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How 5 People Thought Outside The Box And Paid Off Their Student Loan Debt By Age 30

Posted 10.16.2016 | Education

Student debt can be a huge burden that sticks with us for years, even decades past graduation day. But it doesn’t have to. We teamed up with State F...

10 Different Ways to Save for College... and How They Affect Your Ability to Get Aid

Scott Weingold | Posted 11.06.2016 | College
Scott Weingold

It's one of the most common questions I get -- "What's the best way to save for college?". Or the other one that's popular nowadays -- "Is a 529 plan the best way to save for college?" So I thought I'd address that here.

Flair for the Dramatic Is Necessity for HBCU Development

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

When HBCU leaders decide that they want to break the mold, they have to go so far beyond the norm, that its almost appears like a stunt. But its not a stunt; it truly is what must be done for a campus to gain a foothold in changing public perceptions and attracting more resources.

Kickstart Your Career By Finding - and Funding - Inspiration Abroad

Christie Garton | Posted 01.18.2015 | College
Christie Garton

As more millennials have entered the work force, the competition for the perfect job has become increasingly stiffer. Once an impressive addition on a resume, a college degree is no longer a meaningful differentiator.

A Review of SCOTUS: Why Your IRA May Not Be a Retirement Account

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Mike Branch, CFP

This summer, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously that inherited IRAs are NOT retirement accounts, and it is now the law of the land. To learn more about why your IRA may not be a retirement account and what it means for you, read on.

Higher Education Metrics: Caveat Emptor, Caveat Venditor... Oh, Heck: Caveat Omnis

Chris Maples | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Chris Maples

As an information, data, and statistics junkie, I rarely find statistics per se to be deceptive -- incorrectly applied, yes, but deceptive, no. What can be deceptive in statistics, however, are the underlying assumptions and full description of the data.

Closing "Innovation Deficit" Vital to Nation's Future

M. Duane Nellis | Posted 10.02.2013 | College
M. Duane Nellis

Our nation's higher educational institutions are approaching a critical juncture in our ability to maintain and advance our research missions as globa...

The Disappearing of Small Public Colleges

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 09.28.2013 | College
Cynthia Huggins

All across this nation, small publics are getting squeezed out of the mix, disappearing between rapidly growing research universities, small private colleges with healthy endowments, and for-profit institutions offering online programs in every conceivable field.

Joy Resmovits

Ryan Budget Freezes Maximum Pell Grants | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

Under Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis) "Path to Prosperity" budget framework for 2014, college students would have one less weapon against the creep of climbi...

Governing Higher Ed Through Balance: Why Cultivating Collaboration Is Crucial, Now More Than Ever

H. Kim Bottomly | Posted 11.24.2012 | College
H. Kim Bottomly

The deep-seated vein of anti-intellectualism that runs through American culture has subtle effects as well as blatant ones -- and I think, could help explain the recent spate of dramatic failures in university governance.

Saving Social Science

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education
Paul Stoller

STEM is important in the future of higher education, but so are the social sciences and humanities which teach students how to think critically and to how assess the social and cultural ramifications of rapid technological change.

5 Things Obama's Budget Does For Higher Ed

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.14.2012 | College

President Obama's budget proposal for the 2013 fiscal year would beef up spending on higher education. Appropriately, he unveiled it at a community c...