Higher Education

Pittsburgh Promise Scales Back To Extend Years of ServiceThe Pittsburgh Promise has come a long way since first announced, but scholarship cuts threaten its legacy.
Pittsburgh Promise Making Changes To Scholarships ProgramThe Pittsburgh Promise has been helping students with scholarships for nearly a decade.
Audit Says State-Owned Universities Need To Better Track Crime, Sex BiasPennsylvania's system of 14 state-owned universities should do a better job of tracking crimes and sex discrimination, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Monday as he released a performance audit of the agency.
New Program Allows Students To Earn Community College Credit For Life ExperienceThere's a new way for you to earn college credit and it could save you time and money.
A Redesigned SAT Will Debut In Spring 2016The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.
Who Is Eligible For Student Loan Forgiveness?The federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) is an incentive for these graduates to consider taking jobs in public service areas.
College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment OptionsMore than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.
What You Need To Know About The Pell Grant ProgramThe federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.
How College Scorecard Can Help With College Selection ProcessAccording to a 2013 College Board report, full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $21,000 more annually than those who have no education beyond high school.
STEM Education: Why Increasing Interest Among Minority Populations Is CrucialWomen make up nearly half the American workforce, yet only 3 percent of engineers, 15 percent of math and computer workers, and 14 percent of scientists are women.
New Donors Bring More Scholarships To Pittsburgh PromiseThe Pittsburgh Promise today announced the Grable Foundation has pledged an additional $5 million to the scholarship program, bringing its total gift to $10 million and the amount raised by the Promise to about $167.2 million.
Tuition Going Up This Fall At Pa. State UniversitiesTuition is going up this fall at the state's 14 public universities.