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Loophole could increase financial aid eligibility

Under a little-noticed loophole in a new federal law, money set aside in college-savings plans will not be counted in determining a dependent student’s eligibility for need-based financial aid if the account is in the student’s name, according to guidance released last week by the U.S. Department of Education. The loophole — created by Congress […]

University’s energy savings warm governor Locke’s heart

Washington State University recently was awarded a 2004 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy Management from the office of outgoing Washington Gov. Gary Locke. The award, presented during the Jan. 28 WSU Regents meeting, is a recognition of a number of energy-efficiency improvements and environmental achievements made universitywide. Among the improvements cited by the award […]