Higher Education

House Bill Would End Federally Subsidized College Loans

Dec 18, 2017
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U.S. Representative Joe Courtney, D-CT2, is warning that a bill being considered in Congress would make it more difficult for Americans to afford college. The Republican-backed PROSPER Act would end federally subsidized student loans. It was approved by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce last week.

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The Connecticut State Colleges and University Board of Regents has approved a resolution to consolidate the state’s 12 community colleges into into one system.

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The president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities wants to cut 190 administrative jobs in an effort to consolidate the system over the next five years. The plan was presented to the Finance Committee of the Board of Regents of Higher Education on Wednesday. 

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A new plan would combine all 12 community colleges in Connecticut into one institution.

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The news at universities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is bad.

Communications are down. Power is spotty. Which all points to this: students can’t go to school.