Higher Education

Loans, grants and scholarships are options for students

Financial aid is available to students who take the time to find it.

Campus-area restaurants offer good eats and good deals

A sampling of places to eat – and some good deals – downtown near MU.

MU has resources to help parents make the leap to an empty nest

Parents can be involved in their child's college experience and give them space.

Grocery options abundant at MU and nearby

There are a number of markets on campus and off that are both convenient and cheap. Here's how to find the best option for you.

MU food options make eating as 'E.Z.' as 123

Many food options are available at or near MU.

10 people you should know on MU's campus

From MU chancellor to student leaders, a comprehensive list of the most important people to know on campus.

There are plenty of options for affordable dates in Columbia

Inexpensive dates around town might include dining out or listening to music.

Stimulus money boosts MU's work study program

The work study program at MU has more money to give out this year because of stimulus funds and more awards have been offered. But Financial Aid Director Jim Brooks said he thinks a greater proportion of students will accept them this fall.

Golden retrievers memorialized in MU Veterinary Medicine scholarship

The College of Veterinary Medicine's care for a golden retriever prompted the dog's owners, David and Gloria Lowell, to pledge $1 million for scholarships for veterinary students.

Misleading Web site linking MU to KU home page disappears

A Web site that directed visitors from to the University of Kansas' home page disappeared Tuesday afternoon after the Collegiate Licensing Company sent a letter asking the owner to deactivate the account.

Missouri students in Nigeria struggle to return home amid violence

A Columbia man is one of five Missouri students returning from Nigeria, where violence has broken out in several parts of the country.

Colleges focus on veterans as GI Bill ups numbers

To help accomadate veterans, colleges accross the country are offering new classes and programs to help ease the transition from the battelfield to the classroom.

Curators approve appropriations request to state

The UM System Board of Curators met Friday and unanimously approved capital and operations funding requests to the state. The money would help the UM System address increasing student enrollment as well as fund building rehabilitation and construction.

New state Senate committee aims to better education

The Missouri Senate has formed a committee that aims to improve education in the state and better prepare students for the job market.

MU design class creates zoo of colorful animal sculptures

MU's Basic 3-D Design class created a menagerie of animal sculptures, which have been placed at the corner of Hitt Street and University Avenue.

Residential Life continues to offer 'extended campus' housing

For the second year, MU's Residential Life will lease housing from Campus View and Campus Lodge apartments this fall.

St. Louis creates 13 'full-service' schools

The schools will make a variety of service providers available through the school, creating community hubs for families and individuals.

Missouri higher education agency: campus buildings on brink of crisis

Missouri Department of Higher Education employees have noted that campuses need an infusion of money to meet their building needs, and Gov. Jay Nixon has encouraged lawmakers to consider a state bonding proposal.

Board of Curators approves $332 million in bonds

Several local projects will benefit from the $332 million in bonds issued by the university.

MU hires new treasurer

The university chose John M. Miller from Florida Atlantic University.He served as treasurer and interim chief financial officer.