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Higher Education: Like a Fire Bell in the Night

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 07.27.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It may be that the crisis must worsen with additional shocks to the system before conditions improve for higher education. The smart money -- supported by fairly consistent data recently -- is arguing that change must come soon.

10 Ways to Pay Off Your Student Loans in One Year

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.16.2015 | College

The good news: Employing all of the following 10 tips can help you get rid of your student loans in just one year. There are, however, a couple of things to consider, such as how much you owe versus how much you're earning. 

TedX and College Finance: A Danger in Your Community

Bob Hildreth | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Bob Hildreth

I told you so. In a Ted Talk almost two years ago I told you so. I said that while too much student debt is bad for students, it may be worse for colleges. Events in 2015 are starting to prove me right. Ordinarily I wouldn't be a scold but there still remains a huge misunderstanding of what is happening.

5 Common FAFSA Questions and Answers You Should Know

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 03.16.2015 | Money
Gianna Sen-Gupta

The free application for federal student aid, or the FAFSA, is your ticket to paying for college in 2015, especially if your family can't afford to pay full freight.

College Choice and Finances

Mary Johnson | Posted 05.03.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

Over the next month or so, letters of acceptance will be in the mailboxes and inboxes of millions of anxious college-bound seniors and returning adults across the country, which means decision making is in full swing from now until May 1st.

An Unnamed Advantage: What it Means to Be Financially Disadvantaged at a Private Research University

Aileen McGraw | Posted 04.23.2014 | College
Aileen McGraw

And let's talk with and question and consider not only one another, but also our university. The conversation about class at a private research university is by no means private. It's not anonymous either.

Musings on a Turnaround

Yolanda J. Gorman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Yolanda J. Gorman

There was an utter and systematic failure of leadership that had all but destroyed the structural integrity of the organization. The only things that kept the school from completely losing its accreditation were the academic programs. Somehow the faculty had continued to show up and bring their best to students in spite of the decline.

Higher Education Is Headed For A Shakeout, Analysts Warn

| Jon Marcus | Posted 09.10.2013 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report, where it was originally published. Facing skeptical customers, declining enrollment, an ...

5 Financial Things You Need To Do Before College

| Posted 07.02.2013 | Teen

By Lily Herman Congrats on graduation! Now you’re posting on your college’s Facebook group, choosing your future roomie, and preparing for the ...

Free Public College

Harry L. Langer | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Harry L. Langer

Superior relevant education is essential for global competitiveness and national prosperity; following are suggestions to make it accessible and affordable.

Financial Literacy and College Persistence

Dr. James J. Kelly | Posted 01.20.2013 | College
Dr. James J. Kelly

Many factors contribute to students leaving college, and financial circumstance is one of them. One of the tools our college has developed to mitigate this problem and to equip students with life skills is a required, one-unit freshman course called Personal Finance for College.

Thanksgiving Break: Have the Money Talk Before Doorbusters Begin

Mary Johnson | Posted 01.19.2013 | College
Mary Johnson

College students think of Thanksgiving as a well-deserved break from academic stress and impending project due dates. But, their focus should be on their textbooks and their pocketbooks.

How to Keep Your Freshman's Finances in Check

Women & Co | Posted 09.24.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Before your child heads off to college this fall, it's important to sit down as a family to make sure you're all on the same page about living expenses and spending money while he or she is away.

Where You Want To Be: How Money Impacts Where You Attend College

Maura Kastberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | College
Maura Kastberg

It seems there is a great dichotomy when it comes to money for college. On one hand, parents want what's best for their children, but then they encourage them to make poor financial choices when selecting colleges.

How to Haggle For That College Money

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | College

By Linda Stern WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) - Over the next week, most colleges will give high school seniors the good news -- who g...

4 Steps To Financially Prepare Your Student For College

US News and World Report | Posted 10.19.2011 | College

Heading off to freshman year of college is a gateway to new experiences--a time to explore academic interests, meet new people, and, for some students...

8 Misconceptions College Students Have About Money | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Between the plethora of iPhone apps that help budget your lifestyle, and free access to Web-based financial literacy programs, there is no excuse for ...

College Coaches' Salaries Among The Largest

Wall Street Journal | ROBERT TOMSHO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

College presidents aren't the only ones taking home big paychecks on some campuses. Many of the highest paid college officials are athletic coaches an...