Here’s the news that caught my eye today while wondering whether J.J. Abrams will leave any outer space-related jobs for anyone else.
(Is he the real reason the NASA shuttle program shut down?)
- Zero class time plus zero credits equals a degree? In the past, that math wouldn’t add up. However, thanks to a new program from the University of Wisconsin, students may be able to get a bachelor’s degree based on online competency tests.
- This feels pretty similar to the inciting incident of Live Free or Die Hard: a Canadian student was expelled for trying to “warn school administrators about a vulnerability he discovered in his school’s network.” On the bright side, he most likely didn’t have to deal with Justin Long.
- We missed some big news from earlier this week: the introduction of the Fairness for Struggling Students Act. If passed, this legislation would reverse a law that currently makes it very difficult to discharge private student loans in bankruptcy. Something tells me this won’t be the last time we talk about this.
- I’m a sucker for a good top-10 list, and Forbes has one. They outlined the top-10 best-paying college majors… but without a bulleted list of the results within the article! How am I supposed to scan this and spoil the number-one answer for you? (Closes browser tab in dismay.)
- Looking for a different take on why you should fill out the FAFSA? Then check out this rap video from our friends at FAME. (Come to think of it, “FAME” seems like a a pretty good name for a rapper. FAFSA? Not so much. Maybe “FAF$A Rocky“?)
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What money-related news caught your eye today? Let us know in the comments.