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

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

03.18.2014
It was a different story 70 years ago, when most Americans thought college was only for the wealthy elite. That changed after World War...
States Consider Offering Free Community College

States Consider Offering Free Community College

Adrienne Lu  03.12.2014
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides...
How The Government Spends Billions Helping Wealthy Students Go To College

How The Government Spends Billions Helping Wealthy Students Go To College

Jon Marcus  03.10.2014
It’s not just colleges and universities that are shifting their financial aid from lower-income to higher-income students. Tuition tax...
Another Way Poor Families Are Getting Screwed By Colleges

Another Way Poor Families Are Getting Screwed By Colleges

Jon Marcus and Holly K. Hacker  03. 9.2014
Data show poorer families are bearing the brunt of college price hikes By Jon Marcus and Holly K. Hacker America’s colleges and universities...
Another Sign The Cost Of College Is Becoming A Bigger Factor

Another Sign The Cost Of College Is Becoming A Bigger Factor

03. 6.2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new survey of the nation's college freshmen has found that the percentage attending their first-choice school...
Duke Porn Star Reveals Her Identity

Duke Porn Star Reveals Her Identity

Tyler Kingkade  03. 4.2014
The Duke University student who has the campus -- and the Internet -- in an uproar over her after-school job doing pornography has revealed...
How Public Colleges Were Crowded Out, Beaten Up, And Failed To Fight Back

How Public Colleges Were Crowded Out, Beaten Up, And Failed To Fight Back

03. 3.2014
It happened so slowly that no one really noticed at first. That’s the way erosion works. It is a gradual decay. But somewhere along...
How Exactly Do Colleges Allocate Their Financial Aid? They Won't Say

How Exactly Do Colleges Allocate Their Financial Aid? They Won't Say

Marian Wang  02.25.2014
At the center of the admissions and financial-aid process is a massive information imbalance: Schools make their decisions with detailed...
Here's The Year When A College Degree Will No Longer Be Worth The Money

Here's The Year When A College Degree Will No Longer Be Worth The Money

Tyler Kingkade  02.12.2014
A college degree will still be worth the money until the year 2086, according to a report from Hamilton Place Strategies. In 2086, the...
The Rising Cost Of <em>Not</em> Going To College

The Rising Cost Of Not Going To College

02.11.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The earnings gap between young adults with and without bachelor's degrees has stretched to its widest level in nearly...
Elite Universities Accused Of Creating Illegal Hurdles For Students

Elite Universities Accused Of Creating Illegal Hurdles For Students

Tyler Kingkade  02. 5.2014
Dozens of elite and Ivy League higher education institutions may be violating the law by telling potential applicants they have to spend...
More Changes To Student Loans Could Be On The Way

More Changes To Student Loans Could Be On The Way

Kelsey Sheehy  01.26.2014
This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. Student loans garnered a lot of attention...
Even Yale Students Are Worried About This

Even Yale Students Are Worried About This

01.22.2014
For the stock market, things are going great. If you're a recent college graduate: Not so much. The Dow Jones industrial average hit...
Public Colleges Are Still Suffering

Public Colleges Are Still Suffering

Tyler Kingkade  01.20.2014
Public colleges in much of the country are in better financial health this year, but overall, appropriations are still 4 percent below...