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Cold Truth: Higher Ed's Financial Model is Unsustainable

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 02.06.2017 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Last week, the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and Commonfund released their report on the endowment perform...

Free college explained in a global context

The Conversation US | Posted 01.16.2017 | Education
The Conversation US

By Jason Lane, University at Albany, State University of New York New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently pledged to make undergraduate education ...

How to Save for College Without Sacrificing Retirement

NerdWallet | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business

By Arielle O'Shea I have a 2-year-old, and like most parents, I feel pretty sure my child is a genius in the making. I frequently whisper things lik...

Want College to be Affordable? Start with Pell Grants

The Conversation US | Posted 08.01.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

By Donald E. Heller, University of San Francisco In her speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton talked about free co...

ROI And The Value Of Higher Education

John A. Roush | Posted 07.13.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

Are we headed down the wrong path to look at a college degree only in terms of dollars and cents? Should learning be reduced to a focus on its monetary value?

The Battle for the Soul of American Higher Education

Aviva Chomsky | Posted 05.22.2016 | College
Aviva Chomsky

Clearly, university administrators prefer student demands that can be coopted or absorbed into their current business model. Allowing the prevailing culture to define the parameters of their protest has left the burgeoning Millennial Movement in a precarious position.

Super Dad Sells Beloved Comics To Zap Daughter's College Payments

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.12.2016 | Good News

One dad’s super power? Blasting his daughter's school tuition. Al Sanders, 53, of Seattle is selling his lifetime collection of 5,000 comic books to...

Hillary Tells Us The Truth

Terry O'Neill | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

It's a lie that Hillary Clinton is a liar. The truth is that Hillary Clinton tells us the truth -- and she has been doing so for decades. But many women -- particularly millennials -- have a different image of Hillary Clinton.

Are the Arts and Humanities Worth Your Investment? Making the Case for Our Shared Health and Wealth

Christine Henseler | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Christine Henseler

Our shared belief in the benefits of the Arts and Humanities can be found in the practices of our institutions of higher learning, in our communities, our businesses, and our next generation of young people. -- Too Good to Be True? A Few Questions

Steve Nelson | Posted 02.23.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson is an organization that purports to provide wonderful scholarship opportunities to high school students, particularly those who are less privileged. Too good to be true? Probably. Misleading? Perhaps.

Are Universities for Everyone? A Millennial's Perspective

Chelsea Hetzel | Posted 01.29.2017 | Education
Chelsea Hetzel

We were brought up to believe that if you go to a university, you will be successful. It was implicitly implied that if you went to a technical college, you weren't as smart and focused as those who went to a university for four years. And we believed everything we were told because we were naïve and uneducated.

Resolution Kept: The Relief of Having Planned Ahead for College Costs

Patricia Roberts | Posted 01.12.2017 | Education
Patricia Roberts

Resolving in the first year of my son's life to diligently save for his higher education is one of the wisest and most valuable commitments I've ever made.

Bernie and Bloat

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.20.2016 | College
Patricia McGuire

Is administrative bloat real? And to what extent is growth in administrative salary lines responsible for the increased cost of higher education?

Is a Photography Degree a Waste of Time?

Michael Carpenter | Posted 12.18.2016 | College
Michael Carpenter

After some in-depth research, I've put together a list of pros and cons for getting a photography degree versus teaching yourself, and the results might surprise you.

[Infographic] Is College Worth the Cost?

Piyush Mangukiya | Posted 12.01.2016 | College
Piyush Mangukiya

The growing problem of student loan debt has dominated national news for several years. Over 70% of students graduating with four-year degrees in 2014...

Which College is the Best Financial Investment?

Trevor Martin | Posted 11.25.2016 | College
Trevor Martin

In particular, it would be very useful for prospective students to know which colleges offer the most bang for their buck, and a good approximation for this goal is to rank colleges by the ratio of student earnings after graduation to their debt at graduation.

eTextbooks vs Open Textbooks: The Student Lens

Ethan Senack | Posted 11.12.2016 | Education
Ethan Senack

At the end of the day, don't buy the hype. Traditionally published eTextbooks often aren't all they're cracked up to be. If we want a world where learning materials are actually effective, ac-cessible, and affordable, we need to invest in open textbooks.

My Teen Is a Soldier Now

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.11.2016 | Parents
Irene Rubaum-Keller

I never thought I'd be writing those words. Jack grew up on the Westside of Los Angeles amongst the rich and famous. Not that we are either, but let me just say that he had to drive a bit to find the nearest recruiting center.

5 Common Mistakes That Increase the Cost of College

Jocelyn Paonita Pearson | Posted 10.21.2016 | College
Jocelyn Paonita Pearson

The cost of college is not declining. And with the constant reminder that student loan debt is getting out of hand, parents and students are trying to find ways to make higher education more affordable. Even so, some families may not even realize that they are voluntarily increasing their expenses.

Whipsaw Wednesday: Fake Futures Move Makes Great Short Entries

Phil Davis | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

That's how the Banksters get their claws in your children as soon as they are old enough to vote. The credit card debt they use to get by while paying off their loans also may not be discharged in bankruptcy thanks to Bush's 2005 rule changes.

US Losing Its Dominance in Global Higher Education Market

The Conversation US | Posted 10.14.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

The media frequently reports on the number of international students studying in the United States. And that is exactly how we tend to think about it - students from other countries coming to the US. Yet, a growing number of US students are now looking overseas for their college degree.

Hillary Clinton: College Costs Are 'Outrageously High'

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criticized America's colleges and universities at Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate, saying t...

Valuing Survey Data on the Value of College

Hunter Gehlbach | Posted 10.01.2016 | Education
Hunter Gehlbach

In the past forty-eight hours media outlets from The Chronicle of Higher Education to the Wall Street Journal have posted headlines questioning the value of college. Their stories stem from a new poll of alumni reporting that only half of those polled strongly agree that college was worth the cost of attending.

Education Should be Radical, Magical, Unruly and Beautiful

Steve Nelson | Posted 09.09.2016 | Education
Steve Nelson

DeBoer offers a messy but powerful indictment of the "corporatization" of higher education, bemoaning administrative bloat, glamorous facilities, glossy promotion, political correctness and much more.

How To Bring Down Exorbitant College Costs

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 08.29.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

Lawmakers from across the country are in a perennial tug-of-war over the best ways to make college affordable and to find solutions to the student debt crisis, and so are several presidential hopefuls.