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Paying for College

How Many Detroit Grads Can Go to College for Free? All of Them

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.26.2013 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Free college for every single one of Detroit's high school graduates. The beginning of business as usual.

High School Seniors Have No Idea How Much College Debt They'll Be In

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

Half of all high school seniors have no idea how much money they'll need to borrow to pay for college, a new survey from the Credit Union National Ass...

Digging Deeper Into Student Loan Debt

Mike English | Posted 06.09.2013 | College
Mike English

Student loan debt is used to make an investment in human capital. Since this investment may seem intangible to young people, they may start to wonder: is college worth it?

Facing The Gap In The Financial Award

W. Kent Barnds | Posted 05.26.2013 | College
W. Kent Barnds

The coming weeks will bring gasps from students and families involved in the final phase of choosing a college -- usually when they open the financial aid award letter from a college and see their expected out-of-pocket cost.

Are College Students Being Overly Optimistic?

Jodi Okun | Posted 05.22.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

Despite everything that has happened in the economy, college still holds a strong attraction for most of today's young adults. There could be many possible reasons for this continued interest in education.

How to Read Financial Aid Offers

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.20.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Since paying for a college education is like buying a new car every year for four consecutive years, understanding what you're getting into is a must. Here's how.

How Aggressively Should I Pay Off My Student Loans?

Nate Howard | Posted 05.17.2013 | College
Nate Howard

Reading articles on student loans is a part of my job, so I've absorbed a great deal of literature on this subject. But not one thing I've read hits this question head-on.

Smart Strategies to Beat the Student Loan Conveyor Belt

Jodi Okun | Posted 05.13.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

While it might seem like taking loans is the only way to cover college costs, there are several smart strategies families and students can use to reduce the money needed.

Increasing Higher Education Completion

Erik Rancatore | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Erik Rancatore

For first-generation students, navigating the college process can seem like an impossible task. Complicating matters more, first-generation students often struggle with planning for college, completing the FAFSA, and applying to college when compared to their more affluent peers.

Are You Sure College Is Really Worth All The Time and Money?

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 05.04.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

There are proponents on either side who either say: 1) college costs too much and students don't really get that much out of it anyway, or 2) if young people want to get ahead in life, a college degree is essential. I am inclined to follow the latter dictum.

My Student Voice

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 03.01.2013 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

The students in my old neighborhood deserve a chance to have a successful future. If we can't give them that, how can we say that we have succeeded in bringing up the generation of the future -- the ones who are going to determine the future of this country?

Money Matters on Campus: Finances Stress College Students

Mary Johnson | Posted 04.29.2013 | College
Mary Johnson

A new study released today, entitled "Money Matters on Campus," provides a first-of-its-kind look at how college students' early attitudes and behaviors affect positive and negative financial outcomes.

The One Best Thing To Do With Your Money In Your 40s

Posted 03.19.2015 | OWN

By Suze Orman If you have children, you absolutely must... be smart about college costs. Yes, your kids should go to school. No, you shouldn'...

Is 2013 the Year the Student Loan Bubble Bursts?

Jodi Okun | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

Today's students and their parents will have to be much smarter in determining how they will pay for college in order to avoid the alternatives of high debt or no college at all.

Time to Stop Tinkering With College Affordability - and Take Action

Kati Haycock | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Kati Haycock

America needs to take on the issue of college affordability and student debt not with a few Band-Aids, but with an aggressive, comprehensive attack that engages all of the critical players. We can't wait to do that.

Financial Aid for the Savvy Consumer

Mary Johnson | Posted 04.16.2013 | College
Mary Johnson

Most families tend to overestimate college costs, and with a little preparation and persistence you and your child will find a school that's within your financial reach. Here are some tips for getting started.

Could Marco Rubio Fix Student Loans?

Jennifer Mishory | Posted 04.16.2013 | College
Jennifer Mishory

Young people are an increasing force at the ballot box, and tuition and debt are top issues for this generation. Any politician that wants to show their stuff to Millennials must address this issue. So, Senator Rubio, while you're thinking about ways to help students and debtors, consider a few more.

Macklemore's 'Thrift Shop' Parodied by College Students (For a Good Cause)

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.02.2013 | Education
Impatient Optimists

If thrift-shopping isn't your thing, a group of college students are hoping to bring that same joy to filling out the FAFSA -- a financial aid form for current and prospective college students. Think there's nothing fun about filling out financial aid forms for college?

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training

Students Rising Above | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif For too long, the national dialogue about college education has been focused on access and affordability. In fact, what's needed are comprehensive programs across the nation that enable promising students to overcome long odds and become dynamic contributors and role models.

Top 20 Colleges Where Women Seek Sugar Daddies

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.17.2013 | College

If you attend college in Florida, Georgia or New York, there's a greater chance your peers are using SeekingArrangement.com to find "sugar daddies" to...

Why a $500 Scholarship Is a Big Deal

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 03.13.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Parents see these scholarships as part of the "millions of dollars" in scholarship money that goes unclaimed, while students see them as a long shot that isn't worth their time.

The Dark Side Of Paying For College

Posted 01.11.2013 | Black Voices

By Jarrett L. Carter, HBCU Digest Veona doesn’t remember her first encounter as an escort, but she vividly remembers the feeling of waiting by th...

Applying to College: 2012 Is a Year to Forget

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 03.02.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Seniors who are spending the December break dotting I's and crossing T's on college applications may not feel like the year is over, but we soon get to say goodbye to a calendar year some are convinced was 18 months long.

Paying for College 101 -- Financial Aid and More

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 02.17.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Even if you haven't heard back from your colleges, it's time to think about paying for college. If you're new to this discussion, you need to come up to speed in a hurry.

How to Fix the Student Loan Crisis (for Real This Time)

Adam Levin | Posted 02.11.2013 | Money
Adam Levin

It's time to return student loans to the discipline of the free market. Only then can tomorrow's graduates enjoy the futures they've been promised.