The Biden administration extended a pause on federal student loan repayments through Aug. 31, a welcome relief for many Nevadans. At 18 percent, the state has one of the highest student loan default rates.
With just nine weeks left before the end of the fiscal year, Officer in Charge Crystal Abba told regents that there was “absolutely no way” to balance the budget before the end of the fiscal year in June.
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Emails obtained by The Nevada Independent through public records requests shed new light on the internal debates within the Board of Regents and the NSHE leadership over how to handle the increasingly divisive political football of a COVID vaccine mandate.
The announcement came by way of a public meeting agenda posted late Monday afternoon that includes details of a possible resignation agreement to buyout roughly half of Rose’s remaining contract, or $610,000.
Tuesday’s announcement follows a pledge by Sisolak during a rare, off-year State of the State address to explore new ways to implement free community college or provide more free training programs by 2025.
Part of a three-day trip touring and speaking at community colleges, community health clinics and local businesses in the West, Biden’s visit to Nevada highlighted efforts of the American Rescue Plan to invest in community colleges and develop the American workforce.
Politicians and health officials wonder when the population might reach herd immunity — a feat that could be difficult to accomplish considering recent polling showing more than a fifth of Nevadans say they will not get the vaccine.
As students at every level know well, the cost of college is not just tuition and fees and books. It’s also housing and food, utilities and transportation, adding up to thousands — often tens of thousands — in expenses that must be covered by a varied mix of part-time jobs and, at the graduate level, graduate assistantships.