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A Risk Worth Taking

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Nancy L. Zimpher

Students should be more conscious of the obligations they are about to take on, and if we are not comfortable with what our institutions are offering and at what cost, it is on us to make that change.

Borrowing for College -- The Ultimate Parent Trap

Pamela Yellen | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Pamela Yellen

Is it students pinching pennies and eating more ramen, moving home after college and postponing marriage? Or should parents keep shortchanging their own retirement to give their kids a leg up? Neither.

A Father's Reminder About Investing and College Costs

Robert Wyatt | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Robert Wyatt

At the risk of sounding "fatherly," by which I mean "old," I persistently urge my daughter and the many prospective students who actually seem to want my advice, to learn as much as they possibly can about a variety of colleges before forming their short lists.

12 Reasons College Costs Keep Rising | Posted 08.26.2012 | Money

University presidents and economists like David Feldman and Robert Archibald often cite the Baumol Effect (named after a Princeton economist) as a key...

Opportunity, Liberty and College

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 08.21.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

One size doesn't fit all. There are many paths to individual economic success. Not all include a college education. A rush for credentials of any kind can concentrate the social, economic and political power of our nation into the hands of a very few.

Getting More From Your Student Loan Investment

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.20.2012 | College
Richard Barrington

Paying for education is often said to be an investment in the future, but an investment is only as good as the return you get on it. Doing some homework before you finalize your course of study may be the key.

The Student Debt Trap

Camille Rivera | Posted 08.19.2012 | New York
Camille Rivera

I shiver with fear when I think about skyrocketing tuition, climbing interest rates for student loans and the crushing debt my daughter and her friends will face after finishing school, especially in the current job market.

The Price of College Affordability

William G. Tierney | Posted 08.18.2012 | Los Angeles
William G. Tierney

If colleges and universities ignore their rising costs and continue their business-as-usual approach, what kind of academic world might emerge in America?

A Student's Ambition

Uloop | Posted 08.18.2012 | College

We as college students need ambition, because without the desire to succeed, there is absolutely no way we can. When you have no one to encourage you, you must encourage yourself.

Cost and Value in Higher Education

Geoffrey M. Cox, PhD | Posted 08.15.2012 | College
Geoffrey M. Cox, PhD

The value of an education is partly what it costs, but also what it delivers.

Is College Really Worth It?

Maura Kastberg | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education
Maura Kastberg

Getting into college is not the end game; what happens after graduation matters. As long as students select colleges and majors with long-term goals in mind, they'll end up with a college education they can afford.

They're Paving Paradise

Thomas Fisher | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education
Thomas Fisher

The old Joni Mitchell line, "You don't know what you've got till it's gone" applies to public higher education these days. Most states have dramatically cut financial support of their research universities.

Neglecting College Affordability Is a Colossal Moral Failure

Kati Haycock | Posted 08.12.2012 | College
Kati Haycock

If we are really focused on re-energizing the U.S. economy, we need far more of our young people to enter and complete college.

Couponing Is "All About The Orgasm"

Faatima Evans | Posted 08.08.2012 | Money
Faatima Evans

Asking a couponer why they are addicted to couponing is like asking a porn star why they have sex for money.

John Celock

Tea Party Lawmakers Move To Restrict In-State Tuition | John Celock | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday to prohibit undocumented immigrants from receiving in-state...

White House Announcement Brings Good News For Students

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | Money

* White House welcomes more transparency on loans, financing * Congress in standoff over student loan interest rates * O...

Quebec: What Republican Nightmares are Made Of

Dan Delmar | Posted 08.04.2012 | College
Dan Delmar

Leaders from four student associations have been in negotiations with two different education ministers over the past few months as multiple daily protests have paralyzed Montreal, Quebec's largest city.

Rich People Think Kids Should Help Pay For College: Report

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.04.2012 | Money

Should kids help pay for college? Three in four rich parents think so, according to a survey released on Wednesday by asset manager Legg Mason. (H/...

Occupy Denver To March For Quebec's Student Strikers

Posted 05.31.2012 | Denver

On Friday, Occupy Denver will join forces with student protest groups Occupy Auraria, Occupy DU and Political Active Ztudents (PAZ) to march in suppor...

There Is a Warm Breeze Blowing in From the North. It's Comforting

Jonas Mafirsu | Posted 07.25.2012 | Miami
Jonas Mafirsu

The ubiquity of social networking and citizen journalism has made mass media repression more and more of a moot point.

Why Colleges Should Offer a Three-Year Option

Michael Roth | Posted 07.24.2012 | College
Michael Roth

By no means is the three-year option for everyone. But if we can offer families the same quality undergraduate degree at a significantly reduced total price -- and I think we can -- why not do it?

A Marriage Made of Money

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.22.2012 | Money
Ann Bauer

Given the choice between the flailing middle class and obscene wealth...? I think I might actually take the first. Because I remember how it felt being married to someone who had a different approach to money and a completely different set of priorities. It was profoundly lonely.

3 Reasons There Wasn't an American Spring

Stuart McIntyre | Posted 07.20.2012 | College
Stuart McIntyre

As costs rise, quality has stagnated, and undergraduates have been herded into giant lecture halls to be taught by graduate students and adjunct faculty. The operation of the machine has become pretty odious, but why aren't students putting their bodies on the upon the gears?

How to End the Education Crisis: 10 Classes Every Business School Should Be Teaching

Gene Marks | Posted 07.17.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

If our students emerged from their universities better prepared for life in the business world, there would be more opportunities awaiting them. So to that end, here are just a few courses I believe every fine business school should offer.

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.