Students pile up scholarships – and debt

This story was originally published in The Sylva Herald. So far during the 2016-2017 academic year, Western Carolina University students have received almost $11 million in scholarships, but they – or their parents – borrowed almost $68 million in educational loans. Additionally, student loan borrowers in the class of 2016 will graduate with an average $37,172 in […]

Meadows and Rogers face-off at WCU

Mark Meadows and Hayden Rogers, candidates for US Congress in North Carolina’s 11th district, faced off in their final debate at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Education was an important topic at this specific debate as much of the audience was made up of students. The question on everyone’s mind, and a question […]

Obama speaks at UNC Chapel Hill on college affordability

President Obama visited the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. During his discussion, Obama talked about college affordability, student loans and debt for students post-graduation. Obama also explained that he wants to keep interest rates on federal loans at the current 3.4 percent. If Congress takes no action, interests […]