For-profit colleges under fire

Even lobbyists for for-profit colleges must be stunned by their industry’s ability over the past two years to capture an enormous share of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits earned by Iraq and Afghanistan war era veterans. The gold rush is on and competition to sign veterans who have the most valuable education package since World War […]

Bill eases GI Bill shortfall for vets

As Congress moves closer to protecting veterans at private colleges in seven states from a sharp drop in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs has softened its warning that the relief move will cause significant payment delays for many thousands of GI Bill users this fall. VA officials still see payment challenges […]

Their view: Attending local colleges provide investment in future

Marv Yates of Tucumcari had the following to say about a recent story published in the Quay County Sun: “The QC Sun headline read, ‘ENMU raises tuition.’ It could have read, ‘ENMU has third lowest tuition of 79 Southwest universities.’ It all depends whether we see the glass as half empty or half full, doesn’t […]

Wayland, Cannon have lengthy history

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo James Floyd teaches business classes at the Cannon Education Building for Wayland Baptist University. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections At the Education Building at Cannon Air Force Base, a handful of colleges offer classes either through video feeds or with live instructors. Wayland Baptist University’s Clovis campus has a unique […]

Private colleges balk at new G.I. Bill

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Days before a June 15 deadline, 521 private colleges had signed modest-to-grand “Yellow Ribbon” agreements under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit, making these higher-priced schools more affordable to at least some Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans who qualify for admission. But more than half of private colleges nationwide apparently […]

March 21, 1965

The New Mexico Legislature set the tuition fees to be charged by New Mexico colleges for the first time ever with the General Appropriations Act. Eastern New Mexico University’s tuition was raised $10 to $120 per year.

GI Bill affected by financial crisis

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The worldwide financial crisis has hit private colleges hard enough that relatively few are likely to participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s “Yellow Ribbon” initiative when it begins this fall, says Keith M. Wilson, director of education service for the Veterans Benefits Administration. Under the Yellow Ribbon program, private colleges […]

Jan. 13 ENMU Briefs

Spring semster upcoming The spring semester begins Jan. 20. Study: ENMU has low tuiton According to a study by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Eastern New Mexico University has the fourth-lowest annual tuition and fees among 81 senior public colleges in the Southwest. ENMU’s tuition and fees is listed at $3,342. Soccer program needs donations […]

PHS News Nov. 16

College fair planned A college day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ram Athletic Center. Students will be able to learn more about colleges, the military and career opportunities.

Daughter has become commodity

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers No one has come right out and said it, but I know my daughter is a commodity right now. An economic good. A product. Something of value. Maybe even a commission to someone. My daughter Laura is a high school senior this year and Uncle Sam is just one of […]

ENMU accepting college students displaced by Katrina

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Around the country, people are doing their part to help victims of Hurricane Katrina get their lives back to normal. Across New Mexico and in Portales, colleges are trying to do their part to make sure education continues as well. Eastern New Mexico University is accepting college students displaced from […]

CCC president among finalists

Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Clovis Community College President Beverlee McClure is one of five finalists to lead the newly created Higher Education Department, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The other four finalists for Higher Education Secretary position are: • James Fries, former president, College of Santa Fe • Carmen Gonzales, […]

Colleges to receive funds

Freedom Newspapers Thirteen New Mexico colleges and universities, including Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, have been awarded federal funds to support low-income students, according to a press release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. CCC will receive $235,689 and ENMU will receive $336,121, the release said. The funds, which come through the U.S. […]

Applying early for college has benefits

By Ryan Lengerich Clovis Christian School senior Andrew Hertel has a plan for college. He wants to study law at Texas Tech University. He has taken his ACT, a standardized test used by many colleges. He is visiting the Lubbock campus today. Only one thing remains — filling out the application. “I don’t even know […]

Labor Department services could change for Portales

By Tony Parra It is a possibility people from Portales looking for unemployment services will have to drive to Clovis starting Oct. 1. Eastern Area Workforce Development Board chairman Jimmie Shearer said the contract for Workforce Investment Act services was awarded to community colleges. Schearer said the WIA services were provided by the New Mexico […]