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  1. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh outlined changes to education requirements for officers in a video released Thursday. Rob Curtis/Staff

    New education rules for Air Force officers begin Dec. 1

    Lieutenant colonels hoping to make colonel must have a master's degree beginning Dec. 1, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said in a video released Thursday.

    • Nov. 7, 2014
  2. The Community College of the Air Force processes transcripts and diplomas which are sent to the Maxwell Air Force Base mailing center. Over 8,000 transcripts were put on hold because of a contracting issue. Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes/Air Force

    Delayed CCAF transcripts going out to airmen today

    Airmen who've been waiting for their Community College of the Air Force transcripts can breathe easier soon.

    • Oct. 31, 2014
  3. The U.S. Education Department estimates that about 1,400 colleges serving 840,000 students won't pass its new accountability rules. Nick Tomecek/ / The Associated Press

    For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule

    For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.

    • Oct. 31, 2014
  4. 3 colleges to stop asking applicants about felonies

    Three New York State colleges have agreed they will no longer ask applicants if they have ever been arrested or convicted of a felony.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  5. People who want to study Chinese are among those eligible for fellowships at the University of Washington. Ng Choon Boon/ / Getty Images/iStockphoto

    $16 million foreign language grant

    College students interested in some of the less-commonly taught languages may want to take a look at the University of Washington, which has received a $16 million grant that will support about 140 language fellowships.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  6. 'You can't assess whether someone's going to get in based on numbers ... ,' says Northwestern University freshman Halle Lukasiewicz. 'It's extremely important for students not to get fazed by other people on the Internet telling them they're not going to get in.' Charles Rex Arbogast/The Associated Press

    Picking a college with data crunchers

    The popularity of social media sites and advancements in the ability to analyze the vast amounts of data we put online are giving high school seniors and others planning for college more tools than ever to help chart their next step.

    • Oct. 27, 2014
  7. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau repors it received approximately 5,300 complaints about private student loans between Oct. 1, 2013, and Sept. 30. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Report: Private student borrowers can't get repayment help

    Millions of Americans still struggle with high-cost private student loans, with many tumbling into default because the companies servicing the loans aren't offering reasonable options for improved terms, a new report says.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  8. Credit requirements loosened for student loan program

    The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  9. Aeronautics school uses new teaching method

    An Oklahoma aeronautics school is changing how its air-maintenance students learn after seeing the success of a new teaching method in its aviation flight program.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  10. Illinois universities compete for students

    As public university enrollment declines or remains flat, Illinois schools are competing to recruit students from across the country and around the world.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  11. National Defense University, one of the U.S. military's premier war colleges, has seen its budget decline by almost 30 percent over the past few years. By Merrill D'Arezzo/Medill News Service

    Military's war colleges take steep budget hits

    As the Defense Department grapples with cutbacks across its broad budget, one of the military's premiere war colleges is feeling the pinch, with a funding drop of 29 percent in the past few years.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  12. Fayetteville Technical Community College student veterans, from left, Diane Hooks, Bill Kreiling, Juantor Nicholson and Alma Campbell in the All American Veterans Center conference room. Photo by Sharilyn Wells

    Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2015

    Military jobs and training can provide service members with in-depth technical expertise but how to convert that knowledge into success in the civilian world isn't always obvious.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  13. Maintainers can work toward the FAA's aircraft maintenance certification. Shown is Airman 1st Class Vincent Hale, checking for cracks on an A-10 in June at Red Flag-Alaska. Senior Airman Ashley Taylor/Air Force

    New online certifications start in January

    The Air Force is replacing its military tuition assistance certification program with the new Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online program, the service announced Sept. 30.

    • Oct. 4, 2014
  14. New program helps families of fallen access education benefits

    Even with hundreds of millions of dollars in scholarship money and education benefits available for spouses and children of fallen service members, many of those families struggle to pay for college because they don't know the benefits exist, or have trou

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  15. Bryan Box, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, is now a biological sciences major at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The population of student veterans at UAA and UA Fairbanks has prompted the universities to bring on additional staff. Marc Lester/ / The Associated Press

    Colleges adapt to post-9/11 vets' needs

    Bryan Box, a 28-year-old student veteran, carries a large thermos with 'SAB9491T' scribbled on its side. The inscription is Box's battle roster, which he described as a digital 'dog tag' used by the Army to identify soldiers.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  16. U.S. awards $450M to link job training, employers

    The Obama administration is awarding nearly a half-billion dollars to community colleges that are partnering with employers on job training.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  17. A graduating cadet's hat is held during a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Mike Groll / The Associated Press

    Congress' little-known power to shape military, help constituents

    Each year, members of Congress exercise a little-known power to help constituents obtain a nomination to one of the country's four elite service academies, which prepare future officers for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  18. Center helps student veterans with college plans

    A University of Florida program is helping military veterans succeed in college.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  19. A 3-D printer makes an object in a fabrication laboratory. Some universities are developing labs with 3-D printers to attract students interested in STEM courses. Frederick Florin / Getty Images

    Universities forge ahead with 3-D printing programs

    When students propose, design and create projects at Florida Polytechnic University, they will have a state-of-the-art, 3-D printing lab available to help them along.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
  20. Student loan default rates decline

    The Education Department on Wednesday reported a drop in the percentage of people who are defaulting on repaying student loans in the first years after they are due.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
  21.  Getty Images/Fuse

    Tuition discount offered to lure adults back to college

    When you're 30, the first day of school can feel a lot like every other day.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  22. ACT estimates that between 50,000 and 100,000 students will take the computerized version of the test next spring. Photo illustration by David Scrivner/Iowa City (Io

    ACT experiments with electronic exams

    Nearly 4,000 students took the ACT test on a computer this past spring, marking the first time that a national college entrance exam was administered without a pencil and paper.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  23. Eleven universities are coming together to share their programs for improving the graduation rates of low-income and first-generation college students, and develop a national playbook for what works. The ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Universities form group to improve low-income students' graduation rates

    Michigan State University has been graduating more low-income students since starting a program three years ago to bring advisers, tutors, health care and other services into clusters of residence halls to integrate the 'living and learning' experience.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  24. Aging Americans burdened by student debt

    Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  25. Consumer agency sues Corinthian Colleges for predatory lending

    Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a 'predatory lending scheme.'

    • Sep. 16, 2014
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