Louisville Hosts College Athlete Compensation Discussion

The President of the National College Players Association Ramogi Huma is using a visit to Louisville to encourage colleges to pay student athletes. College athletics programs bring in millions of dollars and players’ names and images are sometimes used to sell jerseys and other merchandise. That has some people questioning if a portion of that revenue […]

Students Prepare Applications for Colleges

Jefferson County public school students are being encouraged to apply for college this week. Some schools are getting help from a federal grant; others are holding pep rallies and workshops. But many schools have already begun to promote college readiness. Senior Charles Morton said he remembers Shawnee High School just a few years before. “It […]

JCPS Kicks Off Its “Close the Deal” Program

Mayor Greg Fischer and JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens introduced the school district’s “Close the Deal” program at Fairdale High School on Thursday. Fairdale seniors said they search websites and Google for colleges to learn about what different schools offer. But for the six JCPS schools with the Close the Deal program, students can ask those […]

In-Depth Look at Rising College Tuition in Kentucky

WFPL News Director Gabe Bullard hosted an hour-long program looking into the rising tuition costs at Kentucky colleges and universities.  The guests were University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey, Jefferson Community and Technical College President Dr. Tony Newberry, and Michael Gritton, the Executive Director of KentuckianaWorks.  The conversation examines the reasons for the rising […]

College Financial Aid Assistance Available Sunday

From WFPL’s Haley Hart The annual College Goal Sunday event will be held January 31 to help college-bound students in 2010 fill out the necessary forms to receive financial aid. The sessions will take place in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Campbellsville starting at 2pm. Kim Dolan, an outreach counselor for Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, says […]

Bill Eases College Transfers

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A bill moving in the Kentucky General Assembly will make it easier for community college students to transfer course credits to public universities. Currently, some community college graduates are denied full credit at state universities for courses already taken. That will no longer be the case under legislation sponsored […]

Universities Offer In-State Tuition Across State Lines

Colleges and universities are struggling to attract students and keep costs manageable. While many, including most Kentucky institutions, have raised tuition rates, others are looking beyond state borders to lure students. Southern Illinois University in Carbondale recently announced it would extend in-state tuition rates to Kentucky residents.

Parental Role in College Choice

For parents who have been actively involved in their children’s education, getting them into the right college can seem like the finish line – the thing you’ve been working towards for thirteen years, and the reason you’ve been so picky about schools and grades. And parents, with their wisdom (and experience in dealing with paperwork and bureaucracy!) can be a great resource in college choice, and the admission process. But what happens if the college you want for your child isn’t where they want to go? How big should your role be, and at what point do you have to step back and let your student make his or her own call? Listen to the Show