Continuing Education (August 2013)

Q&A on federal financial aid

Q: What types of federal student aid are available to me?
The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program — Under this, the largest federal student loan program, the Department of Education is your lender rather than another financial institution. The two types of Direct Loans are: 

Education is the first line of defense in cybersecurity

With instances of cyber warfare on the rise across the globe, technology experts are predicting that a major incident could occur in the United States sooner rather than later. According to a July study by the Brookings Institution, U.S. ports are a prime target, as none of them are adequately prepared to respond to a cyberattack. How do we keep these attacks at bay if no one has taken action so far? Our current college students, who represent the next generation of cyber warriors, are the answer. We run into a problem, though, when we survey the education these students are receiving.