University funds tough to find in Mexico

According to New York Times, the University of Veracruz claimed that they did not receive their assigned budget through Javier Duarte’s government. The ex-governor was involved in a corruption scandal when he stole more than 3,000 million US dollars in the course of six years. This meant that many students were affected as the university…

Georgia Gains HOPE for Free College

More students in Georgia will have the possibility for free college in the 2018-2019 school year due to increased funding towards the HOPE scholarship according to the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI). HOPE, which gets its funding from the Georgia Lottery, has plans to increase its funding by $50.4 million dollars according to the…

Tuition Hikes Face Backlash from Skeptical Students

California State Universities and University of California schools approved tuition increases in January for the 2017-2018 school year. This hike is the first increase in six years; California Governor Jerry Brown specified in his 2011 budget plan that there would be no tuition hikes, but in his most recent plan, he puts no restrictions on…

College Accessibility for Colorado Students

One of the major programs available to Colorado college students, the College Opportunity Fund, has made little impact on Colorado students, according to a 2011 article in The Colorado Independent. The article cited a 2009 evaluation of the program by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education which found that the program had not been…

Obama Kalamazoo Visit Shows The Kalamazoo Promise Effect

The Kalamazoo Promise is an organization that gives financial aid to the Kalamazoo, Michigan School District due to the increase in college tuition. The Kalamazoo Promise provides an alternative method of paying for college for students in the Kalamazoo area. By using the funds donated by private donors, the program has changed how students in…

Free Tuition at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is providing a way for low-income in-state students to access free college tuition through a new program called the “Go Blue Guarantee,” according to the Detroit Free Press. Beginning in January of 2018, this program will be accessible to Michigan students whose family’s annual income is $65,000 or less. According to…

Broward College Raising Tuition after State Funding Cuts

The Broward community college works with many high schools in Broward county to give students the opportunity to take free college classes. The program was created to try and help kids who will not be able to get a college education otherwise, have one. According to the 2016-2017 budget plan state funding has been cut…

Free College is not in the near future for Montana

Officials in Montana choose not to prioritize free college in the upcoming years because they would rather keep tuition prices low, according to the Director of Financial Aid at the University of Montana, Kent McGowan. “The Montana State Legislature shows no interest in Financial Aid Programs, and would like to keep college affordable by keeping…