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College Tuition Hikes

University Makes Bold Move

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.13.2012 | College

In a move called "innovative" by one higher-education official, the University of Toledo not only announced a freeze in academic and living costs but ...

U.S. Students Lag, Struggle More Than Foreign Peers To Surpass Parents

Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2012 Education at a Glance report has found that while the U.S. boasts high education at...

Romney and Ryan Undermining Access to Higher Education

Noam Schimmel | Posted 09.10.2012 | College
Noam Schimmel

There is no better way to alienate a massive swath of American citizenry than to cut funding for loans and grants to students seeking to enroll in higher education and in need of economic support to do so.

Back-To-School Politics

Kara King | Posted 11.10.2012 | Teen
Kara King

I still don't pay attention to party controversy. I will hopefully one day understand the ins-and-outs of health care and taxation, but at the moment I will admit, I am clueless.

Should Kids Who Can Pay For College Accept Scholarships?

| Posted 05.31.2012 | Teen

By Sam, Emory University College is expensive. There is no way around that -- it takes families years, even decades, to save up enough money to aff...

The Student Loan Debate

Maura Kastberg | Posted 07.16.2012 | College
Maura Kastberg

With college debt soaring over a trillion dollars, parents and students are up in arms. It's no wonder why California students have started demonstrating and the Occupy Wall Street movement has taken up the banner too.

College Affordability and the American Dream

Sally Mason | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Sally Mason

As our country faces the economic, social, cultural, and global challenges of the 21st century, the way to keep the American dream within our grasp is to provide more, not less, access to higher education.

Making Room for the Middle by Supporting Speaker Pérez's Middle Class Scholarship Act

Phil Ting | Posted 06.09.2012 | San Francisco
Phil Ting

It actually happened. It's now more expensive for a middle-class family to send a child to one of our California state universities than it is to send their son or daughter to Harvard.

Which Is More Expensive: Getting A College Degree Or Dropping Out?

| Posted 04.02.2012 | Teen

By Alexandra Churchill We all know how expensive college can be, but according to this report by The Huffington Post, the benefits of having a coll...

Is College Debt Affecting Your Marriage Plans?

Posted 03.29.2012 | College

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced last week that student loan debts have surpassed the $1 trillion mark, leaving the majority of 201...

Students Occupy University To Stop Tuition Hike

Student Activism | Posted 03.03.2012 | College

Fourteen DePaul University students have staged a campus occupation against the university's tuition policy -- the first occupation at a US Catholic u...

A Worthy Investment

David Boone | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
David Boone

I am beginning to realize that the majority of my schools cost $200,000 or more to attend. YIKES! There is no way, shy of a miracle, my family can afford such an education.

Could Community College Be Right For You?

| Stephanie Haven | Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

From “big (wo)man on campus” to the campus “fresh meat,” the transition to college can be difficult. Adjusting to a new town with new friends ...

Teens Sound Off On Obama's Big Speech!

| Julianna Joss & Shawn Rusterholz | Posted 01.25.2012 | Home

Two teen participants in the Junior States of America (JSA), a student-run political organization for high school students, sounded off on Obama's Sta...

FIU Campuses Should Remain Free of Political Repression

Brian Peterson | Posted 03.20.2012 | Miami
Brian Peterson

The arrest of seven young men at an Occupy FIU event on Thursday is the worst violation of freedom of speech in the 39 years that I have been teaching at FIU.

Could Michigan Students Go To College For Free?

Posted 01.12.2012 | Detroit

The state of Michigan could one day pay for its students' college educations. Sound like fantasy? Not if a group of state legislators have their way. ...

Wealth Gap Between Teens and Adults Is Highest Ever

Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

We all know it's a tough time to be a teen or young adult in America right now. The youth unemployment rate is at its highest since World War II, and ...

Destroying Education in the Name of the Free Market

Noah Baron | Posted 08.13.2011 | College
Noah Baron

If a college degree is to indicate anything other than socio-economic status, then American public higher education must remain fully funded.

Give SUNY and CUNY More Control of Tuition

Selma Mustovic | Posted 07.10.2011 | New York
Selma Mustovic

Gov. Cuomo will convene a summit later this month to consider a proposal by SUNY at Buffalo to give the university greater autonomy. This is an important proposal that deserves support.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Congressman: Pell Grants Are Becoming 'The Welfare Of The 21st Century' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pell Grants are the nation's largest financial aid program, providing low-income students with grants to help pay for the rising cost of...

We Can Do Better on College Costs

David J. Skorton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David J. Skorton

The recession we are experiencing is not a normal, cyclical "blip" -- it is unlike anything that most of us have ever experienced. Consequently, we in higher education have to make some fundamental changes in the way we do business.

Riots or Innovation?

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Tom Vander Ark

It is no longer possible to justify a generation of double digit education inflation -- it can be avoided and dampens returns on education to society and individuals.

Can't Afford College? Ten High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Degree | Jennifer B. Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business has a list of well-paying jobs you can skip college for, based on statistics based on compiled by and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but...

As Tuition Increases, So Does Financial Aid: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

College may actually be comparatively cheaper now than before the recession, the Washington Post reports. According to a new survey by the National A...

Students, Not Banks

Christie Garton | Posted 03.12.2010 | College
Christie Garton

In the past, we've taken a college degree for granted. Now, fiscal "responsibility" may ultimately force hundreds and thousands of students to put off college in the interim, or ultimately drop out altogether.