Grants, Funding & Awards


UC Irvine Races to Launch Space-Bound Rocket

The university received a $1 million gift from its partner Base11, a nonprofit STEM workforce development and entrepreneur accelerator, to fund its Moonshot Initiative to launch a liquid-fueled rocket into space.

UC Irvine Receives $30 Million for Convergent Engineering and Science Building

In its strategic plan, the University of California, Irvine promised growth that makes a difference. UCI is delivering on that promise with a new, state-of-the-art convergent engineering and science facility to increase its output of large-scale, collaborative and cross-disciplinary research in engineering, computing and physical sciences.

U of Rhode Island Kicks Off Construction for $125 Million Engineering Complex

The University of Rhode Island has started construction for a $125 million engineering complex conceived with collaboration, innovation and flexible learning models in mind.

New Resource Breaks Down Basics of College Affordability

A website from the Urban Institute looks at what paying for college actually means.

Florida Performance Funding Metric Looks at Student 'Sticker Price'

Universities and colleges in Florida will shortly be evaluated by a new student-focused metric newly introduced into their annual state evaluations.

Education Department Database Publishes Accreditation Warnings

The United States Department of Education last week published a database of accreditation reporting statuses — a move that means more transparency for higher education.

UC Davis Taps Mobile Tech to Simplify Financial Aid

The university teamed up with CampusLogic earlier this year to deploy an end-to-end student financial aid engagement platform.

California Community Colleges Win Innovation Awards for Pilot Programs

Thirteen of the 113 campuses that make up the California Community Colleges system have won grants to develop innovative programs for increasing completion rates and making college more affordable.

CA Community Colleges Awarded for Innovation in Student Success

Thirteen California community colleges and districts were selected to receive the Awards for Innovation in Higher Education, a program run by the CA Department of Finance that recognizes higher education efforts to reduce the time it takes for students to complete degrees and credentials and increase college affordability. The 2016-17 state budget, released in January, allocated $25 million for the awards.

Nitro Introduces Student Loan Affordability Calculator

The NitroScore online calculator ranks college and major choices based on a student’s predicted ability to repay student loans after graduation. Families can compare schools, financial aid offers and majors to find an affordable option.

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