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Why Paying For College Is A Problem Of Degree(s)

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.22.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

American higher education must figure out a way to encourage families to assume a responsible share of the burden of educating their children without forcing them through silos of debt accumulating on top of one another.

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.

The High Cost of Higher Education

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.06.2015 | College
Frank H. Wu

Nobody is about to defend the cost of a degree. But changing the description of the faceless bureaucrats who allegedly have overrun campuses by explaining that they are student-services professionals makes all the difference.

A Message to Parents: How Families Contribute to College Costs

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.08.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It's early April and most students have received word from the colleges and universities to which they applied. They - and their families - have reac...

Drones Over the Faculty Lounge

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.04.2013 | Comedy
Patricia McGuire

A secret memo left on the counter of the Starbucks on Capitol Hill maps out the federal government's real plan to "shake up" higher education. Reading between the stains of a venti/halfskim/halfsoy/halfcaf/doubleshot latte, here are the salient points

Fulfilling Her Mother's Dream

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.19.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Why is it that even as new populations of low-income African-American and Hispanic students enter higher education in even greater numbers, the new mantra of the elite commentariat is that maybe we need more job training, less Shakespeare and more socket wrenches?

Course Load: The Growing Burden of College Fees | Marian Wang | Posted 03.29.2013 | College

This report was coproduced with, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. ...

The One Best Thing To Do With Your Money In Your 40s

Posted 03.19.2015 | OWN

By Suze Orman If you have children, you absolutely must... be smart about college costs. Yes, your kids should go to school. No, you should...

It's Tough to Trail Blaze: Challenges of First-Generation College Students

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.31.2013 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

It is not enough to assume that students inherently know how to apply classroom skills to a real-world environment, particularly in the case of first-generation ones.

Why the College Search Process Is Broken

Frank Palmasani | Posted 03.26.2013 | College
Frank Palmasani

By designating price as a key criterion at the earliest stages of the college search process, families can avoid taking on excessive debt to pay for college. It's simple. It's sensible. And it's not at all the way it's done now.

College Is Expensive, But Still Worth It

Danny Levi | Posted 03.20.2013 | College
Danny Levi

Americans are starting to become disenchanted and doubtful about the value of a college education, and it's not hard to see why. But a college education is still worth it, even after all that.

Shifting the Higher Education Paradigm

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.17.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

To see the future of higher education, look to the less well-known schools that are educating large numbers of previously-marginalized students who are rapidly becoming the mainstream.

WATCH: Why Employers Can't Find Workers While 75 Million Youth Are Jobless

Posted 12.10.2012 | Education

Around the world, governments and businesses face a conundrum: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with critical skills. ...

Joy Resmovits

Too Cool For School? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Shawn Brody is a high school dropout -- he just didn't see the point in all that school. Now 24, Brody crashes with his dad in Brooklyn...

Living Wages and College Campuses

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 01.18.2013 | College
Pablo Eisenberg

Until public officials, administrators, faculty members, students and the general public are sufficiently aroused to demand major changes it is unlikely that we will see a major transformation in the way our colleges are run.

College Tuition Rises As Financial Aid For Students Stalls

Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

While tuition at public and private colleges alike continues to rise, total grant aid for students stalled in 2011-12, according to two recent reports...

College Debt How Much Is Too Much?

Maura Kastberg | Posted 12.02.2012 | College
Maura Kastberg

Why is it acceptable for colleges to side step what their total cost will be? If a car dealership tried to sell a car that way they would be in trouble for unfair business practices.

Colleges Freeze, Reduce Tuition As Public Balks At Further Price Hikes

| Jon Marcus | Posted 08.02.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. As an undergraduate at the University of California–Irvine, Christopher Campbell was alm...

Bad News For Degree Seekers

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.01.2012 | Money

There is a "fundamental shift" underway in how college is being paid for, Jan Eberly, the Treasury Department's assistant secretary for economic polic...

Metro Areas Take on College Affordability

Noël Harmon | Posted 09.02.2012 | College
Noël Harmon

It's kudos to Congress for extending reduced interest rates on student loans. But the real story on college affordability has yet to break -- and when it does, it won't be from Capitol Hill. Watch metro areas across the map if you want to see it.

Joy Resmovits

Clock Running Out To Lower Student Loan Rate As Congress Squabbles | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.08.2012 | Education

Unless Congress acts before July 1, the interest rate on federally subsidized student loans for 7 million new borrowers will double from 3.4 percent t...

Is Higher Education Worth the Higher Cost?

Bill Donius | Posted 08.04.2012 | College
Bill Donius

Being an educated person has value unto itself and can provide fulfillments both tangible and intangible. Your formal education is just one part of your lifelong educational path. Don't be group sold into your major life decisions.

'College Completion' About Students as People -- Not Just Academic Awards and Credentials

Dr. Robert Exley | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Dr. Robert Exley

Let's never forget that we strive to teach students -- the awarding of degrees is a natural outcome, not necessarily the primary goal.

Rethinking Education: Should It Be a Civil Right?

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
Arlene M. Roberts

As access to education, particularly higher education, becomes out of the reach of many, the question inevitably arises, "Should education be a civil right?"

College Is Not for Everyone

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.10.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is right to want every pupil in the D.C. Public Schools to aspire to the highest possible levels of learning. However, the specifics of his new bill need some work.