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Robin Hansson and Susie Contreras, editor

Student aid cut - U.S. House passes largest federal student aid budget cut in history

The U.S. House of Representatives Education Committee voted 22 to 19 on Oct. 26 in favor of a bill that would slash $15 billion from the government’s student-loan programs over the next five years. [More]


Representative George Miller

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Answers.com provides solutions

You’ve got questions? They’ve got answers.
Answers.com, that is. Answers.com was launched in January of 2005 as a hybrid research site that provides quick, integrated reference answers instead of just search engine links. [More]

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Why a college education?

Why is it important to have a college education? Data from the House democratic leader shows why:

• College-educated Americans are less likely than their peers to be unemployed, to live in poverty, or to be incarcerated. They are also more likely to volunteer, to vote, and to engage in the democratic process.

• Unemployment rates for African Americans with no college degree are almost twice that of those with college degrees.

• The unemployment rate for white high school graduates is 40 percent higher than for white college graduates, while the unemployment rate for Hispanic high school graduates is 30 percent higher than for Hispanic college graduates.

• The incarceration rates among adults with some college education are about one-quarter those among high school graduates.

• The poverty rate for college graduates is about one-third of the poverty rate for high school graduates. In the 2000 presidential election, three-quarters of U.S. citizens with college degrees between the ages of 25 and 44 reported voting, compared to 45 percent of high school graduates.

• Among college graduates, the volunteer rate is 46 percent, more than double the rate for high school graduates, which is 22 percent.

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Working benefits international students

Working outside of school is one of the ways students expand their career options or get extra money for school and living expenses. Students who are full-time employees may find it hard to handle both work and school, especially if they want to maintain a high GPA, because employment takes away time they need to use for homework, housework, and a social life. International students have a harder time than local or mainland students adjusting to off-campus employment, which is hard for reasons of cultural differences and language barriers. However, the benefits for international students are especially good: they can experience a foreign society and culture by becoming part of one of its smaller communities: the workplace. [More]

Rina Suzuki
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Two Kinds of Visas

The Career Service Center at HPU helps many international students to meet conditions of eligibility criteria that will allow them to obtain a working visa. [More]
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