May 9, 2009 |
Private colleges got closer to their fall enrollment targets this week, thanks to a finish-line spurt in student sign-ups, but in this tough economic climate, the schools had to put out more in financial aid to bring freshmen in. Many colleges spent the admissions season worrying whether they could fill their ranks with the same number and quality of students as last year, given the financial problems families are facing. Some schools are heavily dependent on tuition to pay their bills.
April 25, 1994 |
Chris Day isn't there yet, not in football shape, not in track shape, despite setting a school record in the 400 meters (48.0 seconds) as recently as April 16. No surprise there, except that he put up the new mark on a bum ankle suffered two days earlier and that he did it despite spending three days of the previous week working with the football team instead of the track coach. West Chester University gives financial aid to Day both for running track and playing football.
December 17, 1994 |
Even if the Republican-controlled Congress approves President Clinton's proposed tuition tax break, parents and students are not automatically guaranteed a bonanza. The reason: Financial aid officers could deduct all or part of the tax savings from grants they might otherwise give a student. "On the surface, it sounds great," said Ed Custard of Princeton Review, a leading publisher of college guides. "A big question is how the colleges would react. It's quite conceivable some will reduce the awards they give to students from their own sources.
February 15, 1998 |
When it comes to financial aid for college-bound students, the application forms alone can throw even the most savvy parent into a tizzy. Many parents and guardians are unsure where to turn for guidance on the application process. Others want to know if they might qualify for aid. That is where Michael LaMaina and Terry Stafford come in. LaMaina is president of Cornerstone College Funding Consultants Inc., and Stafford is its financial-aid consultant. Five other employees work at Cornerstone, at 10 E. Buckingham Ave. "The idea [for the business]
September 28, 1988 |
Despite the growing number of mothers in the workforce, Philadelphia-area employers are still doing relatively little to help their employees cope with financial and other problems of finding care for their children during the workday, according to a study released yesterday. "Relatively, so little (help) exists," said Happy Fernandez, associate professor at Temple University's School of Social Administration, who conducted the survey. Only a minority of the 274 employers responding to the survey provide financial assistance, information about child-care services, on-site day care or policies that allow parents some flexibility in the hours they work, the study concluded.
March 26, 2012 |
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.) on Monday urged federal officials to review the proposed merger between Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University, questioning whether a deal had been "crafted to benefit powerful political interests without regard for the impact on students. " In his letter to U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan and the U.S. Attorney's Office, Lautenberg expressed concern about the merger's impact on thousands of students receiving federal financial aid. The letter did not name the "political interests" involved, beyond Gov. Christie.
March 2, 2013 |
The University of Pennsylvania exceeded its recent fund-raising goal by almost $1 billion, bringing in $4.3 billion in its "Making History Campaign," officials announced Thursday. Penn surpassed the $3.5 billion target, announced in 2007, 16 months before the official end of the campaign in December. That's especially noteworthy considering that the campaign was launched just before the country plunged into recession. The university has used the money to increase financial aid, support research and interdisciplinary programming, and boost its endowment.
June 9, 2012 |
As if they weren't already forking over enough to pay for their education, college students are also being pressed to use costly debit cards and pay hefty fees to middlemen to get their financial aid. As many as 900 colleges have been pushing students into using payment cards that carry stiff costs, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Higher Education Fund. The group said in a report that colleges and banks have been raking in millions of dollars from the fees, often through secretive deals.
July 11, 1993 |
Dalton Scinicariello, 12, of Lansdale, sits in a pile of luggage at Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. He and 300 other area youths were preparing to leave for Golden Slipper Camp in the Poconos July 1. Many came from low-income families and received financial aid for four weeks at the camp.
February 9, 1998 |
St. Mary Medical Center is offering a number of parenting courses at Neshaminy District schools this month and next. The courses and locations are: "Building Self-Esteem," 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Feb. 18 and 25. Ferderbar Elementary School in Feasterville. "Coping With Anger," 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., March 5 and 12. Ferderbar Elementary School in Feasterville. "Understanding Your 4- to 5-year-old," 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., March 10. Schweitzer Elementary School in Levittown.