Posts Tagged ‘college’

 

7 tips for making the most of the college campus visit

By Scott Steinberg on June 15, 2016, at 7:39 p.m.
Here are some tips that can lead to a more productive and enjoyable college campus visit.

Student loan default rates continue to rise

By Moneytips.com on March 10, 2016, at 10:43 a.m.
Default rates continue to rise, leaving younger borrowers with greater debt.
Jim Zaffiro, left, and his daughter Emily Zaffiro, 17, a student at Pius Catholic High School, work on filling out a FAFSA form, which determines how much and what types of financial aid students are eligible for when starting college. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/TNS)

How Maine students are leaving college money ‘on the table’

By Dan MacLeod on Dec. 28, 2015, at 4:47 p.m.
Maine students who attend four-year colleges graduate with an average of nearly $31,000 in debt. And many last year did not complete applications for financial aid.
Wendy Birdsall heads to Clements Hall for a class at Southern Methodist University in Texas on Sept. 23, 2015.

How much you’d need to earn in wages to work your way through college in each state, mapped

By Seth Koenig on Nov. 16, 2015, at 7:20 a.m.
We put together a simple, color-coded map of the U.S., showing how much a student in each state would need to make per hour to pay for a year of in-state tuition and room and board.
Walter Lowe, 67, with wife Annerose, 56, and three of their five children: from left, Henry, 23; Elliott, 16; and Francine, 20; at their Maple Valley, Wash., home.

Many parents willing to sacrifice retirement savings to help children with college payments, survey finds

By Moneytips.com, on Nov. 14, 2015, at 4:28 p.m.
Approximately 40 parents of respondents with children or grandchildren consider it an obligation to pay for college for their children/grandchildren, and given the rapidly rising costs, the money has to come from somewhere.
The top 20 four-year colleges and universities that added the highest value to their graduates' future earnings.

What colleges will increase your career earnings the most?

By Erin Rhoda on May 02, 2015, at 6:21 a.m.
If you’re saving for your children’s higher education, have you ever wondered how various colleges could influence their future earnings? Or if you’re in college or paying down college debt, have you wondered what your future would look like if you’d attended a different school? This April, the Brookings Institution published …
Maine's Gerald McLemore (32) puts up a second-half shot over Stony Brook's Anthony Mayo (32) in Orono, Maine Saturday night, Jan. 22, 2011. Maine won 70-59.

Strong start helped Maine men win 13th

By Pete Warner on Jan. 22, 2011, at 9:53 p.m.
ORONO — Coming off Wednesday night’s eye-opening victory at Vermont, the University of Maine might have been ripe for a letdown Saturday night. The Black Bears weren’t about to let that happen. UMaine played well early and built a 19-point lead on its way to a 70-59 America East men’s …

St. Joseph’s men tip Albertus Magnus

By Pete Warner on Jan. 17, 2011, at 9:46 p.m.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Tyler Kelley made a steal and converted a conventional three-point play with 22.7 seconds left to give St. Joseph’s College the lead for good in a key Great Northeast Athletic Conference victory over Albertus Magnus. The Falcons missed two 3-point attempts in the closing seconds to …

Big crowd energizes Maine men in win

By Pete Warner on Jan. 15, 2011, at 7:08 p.m.
ORONO — With first place in the America East standings riding on the outcome and the largest crowd of the season in the seats, the University of Maine men’s basketball team did not disappoint Saturday afternoon. The Black Bears suffocated Binghamton University with their tight-knit defense and turned in a …
Maine's Jaymie Druding attempts to put up a shot over Binghamton's Kara Elofson in the first half of their game in Orono Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.

Maine defense struggles in loss to Binghamton women

By Pete Warner on Jan. 15, 2011, at 4:21 p.m.
ORONO — Binghamton University may have been playing its second straight road game Saturday afternoon, but the Bearcats quickly warmed to the surroundings in Alfond Arena. Binghamton took advantage of its aggressiveness and unselfishness in the open court, shredding the University of Maine’s defense while breezing to a 78-52 America …

UMaine-Fort Kent sweeps SUNY Canton

on Jan. 10, 2011, at 9:42 p.m.
POTSDAM, N.Y. — Kevin Loiselle scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Monday to lead the University of Maine-Fort Kent to a 74-59 Sunrise Conference men’s basketball victory over the State University of New York at Canton. Manny Odugbela had 11 points and four assists for the Benglas and Pablo …
The University of Maine's Katelyn Vanderhoff blocks University of Maryland Baltimore County's Meghan Colabella during the first half on Sunday, January 9, 2011, at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Ross basket lifts UMaine women by UMBC

By Pete Warner on Jan. 09, 2011, at 2:43 p.m.
ORONO — To win tight games, a team must execute down the stretch. Sunday afternoon, the University of Maine made just enough clutch plays to get the job done. Senior Tanna Ross of Newburgh banked in a 3-pointer with four-tenths of a second left, lifting Black Bears to a 60-57 …

Bates women dominate MMA

on Jan. 07, 2011, at 9:49 p.m.
LEWISTON — The Bates College Bobcats received scoring contributions from 11 different players as they rolled past to a 77-40 women’s basketball win over the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners Friday night. Christine McCall paced Bates College with 12 points and seven rebounds, while Taryn O’Connell scored 11. Annie Burns (eight …
Brittany Williams of the University of Maine (3) slices down the lane against Hartford during Wednesday night's America East game at Chase Family Arena in West Hartford, Conn. The Hawks beat the Black Bears 73-43..

Hartford Hawks crush Black Bears in women’s basketball

on Jan. 05, 2011, at 11:48 p.m.
HARTFORD, Conn. – The University of Hartford rattled off a 16-7 spurt to open the second half to transform a six-point halftime lead into a comfortable 41-26 lead and the Hawks pulled away for a 73-43 America East victory over the cold-shooting University of Maine Wednesday night. Hartford is now …
Alasdair Fraser of the University of Main e(12) tips a rebound away from Hartford's Morgan Sabia (23) during the second half of Wednesday's America East game at Alfond Arena in Orono. The Hawks edged the Black Bears 61-59.

Hartford men’s basketball slips past Maine

By Pete Warner on Jan. 05, 2011, at 7 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine has won seven men’s basketball games this season in large part because of its defensive efforts. The Hartford Hawks were able to make the Black Bears do some extra work on that end of the floor Wednesday night and took advantage of their own …

UMaine men’s hockey defeats US Under-18 squad

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 02, 2011, at 8:08 p.m.
PORTLAND — The University of Maine men’s hockey team needed a wake-up call in its exhibition game against the United States National Team Development Program’s Under-18 squad. It came in the way of a game-opening goal by Team USA’s Reid Boucher, whose power-play goal supplied the youngsters with a well-deserved …
Rachele Burns

UMaine’s Burns out for season with knee injury

By Pete Warner on Dec. 30, 2010, at 12:51 p.m.
One day at a time. That is how Rachele Burns plans to deal with her most recent injury. The redshirt freshman on the University of Maine women’s basketball team will miss the rest of the 2010-11 season with an injury to her left knee. The 5-foot-6 guard from Gorham will …

UMaine’s Wheeler still sidelined after concussion

By Pete Warner on Dec. 28, 2010, at 8:49 p.m.
ORONO — Despite dealing with another headache and continued disappointment, Samantha Wheeler was her usual cheery self Tuesday afternoon. Rather than playing basketball, the University of Maine junior is playing a waiting game as she recovers from a concussion suffered during a Nov. 29 practice. Wheeler, the leading scorer (12.8 …

UMaine’s O’Neill returns for Florida hockey tourney

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 28, 2010, at 8:20 p.m.
Last season, University of Maine men’s hockey defensemen Will O’Neill and Jeff Dimmen combined for 61 points. The University of Wisconsin defense duo of Hobey Baker Award finalist Brendan Smith and Justin Schultz were the only set to outscore the Black Bear pair with their 74 points, 52 by Smith. …
Luke Morrill of Rockland (left), shown during a Class B basketball tournament game last season, has opted to forgo his senior basketball season to concentrate on developing his baseball skills. Morrill will attend the University of Maine in 2011.

Rockland’s Morrill preparing for career in baseball

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 28, 2010, at 7:20 p.m.
Most high school athletes proceed from a fall sport to a winter sport and then to a spring sport each year, deriving varying degrees of personal satisfaction depending on which sport is their favorite. But sometimes that procession isn’t as automatic. Luke Morrill is a three-sport standout at Rockland District …