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Community Colleges Need Alternatives

The Daily Trojan | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
The Daily Trojan

A reason students attend community college before applying to a more expensive four-year college is to save money. Pricier courses would undermine their purpose: providing affordable options to students from all backgrounds.

Students Receive Accidental Cash Windfalls

Loren Berlin | Posted 04.03.2012 | Money

What would you do if you discovered thousands of dollars mysteriously deposited in your bank account? Would you keep the money or return it to its rig...

How to Be the Best Admitted Student

Liz Davis | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Liz Davis

Just like the postal service, students are most desperate for the heavier envelopes. Inside awaits the offer of a lifetime -- an invitation to become a member of The University of Your Dreams. Finally the wait, the stress, and the hard work are all over! Wrong.

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...

How to Haggle For That College Money

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | College

By Linda Stern WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) - Over the next week, most colleges will give high school seniors the good news -- who g...

Why College Students Need to Support Their Professors

Ethan Miller | Posted 05.28.2012 | College
Ethan Miller

So what causes professors who have advanced degrees to be paid poverty wages while students go into thousands of dollars of debt to pay for school? A lot of this comes from the increasing corporatization of colleges and universities, a trend that was started in the late 20th century and has continued since.

Why College Students Should Vote for Obama

Kaitlyn Ridel | Posted 05.27.2012 | College
Kaitlyn Ridel

Every Republican candidate has expressed concern with which direction our country is heading. What I don't understand is how the candidates could forget about the group of people pertinent to America's future: college students.

The Students Are Right, California

Terry Connelly | Posted 05.27.2012 | San Francisco
Terry Connelly

California once led the world in providing affordable access to college to all classes. Today, our taxpayers have said no to this commitment. But the taxpayer revolt against the rising cost of higher education has an element of logic.

The Next Bubble: Is It Time for the Feds to Cap College Tuition?

Adam Levin | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

If the interest rate on student loans is doubled this summer, the camel's back will break and we will be facing yet another large-scale crisis like the one that crippled the economy in 2008.

Scouring for Scholarships

Jennifer Islam | Posted 05.17.2012 | Teen
Jennifer Islam

The other day I met a college graduate who urged me to apply for as many scholarships as possible and was almost in tears while explaining how much debt she is in.

Students Footing More Of Bill For Public Higher Ed

AP | By JUSTIN POPE | Posted 05.16.2012 | College

-- The "public" component of public higher education is rapidly eroding, with public colleges now getting more than 43 percent of their revenues from...

Students Footing More Of Bill For Public Higher Ed

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 05.16.2012 | College

The "public" component of public higher education is rapidly eroding, with public colleges now getting more than 43 percent of their revenues from stu...

Why Pell Grants Make a Difference

Marcus Luther | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
Marcus Luther

We live in a country founded upon the idea of equal opportunity. The Pell Grant extended me the opportunity not simply to go to college, but to make use of my college experience. It is a valuable program, and one we should not disband.

Yes, You Can Afford The College Of Your Choice: Liberal Arts Colleges Increase Financial Aid

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Like many liberal arts colleges, St. John's College's commitment to increased financial aid to meet the demonstrated need of all qualified applicants makes it affordable. For students and their families, the answer is "yes" you can afford to attend the college of your choice.

Why We Marched in Sacramento

Chucho Mendoza | Posted 05.07.2012 | College
Chucho Mendoza

The headline in this week's news, "Harvard Now Cheaper Than Cal State," may have shocked many across the country. But for California's families and students, it reflects the reality of millions who have struggled for years with the rising cost of higher education.

Can A Hashtag Help Pay Your College Tuition?

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.06.2012 | Detroit

Free in-state college tuition for every Michigan student is a real possibility under a new state Democrat-backed plan. It's called "Michigan 2020," an...

Guess Who's Getting Targeted By Tax Scammers Again

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

It's tax season -- which means that scammers are once again trying to rip off the elderly. The Internal Revenue Service issued a notice on Monday ...

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...

GOP Candidate Defends Obama Against Santorum's 'Snob' Comment

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.29.2012 | College

President Obama got support from an unlikely ally against GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's "snob" comment -- namely, Newt Gingrich. Gingr...

Should Everyone Get a Chance to Go to College?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 04.29.2012 | College
Richard Schiffman

Of all the things that Rick Santorum loves to hate, the latest, and also arguably the oddest, is college. The Republican hopeful's curious antipathy to higher education is a recent development.

Arizona GOP Legislator Meets Student Opposition With 'Open Hostility'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

An Arizona House committee passed a bill last week that would require every student at a public college in the state, regardless of economic status, t...

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.

Free College Is the Answer to Our Higher Education Crisis

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Bernard Starr

Our nation is facing a crisis -- with vast domestic and worldwide implications -- that can only be addressed by thinking out of the box about 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 ...