An Arizona high school senior made history this week when she became the first woman to receive a NCAA Division II level football scholarship. Becca Longo signed her acceptance letter with Division II Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado, during a ceremony at her high school Wednesday. The 18-year-old kicker, who started playing football during…

Student debt has grown to $1.3 trillion nationally in the U.S., according to the Center for Microeconomic Data. Seven in 10 seniors (68 percent) who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2015 had student loan debt. Each averaged $30,100, according to the Institute for College Access and Success. But one-third of college graduates leave school…

  While tuition costs spiral upward for all students, the United States continues to be the most sought-after nation for international students.  Nearly 67 percent of international students pay for tuition out of pocket from personal or family sources, says the Institute of International Education (IIE). Among international students, 17 percent receive funding from the university they…

The federal government is expected to forgive at least $108 billion in student loan debt, according to congressional investigators. The plans calculate the monthly payback payment as part of a borrower’s income.  And it extends the term of the loan from 10 years to up to 25 years. After that, the remainder is forgiven. The Obama administration has encouraged…

The U.S Department of Education has established a $71 million grant, funding American institutions towards providing better education of world languages, culture and other areas related to international education and development. The grants were issued under the Fulbright-Hays Act (1961) also known as the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act and the Title VI for Higher…

Because of the college tuition debt they have shouldered, many Millennials are wary of credit card debt. Fewer than a third of Millennials — anyone between age 18 and 35 — have a credit card. That’s a record low percentage, according to recent statistics. Stefanie O’Connell, who graduated from New York University with a degree…

Seven Cambodians have been chosen to take part in the Fulbright scholarship program in the U.S., where they will pursue a master’s degree. The young scholars – Sou Jolyda, Sopha Boramey, Kong Ratanakvotey, Huy Lyhour, Chuong Thort, Oung Ty Keithya and Heang Vanny – are preparing to take the leap into the unknown. Jolyda, a…

The application deadline for the 2016-2017 Fulbright Program competition closed earlier this month.  However, it is never too early to start preparing for next years application. The Fulbright Program brings international students to America to study, teach or do research and sends American students overseas to do the same. Fulbright grants are awarded each year…

Many organizations publish rankings of universities, both international and American. So how do you find reliable rankings, and just how important are they anyway? To get started, here is a list of a few sites to check out for international rankings: Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities This ranking provides a list of the…

One of the better-known ranking services has released their university “bests,” including best place to party and the best place to get financial aid.  Princeton Review, a private corporation that specializes in testing, admissions and rankings of colleges, released its 25th edition of “The Best 381 Colleges” in August. Elon University in Elon, North Carolina…