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How to apply for a ‘Next NC’ scholarship to a community college

Feb. 6. The new “Next NC Scholarship” is a financial aid program that can help most North Carolinians from households making $80,000 or less pursue a higher education by fully covering tuition and fees at any community college in the state. The assistance is not a loan, so students will not have to pay the […]

The US Supreme Court ruled on June 29 the admissions processes at the University of North Carolina and Harvard University violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment | Photo: Clayton Henkel

UNC-Chapel Hill announces free tuition, but political appointees raise questions, push back

July 11. By Joe Killian/NC NewsLine. When UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz announced last week the university would begin providing free tuition and required fees for students whose families make less than $80,000 a year, it came as a surprise. Not just to the general public, but to the university’s board of trustees and the UNC […]

A closer look at North Carolina’s thriving HBCUs

Feb. 22. By Joe Killian/NC Policy Watch. As Black History Month commences its final week, North Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities have endured a series of bomb threats leading to closures, disruptions and fear of hate-based terrorism that the FBI reports is at a 12-year high across America. Nonetheless, the UNC System’s HBCUs continue to thrive, […]

College bound? How to find the right ‘fit’ is topic of virtual workshop Feb. 5

Jan. 27. Davidson College will hold a virtual workshop for high school juniors (and interested parents and mentors) to help find the right fits among colleges and universities. The session will provide insight on how to sift through thousands of colleges and universities so that you can create a thoughtful and intentional list of institutions. […]


Appalachian State students whipsawed over conflicting COVID messages from faculty, administration

Jan. 12. By Joe Killian/NC Policy Watch. Students at Appalachian State University in Boone are getting conflicting messages from faculty and administrators as tensions over the university’s handling of COVID-19 in the spring semester boil over. In an open letter to students sent Sunday evening, Richard Rheingans, a professor in the Department of Sustainable Development, wrote the […]


Cities in the Carolinas among best for recent grads

May 20. Got a new graduate in the family and worried about how hard it will be for them to find a good job? The Charlotte region is a good job market compared to much of the rest of the nation, but Durham and Raleigh are better. Durham came in at No. 9; Raleigh at […]