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8 Alternatives to Taking Out Student Loans

Aja McClanahan | Posted 08.15.2016 | Education
Aja McClanahan

If you (or your child) want to avoid taking out student loans for college tuition, the good news is that there are more options than ever to do so. If a debt-free education is the goal, consider the possibilities.

Just How Important Is A College Education These Days?

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

As a college student myself, I constantly find myself wondering if I am wasting my energy and time almost every day. Falling into debt by the tens of thousands, and losing sleep almost every night is a big price to pay for a degree that may or may not make a huge difference.

Most students borrow for college, but are they financially literate?

The Conversation US | Posted 08.11.2016 | Parents
The Conversation US

Catherine Montalto, The Ohio State University and Anne McDaniel, The Ohio State University August is here, and many families are preparing their chil...

The American Dream Isn't Dead, It Has Just Evolved

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Do you ever wonder how businesses used to effectively market themselves before the internet was a thing? This day and age even the underdogs have a fi...

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.

Why America Needs College in Prisons

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.16.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Prison education is both more effective and efficient than incarceration, not to mention a fraction of the annual cost of imprisonment, and its results are proven.

20 Things Every First-Generation Latino College Graduate Should Know

Yuliana Salinas | Posted 02.23.2016 | Latino Voices
Yuliana Salinas

If you were raised in a household where your culture and/or Spanish language was valued, then don't ever be ashamed of it! Let it continue to be a part of you.

Adding Value to the College Experience via Learning Outside of the Classroom

Audrey J. Murrell | Posted 11.02.2015 | College
Audrey J. Murrell

Recent research shows that students' engagement in meaningful co-curricular activities has a strong impact on intellectual skill development, overall college adjustment, practical skill growth, and positive self-image.

The Happy Poor

Stanley Ely | Posted 10.20.2015 | College
Stanley Ely

My young friend Raul came to the USA departing the Dominican Republic five or six years ago and set his sights on going to college. Though it was tempting to relapse into Spanish, he struggled to write in English and continued writing long enough to turn out a good application essay.

How To Bring Down Exorbitant College Costs

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 08.29.2015 | 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.

How to Dramatically Slash the Cost of College Education

Sramana Mitra | Posted 05.12.2016 | College
Sramana Mitra

The exorbitant cost of higher education is a recurrent topic of conversation, concern, and discontent these days. Against that backdrop, an announcement from edX and Arizona State University caught my attention last week.

More Attention Given to a Small Liberal Arts College Closing Than a Giant For-Profit College System Shutting Down

John A. Tures | Posted 05.27.2015 | Education
John A. Tures

When tiny Sweet Briar College announced its closing, it was front page news. It was heralded as the beginning of the end for liberal arts colleges and single sex schools. But when the large Corinthian College system closed campuses across the country, it did not receive the same level of attention.

How a Student from the Non-College Track Became a Founder of Schools

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 04.11.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

We Americans believe in equality; therefore we believe each of us has a unique potential waiting to be realized. But only some of us excel in academics, just as some of us excel in athletics, performing arts, salesmanship and so on.

Clarity About Disparity in Education

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2015 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

Spread the word -- education is worth it, it is necessary. We need every child -- indeed everyone -- to have access to learning in a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment.

When Does a College's Obligation to Its Students End?

Karen Gross | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Karen Gross

The idea that graduates' collegiate mentors should remain in touch hardly seems shocking; speaking personally, both of us have had mentors who have stayed in touch decades after we first met them.

7 Tips For Choosing A College Major You'll Love

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 12.17.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Still, not knowing what to study when first starting college is normal--between 20% and 50% of students start off as undeclared. Your early years are the perfect time to explore your interests and figure out what you love doing.

College Education or College Degree?

Troy Henderson | Posted 10.12.2014 | College
Troy Henderson

Gather any group of college professors in any discipline in any part of the country, and most (if not all) have noticed a mindset affecting many college students in which they seem to value their degree more than their education.

Service, Sacrifice and Education: Paying Tribute to Military Families

Pamme Boutselis | Posted 09.01.2014 | Good News
Pamme Boutselis

These are just four stories -- and I hear stories every day; stories that magnify the sacrifices that military families regularly face, of the courage and commitment shown, and of the hopes for the future.

Don't Underestimate the Millennials

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

What do you think when you hear "millennial generation"? If you're tuned in to either traditional or new media, the words that come to mind are probably not so good: perhaps self-absorbed, shallow, lazy, in debt, in trouble?

Should We Rethink Our "College for All" Culture?

Thomas J. Duesterberg | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Thomas J. Duesterberg

The Obama administration is now touting new programs to encourage apprenticeships. It has committed $2 billion to double apprenticeships (albeit from a low level) over the next four years. But these efforts will flounder if we do not rebalance our "mindset."

The Perfect Storm: Factors Driving the Future of American Higher Education

Dr. Kevin Manning | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Dr. Kevin Manning

Higher education is a mature industry that is on the cusp of major transformations in the next two decades, and every college and university will need to prepare to maintain their quality, efficiency and relevancy in this climate.

The Conversation That Changed My Life Forever

Patience B. Peabody | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Patience B. Peabody

All it takes is one minute to take the pledge -- one minute to use your virtual voice to declare that all people have the right to an opportunity to achieve more than what they may have been born into.

When Images of Diversity Don't Match Reality

Annie Murphy Paul | Posted 05.11.2014 | College
Annie Murphy Paul

The most diverse place on campus is a shiny, happy spot that exists in two dimensions: the brochures, viewbooks and annual reports that colleges and universities produce for public consumption.

For HBCUs, the Proof Is in the Productivity

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

And as the nation scrambles to match the intellectual capacity of nations in the Middle and Far East for economic and national security interests, the tenor of the nation's conversation towards HBCUs has changed.

Financial Advice to Give Your High School Senior for the New Year

Jodi Okun | Posted 03.18.2014 | Money
Jodi Okun

While a good college education is certainly one gift most parents want to bestow on their children, the financial responsibility shouldn't all fall on the parents' shoulders.