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.
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.
Tall, dark, handsome... and debt-free? The modern dater includes fiscal responsibility in his or her list of criteria -- and women are especially picky.
Even if students know how much they will need to repay, they often lack information about how much they will make. By requiring schools to report more data and integrating it with earnings information we could give students a better career roadmap.
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.
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.
Nothing shortcuts the dreams of 22-year-olds more than having failed to develop their talent. We can't let the future leaders and builders of our country resort to sitting in their childhood bedrooms or coffee shops taking massive online courses with strangers.
So here we are, just a few short years past one economic Doomsday, and we're back to encouraging youth to make a career buying and flipping homes for profit. Not just any homes, but the still smoldering wreckage of the housing bubble.
I want my daughter to know what has taken me a long time to learn: No amount of ruching can hide the insecurities, double chin and cellulite that you are afraid to flaunt.
It is not enough to assume that students inherently know how to apply classroom skills to a real-world environment, particularly in the case of first-generation ones.
The smart high school grad no longer just picks a school, borrows money and wings it. Your future depends on your ability to assemble an educational plan that gets you on your path of knowledge and discovery without putting you at risk of attending a school that is doomed to fail.
Do high school seniors really consider other options? Do they even know alternatives exist -- alternatives that could put them far ahead of their peers both in the quality of their education and competitiveness in the job market?
Whether it's a good paycheck, cash from investments or even the lottery, the women in Citi's LinkedIn group want to know that they have the cash flow to do better than simply cover their bills every month.
While the phrase caveat emptor is a necessary one to consider in picking colleges and degree programs, the Great Recession shouldn't claim the idea that higher education is a ticket to a better future as one of its victims.
Potential employers may use this information to assess the candidate's level of debt in relation to the anticipated salary offer. If the potential employee has a high debt-to-income ratio, that may raise a caution flag about their financial stability.
You've got a multitude of consolidation and repayment methods to choose from. Needless to say, it's important to figure out how to pay down your loans quickly -- and with as little stress as possible. Here's what you need to do.