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Affording College

4 Ways To Tell Your Kid You Can't Afford His Dream College

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.13.2016 | Fifty

There is a big disconnect between what college-bound teens assume their parents will pay for their education and what those parents actually can affor...

8 Things I Wish I Knew A Year Ago About College Applications

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.17.2016 | Fifty

1. The word "fit" gets bandied about quite a bit. It doesn't mean what people tell you it means. Fit, you will be led to believe, is whether the vibe ...

This Will Make You Feel Better About Looming College Bills

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.16.2015 | Fifty

For parents whose high school seniors are starting to hear back from colleges, the "holiday" season can feel more like the "OMG we can't afford to sen...

Back-to-School Planning for Returning Students

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

For mid-career workers, education is a great way to remain vital in the workforce. It can also be a risky financial investment. Experienced workers should fully investigate all degree and training programs for maximum payoff.

How Colleges Are Screwing Students Like Me Over

Anna Quesse | Posted 06.29.2015 | Teen
Anna Quesse

College shouldn't cost that much. There is no justifiable reason as to why we have to pay that much money. None.

5 Things NOT To Say To Your Teen About College Decisions

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.01.2015 | Fifty

It used to be that all college admission notifications were delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. You didn't even need to open the letter to know what...

One Chart That Makes It Clear College Is Becoming Unaffordable

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.18.2014 | College

What makes college tuition more expensive? Americans' flatlining incomes. A new chart made by our friends at FindTheBest shows not only has college...

My Student Voice

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 03.01.2013 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

The students in my old neighborhood deserve a chance to have a successful future. If we can't give them that, how can we say that we have succeeded in bringing up the generation of the future -- the ones who are going to determine the future of this country?

The Dark Side Of Paying For College

Posted 01.11.2013 | Black Voices

By Jarrett L. Carter, HBCU Digest Veona doesn’t remember her first encounter as an escort, but she vividly remembers the feeling of waiting by th...

Meeting the Money Challenges of Adult College Students

Mary Johnson | Posted 03.12.2013 | College
Mary Johnson

Are you a single parent, stay-at-home mom, or working adult who wants to return to school in hopes of securing a brighter financial future? The good news is that you're not alone.

College Savings Plan Benefit The Rich: GAO Report

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.04.2013 | College

Few families are participating in a federal program designed to help parents and grandparents save money to pay for their children's and grandchildren...

Affordability and Access for All: Obama's Higher Education Goals for His Second Term

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The changes that President Obama hopes to make higher education during his second term will benefit the people that need it most -- middle- to low-income students that want a strong career path that they can afford.

Is College Worth It?

Dr. Carl J. Strikwerda | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Dr. Carl J. Strikwerda

College does not pay simply by raising your job prospects. In a rapidly changing economy, college teaches the most valuable of lessons: how to keep teaching one's self for life.

Coming From Where I'm From

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 10.29.2012 | College
Ola Ojewumi

Though I complain about late nights in the library or having to write difficult papers, I remember that I am one of the few that made it out of this cycle. Education is the key to achieving one's dreams, but at what price?

Hacking Education the 1960s Way

Paul Freedman | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Paul Freedman

Maybe it's time we put a little old back in the new school and remember that we already have an answer to the rising cost of college -- transfer. It's already available. It's affordable. And it works.

'Fairy Godmother' Divvies Aid Among Hopeful Providence College Students | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The envelope arrives with good news. The college is pleased to announce that the student has been offered acceptance and, if he or...