August 30, 2022 by WVCBP
Thousands of WVU Students May Qualify for Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

Daily Athenaeum - Thousands of students at West Virginia University could see some level of loan forgiveness as part of President Biden's plan to wipe out billions of dollars in student debt. The announcement comes at a time when the cost of being a college student has soared. Read the full article. The plan would forgive up…

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August 25, 2022 by Sean O'Leary
West Virginia Schools Rely on Voters to Approve Additional Funding. When Residents Vote Down a Levy, Students Suffer

Mountain State Spotlight, Beckley Register-Herald - Steve Wamsley’s Randolph County roots run deep. He’s been principal of Tygarts Valley Middle/High School, south of Elkins, for over a decade. Four generations of his family have attended school there.  Read the full article. The Tygarts Valley community is full of pride. The school’s hallways are decorated with…

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August 25, 2022 by WVCBP
Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Could Benefit WV Big

Charleston Gazette-Mail, Williamson Daily News - President Joe Biden’s planned student loan forgiveness might have an outsized financial benefit for former West Virginia college students. Read the full article. The plan would forgive $10,000 in current federal student loan debt for everyone making under $125,000 annually. Debt holders could be forgiven whether they actually earned…

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August 24, 2022 by WVCBP
Gee Says Tuition Hikes Likely in Coming Years

Daily Athenaeum - This year, students are paying more out of pocket than ever before with recent increases in tuition and fees at West Virginia University. In the future, they could expect to spend even more. Read the full article. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Athenaeum on Monday, WVU President E. Gordon Gee…

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June 21, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Hope Scholarship Numbers Grow, Some Late Applications Will be Processed

West Virginia MetroNews- The Hope Scholarship Board voted Tuesday to process more than 180 applications that came in after the new program’s May 16 deadline. Read the full article. West Virginia Deputy Treasurer for of Savings Programs Amy Willard told the board most parents who applied late said they had become recently aware of the…

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February 18, 2022 by Sean O'Leary
Lack of Support for Colleges Cements Decline

Beckley Register-Herald - State legislators, past and present, who have voted to undercut support of public education should be embarrassed. Public funding for our colleges and universities in West Virginia has been trimmed consistently over the past decade just as both the state’s students and its economy have needed a hand up. Read the full…

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February 15, 2022 by WVCBP
At WVU, as State Funding Goes Down, Students Bear More and More of the Burden

Mountain State Spotlight - Last summer, the West Virginia University Foundation — the institution’s fundraising arm — touted in a news release that it had raised a record $270 million. Read the full article. Foundation President and CEO Cindi Roth said the number “speaks volumes about the generosity and commitment of our alumni and friends.” WVU President…

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October 28, 2021 by Rhonda Rogombe
Expanded Child Tax Credit Could Improve WV Education. Manchin has Suggested Limiting It.

Charleston Gazette-Mail, Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Williamson Daily News - West Virginia's senior senator has suggested restricting a program currently sending families $250-$300 per month, per child -- a move that could hamper education outcomes and reduce the number of children in the state receiving the benefit by more than half. Read the full article. According to…

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