Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges
Thursday, June 12, 2014
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Foundation helps struggling mom with van donation
A young single mother who was balancing childcare, work, education,
and four hours worth of bus commutes, received help in the form of a
refurbished Dodge Caravan, courtesy of the Peninsula College
KONP, June 12, 2014
considering Sequim as destination
One group of citizens is looking to connect Sequim with more higher
education opportunities. ... [Dr. Earl Gibbons, vice provost for
Western’s extended education program] Gibbons said Western
recently established “Western on the Peninsulas” in Poulsbo to serve
the Olympic and Kitsap regions in cooperation with Olympic College
Sequim Gazette, June 11, 2014
program at EvCC gets $1.5M
The state has set aside $1.5 million to expand programs related to
aerospace manufacturing at
Everett Community College starting this fall.
Everett Herald, June 11, 2014
keynote speaker at P.C. commencement Peninsula
College will observe its 52nd Commencement ceremony
on Saturday, June 14, when it awards more than 500 degrees and
certificates to graduates. ... The commencement keynote speaker
is U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer of Washington’s 6th Congressional District
and the student speaker is Grace Tulsi Marshall of Port Angeles.
Sequim Gazette, June 11, 2014
Crew installed a statue honoring former educators Katherine Kemp and
Margaret Corbet Wednesday at Centralia College.
Centralia Chronicle, June 11, 2014
College gets $315,000 for aerospace education
A $315,501 grant to increase its enrollment in aerospace education
also will help
Clark College enhance its presence in the Columbia
River Gorge. The funding is part of $8 million distributed to 21
schools by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
The Columbian, June 10, 2014
manage your student loan payments
Your first glance at your student loan debt after college is likely
to be a nauseating encounter. So if you are like a lot of
graduates, you may stick the paperwork in a drawer and try not think
about it. Or you might sign up for payments without giving it much
thought. Both would be a mistake.
The News Tribune, June 11, 2014
Opinion: Graduates should chart their
loan debts now The music has stopped, the cap and gown have been packed
away, and now the work begins. But not the work you think. Now
you have to work on getting rid of your student loan debt. So where
do you start? Everett Herald, June 11, 2014
in awards for state’s STEM college scholarships
A state-sponsored scholarship program that encourages low- and
moderate-income Washington students to major in tech and science
fields is increasing its awards to a maximum of $22,500, a 32 percent
The Seattle Times, June 9, 2014
Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation that
would allow existing student loan borrowers to lower the interest
rate on their debt.
Inside Higher Ed, June 12, 2014
new laws take effect in Washington state
The law, officially called the "Real Hope Act" but also
known as the Washington Dream Act, expands state financial aid for
college students in the country without legal status. It's one of
about 200 new laws that take effect this week.
The Seattle Times, June 11, 2014
Defends College Ratings
A bipartisan pair of Congressional lawmakers on Tuesday introduced
a resolution in the House of Representatives opposing the
Obama administration’s college ratings system. The president,
meanwhile, defended the proposal as a necessary tool for students.
Inside Higher Ed, June 11, 2014
Alleviating student-loan debt
Debt-driven angst caps the generalized anxiety of finals week. Oh,
and marathon cramming. Thankfully, a confluence of events may
relieve a bit of student-loan stress, a burden that clamps on like an
ankle monitor and doesn't unhitch until you're a wizened soul in
life's twilight (something to stew over during a computer science
Everett Herald, June 10, 2014
rejects help for those deep in student-loan debt
On Wednesday morning, the U.S. Senate blocked a bill that would offer
[Logan] Bahr and 25 million student-loan borrowers relief. Introduced
by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., the bill would have allowed
undergraduate loans taken out before July 1, 2013, to be refinanced
at 3.86 percent — half the rate some earlier borrowers are paying.
The Seattle Times, June 10, 2014
Grant Increases Mean Little if Washington Acts Alone
As recently released data from the U.S. Department of Education
demonstrate, this near-doubling of the Pell Grant appears to have
kept constant the rate at which these low-income students turn to
debt, while those who do borrow are facing even greater loan burdens
than ever before.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 9, 2014
Washington Laws Cover College Aid, Guns, Tanning
This is the week undocumented students in Washington will become
eligible for state college tuition aid. The Real Hope Act is just one
of dozens of new state laws that take effect Thursday, 90 days after
the Washington Legislature adjourned.
KUOW, June 9, 2014
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