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Illinois Dream Fund Starts Scholarships for Illegal Immigrant Students

Illinois Dream Fund Starts ScholarshipsThe Illinois Dream Fund, a non-profit organization has planned to start scholarships up to $6,000 for the illegal immigrant students to pay the tuition fees at Illinois universities and colleges. The organization has raised around $500,000 through private donations for the students who were brought in their childhood, the group announced on 27 October, 2012. Illinois officials are expecting around thousands of young immigrants to apply for help for college through a state scholarship program funded by a private organization.


Trine University Plans to Open Additional Campus in Arizona

Trine UniversityTrine University based in Indiana is planning to open a new campus in Arizona in early 2013. The announcement was made Centennial Park Plaza's press conference on 24 October, 2012 by the city officials and representatives of the Trine University. The branch campus will be established in Peoria, Arizona and will serve students with undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, mechanical, bio-medical, electrical and civil courses. Students have already started enrolling for online courses provided by the university.


Delta State University to Offer Same Tuition Costs for Out-of-State Residents

Delta State University Offer Same Tuition Costs Delta State University has permitted the out-of-state students to pay the similar tuition costs as the inter-state students pay. It will be the first university among the eight Mississippi public universities to allow the same tuition rates to other state students. This was announced after the College Board approval in a meeting at Oxford on 18 October, 2012 when five of the eight universities planned to waive nonresident charges to at least few students.


University of Phoenix to Shut Down its 115 Campuses

University of Phoenix to Shut DownUniversity of Phoenix, owned by Apollo Group Inc., announced on 16 October, 2012 that it is closing down its 115 of the for-profit campuses nationwide. A university spokesman, Alex Clark said that the reason is simple since most students are choosing to study online. The shares of the Apollo Company dropped down by more than 20 percent after it posted a sharp decline in the quarterly profit due to higher costs and declining enrollment.


University of Florida gets $2 million to boost STEM Education in Florida

University of Florida boost STEM EducationThe Florida Department of Education officials announced that University of Florida has been awarded with $2 million to help boost STEM education in the state. The university is introducing a statewide program to enhance teaching and learning in the fields of STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the middle school as well as high school grades.