| Mar 2, 2014
Dear Liz: We have a son who is a high school junior and who is planning on going to college. We met with a college financial planner who suggested we put money in a whole life insurance policy as a way to help get more financial aid. Is that a good idea?...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 7:20 PM
They are called "student success fees" and they offer the promise of more classes and programs and improved graduation rates for thousands of California State University students. But critics say they are a thinly veiled attempt to shift more education...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The first days of the national signing period for senior high school football players has come and gone, leaving some disappointed and even disillusioned they didn't receive a scholarship offer.
Instead of moping around and feeling rejected, it's time...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:37 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Lawmakers announced a new bill Tuesday that would streamline the college financial aid application process, in hopes of increasing high school students' access to higher-education cash.
Under the measure by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:48 PM
UC San Diego graduate student Alex Piel is studying the family dynamics and habitats of chimpanzees in Tanzania's savanna. The research requires tracking animals, retrieving fecal samples and then testing to confirm genetic links.
It does not come...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:29 PM
The parents of two slain USC graduate students from China called on the university Thursday to pay restitution and help their families set up a scholarship in the victims' names.
It was their first statement to local media since Bryan Barnes, 21,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:04 PM
California officials Tuesday opened applications for a $250-million grant program to help students connect their academic learning with careers, marking the nation’s largest effort of its kind, officials said.
Programs linking academics, technical...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:26 PM
The news Tuesday that college athletes are seeking representation by a labor union brought a knowing smile to academics who operate far from the field house.
The move by Northwestern football players to join the United Steelworkers union is...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Ngoctram Tran stuffed the things she hoped would unlock thousands of dollars toward her daughter's college education inside a plastic bag: her driver's license, Social Security cards, bank statements and W-2s.
But the most important thing she'd need...
| Jan 17, 2014
More than 100 colleges and universities, including several in California, promised Thursday to try to attract more low-income students by strengthening relationships with high schools and community colleges, increasing access to advisors and offering more...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Unemployment rates remain stubbornly high across the country. In Los Angeles County, more than 500,000 people are currently out of work. But there are plenty of jobs to be had — so long as you’re looking in the right place or you’re...