December 2, 2015 |
Cheyney University, which has been running a deficit and experienced a 30 percent enrollment drop this year, has been placed on probation by the body that accredits colleges and universities. The historically black university, on the boundary between Chester and Delaware Counties, has two years to correct financial concerns raised by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education or face losing accreditation. That loss would mean that the university's students no longer would be eligible for state or federal financial aid. Frank G. Pogue, interim president of Cheyney, and Frank T. Brogan, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, of which Cheyney is part, said they were committed to fixing the problems.
September 12, 2015 |
The family of the late Owen Roberts, a onetime U.S. Supreme Court justice and University of Pennsylvania law school dean, on Thursday announced an $8.6 million gift to the law school. The money, a bequest from the estate of Elizabeth Hamilton, Roberts' daughter, will be used for student financial aid. Roberts played a pivotal role on the Supreme Court during World War II, and voted against the Roosevelt administration in a case testing its policy of placing tens of thousands of Japanese Americans in internment camps.
July 19, 2014 |
Temple University undergraduates will pay $600 more in tuition in the fall. In-state students will pay $14,006 in tuition, up from $13,406, and those from out of state will pay $24,032, up from $23,432. Mandatory student-activity fees, assessed on top of tuition, will remain at $690. The university's trustees approved the new tuition schedule at their meeting on Thursday. They also increased funding for student financial aid by more than $9.6 million. The amount set aside to aid students now totals approximately $100 million.
August 24, 2013 |
To address the soaring cost of higher education, President Obama pledged Thursday to develop a college rating system that would tie federal financial aid to performance in areas such as tuition, graduation rates, percentage of low-income students, and debt load of graduates. Students attending better-performing colleges would receive larger federal Pell grants and more affordable student loans - a proposal that would require congressional approval. The nation awards more than $150 billion annually in student financial aid. "Not enough colleges have been working to figure out how do we control costs," Obama said Thursday morning at the University at Buffalo, the first stop on a two-day bus tour in New York state and Pennsylvania.
December 21, 2012
'TIS THE season for stockings, car commercials, wish lists, egg nog and scammers. With the student financial-aid application season beginning soon, state officials are reminding students and families that they may be contacted by individuals or companies via email, social media or traditional mail, offering assistance in securing scholarship money for a fee. Some of the organizations are legitimate; others are not. Families can avoid scams...
November 14, 2012 |
GET READY FOR a media blitz about Philadelphia Catholic schools. Choose My Future, a new archdiocesan marketing campaign, aims to boost enrollment in the 17 Catholic high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia through online and radio advertisements. A newly retooled website also informs potential students. The program is "part of a larger effort to reinvigorate Catholic education and reengage our enthusiastic and devoted alumni by highlighting the individual excellence and collective greatness of the Catholic high schools," said Samuel Casey Carter, chief executive officer of the Faith in the Future Foundation, which provides strategic management for the city's Catholic schools.
July 20, 2012 |
Rutgers University will raise tuition and fees 2.5 percent for in-state undergraduate students, its board of governors decided Wednesday. Students protesting outside the board's meeting in New Brunswick had called for a tuition freeze. Tuition and fees for a typical in-state undergraduate living on the university's main New Brunswick campus in the next academic year will rise $318, to $13,073. Room and board charges will go up $206, to $10,970. The total cost for the typical student adds up to $24,043, an overall increase of about 2.2 percent.
July 23, 2011 |
A for-profit career college agreed to settle federal allegations yesterday that it failed to provide its students with the educational program it promised. CHI Institute, of Broomall, will pay $1.6 million to resolve allegations that it had misled students and the federal government about the availability of externships in its surgical-technology program, U.S. attorneys announced. The so-called surg-tech program included both classroom time and field training in a clinical setting, at a hospital or surgery center.
November 19, 2008 |
University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann has donated $100,000 to help fund undergraduate student research, the university announced yesterday. It's the second gift that Gutmann and her husband, Michael Doyle, have made to the university since she became president in June 2004, bringing their total donation to $250,000. "It's one of the experiences that makes students at Penn really excited about their undergraduate time here and I thought that it would be important to make a gift that supported students having the kind of undergraduate experiences I had," she said in an interview yesterday.