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Rising College Tuition: Another Shoe Has Dropped

Bob Hildreth | Posted 11.10.2013 | College
Bob Hildreth

Obama administration's decision to crack down on college tuition hikes has been long in the making. Our deeply flawed student aid model has pushed tuitions so high that the bubble is about to burst.

Asking the Right Questions About the Administration's Cost Proposals

Richard D. Legon | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Richard D. Legon

The president's call for change is a welcome start, but some of the more ambitious aspects of the plan will ultimately require congressional approval -- not an easy hurdle these days -- during the coming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

Social Mission Should Be Part of College Ranking Equation

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Over Labor Day Weekend nearly 300,000 college and university students descended on Boston to begin another academic year, bringing with them energy, v...

Are Parents Flunking College Financial Planning?

Jodi Okun | Posted 10.30.2013 | Parents
Jodi Okun

Don't flunk out when it comes to saving for college. Learn about the true costs and honestly assess your financial situation.

How To Put Yourself Through College

| Posted 08.21.2013 | Teen

By Rachel Wendte It’s finally time to start college! After four years of hard work, you have an acceptance letter that’s made it all worth it. ...

The Financial Aid Lingo You Need to Know

| Posted 08.16.2013 | Teen

By Lily Herman The college admissions process is stressful enough. By the time you get to filling out your financial aid forms, everything might ju...

Pay to Stay at NYU

Cole Bates-Norum | Posted 10.13.2013 | College
Cole Bates-Norum

If NYU continues shutting out students who can't afford its full tuition, it will end up with a homogenous, non-diverse student body. Then again, perhaps that's the point.

Changing Financial Aid Could Save Students, and Taxpayers, Money: Testimony Before the House Education and the Workforce Committee

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Let's support policies that make sense. We can't be penny-wise and pound-foolish when it comes to higher education and creating a sensible path for the American people to reach their full potential.

Relationship Recognition Madness

Erez Aloni | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erez Aloni

And as a society, we should demand the equitable distribution of resources and benefits for all families, regardless of how we choose to configure them. Doing so promotes our best means of winning true, deeply-rooted equality for the LGBTQ community and for unmarried partners.

Why the Government Isn't the Only Answer to the Student Debt Crisis

Frank Palmasani | Posted 07.28.2013 | College
Frank Palmasani

There are tools in place today, if properly taught and appropriately executed, that teach families how to find these affordable college options: options that do not necessitate excessive borrowing. Knowledge is power, and those with the knowledge are learning how to utilize these tools.

The Promise of the Torch: Pass the NY State DREAM Act

Scott Stringer | Posted 07.22.2013 | New York
Scott Stringer

If we are to truly honor Emma Lazarus' inspiring words, we must give these young people every opportunity to develop their talents, put down roots, and contribute to the fabric of our communities.

The Education Department's Hat Tip To Gay Parents

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.30.2013 | College

Students applying for federal student aid in 2014 will fill out a slightly different form than previous applicants. Rather than being able to report o...

How to Decide When You're Undecided

Maura Kastberg | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Maura Kastberg

Admitted students day is the colleges final shot to woo any still undecided students to attend their school. So if you are one of those still undecided students what can you do to make your decision easier?

Questions for Your College of Choice

Tom Snyder | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Tom Snyder

Millions of high school students have now received college acceptance letters. Many middle class Americans will also learn how much financial aid they will receive from these institutions and what they will need to borrow to make up the difference.

Facing The Gap In The Financial Award

W. Kent Barnds | Posted 05.26.2013 | College
W. Kent Barnds

The coming weeks will bring gasps from students and families involved in the final phase of choosing a college -- usually when they open the financial aid award letter from a college and see their expected out-of-pocket cost.

The Truth About Need-Aware Admissions

Kat Cohen | Posted 04.28.2013 | College
Kat Cohen

Now is the time for high school juniors to begin developing a well-balanced list of target, reach, and likely schools to apply to this fall, and one of the most significant, and often times limiting, factors that families and students consider when deciding where to apply is cost.

Obama's College Scorecard: 'Get the Most Bang for Your Educational Buck'

Elizabeth Romero | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Elizabeth Romero

Making a list of colleges is one of the indicators for successfully enrolling in a university after high school. The online scorecard will help prospective students assess the cost and value of attending individual colleges and universities.

Wanted: More College Grads

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.06.2013 | College
Impatient Optimists

The "typical" college student has changed. Nearly three out of four college students today aren't enrolled in a full-time, four-year degree program. They're balancing jobs, family and other priorities as they work to complete college.

Four Tips for Finding Scholarships

Alberto Rangel | Posted 03.28.2013 | Teen
Alberto Rangel

Now that college applications are over, it is time to start looking for a way to pay for my education. That's right, I'm talking about scholarships.

Joy Resmovits

Financial Aid Fix May Reverse College Dropout Crisis | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | College

An influential group of college presidents, civil rights leaders and advocates sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is highlighting what i...

A Broader Perspective on Student Woes

Dennis D. Berkey | Posted 03.24.2013 | College
Dennis D. Berkey

More attention needs to be paid in high school to the requirements for success in both the workplace and higher education. Graduating with a full curriculum of math, science, and English is as important to landing a "decent" job in today's workplaces as in gaining college admission.

Here's a 'Surprise' Tuition Is Set to Increase

Maura Kastberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Maura Kastberg

As state funding is decreased, tuition is increased. So how can you protect yourself from the ever increasing cost? Here are five good tips to get you started.

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...

Financial Aid Letters Often Leave Students Confused and Misinformed

propublica | Marian Wang | Posted 12.16.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of ProPublica.The financial aid award letters that colleges send to prospective students can be confusing: Many mix gr...

How Financial Aid Is Hurting Students

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

ProPublica: The financial aid award letters that colleges send to prospective students can be confusing: Many mix grants, scholarships and loans al...