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Simplify process for college aid

Most students from households poor enough to qualify for federal public assistance also meet the threshold to receive federal student aid. They shouldn’t be required to prove it twice.


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Federal student aid chief quits, warning of management issues under DeVos

The Education Department’s top student financial aid officer, a holdover from the Obama administration, quit the position Tuesday night and sent an email to his staff warning about brewing management …


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

Feds pull financial aid tool after potential data breach

Families applying for federal student aid are facing extra hurdles this year after a potential data breach led federal officials to remove an online tool that smoothed the process.


Tips for being college bound

Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest wants to support lifelong learning and provide tips to make sure you earn a good grade at financing your education through financial aid or …


State considers ways to help ITT Technical Institute students

Washington couldn’t refuse funds to ITT Technical until the federal government stopped its aid to students, lawmakers told.


U.S. colleges offer Syrian refugees scholarships

Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors – and their financial aid – to Syrian refugees.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, 9:56 p.m.

Perkins Loan program going away

Congress fails to reauthorize Perkins Loans, the nation’s oldest federal loan program for college students.


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2015, 1:12 p.m.

Prosecutor: Former NIC administrator used federal funds to buy photographs

A judge in Kootenai County lowered the bond for former North Idaho College administrator Joseph M. Bekken today, even as a prosecutor said Bekken is suspected of having used federal …


Former NIC administrator asks for lower bail

A former North Idaho College administrator in jail on charges of soliciting sex from students in exchange for scholarship money wants his bail lowered. Joseph M. Bekken, who was fired …


NIC administrator accused of offering financial aid for sex

A North Idaho College administrator accused of offering scholarship money to students in exchange for sex told police he had made the solicitations on Craigslist for several semesters. In January, …


EWU aiding students affected by wildfire through hardship fund

OMAK, Wash. – Morgan and Cheyenne Stolp never thought they would have to lift a pig. But when fire raced overnight from Winthrop to their family’s rangeland in Twisp, the …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2014, 3:36 p.m.

Senate passes Hope/Dream Act

OLYMPIA — The Senate approved extending financial aid to some college students who are not legal residents.


Free workshops on college financial aid will be offered

Spokane Public Schools high school seniors can start planning for how to pay for college at upcoming financial aid workshops. The first of the free seminars will be next Thursday …


WSU wrestles with aid backlog

Washington State University officials are still working to clean up a financial aid mess partially caused by the implementation of new, multimillion-dollar software. The problem surfaced the first day of …


State probing WSU financial aid glitch

State officials say they’ll make inquiries about a new financial aid system that has created confusion for students at Washington State University.


College-bound would be wise to study changes in financial aid

NEW YORK – The mad dash to cobble together college funding will soon be under way. In the weeks ahead, colleges will begin mailing out their much-anticipated acceptance letters and …


Idaho ranks last in providing financial aid

BOISE — A new state report shows that Idaho ranks last among its neighbors for providing state and local financial aid to college students.


EWU financial aid director has free advice: We’re here to help

College students and their families are filling out their financial aid applications this month in hopes of receiving grants and low-interest student loans – a once-daunting process. Shannon Flynn, the …


For-profit colleges can leave grads mired in a mess

NEW YORK – One sign a degree from a for-profit school may not be worth pursuing? You won’t be able to repay your student loans after graduating. New data from …


College aid seekers may welcome changes in application process

Filling out the form for federal college aid used to be regarded as the equivalent of a root canal. Thanks to some much-needed steps toward simplification, the Free Application for …


College tuition is up sharply amid recession

With the economy struggling, parents and students dared to hope this year might offer a break from rising college costs. Instead, they got another sharp increase.


NIC computer glitch delays students’ financial aid

College students in northern Idaho facing a delay in financial aid because of a computer glitch will be able to get information on local food banks.


Summer Plague Relief Available

Small business owners who suffered losses attributed to a drought and grasshopper plague south of Spokane may be eligible for up to $1.5 million in federal lowinterest loans. The U.S. …