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3 Charts That Show Just How Dire The Student Debt Crisis Has Become

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business

President Barack Obama has said that a college degree "has never been more valuable." But if you borrow to finance your degree, the immediate returns ...

Aristocracy Or Meritocracy? Just 3 Percent Of Kids At Top Colleges Are Low-Income

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 01.14.2016 | College

The admissions process at prestigious universities tends to favor the well-off....

70-Year-Old Granfather Graduates With An Inspiring Message

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.23.2015 | Fifty

College graduation is a pretty big moment in the lives of most 20-somethings, but for 70-year-old Tap Van Kieu, walking across the stage to collect hi...

Part One: Ten Things You Should Know About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Equal Justice Works | Posted 12.14.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

There's no way to make 120 payments in less than 10 years, even if you try to double up on the monthly amount. Since the program was enacted in 2007, the Department of Education will not begin accepting applications until 2017.

University Leaders Need to Build Meaningful Pillars to Support Diversity

Bill Destler | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Bill Destler

Naquan King was a successful college senior - a well liked, respected campus leader who already had a job lined up for after graduation. Yet he still felt something was missing from his university experience, something he needed to truly be prepared for his future.

A Call for Mentorship and Meaningful Relationships

Dr. Jonathan Gibralter | Posted 10.13.2015 | Education
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter

This summer I transitioned from my nine-year presidency of Frostburg State University in Maryland to the same post at Wells College, a private institution on the shore of one of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York.

Why I Graduated College And Moved To Thailand

Emily Davis | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Emily Davis

I don't think it's uncommon for a 22-year-old who has just graduated from college to feel lost. But I have a hard time believing any recent graduate felt as lost as I did when a taxi driver dropped me off with no map or sense of direction in the middle of a busy street in Bangkok, Thailand.

87-Year-Old Returns To College, Earns Degree After 7 Decades

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty

Eleanor "Jean" Kops will don a cap and gown on Saturday, walk across a stage, and finally receive her college diploma -- an event that's been nea...

Heading to College? Let's Make Sure You Graduate

Angel B. Pérez, PhD | Posted 08.05.2015 | College
Angel B. Pérez, PhD

A huge migration is about to begin. In a few week's time, like so many eager, young, stumbling wildebeest, thousands of you are about to head off into a new chapter and begin your college careers.

5 Things NOT to Do With Your Money as a Recent Grad

Michael Ruderman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Michael Ruderman

If you're a recent grad, I bet you're entering your first summer out of college with a shower of advice from family and friends. You probably just want to get a cool job, move into an apartment with furniture that actually matches, and party with your friends.

Graduation Degradation

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

My son had his Fifth Grade graduation ceremony this week. The concept of graduating from elementary school seems odd to me. Don't get me wrong, the ceremony was lovely and I don't object to giving the kids a farewell. But do we have to call it a graduation?

Advice to Graduates in the Age of Income Inequality

Cody Cain | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
Cody Cain

Congratulations graduate! You tossed your cap into the air, you celebrated like a champion, you are slowly emerging from your hangover, and you are beginning to wonder: What the hell am I gonna do now?

Virginia Is Going To Rescue Sweet Briar College

AP | By STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 06.22.2015 | College

SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Prominent alumnae of Sweet Briar College are rejoicing over a mediated settlement to keep the 114-year-old Virginia women's ...

Graduation, Not Goodbye

Mackenzie Long | Posted 06.12.2015 | College
Mackenzie Long

UCLA is this massive experience. Like a force of nature, it happens to you: impressing on you a lifetime of memories and stories that will remind you of the kind of love that lasts forever.

From Graduate to Grown-Up: 10 More Tips

Nell Minow | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Nell Minow

Last year, I wrote about ten tips for going from graduation to being a grown-up. Once you've mastered those, especially never using the word "busy" and writing lots of thank you notes, here are ten more to help you find meaning, success, and happiness at work, at home, and in love and friendship.

5 Things I Learned After Graduating From College

Amanda de Souza | Posted 06.11.2015 | College
Amanda de Souza

8 years ago I graduated from Durham College in Ontario, Canada. This year, I was asked to return and teach for the exact same program I graduated from, Advertising. At this year's convocation, I was asked to be the guest speaker. Here is my speech.

Life After College: 5 Years Later

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Jen Glantz

The second you get comfortable with life, life has a funny way of reminding you that that is not the purpose of why you're here and who you are.

Controversial College Closing Goes To State Supreme Court

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 06.04.2015 | College

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Supreme Court of Virginia will be asked Thursday to temporarily block the planned closure of Sweet Briar College in August. ...

10 Inspirational Quotes for Graduates

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

No matter what your circumstances in life -- where you live, the family you were born into, what happened to you as a young child that was beyond your control -- NOW is the time to step forward into your own true self and begin the chapter of life that is truly yours for the making.

13 Reasons Moving Back In With Your Parents Is A Stellar Post-Grad Decision

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 06.03.2015 | College

So you graduated. Congratulations and welcome to the raging cyclone of emotion that is post-grad life. Now that you’re out in the real world, fin...

Graduating This Year? Read This First

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Sajeel Qureshi

Accept the fact that you know very little and don't have all the answers at the beginning of this new adventure, but know that you can definitely find the answers.

Ending the Education Drought in California

John E. Kobara | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

In California, we're talking a lot about the water drought. But we have another kind of drought that's been plaguing our state. Our "educational aqueduct" is also running on empty and is an inadequate resource.

24 Things You Take With You After Graduating From College

Lexi Herrick | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

The remarkable truth about each unique stage of life is that it's really not about what you leave behind at all; it's about what you take with you.

Thank You, Grace Experience, For Living Up to Your Name

Chris Bohjalian | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Chris Bohjalian

Grace Experience, thank you. Thank you for being you. We are so grateful for the heaping dollops of happiness you have brought into our lives every single day. And we are so proud of the beautiful woman you have become, inside and out.

Four Years Wiser, My Message for This Year's Graduates

Katharine Rose | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Katharine Rose

Our focus, then, should not be on trying to "figure it all out." It should be on finding ways to be more accepting of the place we are currently in -- and looking for lessons that we can call upon for guidance in the future.