s worth the time and effort because it could get you a huge chunk of college aid. Here’s what you need to know. 2-CSSProfile screen shot.png The CSS Profile will make students eligible for institutional aid from nearly 400 colleges. (Karin Price Mueller | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) What is the CSS … [Read more...] about Looking for more college financial aid? Here’s a guide to the CSS Profile
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Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. When Leigh McIlvaine first learned that her student loan debt could be forgiven, she was thrilled. In 2008, at age 27, she’d earned a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Minnesota. She’d accrued just under $70,000 in debt, though she wasn’t too worried—that’s what it took to invest in her future. But graduating at the height of the recession, she found that the kind of decent-paying public-sector job she’d anticipated pursuing was suddenly closed off by budget and hiring freezes. She landed a gig at a nonprofit in Washington, DC, earning a $46,000 salary. Still, she was happy to live on that amount if it was the cost of doing the work she believed in. At the time, she paid about $350 each month to stay in a decrepit house with several roommates, more than $100 for utilities, and $60 for her cellphone bill. On top of that, her loan bill averaged … [Read more...] about The Incredible, Rage-Inducing Inside Story of America’s Student Debt Machine
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Hua Qu is fighting to save her husband — one of at least seven U.S. captives in the Islamic Republic being used as pawns in a nearly 40-year secret history of hostage taking. Hua Qu and her son, Shaofan. Credit Adam Ferguson for The New York Times Supported by ByLaura Secor July 10, 2018 Xiyue Wang could easily never have gone to Iran. He was a graduate student at Princeton, researching similarities across regional governments in 19th-century inner Asia. His work touched on neither the United States’ Iran policy nor any Iranian political reality less than a hundred years old. He initially planned to use the archives in Turkmenistan, but Turkmenistan denied him a visa. He wasn’t looking for an adventure — he had a 2-year-old son and a wife who had only just arrived in the United States from China. Compared with Turkmenistan, Iran was an open book, and compared with … [Read more...] about Her Husband Was a Princeton Graduate Student. Then He Was Taken Prisoner in Iran.
Mandy McLaren Courier Journal Published 11:05 p.m. UTC Jun 11, 2018 After school board members voted in late May to abandon Jefferson County Public Schools’ beleaguered Head Start program, half a dozen young women walked out of the meeting, each looking dejected and confused. Just moments before, Superintendent Marty Pollio had ensured the board that the changes would be good for kids. He said no one would lose their jobs. But for the women then huddled in the lobby of JCPS headquarters, that wasn’t the case. Each would now be out of work, no longer contracted by the district to support preschool students and their families. JCPS takeover: 5 things you missed from Wayne Lewis' KET interview The positions, known as family advocates, are required by the federal Head Start and Early Head Start programs, both of which serve kids from low-income households. With a mission of closing the achievement gap, family advocates support parents in helping their … [Read more...] about JCPS dumps Head Start, leaving these aides for at-risk kids in limbo
GAZA — People in the besieged Gaza Strip plan to break through the Israeli-imposed sea blockade on the impoverished sliver, while Tel Aviv tries to erect a sea barrier to bar desperate Gazans from breaching the decade-long siege.A group of organizers in the enclave say they will try to help Gazans get through the blockade by boat this week following weeks of brutal massacre of unarmed Palestinian protesters by Israeli live fire along the border of the besieged sliver with the occupied territories.The organizers, who have so far given few details of their plan, said on Sunday that their boat would sail on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. local time (0800 GMT), on board of which would be patients needing medical care, students and job-seeking university graduates.However, the exact location of departure and their intended destination were not announced.The boat would also bring “dreams of our people and their aspirations for freedom”, organizer Salah Abdul-Ati said … [Read more...] about ‘Gaza Is Fed Up’: Palestinians To Send Out Boats Defying Siege