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Recession could be to blame for higher ed tuition spike

By Samantha Jones Toal

January 28, 2016

Current college students may be paying more out of pocket to afford tuition because of events that happened before most were even in high school.According to a study by Young Invincibles’ Third Annual State Report Cards, the recession of 2007 might be the cause behind the spike in college tuition across the

Students may not be taking full advantage of loan repayment options

By Aaron Navarro

October 11, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education could do more to make sure college students are aware of their options in repaying loans, an August Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found.According to the numbers, the GAO found that students’ loans were higher than they should be due to a lack of awarenes...

Degrees still valuable

Degrees still valuable

By Jessie Webster

September 14, 2015

Although tuition rates are more expensive than in the past, some University professors still believe the choice to attend is worth it. Undergraduate tuition, room and board at public institutions rose 39 percent between 2002 and 2012, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.  ...

Illinois softball looking for the heart in Lone Star state

By Charlotte Carroll

February 20, 2014

When the Illinois softball team travels to Arlington, Texas, this weekend for the UTA Tournament, freshman Brandi Needham will have both friendly competition and family to greet her.  Needham will face a trio of players who played for the same travel team system she did in high school and now play for Texa...