NATIONAL -- High school students are no longer required to take the ACT exam.
ILLINOIS -- It will be easier for students from other states to get credit for online classes through Illinois' schools.
ILLINOIS -- Getting a college degree could become more affordable as well as accessible.
ILLINOIS -- High school juniors, bound for college, could be forced to pay a fee if they want to take the ACT.
NATIONAL -- College savings through 529 Plans hit a record high $227 billion last year.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI College of Engineering is joining forces with the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center in Peoria.
ILLINOIS -- The proposed minimum wage raise could end up costing students at state universities.
ILLINOIS -- A measure has been endorsed by a House committee.
NATIONAL -- Senator Dick Durbin (D) is teaming up with the UI's Student Senate to push for new legislation called the Affordable College Textbook act.
TOLONO -- When students are applying for college, there's one questions a lot of parents want answered.
Update: 6:04 pm, 1/25/14, Saturday SPRINGFIELD -- College degrees can go a long way.
NATIONAL -- You may want to take a closer look at your kid's Facebook and Twitter pages before they send out college applications.
NATIONAL -- The cost of child care is so high in some parts of the country, it's now more expensive than tuition at some state colleges.
CHAMPAIGN -- High school football isn't the only thing sports fans are pumped up for this weekend. Illinois' first game is Saturday morning.
CHAMPAIGN -- College costs are rising, but students at Unit 4 are doing their best to help pay the price.
SPRINGFIELD -- A group of lawmakers is trying to make it easier for kids to go to college in Illinois.
GOODFIELD -- Star Wars fans might be jealous of this Central Illinois man.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state is launching a new math curriculum this fall.
CHAMPAIGN -- Nine Illinois colleges are coming together to make their campuses safer.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- This area is named one of the best college towns for students.
ILLINOIS -- Some lawmakers hope to make state campuses smoke-free zones.
SPRINGFIELD -- It could soon be easier for the state's top students to get into college.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Lieutenant Governor is trying to stop the rising cost of college tuition.
CHICAGO-- A UIC employee is in trouble for bringing a gun to work.
SPRINGFIELD -- Senator Chapin Rose (R - Mahomet) filed two bills this week which could change MAP Grants for the state.
MATTOON -- Imagine paying off your student debt in one day.
CASPER, WY -- Three people are dead after an attack on a college campus in Central Wyoming.
Update: 4:23 pm, 11/30/12, Friday
URBANA -- A UI student now has stitches and staples in his head after being beaten with a gun Thursday night.
URBANA -- A new study shows a record number of students overseas are coming to the U.S. for college.
Update: 3:58 pm, 10/23/12, Tuesday
SPRINGFIELD -- College grads are facing higher student loan debt than ever before.
SPRINGFIELD -- College Illinois is losing millions to bad investments, again, after the state sunk prepaid tuition dollars into a failing car company.
URBANA -- More and more students hope to become Illini alumni.
URBANA -- A controversial college savings program is starting back up.
CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois University welcomes back its students.
CHAMPAIGN -- Thousands are donning caps and gowns for graduation season.
MATTOON -- A new program at Lake Land College is designed to provide work experience and financial support for adults who are un- or under-employed to earn career certificates or associate degrees.
SPRINGFIELD -- Governor Quinn is calling on the general assembly to get rid of the legislative scholarship program.
Area students excelled in their divisions at a regional competition for the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge.
A $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education has paved the way for three elementary schools in the Champaign Unit 4 district to become magnet schools for students in K-5th grades.
Update: February 23, 12:51 pm
A bill to abolish legislative scholarships passed in committee yesterday, and now heads to the House for a full vote.
Richland Community College and Eastern Illinois University are making it easier for students to continue their education.
The Illinois Sheriff's Association is awarding more than $53,000 in college scholarships for next year.