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Discussing Post-High School Options With Your Kids

Pam Didner | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Pam Didner

Going to college is not the only option. Even if you decide to go to college, there are multiple ways to control the expenses.

I Shouldn't Be Denied My Top College Because I Can't Afford It

Damani Eubanks | Posted 05.13.2014 | Teen
Damani Eubanks

In my own personal experience as a middle class student in the top 1 percent of my class, I've had to reconsider my college choices due to finances.

Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class?

K. Ford K. | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
K. Ford K.

I began to feel I had slipped so low that I was no longer respected. I lost self confidence. I stopped talking about my writing. Soon nobody knew that I was a writer or that I'd ever gone to college. Nobody knew me. I became invisible.

This College Program Could Completely Revolutionize The Workforce

2014-02-21-ScreenShot20140221at4.19.55PM.png | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact

By Anita Hamilton, Tré Robinson, 20, is the son of a single mom. A year and a half ago, he made his mother proud by graduating fro...

Prospective College Students and Parents Are Asking the Wrong Question

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 03.07.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Small classes with lots of personal attention from gifted teachers with Ph.D.'s are costly. But getting lost or left behind in a lecture hall of 500 students for a much lower tuition can ultimately cost the individual more.

Students Ask College Prep Questions That Get Answers

Jeannie Borin | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

College officers understand that not everyone can visit colleges. Between plane fare, rental cars and hotel stays, it can get costly. Students can visit colleges in their area to get an idea of college life and what they would like.

Resolving Higher Education's Challenges

Jonathan M. Brand | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Jonathan M. Brand

However valid aspects of some of these criticisms may be, they do not speak to the reality of a vast majority of colleges and universities that are doing a lot to meet the needs of their students.

Strip Club Aims To Recruit College Students In Campus Paper

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.21.2014 | College

Would you strip to cover college costs? With the price of tuition at all-time highs, a coalition of strip clubs in San Francisco thinks some students ...

It's the Student Loans, Stupid

Bob Hildreth | Posted 04.20.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

Is college tuition going up to compensate for state cuts? Or do plentiful student loans encourage states to cut aid and colleges to raise tuitions?

College -- All That Money and For What?

Thomas Kruczek | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Thomas Kruczek

This post was co-authored by Jay Forte According to statistics from The College Board, the moderate cost per year for a public state college is just...

Why Some Colleges Are Slashing Tuition

us news | Kelsey Sheehy | Posted 02.10.2014 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. The cost of college is rising at a breakneck pace...

Community Colleges Play More Vital Role than Ever

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

What community colleges need to do is keep the role that we play in higher education visible and accessible to all citizens, just as we have been doin...

Lawmakers Seek In-State Tuition Rates For Veterans

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is nearing passage Monday of legislation that would require public universities around the country to charge veterans in...

Parents: Teach Your High School Kids About Money

Neale Godfrey | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

As your kids move forward on their road to independence, the lessons build upon the foundation of principles you have helped them build -- and address the real-life situations and obstacles they will encounter.

6 Financial Aid Tips for First-Generation Students

Alexandra Rice | Posted 03.26.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

Your mom didn't go to college. Your dad didn't go to college. Your brother and sister didn't go to college. But you want to go to college. The question is: How do you pay for it?

The Thing That No One Talks About When It Comes To The Cost Of College

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

The cost of getting a higher education isn't just increasing in America, it's happening in the United Kingdom as well. The more people find themselves...

Greed Is Not Good: The Social Usefulness of Progressive Public Policy

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Progressives must never abandon appeals to fairness and concern for the vulnerable when advocating on behalf of sound public policies.

How I Saved $30K and Graduated 1.5 Years Early by "Testing Out"

Jay Cross | Posted 03.16.2014 | College
Jay Cross

Higher education does need to be changed, but for right now, it is what it is. So if you want to get ahead, don't fantasize about the future. Instead, assume society will never fix college and find a better way to graduate!

For Working Adults, the Lure of a College Degree Remains Strong

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 03.12.2014 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

The topic of the "ROI of a college degree," may be the strongest factor for working adults and other nontraditional students looking to return to a degree program. The need for higher education in this country is clear.

Free Public College, Affordable Private College

Harry L. Langer | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Harry L. Langer

Superior relevant education is essential for global competitiveness and national prosperity. The following are suggestions to make it accessible and affordable.

How College Pricing Is Like Holiday Retail Sales

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

You know all those seemingly great sales during the holidays? It turns out, they are often a "carefully engineered illusion."  A recent piece in the ...

The Latest Trend In College Tuition

AP | M.L. JOHNSON | Posted 12.23.2013 | College

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Freshmen at Northland College, a small Wisconsin liberal arts school known for its environmental focus, will pay no more than $30,4...

5 Reasons to Skip College and Save Money

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 02.12.2014 | College
Amandah Blackwell

Going to college or university is a privilege that many would like to have. But Just because you can afford a college education or get student loans, grants or scholarships doesn't mean you should go to college if you're not 100-percent ready or certain of what you want to study.

How Much Is College Worth? A Brainstorming Exercise

Robert Shireman | Posted 02.10.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

Most people acknowledge that the traditional undergraduate experience is designed to do something more than prepare students for jobs. What else might students gain from college, and how much should they be willing to pay for it?

Home on Stage

Write for the Future | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Write for the Future

By Schuyler Van Amson Theatre rescued me from my own insecurities which developed after one traumatic moment, one week before starting second grade...