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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.