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Hidden Costs to Cuomo's Free Tuition Plan Should be Explored

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.10.2017 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It may be an effort to continue Bernie Sander's legacy by re-introducing the "free college" movement. It may also be a way to recast the Democratic Pa...

I'm Not Rushing To Pay Off My Student Loans, And You Shouldn't Either

Michael Ruderman | Posted 12.13.2016 | College
Michael Ruderman

You'd think that student loan repayments were the sisyphean rock for American millennials - doomed to a life of never-ending debt repayments as we del...

Why is State U recruiting so many out-of-state students? And what it means for higher ed.

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 12.07.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Writing in the New York Times last month, Laura Pappano offered a thoughtful analysis of the efforts by public colleges - principally public flagship ...

5 Ways President Trump Could Affect Your Student Loans

NerdWallet | Posted 11.29.2016 | Education
NerdWallet

President-elect Donald Trump has plans to address college affordability and student debt, though many details remain to be worked out. In an Oct. 13 s...

When Did Colleges Become Country Clubs?

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.14.2016 | Education
Peter Mandel

This is a time of year when colleges lure alumni and parents back for homecoming and family weekends. In the midst of so much that looks new, it's har...

4 Proven Ways To Save Money For College You And Your Parents Need To Know About

Jack Choros | Posted 10.14.2016 | Education
Jack Choros

The price of a good education is more expensive than ever. Tuition costs for college are sky high, creating a heavy burden for students who aren't lucky enough to receive a full scholarship. Despite the high cost, a good education is still the best way to put a young person on the path towards a successfully future, making an expensive college education a necessary evil.

Do Donations Tied to Scholarships Increase Tuition?

Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz | Posted 09.28.2016 | Education
Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz

The cost of higher education has reached the point where the House Ways and Means Committee had hearings in September of 2016 about the uses of college endowments. During the hearing Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight committee, asked whether the tax code should be used to encourage people to donate money specifically for scholarships at universities.

Free education is possible if South Africa moves beyond smoke and mirrors

The Conversation Africa | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Salim Vally, University of Johannesburg; Enver Motala, University of Fort Hare; Leigh-Ann Naidoo, University of the Witwatersrand; Mondli Hlatshwayo, ...

It's My Fourth Year Postponing College Because I Can't Afford It

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 01.11.2017 | College
The GroundTruth Project

This essay is one of 35 selected by a panel of judges for “Ambitions Interrupted,” a series from The GroundTruth Project and YouthVoices, its stor...

Reducing Student Debt: An Expert's View

Jack Jennings | Posted 08.22.2016 | Education
Jack Jennings

What can be done to make college more affordable? How can students avoid having to take out so many loans?

The High Price of Student Loan Forgiveness

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.19.2016 | College
Richard Barrington

Finance has a way of turning useful tools into dangerous weapons. The U.S. saw this a decade ago with mortgages, and now a similar problem is shaping ...

How to Plan for College Tuition When You Have Two or More Kids

Catherine Alford | Posted 08.17.2016 | Parents
Catherine Alford

I did not jump for joy or do a pregnant cartwheel when I saw those two little dots on my ultrasound. If I'm being honest, I was scared. Very, very scared to be exact.

We Don't Have a Student Debt Problem; We Have a Common Sense Crisis

Sol Palha | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business
Sol Palha

The student debt crisis is only a crisis because gullible parents are supporting spoilt brats, and allowing them to believe they are the chosen ones, when in fact, they are not.

Debt-Free College Isn't As Simple As Waiving Tuition

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.25.2016 | College

Dominick Suvonnasupa, a senior at the University of California San Diego, paid no tuition last year. His tuition was covered through a scholarship for...

Some Thoughts from a Professor as Students Head Off to College

John W. Traphagan | Posted 07.24.2016 | College
John W. Traphagan

As both a college professor and parent of a college student, this time of year always seems to raise a variety of thoughts as freshly minted high scho...

5 Things the President Wants to Tell College Students

NerdWallet | Posted 07.20.2016 | College
NerdWallet

President Barack Obama only has about six more months in office, and before he leaves, he has a message for college students and student loan borrower...

Public V. Private: The Net Cost Of A 4-Year Degree

David Steele-Figueredo | Posted 07.15.2016 | College
David Steele-Figueredo

"One of the traditional calling cards of a public university has been its affordability. But the decline in state funding has forced public universiti...

Student Debt Penalizes Students Changing Majors or Schools

Bob Hildreth | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Bob Hildreth

If you encounter a student with over $50,000 in debt, you will usually find that the student transferred majors or schools, or both.

Access, Affordability and Survival in American Higher Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.06.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) published its report on tuition and revenue trends last month. NACUBO su...

College Counseling: Public vs. Private School - Which One Is Right For Me?

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
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Ishan Puri

Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.

Is Higher Education Headed Toward Disaster?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

The cost of attending college has reached a ceiling. Tuition probably has pushed past the limit. Policies vary widely. But for an increasing number of schools, the "discount rate" should be triggering alarms.

The Return of Democratic Socialism

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Why the rising tide of support for socialism in recent years? One key factor was certainly a popular backlash against the growing economic instability and inequality in America fostered by brazen corporate greed, exploitation, and control of public policy.

How Much I Paid For College vs. What Knowledge I Retained

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 05.16.2016 | Comedy

Knowledge is power. Money is power. I graduated college lacking both of the two things that "is power." (NOTE TO MOM AND DAD: You can stop reading now...

Hunger on College Campuses: Another Barrier to Getting a Degree?

Bob Hildreth | Posted 05.14.2016 | College
Bob Hildreth

Students who experience hunger and food insecurity on campus struggle in many ways. The threat of needing to make a choice between continuing to shoulder the burden of paying for college and not having enough money for living expenses, or dropping out to work to pay for food and rent is constant.

Senator Tim Kaine on the College Debt Crisis

Quora | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...