A librarian at a southern California campus of Everest College abruptly resigned last week, deeply upset that the for-profit school had admitted into its criminal justice program a 37-year-old man who appears to read at a third-grade level.
People's lives are being ruined by the cynical business model of predatory actors in the for-profit college industry, and the administration must take deliberate and strong measures to protect our students and our federal investment.
For all of the recent College Grads out there who are complaining right now about the lack of work, I just want to tell you to not blame your College for not preparing you correctly for the outside world. Since life provides a continual environment for learning, we are in constant preparation for the outside world.
Luckily, someone special woke me up to the reality of my financial situation. It took a lot of hard work -- and some serious creativity -- but three years later, I'm almost debt-free. Here's my story.
After the Great Recession, falling revenues and shrinking budgets caused many states to reduce their investment in higher education. This, in turn, led to higher tuition, which drove up the need for students to take out loans to pay for school.
No wonder the crushing debt students face is not on the minds of either mainstream politicians or educational leaders. It is unlikely their children will ever have to face that dilemma. So once again we are on our own.
Graduation day itself was a sunny day, but my future didn't look as bright as it did uncertain, if not ominous. I was graduating without a job, with no savings and with six-figure debt.
If the P-12 education system is all about preparing its students for success in adulthood, then college preparation is obviously a must. In the fall o...
Futures that will include their diligent and disciplined use of money. So it makes it critical that I share some personal finance tips with graduates and their families.
While the seas will be rough, you don't have to feel like you bought a ticket on the Titanic. If graduates face repayment in an open way, communicating regularly with lenders, there are solutions -- although none of them get you a Get Out of Debt Free card.
It's true that for-profits disproportionately serve students of color: African-Americans make up 14 percent of the total student population, but make up 29 percent of for-profit student population.
Individually, we may thrive by enhanced debt forgiveness but collectively, we retreat with considerable increases to our national debt obligation that we likely cannot afford.
When children are home, the parents can watch over them and provide financial advice, but when they are away, they can be tempted by easy credit and luxury buys. Here are four financial lessons to teach your college student that will help him or her make wiser financial choices.
Federal loans and grants don't come close to covering Phoenix's high prices, and like other big for-profits, the University of Phoenix does not normally provide anything like the level of in-house scholarship funding to lower-income students that many nonprofit and state colleges offer.
Whether we are talking about the perfect body or the perfect bottom line, a sustainable, new you is created through a healthy regimen that includes diet and exercise. So... here are 11 ways to get fiscally fit once and for all.
Where are all the educators who once warned their students so correctly about the dangers of paradigm shifts? Why are they not demanding reform and accountability within higher education today?