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Tech Seniors Graduating with Debt

Tech Seniors Graduating with Debt

March 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Graduation is quickly approaching and besides caps, gowns and tassels turning, for a large percentage of Texas Tech students, graduation means the beginning of their six month student loan grace period. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 46 percent of incoming freshman have federal student loans and this percentage increases to 49 percent […]

Studying Abroad Provides New Experiences

Studying Abroad Provides New Experiences

February 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Studying abroad is peeking the interest of students all over the country with the benefits it can potentially provide for their future. Sophomore Kirsten Terveer studied abroad last May during a Maymester for the College of Visual & Performing Arts “Music of Italy” program. “I did the program just for something fun because I thought it […]

Financial Education Week

Financial Education Week

April 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The 9th Annual Financial Education Week is taking place this week in the Student Union Building every day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Red to Black and the Personal Financial Literacy program are working together to present information to students regarding financial facts and information. The organization’s tables are set up across from CopyMail […]

New laws causing delay on tax return refunds

March 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Tax payers might experience a delay in receiving their 2012 tax returns due to new tax laws still being implemented into the system. According to the Internal Revenue Service agency, they did not begin to accept any tax returns until January 31. New credits approved by Congress are still being programmed into the system for tax […]

Seniors seek financial knowledge

Seniors seek financial knowledge

March 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Financial responsibility is something every student deals with. Students getting ready to graduate are usually preparing for a new level of financial independence as well. A recent student poll of seniors at Tech showed 44 percent of those polled will graduate with over $10,000 in student loan debt. Many can relate to senior Daniel Rocha […]

Despite NCAA’s wishes, gambling is part of collegiate athletics

November 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Athletic departments like Texas Tech University’s claim they do everything they can to prevent sports gamblers from influencing the integrity of collegiate athletics. Zane Smith, a former Texas Tech student who is now attending the University of Texas, said he has not heard of a gambler making contact with a player to try to hedge […]

Rising textbook costs open new markets

September 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When selecting textbooks for his courses at Texas Tech University, Robert McComb said price is not a factor in his decisions. “Textbooks are expensive,” McComb, an associate professor of economics, said, “but they are relatively a small share of the cost of a college education. I try to find a textbook I think will speak […]

Life after graduation

Life after graduation

April 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When Dez Hood started her freshman year at Texas Tech, she expected that four years later, she would graduate and head to grad school. Now with graduation around the corner and an economy still on the downturn, Hood is being forced into the job market that barely hires even the most qualified people. “I was originally […]

Some can’t afford higher education

July 13, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Tuition prices aren’t the only thing going up on student’s bills for next year, the prices of some fees are also on the rise. According to Texas Tech University’s fiscal year layout for last year and the current year, three of the 13 fees increased in price. The Student Services fee and the Student Business Services […]

What we don’t know could help us

March 2, 2007 by · 1 Comment 

This week, my news team and I wrote a series of stories on financial help for students. My story was about an organization I had barely heard of -the Red to Black association. I was impressed with the information I found while researching the organization. Red to Black is a group of Personal Financial Planning […]

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