tuition en OCC & St. John Fisher College start partnership <p>Onondaga Community College is joining forces with St. John Fisher College in Rochester to offer students a "two-plus-two" partnership agreement.&nbsp; That means students spend their first two years at OCC, then transfer to Fisher to get their degree. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:16:15 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29786 at OCC & St. John Fisher College start partnership Schumer defends lower student loan rates <p><strong><a href="">Federal Stafford Loans</a></strong> allow students to defer student loan&nbsp;payments while attending school full-time. Although current interest rates hold at 3.4%, they are set to double on July 1st as a result of the expiration of the 2007 College Cost Reduction and Access Act.</p><p>Speaking on the steps of <strong><a href="">Syracuse University</a></strong> on Monday, <strong><a href="">Senator Schumer</a></strong> pledged to put his weight behind a bill to keep student loans at their current rate for another year.</p><p>&quot;It is now a greater burden than almost any other lending burden around,&quot;&nbsp;Schumer said. &quot;For the federal goverment to charge 6.8 percent at a time when interest rates are so low, is almost highway robbery.&quot; Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:52:42 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 17728 at Schumer defends lower student loan rates Pat Driscoll on The Campbell Conversations <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d6330fadbd4-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d6330fadbd4-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d6330fadbd4-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Oswego, NY – Grant Reeher speaks with Pat Driscoll, the operations director for Syracuse's Say Yes to Education Program. Driscoll discusses just what makes the program so different from previous efforts to overcome the educational challenges that disadvantaged students face.</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:43:31 +0000 Grant Reeher 4228 at