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Three Questions High School Seniors Should Ask When Choosing a College

Vince Bertram | Posted 02.05.2016 | College
Vince Bertram

With acceptance letters in hand, you are now in control, and the responsibility rests with the university to explain why you should choose it. This mindset can also be helpful for younger students who are looking ahead to their own college applications.

What Makes a 'Best Value' College?

Robert Franek | Posted 02.02.2016 | College
Robert Franek

In the field of college rankings, there is currently a whole slew of lists that claim to cover "best value" schools. Each one is a little different. ...

Dreamers Can't Sue For In-State Tuition In Georgia, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics

The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled on Monday that students who have received deportation relief from the federal government can't sue to be eligible ...

Will The Next Generation Be Broke, Busted & Disgusted? (...and how to ensure your kids won't be.)

Adam Carroll | Posted 01.25.2016 | Education
Adam Carroll

Imagine you're 18 years old and expected to buy a home. You are told to go pick something out that you like, something that "feels" right, and then bu...

Millennial Volunteers Flock to Support Clinton

Lindsey Gomez | Posted 01.19.2016 | New York
Lindsey Gomez

Millennials have been flocking to Clinton's campaign since she began discussing her ideas of how to make education more affordable. With so many appealing ideas, it is no wonder she is grabbing the attention of the younger generation.

Millennial Volunteers Flock to Support Clinton

Aimee Schnebeck | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Aimee Schnebeck

Millennials have been flocking to Clinton's campaign since she began discussing her ideas of how to make an education more affordable and wages higher. With so many appealing ideas for the younger generation, it is no wonder Clinton is one of the Democratic parties favorites.

The States Where College Students Are Hardest Hit By Tuition Hikes

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 01.11.2016 | College

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Bernie and Bloat

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.20.2015 | College
Patricia McGuire

Is administrative bloat real? And to what extent is growth in administrative salary lines responsible for the increased cost of higher education?

All College Students Should Have the Right to Flunk Out of College for Free

Galanty Miller | Posted 12.18.2015 | Education
Galanty Miller

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is pushing to make public college tuition-free. Athletic scholarships for all!

A Wish List for College Presidents

Elura Nanos | Posted 12.04.2015 | College
Elura Nanos

College presidents spend the majority of their time asking on behalf of their institutions. Requests for alumni donations, research funding, parental support, student involvement or staff compliance are made in an effort to preserve and expand on the college's (real or imagined) greatness.

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?

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
WiserAdvisor.com

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.