College http://wesa.fm en PA Ranks High On Student Debt Scale http://wesa.fm/post/pa-ranks-high-student-debt-scale <p>With annual tuition ranging from $12,000 a year for a four-year public college to as much as $45,000 for a private college, more Pennsylvania students are leaving with more than a diploma — rising debt.</p><p>The cost of a four-year public college education in Pennsylvania costs a little more than $12,000, but some students are facing more than $36,000 in debt at graduation.</p><p>The state now ranks fourth in the percentage of college graduates with loan debt and third in the average amount of debt per student, according to a survey by the Institute for College Access and Success.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 21192 at http://wesa.fm PASSHE Unveils New Application http://wesa.fm/post/passhe-unveils-new-application <p>Students applying to schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) will now be able to send multiple applications using the same website.</p><p>The Multi-University Electronic Admissions <a href="http://www.passhe.edu/answers/Pages/startnow.aspx#x">Application</a> (MUEAA), which was unveiled Friday, allows potential students do their college research and applications on the same website.</p><p>PASSHE spokesman Ken Marshall said the application saves basic information for a student’s other applications.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:36:13 +0000 Tim Camerato 19512 at http://wesa.fm PA Treasurer Pushes Parents to Open College Funds http://wesa.fm/post/pa-treasurer-pushes-parents-open-college-funds <p>State Treasurer Rob McCord is urging parents to open a Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP) before Sept. 1 to take advantage of last year’s lower cost per college credit.</p><p>529 plans are offered by states that include tax-free earnings growth and withdrawals.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:45:12 +0000 Michael Lynch 15449 at http://wesa.fm