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When It Comes to College, the Rich Get Richer

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 12.31.2012 | College
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

So much for fair-minded visions of colleges and universities as elevated bastions of fairness, equity, and leveling of the playing field. Instead, colleges are now freely admitting the open secret that they tip the odds and open the door wider to welcome the well heeled.

Is Higher Education Even Worth It?

Jayson Boyers | Posted 12.30.2012 | Education
Jayson Boyers

Education is the single greatest catalyst for lasting change on our society. We must commit to obtaining our own, and helping others gain, access to quality education. It is the only way for sustained personal and professional success.

Hedgefunders Part 3: The Colleversity

Dr. Robert Weisbuch | Posted 12.18.2012 | College
Dr. Robert Weisbuch

Imagine a campus that provides the personal-attention intimacy of a fine small college and the ranging opportunities of a large research university, combining the best of both -- hence The Colleversity, intimate and expansive at once.

Obama's Quiet Revolution

Jonathan Meiburg | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Jonathan Meiburg

To millions of Americans and their children caught in the pincers of a pressing need for a college education that each year grows more expensive, the Obama administration has quietly thrown a lifeline. So quietly, in fact, that you probably don't know about it.

Doing Well As A Sophomore? Here's A Tuition Break

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.11.2012 | College

Indiana University students who are doing well as sophomores won't have to worry about their tuition rising. IU President Michael McRobbie announce...

Is College Worth It?

Dr. Carl J. Strikwerda | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Dr. Carl J. Strikwerda

College does not pay simply by raising your job prospects. In a rapidly changing economy, college teaches the most valuable of lessons: how to keep teaching one's self for life.

In Defense of the Term 'Professor'

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Let's have our political debate and a healthy and rational discussion on how to pay for college. But let's take care to appreciate the work done by the millions of American educators.

University Promises If You Graduate On Time, They'll Pay Your Loans

Business Insider | Posted 10.05.2012 | College

The University of Texas at Austin will test next year whether it can increase its four-year graduation rate and reduce student loan debt by forgiving ...

Major Universities Attacked By Hackitivsts

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.04.2012 | College

Some of the top universities in the country were breached by hackers and had their student records dumped onto the internet a large attack being dubb...

Why We Need to Reduce College Tuition

Dr. Carlos Campo | Posted 11.25.2012 | College
Dr. Carlos Campo

If a college degree is still the gateway to the middle class, we will all have to be innovative and intentional to ensure that the gate is not locked for many. Reducing tuition is one of the ways to ensure that the dream of a college education is a reality.

Graduate From College, Get a Great Job... Is That All There Is to Higher Education?

Jean Johnson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education
Jean Johnson

Given the paramount role higher education has played -- and will play -- in the American story, not talking seriously about its mission in our collective future could be a miscalculation of the first order.

Closing the Education Gap

Dr. Devorah Lieberman | Posted 11.18.2012 | College
Dr. Devorah Lieberman

Many colleges and universities mount similar programs. But, what if all 4,000 of the nation's institutions of higher education were to create three or four similar programs? I think the results would be remarkable.

The Tuition PUSHBACK Is Beginning

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.17.2012 | College

Another college is doing the unthinkable (or at least the unlikely): cutting tuition. Regent University, a private, nonprofit school in Virginia, s...

Minnesota College Plans Tuition CUT Of $10,000

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.13.2012 | College

Concordia University is bucking the college cost trend, as it plans to cut undergraduate tuition by $10,000. Starting next fall, the sticker price ...

Obama Unveils Goal On Cutting Tuition Growth

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.07.2012 | College

President Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention touched on education Thursday night and touted his efforts to increase Pell ...

Tyler Kingkade

PELL PERIL: Grants Hit Record Low Point | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.29.2012 | College

The federal Pell Grant program was designed to help college students coming from low-income families afford the high cost of going to college without ...

America's LEAST Affordable Colleges

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.27.2012 | College

In the long run, these schools may not pay off for their students. Newsweek and College Prowler released its list of America's least affordable s...

It's Time for Customer-Centered Reform of Education: Part 1

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

In this post, we provide our analysis and thoughts on why it's time -- past time, indeed -- for customer-centered reform of higher education by examining an area that impact the value equation for students: college costs.

America's Student Debt Crisis

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 10.14.2012 | College
Kyle McCarthy

At a time when funding for education is being slashed at all levels, the lenders are flush with cash as our leaders stand idly by, refusing to do anything about this ever-growing problem.

Untangling the Web of Retirement and College Savings

Jacob Gold | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money
Jacob Gold

The reality is that a college degree is table stakes in the job market today, and figuring out how to foot this bill has become one of the greatest financial challenges facing parents.

How To Budget For The Hidden Costs Of College

| Posted 11.16.2012 | Teen

By Ali Robertson Your education may be priceless, but it still comes with a hefty price tag. You already know the general costs of going to college...

The Great Debate Over the Real Cost of Higher Education

Jodi Okun | Posted 10.02.2012 | College
Jodi Okun

Much like the mortgage brokers who promised pain-free borrowing to homeowners just a few years back, many colleges don't offer warnings about student debt in the glossy brochures and pitch letters mailed to prospective students.

Colleges' Deep Financial Troubles

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.01.2012 | College

A growing number of American colleges and universities are in real financial trouble, and Bain & Company says if trends continue we'll have a higher e...

Our Colleges and Universities Need a Stress Test

Bob Hildreth | Posted 09.29.2012 | College
Bob Hildreth

If we recognize and address the serious threat of a potential student loan meltdown, we can protect student enrollment from a crisis that could leave our colleges looking like our foreclosed neighborhoods, a sad legacy of the recent mortgage crisis.

More Americans Question The Value Of College

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.18.2012 | College

Some Americans spend thousands--even hundreds of thousands--of dollars on higher education. As the cost of a degree continues to rise, it appears som...