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Cost of College

How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High

NPR | Posted 03.19.2014 | College

It was a different story 70 years ago, when most Americans thought college was only for the wealthy elite. That changed after World War II with the Se...

What to Expect When You're Accepting: A College Cost Checklist for Parents

Beth Kobliner | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

As kids across America are celebrating their college acceptance letters, parents of high school seniors are freaking out over the quarter-million-dollar question (as some private school sticker prices hit $60,000): How are we going to pay for it?

Another Way Poor Families Are Getting Screwed By Colleges

| Jon Marcus and Holly K. Hacker | Posted 03.09.2014 | College

Data show poorer families are bearing the brunt of college price hikes By Jon Marcus and Holly K. Hacker America’s colleges and universities are...

Why Public Colleges Cost More

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 04.30.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

What's pushing our costs up? Obviously, inflation is a factor. So is the age of our buildings: the older the college, the creakier its buildings, the higher the maintenance. But the biggest part of our budget -- 75 percent -- goes to personnel costs.

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 ...

What Parents Should Teach Their Children About Student Loans

Jodi Okun | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Jodi Okun

If you or your child decide to rely on federal or private student loans to cover some of the costs of college, it is a good idea to sit down before the freshman year even begins and talk about the implications of being in debt.

Online Higher Ed a Cost Savings for Students, Universities? Think Again

Susan Meisenhelder | Posted 04.16.2014 | College
Susan Meisenhelder

One of the most widely touted claims in the conversation surrounding online higher education is that it will save students, universities and taxpayers...

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...

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...

Financial Advice to Give Your High School Senior for the New Year

Jodi Okun | Posted 03.18.2014 | Money
Jodi Okun

While a good college education is certainly one gift most parents want to bestow on their children, the financial responsibility shouldn't all fall on the parents' shoulders.

A (Late) New Year's Resolution: Colleges, Opportunities and a 'Fit'

Richard Greenwald | Posted 03.05.2014 | College
Richard Greenwald

Today's students of limited means don't have the guides, networks or support, and they sometimes go to colleges they can't afford, where they struggle, fail and leave (with debt).

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 ...

Don't Let Excuses Stop You From Finishing Your Degree in 2014

Dr. Robert Mendenhall | Posted 02.17.2014 | Education
Dr. Robert Mendenhall

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. For many of the 37 million Americans who have some college education but no degree, life simply got in the way of their college pursuit.

The 'Why College?' Question

Gloria Yu | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Gloria Yu

Two questions presently dominate the public discourse on education: whether college students should major in the humanities and whether a six-year Brooklyn high school should be the new model for secondary education in the United States.

Higher Education: On a Crash Course for Reinvention

Bob Kerrey | Posted 02.04.2014 | College
Bob Kerrey

Well-intended efforts to change the general education curriculum have foundered on the shoals of academic politics. As a consequence, students are leaving college insufficiently prepared to be the kinds of leaders our world desperately needs.

Tyler Kingkade

Young Americans Know Who They Blame For The Student Debt Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.04.2013 | College

NEW YORK -- A majority of young Americans say student debt is a major issue facing the nation, a new poll finds, and many blame colleges for the probl...

The Global Search for Education: Change Leaders -- Leon Botstein

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

In the traditionally conservative world of academia, Leon Botstein is unafraid to challenge the status quo. His most recent cause du jour is of course the new Bard College admissions exam.

I Came to Duke With an Empty Wallet

KellyNoel Waldorf | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
KellyNoel Waldorf

In my four years at Duke, I have tried to write this article many times. But I was afraid. I was afraid to reveal an integral part of myself. I'm poor.

I Might Not Send My Kids to College

Sarah Stewart Holland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Sarah Stewart Holland

I'm sorry. I need to save $1,100 A MONTH to send my children to college almost 20 years from now?!? That is insanity.

Government Too Inconsistent, Contradictory to Run Higher Education

Joseph W. Bruno | Posted 12.31.2013 | Education
Joseph W. Bruno

Make no mistake, much good has come of the recent push to hold colleges responsible for assessing student outcomes, for controlling costs, and for graduating the students we admit. The national accrediting agencies have stepped up on this effort.

I Can't Afford Myself, Much Less Kids

Greg White | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg White

My kid would have to go to a junior college, because my savings plan consists of me getting excited for the annual Fred Segal 50-percent-off sale. I wonder if I could use miles to upgrade them to an Ivy League school....

Can Parents Afford the Cost of College Today?

Jodi Okun | Posted 12.30.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

If you are finding it difficult to keep up with the changes in college tuition, seek out programs that meet your needs and will help make sure you can find a college that is a good value for your child.

Why Alumni Salaries Matter and Why Some Colleges Wish They Didn't

Lydia Frank | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lydia Frank

So, what's the solution? Measure nothing and continue to see our college graduates move back home with their parents after school under a mountain of student-loan debt? Know yourself? How about support yourself?

It's Too Expensive to Go to College Anymore

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

America is the land of dreams and opportunity. Anyone who is passionate enough to want a college education should be afforded the opportunity to at least try.

38 Reasons Why The Cost Of College Is Worth Every. Single. Penny.

Gene Marks | Posted 11.13.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The high cost of education has been very much in the news of late, particularly after the President's recent speech on his plan to bring these costs u...