BLACKSBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Lane Stadium prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers on September 30, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)Jeremy Webb, a four-star cornerback, was one of the top JUCO recruits in the country for the 2018 class. He had offers from several major programs and he ended up choosing Virginia Tech.The 6-foot-3 cornerback was set to be an instant contributor for the Hokies, who hope to contend in the ACC this fall.Unfortunately, they’ll have to do so with their star JUCO recruit. He’s been lost for the season.Virginia Tech announced that Webb will be out for the 2018 season with an Achilles injury.“While we share Jeremy’s disappointment that he will miss the 2018 season, our medical staff is confident that he will make a complete recovery,” head coach Justin Fuente said. “We look forward to Jeremy beginning the rehab process as soon as possible.”Webb underwent surgery earlier this week to repair his torn Achilles.The four-star played last season at ASA College, a junior college located in Brooklyn, New York.Webb signed with Virginia Tech in December. He chose the Hokies over West Virginia, Iowa State, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and UCF.Virginia Tech opens its 2018 season on Sept. 3 against Florida State.
Nova Scotia student loan borrowers using the Repayment Assistance Plan will not be required to make payments on their provincial student loan until they are earning at least $25,000 per year. The change will take effect on Nov. 1. “Every dollar counts when graduates are beginning their careers,” said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan. “We hope this change provides some relief to young people as they build their lives in Nova Scotia.” The Repayment Assistance Plan is available to borrowers who are having difficulty managing their monthly payments by calculating an affordable payment amount based on their income and family size. “This change to the Repayment Assistance Plan will be important to students as they move out of post-secondary education and on to their next steps,” said Students Nova Scotia executive director Sophie Helpard. “We are happy to hear that Nova Scotia is being proactive in giving more financial assistance to students who need it most.” Changes to the provincial Repayment Assistance Plan align with those made by the federal government. This is one of several steps government has taken to protect the affordability of post-secondary education for Nova Scotia students. Provincial student loans are interest free, and eligible students can get up to $30,000 in non-repayable financial support over a four-year program. For more information visit http://novascotia.ca/studentassistance/.