Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:02:44 GMT
The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...Full Story >
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:00:14 GMT
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:39:24 GMT
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:37:19 GMT
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Tennessee college students can expect to pay more for tuition next fall, but the increase for state universities could be less than it has been in recent years.
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission recommended a 3 percent increase for community colleges and a 6 percent increase for public universities.
The increase is significantly lower than in 2004 when tuition went up a whopping 18.4 percent for community colleges and 13.4 percent for universities when state appropriations went down.
"Saving for college is probably the most expensive thing we do as students or parents aside from saving for retirement," said Amy Boles-Wood, director of financial aid at Tennessee State University.
Right now, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville has the highest in-state tuition at about $4,500 per semester, while TSU is the least expensive at about $3,300 per semester.
Boles-Wood said there are some important ways students can receive financial aid.
"They may be eligible for Pell grants or student loans that help to finance," she said.
Also, the federal student aid form FAFSA becomes available online in January, and for eligible students, it can mean free money on a first-come, first-served basis.
There is also some hope for those students who applied late for college. Check with your school's financial aid office to find funds and discuss the best way to pay.
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Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >