Texas A&M University System Offers a Free Education to Some Students from Low Income Families
The Texas A&M University System has approved a new program that will provide full tuition and fees for incoming freshmen from families earning less than $30,000 a year who earn a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
Textbook Costs Continue to Rise
According to the Baltimore Sun, college students now spend nearly $1,000 a year for textbooks. Of course, students can reduce their cost by renting textbooks or purchasing used texts, but it is way past time for colleges and universities to demand that publishers reduce prices.
College Grads Fare Better in Joblessness
According to CNN.money.com, college graduates are currently half as likely to be unemployed as those without college degrees. However, grads are not immune from the current ecomomic crunch. In November, more than 1.4 million graduates were without jobs.
Online College Student Enrollment Rises
Although some traditional colleges and universities have experienced enrollment declines, the number of students enrolled in online degree programs is continuing to rise as more and more working adults further their education.