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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?

College Debt Attitudes: Millennials vs. Gen X

Adrian Nazari | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Adrian Nazari

Millennials may be spending more for college and racking up record debt, but they don't mind, according to a new survey of 500 university graduates by Credit Sesame.

The 10 Best Colleges That You Can Actually Get Into

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | Posted 07.15.2015 | College

You may not be going to an Ivy League school, but that doesn't mean you can't get an incredible education. Whether you are an A student looking for a ...

One Path to Debt-Free College

Equal Justice Works | Posted 07.09.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

"The Affordable College Compact" calls for state and federal partnership in higher education with the goals of substantially increasing public investment in higher education and reducing student debt.

Learning to Be Frugal

Nina Boug Lichtenstein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Nina Boug Lichtenstein

Talk about a sexy blog title. The word "frugal" does not score high in the sexy department, but that is something I am committed to change. This summer I will turn 50. I am, in my ripe age, learning to be (deep breath)... frugal.

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren: The Tuition Is Too Damn High

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took on the student debt crisis in a wide-ranging interview with The Huffington Post, calling for a fede...

Sanders' and Warren's Financial Aid Bills Miss the Mark

Bob Hildreth | Posted 06.11.2015 | College
Bob Hildreth

Bernie Sanders wants to make public colleges tuition free. Plenty of people think that's wacko left. They ask where he plans to get the money to pay for it. But then along comes Senator Warren with a more expensive bill that would make public college debt-free for everyone. Both bills would mark a sharp turn away from debt as the main way to pay for college.

How American Students Get A University Degree For Basically Nothing In Germany

BBC | Posted 06.10.2015 | College

More than 4,600 US students are fully enrolled at Germany universities, an increase of 20% over three years. At the same time, the total student debt ...

A Modest Proposal to Halt Rising Tuition Costs

F. Scott Hess | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
F. Scott Hess

A few years ago when I was an adjunct professor at a major California art school I remember discovering that our institution had fourteen vice presi...

The High Cost of College Athletics and Your Tuition

Dr. Philip L. Yeagle | Posted 06.04.2015 | College
Dr. Philip L. Yeagle

To complain about high college tuition is both relevant and popular. College tuition has risen faster than inflation for a generation. For many students and their families, the rise in tuition rates may put access to quality higher education in jeopardy.

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.

Higher Ed and Capitalism: The Best of Frenemies

Kate Blanchard | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Kate Blanchard

The announcement that the University of North Carolina system is cutting 46 degree programs comes as no real surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to higher education. Higher education has had its heyday, and is now in the midst of a long, slow decline.

Why Does College Cost Too Much? Ask Karl Marx.

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

The college tuition system is the most socialized sector within our capitalized economy; this is why it's completely disconnected from rational market forces and makes no logical sense. So, if you're wondering why college costs are out of control, ask Karl Marx why idealism has yet to trump reality.

Americans Gorge on Slogans: O'Kane Shows, More Than Tells

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 05.22.2015 | Books
Ximena Ortiz

The public demurs from facing reality and accepting measures that might fix the problems, based on a misplaced--and manipulated--appreciation of self-reliance and freedom, O'Kane explains and illustrates.

Debt-free Degrees, Workforce Development, and 100 Business Leaders at the White House

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Julian L. Alssid

Eighteen months away from the 2016 election, our national workforce and higher education policy arena already includes the campaign trail nearly as much as it does our nation's capital.

Going Left: Hillary Plays the Shifts

Alan Kelly | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Alan Kelly

I race sailboats. Not yachts. Sailboats. The kind that don't come with cupholders and require only three sober souls to keep her fast and upright. To my chagrin, sailing is right there with croquet in lists of the most popular sports.

Higher Education Is Not Just an Investment

Benjamin Powell | Posted 05.22.2015 | College
Benjamin Powell

Stories will focus on students' heavy debt burdens and poor job prospects, and call the investment in higher education a failure. Young grads do face difficult challenges, but the problem is not that their "investment" doesn't pay off.

But I Was Lucky: It Wasn't Rape

Yenli Wong | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Yenli Wong

Rape does not occur in a vacuum -- there are many types of sexual violence and colleges need to take all of them seriously.

How To Easily Finance Multiple College Funds

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

College seems to get more expensive each year. With increases in tuition and fees, parents with multiple kids wonder how they'll manage to pay for or at least help pay for half of their children's college educations.

Bring Back Free College and Cancel Debt for the 'In-Betweeners'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This new movement for free higher education is a very welcome, and very American, development. But it raises an uncomfortable question: What do we do about the 41 million Americans who are burdened with student debt today?

Essential Advice About Paying Back Your Student Loans - Part II

Beth Kobliner | Posted 06.30.2015 | Money
Beth Kobliner

The total nationwide student debt currently hits $1.2 trillion (yes, that's trillion). 70% of students are graduating with loans, and the average amount owed by each grad is $30,000. That first-job-out-of-school salary may not cut it.