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Congress passes extension for student loan program

WASHINGTON — Congress is extending a federal loan program that provides low-interest money to the neediest students for college. The Perkins Loan program will get a two-year extension, under compromise legislation approved Thursday in the House, a day after clearing the Senate. The program expired on September 30. The measure ...

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SGA votes down scholarship proposal

SGA voted down a proposal by Sen. Peter Ponce to lower the amount of work study hours scholarship holding students need to complete from 75 hours to 50 hours in the second meeting of the year. Ponce’s resolution was defeated in a 2 to 15 vote after a discussion by ...

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