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Could Michigan Students Go To College For Free?

Posted 01.12.2012 | Detroit

The state of Michigan could one day pay for its students' college educations. Sound like fantasy? Not if a group of state legislators have their way. ...

College Is Not for Everyone

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.10.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is right to want every pupil in the D.C. Public Schools to aspire to the highest possible levels of learning. However, the specifics of his new bill need some work.

College For Today's Newborns Could Cost As Much As $422,000: The Daily

FUTURE SHOCK | Ashley Kindergan | Posted 03.10.2012 | College

New moms and dads with visions of Ivy League degrees dancing in their heads should be prepared to face a bill of $422,320 in today's dollars if Junio...

Let's Rethink How We Pay for College

Jeff Selingo | Posted 02.18.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

Student loans are not going away, despite calls by Occupy protesters to have the federal government finance public colleges entirely and write off all student debt. So rather than debate the impossible, we should instead discuss better ways of financing a college degree.

Occupy U-M Protesters Tell Mary Sue Coleman To Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Is

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.16.2011 | Detroit

When University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman made a Christmas wish, she didn't write a letter to Santa; she addressed one to President Obama...

Biden Stops Secret Service And Traffic To Greet Kids

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.09.2011 | Education

According to a CNN producer note, iReporter cnsteinman4 sent in this video from Neptune Beach, Fla., depicting Vice President Joe Biden stopping his c...

Latina Completes 13 On-Target Passes, Wins $100K

Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices

On Saturday, during the halftime of the SEC Championship game, Ivon Padilla-Rodriguez, of Reno, Nevada, put big-time college football scouts on notice...

Scholarship Promises College Tuition Aid To High Schoolers, Years Before They Go

| Douglas Harris | Posted 01.29.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Douglas Harris, associate professor of educational policy and public af...

Counting the Costs of College

Arva Rice | Posted 01.23.2012 | College
Arva Rice

The idea and notion of sacrificing for college with the promise of better employment options is being questioned. But in this economy -- despite the escalating costs -- college is a necessity.

Occupying Our Education

Annie Shattuck | Posted 01.22.2012 | San Francisco
Annie Shattuck

Our public university system is being systematically privatized, making it harder and harder for students from working class families to access higher education.

A Lazy River Ride to a Higher Ed Crisis

Andrew S. Rosen | Posted 01.18.2012 | College
Andrew S. Rosen

Americans who pay attention to education issues think they know two things for certain: our K-12 system is a disaster, but our higher education is the best in the world. They're not quite right on either count.

Let's Storm The Ivory Towers!

Marcus Baram | Posted 01.09.2012 | College
Marcus Baram

In other countries, such as England and France, students have taken to the streets by the thousands to protest much smaller tuition increases. Where is that spirit here in America?

The Top 10 Highest Paying On-Campus Jobs

Her Campus | Posted 12.24.2011 | College
Her Campus

Her Campus has compiled a list of the top ten highest paying jobs for college students that will not only earn you the dough, but also give you killer work experience that will prepare you for real jobs post-graduation!

In Cook County, One Year Of Juvenile Jail Time Is More Expensive Than A Year At Harvard

Posted 12.21.2011 | Chicago

In advance of releasing her $3 billion spending plan for 2012, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle spoke about one expense she hopes to slash...

How To Apply To College For Free

| Katy Hopkins | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home

It's no secret that college is an expensive endeavor for many college students, and the costs can add up before you even set foot on campus. For s...

How to Get All the Value of a Harvard Education at 1/8th the Price

Paul Freedman | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education
Paul Freedman

Because of the rising cost of college tuition, many people have been looking for new and creative ways to 'hack' education and reduce the price of a h...

Why Aren't Public Universities More Transparent and Accountable?

Mike Newman | Posted 11.14.2011 | College
Mike Newman

Public universities are supposed to be providing a public good to society and therefore should be forced to be transparent with their finances and accountable for their actions. Unfortunately, they are allowed to operate under the radar.

College Bound and College Bonds

Dory Rand | Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago
Dory Rand

With so much recent volatility in the financial markets, perhaps it is time to look again at offering safe and simple programs such as college savings bonds so that more of our children can have a chance to attend college.

College Costs Drop for Higher-Earning Households

Wall Street Journal | Sara Murray | Posted 10.25.2011 | College

By Sara Murray, The Wall Street Journal Middle- and upper-class families opted for cheaper schools and more financial aid to send their children to...

College Costs Drop for Higher-Earning Households

Posted 10.25.2011 | College

Middle- and upper-class families opted for cheaper schools and more financial aid to send their children to college this year. Overall, families sp...

Tiny Tax Cut for Most Californians Equals a Huge, Hidden Tax on the State's College Students

Gary Orfield | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
Gary Orfield

The generation that voted itself huge tax cuts over the last few decades is now transferring the costs of the resulting fiscal crisis to college students in a way that will severely damage the state's future.

How The Market Collapse Hurts Non-Investors: 24/7 Wall St.

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas MacIntyre | Posted 10.21.2011 | Business

Those who don’t invest in the stock market would like to pretend stock market crashes don’t concern them, but the truth is that they do. It’s no...

HBCUs Shouldn't Be a Last Resort

James D. Jackson | Posted 10.01.2011 | College
James D. Jackson

Just about 5 years ago, I would not have imagined that I'd be in school at an HBCU. Eventually, I discovered one of the perks of going to an HBCU. There are people there that want to help you, that is, if you want to be helped.

California Bill Makes Illegal Immigrants Eligible For Financial Aid

Posted 09.14.2011 | Education

The California state Senate approved Thursday a bill that would allow college students who entered the United States illegally to receive limited fina...

How Will Colleges Innovate As The Market Is Disrupted?

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 09.12.2011 | College
The Chronicle of Higher Education

We're likely headed toward a future where smaller, struggling colleges need to move to new models of doing business, while elite, wealthy colleges continue to support the current model.