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Why Can't More College Students Finish What We Ask Them to Begin?

Dr. Philip L. Yeagle | Posted 11.23.2015 | College
Dr. Philip L. Yeagle

If we are to meet the national goals of increasing the number and percentage of adults with advanced education, we must put students' needs first. Given the necessary tools, students do respond and return many times over the benefit to our country.

Six Common Myths About Higher Education

Gary A. Olson | Posted 11.22.2015 | College
Gary A. Olson

Higher education issues are a matter of public debate at unprecedented levels. Practically every day lately you can pick up a newspaper and find an article on college affordability, or graduation rates or campus sexual assault, or the right to carry firearms on campus.

Allstate Insurance; or, Deception and Student Scholarships?

Mark Axelrod | Posted 11.19.2015 | Sports
Mark Axelrod

I've been watching college football for years, but it was only at the end of last season that it dawned on me that for a number of those years I've been watching field goals and PATs fly between the uprights and into the "good hands people" net of Allstate Insurance.

Clinton Attacks Sanders’ Progressive Agenda

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

This is why Hillary Clinton makes so many progressives queasy. The former secretary of state and front-runner for the Democratic presidential nominat...

New Student Debt Report Takes Close Look at Class of 2014

Equal Justice Works | Posted 11.16.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

Like previous TICAS reports, "Student Debt and the Class of 2014" provides a comprehensive overview of the student debt crisis by combining a bird's eye view of the national scope of educational debt with state-by-state data.

Cons of College Administrations

Nathaniel Prioleau | Posted 11.11.2015 | College
Nathaniel Prioleau

All of my life, I have been taught that going to college is a time to explore and to learn more about yourself. However as I have started to progress through university, I have noticed that for people who work for the administration, it's all about increasing revenue.

At 17, Drexel Student Pushes Ahead

Peak Johnson | Posted 11.11.2015 | Education
Peak Johnson

When it comes to understanding the concept of college tuition, Zakiya believe that she is lacking in many areas. She has never really questioned why college is so expensive. She understands that once she has graduated, she will likely be in debt.

Should You Save for Retirement or Pay for College? | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business

When you hold your first child for the first time, 18 years sounds like a long time. You assume you'll be able to save for college in that length of time. After all, it's almost two decades away, right? Not really.

8 Key Questions for the Next Republican and Democratic Debates

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We probably already know how the Republican and Democratic candidates will answer these questions, but it is always good to get their views on the record and let the public see where they stand. This is particularly important because, according the public opinion polls, Americans overwhelmingly support affirmative answers to these questions.

When College Curricula Fail: 'Who You Gonna Call?'

Eric M. Bledsoe | Posted 10.30.2015 | College
Eric M. Bledsoe

In the first act of 1984's Ghostbusters, the university dean tells our parapsychologist heroes that their funding has been pulled and they have to get off the campus immediately. Dr. Peter Venkman, played by Bill Murray, responds "But the kids love us."

What Drives Student Debt

Bob Hildreth | Posted 10.29.2015 | College
Bob Hildreth

Student debt is one of the most pressing problems facing the United States today. What might appear to be mainly a challenge for young people and their families actually has a more far-reaching effect on the national economy.

Why Tuition-Free College Makes Sense

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.28.2015 | College
Lawrence Wittner

The major argument for free public college and university education is the same as for free public education in general: like the free public elementary, middle, and high schools already existing in the United States, free public higher education provides educational opportunity for all.

Are Private Colleges Too Expensive?

Gary A. Olson | Posted 10.23.2015 | College
Gary A. Olson

Most people believe that private college tuition is astronomical while public college tuition is always affordable. This may be true in some cases, but certainly not all. Let me use my own institution, Daemen College, as an example.

The Happy Poor

Stanley Ely | Posted 10.20.2015 | College
Stanley Ely

My young friend Raul came to the USA departing the Dominican Republic five or six years ago and set his sights on going to college. Though it was tempting to relapse into Spanish, he struggled to write in English and continued writing long enough to turn out a good application essay.

Paying for College 101: 5 Tips Parents Need to Know

Jacob Gold | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
Jacob Gold

We constantly see headlines about the increasing cost of education and the strain it puts on family finances. There is no question that funding a child's college education is one of life's most significant investments. So how can you keep junior's undergrad years from undermining your own retirement savings? The following are several important planning tips to help you ace this test.

College Football Is Stealing Your Education

Robert Greenwald | Posted 10.13.2015 | College
Robert Greenwald

The numbers for this crisis are daunting. One of America's favorite past times is essentially draining the lifeblood and the future wealth out of the next generation and few realize it.

College Negotiations, Transparency and Improving Your "Poker Face."

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 09.16.2015 | College
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

Information is power. This is especially true when two parties are trying to come to terms on a potentially expensive deal...say, for instance, an undergraduate college education that can cost a quarter of a million dollars at some high-priced institutions.

College Affordability: Comparing the Clinton and Sanders Plans

Heather Gautney | Posted 08.20.2015 | College
Heather Gautney

The Clinton plan is a step in the right direction. But it's not debt free. The Sanders plan offers real solutions to the high costs of college tuition and student debt, and as such, real progress towards the building of a robust democracy.

Two of the 47 Most Expensive Private Colleges in the Country Are in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.14.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The U.S. Department of Education recently published a list of the most expensive private colleges, and two Illinois schools made the list. The Univers...

Hillary Clinton's College Affordability Plan: What Could It Mean for You?

Brianna McGurran | Posted 09.23.2015 | College
Brianna McGurran

Future college students -- who face rapidly rising tuitions -- and today's debt-laden grads both could benefit from a proposal unveiled Monday by Hillary Clinton at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.

Financial Aid for Older Adults Going Back to School

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.27.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you know where to look, there's quite a bit of financial assistance out there that can help working baby boomers and retirees go back to school. Here are some steps to take that can help you find it.

5 Private Illinois Colleges With the Biggest Tuition Increases 2015-2016

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.24.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Difficulty arises for Illinois colleges that might rely on state funding For college students and their parents, the increases in tuition costs are b...

Preparing Your Child for College: Tackling the Burden of Student Loan Debt

Lule Demmissie | Posted 07.24.2015 | Education
Lule Demmissie

College students across the nation are working toward earning their degrees in hopes of one day having a career that will provide them with financial security. While many students dream of financial independence, the reality is that the rising cost of college tuition is leaving many of today's graduates with burdening student loan debt.

Meet The Teen Who Pays For College With A Jewelry Business

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 07.23.2015 | Style

Think about the typical day of a college student: there are classes to attend, books to study and beer to drink. Now, think about a day in the life of...

Here's Why The College Admissions Process Is Bonkers

Ann Lewis Hamilton | Posted 07.19.2015 | Fifty
Ann Lewis Hamilton

Yes, California has a financial crisis. But why are we taking it out on California's students? Denying them the opportunity to attend their state university? Forcing them to attend colleges out of state and pay higher tuition when we, the residents, are paying taxes to support 'our' university system?