Saving Money for College

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s never too early to start planning for a higher education, but how do you know how much to set aside? This month, the Oregon College Savings Plan is hosting free college funding seminars. You can learn all about the tax advantages of the Oregon 529 plan, which offers 15 different investment … Continue reading »

OSU-Cascades Moves Towards 4-Year School

BEND, Ore. — The Oregon State University campus in Bend is one step closer to becoming a four-year university. Monday night the Bend City Council upheld the city staff’s approval of the site. The OSU-Cascades campus is already serving students in Bend, but just for two-year programs. Oregon State purchased¬†10.4¬†acres of land in West Bend … Continue reading »

Events Tackle Student Debt Issue

EUGENE, Ore. — Student loan debt is hurting approximately 37 million Americans. On Friday, a series of events aims to tackle the issue. Friday marks the two-year anniversary of total student debt in the United States reaching $1 trillion and two events will be held on the University of Oregon campus. First a rally at … Continue reading »

260K College Grads in Minimum Wage Jobs

(CNN) — Having a college degree doesn’t guarantee you a high-paying job. About 260,000 graduates made at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics–that’s the lowest number since 2008. The worst year was 2010 when the number skyrocketed to 327,000. Experts blame the post-recession … Continue reading »

SOU Announces Proposed Program Cuts

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University has announced what programs could be cut to make up for a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. The announcement is the next step in the long retrenchment process for the university. That budget gap could be anywhere from $3 million to $7 million, depending on enrollment numbers and state funding. … Continue reading »

Scholarship Season for College Students

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s crunch time for college scholarship applications and experts are encouraging students to apply. Students who’ve applied for scholarships say the process is tedious but if it means helping with college debt, they say it’s worth it. Jackie Bryson at LCC teaches scholarship workshops and helps students with the process. She says … Continue reading »

UOPD Ready to Respond in Emergencies

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon Police Department wants students to know they’re prepared to act fast in emergency situations. On Tuesday, a student at Purdue University was killed when authorities say a gunman walked onto campus. This is just the latest in a string of campus shootings on middle, high school, and college … Continue reading »

Free Scholarship Workshop

EUGENE, Ore. — Prospective and current college students can learn how to pay for college without student loans this Saturday. Whether you have questions about federal student aid, or how to apply for scholarships, Lane Community College is putting on a free seminar Saturday morning at 8:30. Students who have been in the past say … Continue reading »

LCC to Host College Info Night

EUGENE, Ore. — Can going to college change your life? Some education professionals think so. And Thursday night is your chance to meet them. Lane Community College will hold its free College Night on Nov. 14. Presentations will include how to choose the right college, the application process, financial aid and more. You can even … Continue reading »

OSU E-Campus Enrollment Up

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Several developers want to bring more student housing to Corvallis, but there may not be a housing shortage for students. Oregon State University says it expects roughly 28,000 students to enroll this year, but they’re not all studying in Corvallis. Many are enrolled online through e-campus or at the Cascades Campus in … Continue reading »

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