Why rich students get more financial aid than poor ones

Rankings are always partially based on performance metrics: U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, for example, take into account academic success and high SAT scores. Wealthier students tend to perform better on SATs, according to an assessment of SAT results by the Brookings Institution.

Liverpool make U-turn on UK virus financial aid

Fellow top-flight teams Tottenham, Newcastle, Bournemouth and Norwich have already furloughed staff, but it was Liverpool — who made pre-tax profits of £42 million for the 2018-19 season — that came in for the most criticism, in part due to their reputation as a club with a strong bond to the working-class community on Merseyside.

Colleges suffering huge financial blows from pandemic

“It’s this major double whammy with multiple hits on the revenue side and new hits on the cost side,” said David Tandberg, vice president of policy research and strategic initiatives at the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association. “I’m afraid we’re going to lose some private institutions. I have no idea how many, but many […]

HCM City provides financial relief to poor, unemployed people

HCM City (VNA) – As many as 9,000 poor and near-poor households in Ho Chi Minh City that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive monthly relief payments of 1 million VND (42 USD) each for three months, starting in April, according to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. Up […]

My College Planning Team Wins Award for Business Excellence

My College Planning Team, based in Naperville, is proud to announce that it has received the prestigious 2020 Award for Business Excellence from the Daily Herald Business Ledger. The award honors the best Chicago suburban businesses and organizations with a significant presence in the Ledger’s readership area, which includes DuPage, Fox Valley, Northwest Cook, Lake, […]

These 20 Groups Are Offering Aid to Artists in Need

Jazz Foundation of America: The Jazz Foundation of America has established a COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund to aid musicians and their families with living expenses. Musicians in crisis, including those who have lost income due to cancelled gigs, are encouraged to get in touch with an advocate through the foundation’s website.

F1 team Mercedes to deliver 10,000 breathing aids to the NHS to help care for coronavirus patients

CPAP machines help to keep patients’ airways open and increase the amount of oxygen entering the lungs by pushing air and oxygen into the mouth and nose at a continuous rate. UK-based Formula One teams are also helping to produce thousands of ventilators desperately needed by the country’s National Health Service.

Future of EU in Jeopardy Over Lack of Financial Response to COVID-19 Crunch, Spanish Ministers Warn

“We need the help of other countries, and that’s why the European Community was originally formed, at that time after a physical war, now we are fighting a war against an epidemic”, she said in an interview on the Antena 3 TV channel. The country’s Agriculture Minister Luis Planas likewise brought up the future of the […]

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar calls for speeding up disbursement of aide to those affected by lockdown

Besides, efforts were being made to ensure that such people were provided with items like rice, pulses and edible oil wherever they were and messages of gratitude have been received from many such beneficiaries, most notably some residents of Vaishali district in Tamil Nadu who have sent videos on WhatsApp, sources in the Chief Ministers […]

CNN Poll: Views of economy plummet as financial hardship from coronavirus hits half of Americans

The worsening views of the economy come across party lines — the percentage describing the economy as “good” is down 33 points among Republicans, 28 points among independents and 27 points among Democrats — and most demographic divides. It is sharper among those with college degrees (down 44 points among college grads vs. a 23-point […]