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CU Denver revises email policy, commits to upholding free speech
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CU Denver revises email policy, commits to upholding free speech

CU Denver revises email policy, commits to upholding free speechEach month, FIRE highlights one restrictive policy at a college or university as our “Speech Code of the Month.” Because it’s far from an award to be proud of, FIRE encourages institutions with these policies to amend them quickly. However, our words often go unheeded, exposing the university or college to costly legal battles and chilling student expression.  But not all institutions are content with leaving bad policies on their books. This month, FIRE’s December Speech Code of the Month recipient, the University of Colorado Denver, lived up to its obligation under the First Amendment by quickly revising an email policy that restricted student and faculty speech. From FIRE's 2021 Spotlight on Speech Codes Report. FIRE f...
A Student’s Guide to Finding the Best College Scholarships
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A Student’s Guide to Finding the Best College Scholarships

A Student’s Guide to Finding the Best College ScholarshipsRaising money for college can seem daunting with tuition, textbook fees, and living expenses to consider. Receiving scholarships and grants can make a big difference toward defraying the high cost of college. College financial aid packages typically don’t cover all costs and often include student loans. Applying for scholarships and grants takes time and patience, but has significant long-term benefits. These awards will help you pay for college without the financial burden created by student loans because unlike student loans, scholarships and grants don’t require repayment. Any funds you receive from these programs are considered gift aid. There are a wide range of scholarships and grants, including need-based awards, merit-based ...
Understanding the Difference Between Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Loans
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Understanding the Difference Between Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Loans

Understanding the Difference Between Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Loans Are you worried about how you’ll pay for college or looking for ways to lower your family’s out-of-pocket costs? While it’s true that a college education comes with a high price tag, securing financial aid can help you confidently pursue your educational goals. There are many different funding opportunities that can help you finance your college education, including scholarships, grants, fellowships, and loans. You’ll find that these opportunities each have their own requirements. Learn more about different financial aid options for your undergraduate studies, and determine what’s right for your needs. Scholarships Scholarships are one of the best ways to pay for college. You don’t have to repay scholarship...