CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.
More 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.
The federal government provides billions in grants, loans and work-study opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students each year.
The federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.
According 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.
Women 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.
The state Board of Regents for Higher Education today approved raises for some college managers, that average about 3.5-percent.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is promoting his proposal to spend more than $134 million on the newly consolidated Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system.
The two youngest members of the U.S. Senate are co-sponsoring legislation aimed at lowering college costs by withholding federal funds from schools that fail to meet new national affordability and quality standards — a proposal likely to draw strong opposition from higher education institutions.
A new survey of donations to colleges and universities shows 14 Connecticut schools received a combined total of more than $746 million last year.