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  • Early Glance: Education companies Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 28 or 1.1 percent, to $24.92. Career Education Corp. fell$. 14 or 2.3 percent, to $6.04. Strayer Education Inc. fell$. 84 or 1.2 percent, to $67.82.

  • Final Glance: Education companies Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 24 or. 9 percent, to $25.20. Career Education Corp. fell$. 13 or 2.1 percent, to $6.18. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 91 or 1.3 percent, to $68.66.

  • Midday Glance: Education companies Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 30 or 1.2 percent, to $25.14. Career Education Corp. fell$. 16 or 2.5 percent, to $6.15. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 55 or. 8 percent, to $68.30.

  • Early Glance: Education companies Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 10:41 AM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 10 or. 4 percent, to $25.34. Career Education Corp. fell$. 08 or 1.2 percent, to $6.24. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 46 or. 7 percent, to $68.21.

  • Final Glance: Education companies Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 6:15 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 61 or 2.3 percent, to $25.44. Career Education Corp. fell$. 16 or 2.5 percent, to $6.31. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 61 or. 9 percent, to $67.75.

  • Midday Glance: Education companies Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 35 or 1.4 percent, to $25.70. Career Education Corp. fell$. 12 or 1.9 percent, to $6.35. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 54 or. 8 percent, to $67.68.

  • Vermont State Colleges to mediation with faculty union Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— The administration of the Vermont State Colleges system is heading into mediation with the union that represents 262 full-time faculty members. Lisa Olson, president of the colleges' Faculty Federation and a sociology professor at Castleton State College, says the contract expired in August, and negotiations through December have broken...

  • Early Glance: Education companies Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    Apollo Group rose$. 36 or 1.4 percent, to $26.41. Career Education Corp. rose$. 03 or. 5 percent, to $6.50. Strayer Education Inc. rose $1.36 or 2.0 percent, to $68.50.

  • UMass, Amazon reach deal to sell students textbooks Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    AMHERST, Mass.— Students at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst are expected to save hundreds of dollars a year by buying textbooks from online retailing giant Amazon under a deal announced Tuesday. We are delighted to help them get the most competitive prices and first-rate service, "said James Sheehan, UMass-Amherst's vice chancellor of...

  • Goddard College finalizes divestment Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 7:42 AM ET

    PLAINFIELD, Vt.— Vermont's Goddard College says it has completed its divestment from fossil fuel company investments, making it the third college in the state to divest after Sterling and Green Mountain College. Interim President Robert Kenney says the college's recent efforts to reduce its carbon footprint have led to a number of energy-saving activities,...

  • Final Glance: Education companies Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:36 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 89 or 3.3 percent, to $26.05. Career Education Corp. rose$. 17 or 2.7 percent, to $6.47. Strayer Education Inc. fell$. 78 or 1.1 percent, to $67.14.

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 12- One way to improve economic mobility in the United States may be to fix the misconceptions that high-achieving, low-income teenagers often have about college. Economics professors Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University and Sarah Turner of University of Virginia surveyed students, asking why they opted not to apply to certain...

  • Midday Glance: Education companies Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 57 or 2.1 percent, to $26.37. Career Education Corp. rose$. 23 or 3.7 percent, to $6.53. Strayer Education Inc. fell $1.94 or 2.9 percent, to $65.98.

  • Early Glance: Education companies Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    Apollo Group fell$. 65 or 2.4 percent, to $26.29. Career Education Corp. rose$. 08 or 1.3 percent, to $6.38. Strayer Education Inc. fell $1.11 or 1.6 percent, to $66.81.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 9- California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown on Friday released his 2015-16 state budget, calling for $113 billion in proposed general fund spending, up just 1.4 percent from the year before despite the state's substantial economic recovery. Brown stuck to his plan to increase funding for the University of California by 4 percent, but...

  • Total enrollments at Apollo's flagship University of Phoenix dropped 20.4 percent to 592,853 in the quarter ended Nov. 30. Corinthian Colleges Inc and ITT Educational Services are under the U.S. government's scrutiny over their student loans and placement rates. Phoenix, Arizona-based Apollo forecast revenue of $580 million- $595 million for the second...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 5- One of the worst mistakes you can make with college financial aid is simply failing to file the all-important Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The U.S. Department of Education began accepting FAFSA applications for the 2015-16 academic year on Jan. 1, and most forms of financial help- grants, loans, work study- depend on your turning it in.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 29- Female chief financial officers at U.S. corporations are less likely to adopt high-risk tax-avoidance strategies than their male counterparts, according to a study by an accounting group. The analysis was done by four accounting professors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Fordham University. Tax aggressiveness was gauged by the...

  • COLUMN-Last-minute moves to boost financial aid Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 22- Financial aid filing season starts right after the New Year's holiday and if you hope to get financial aid to pay for college next year, there is still some time left to maximize what you can get. A lot of college financial aid is first come, first served, so you want to turn in your Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible after the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 15- Soaring college costs and stagnant incomes mean many families will not be able to save enough to pay for a typical undergraduate education. The good news is that most people will pay significantly less than the sticker prices published by colleges, which currently average just under $20,000 a year for public four-year university courses,...