College Tuition en Jury Convicts Boone Man In $25M Metals Scam <p>A Florida jury has convicted a North Carolina man of operating fraudulent precious metals investment businesses that fleeced investors of 25 million dollars. The jury found 54-year-old Arthur John Schlecht of Boone guilty Thursday of conspiracy and wire fraud charges. He faces a maximum 40-year prison sentence plus fines and restitution. Prosecutors say there were hundreds of victims. <u>Four other defendants</u> pleaded guilty. Schlecht's companies offered people the chance to invest in gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion that would be stored in vaults for them. Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:24:31 +0000 David Boraks 46107 at Tuition Decrease at Area Colleges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Tuition Resets." It’s a buzz term in higher education for schools who say they’re responding to students and parents who say they can’t afford college tuition, with the hikes in rates over the last several years. About a dozen colleges across the US have adjusted their tuition rates recently, and the presidents of two of those colleges in OUR region will join us today. We’ll talk about the decision to lower rates at those schools, what a tuition reset really means, and the overall trend in the cost of college across the US.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 40985 at Tuition Decrease at Area Colleges JCSU's Carter Pushes To Loosen Standards For Federal PLUS Loans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Johnson C. Smith University President Ron Carter is urging the Department of Education to reconsider changes to the Federal Parent PLUS loan. Carter blames those changes for the school's </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">recent three million dollar budget cut</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:37:39 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 38571 at JCSU's Carter Pushes To Loosen Standards For Federal PLUS Loans Belmont Abbey Cuts Sticker Price By $10,000 <p></p><p>Tuition at the private Catholic college Belmont Abbey was set to rise by about 5 percent next year to $29,000. Instead, the school announced Wednesday that it's actually going to lower tuition for incoming and transfer students by $10,000. &nbsp;</p><p>It's what some colleges have begun to call a "tuition reset." A few colleges and universities have announced drastic tuition cuts.</p><p>While some want to boost enrollment numbers, Belmont Abbey's president Bill Thierfelder wants to match tuition the actual cost of a student attending the college. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 03:55:09 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 16688 at Belmont Abbey Cuts Sticker Price By $10,000