Despite the sticker shock, the public has consistently believed that college is worth the money -- though questions that mention actual dollar amounts tend to leave respondents somewhat more skeptical.
Who would have thought it? Would you believe there is set of financial tools and resources out there just waiting for you to stop by and give them a spin?
I graduated law school with $206,000 of student loan debt (woof). While I have paid off $50,000 in three years, I still have $156,000 to go. For all you student-loan-debt-suffers out there, no doubt your student loans affect your life.
Student fees have yet again been raised at the University of California, with the University of California Regents on the precipice of approving a plan to increase fees over the next five years, resulting in an eventual 25 percent increase from current rates.
Graduating from college affords you the luxury of living your dreams. Yes, it requires some hard work and perseverance but I promise you, your destiny is within reach.
The best thing Republicans had going for them in this election was the fact that they weren't in the same party as President Obama. But it would be a huge mistake for them to act as though this was an endorsement of their policies -- a mistake they seem likely to make. A mistake that seems destined to be part of the 2016 Republican autopsy.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness is an invaluable tool for retaining lawyers for long-term public interest careers and closing the justice gap. It is not the cause of high law school tuition and it is not making law students willing to borrow more.
One of the best-kept secrets in the college admissions process is the fact that tuition sticker prices rarely tell the whole story.
Investing paired with smart personal finance skills, like budgeting and tracking expenses, is the fastest way to wealth. The earlier you get started investing the better.
You may have missed this story about a radical new approach to the the student loan issue. Yes, we are swimming in so much news and information at times it can be hard to keep track of it all.
We need to readjust the way we educate physicians. Young doctors need to understand money more clearly from the start (especially the $200,000 in school loans part). But they must also grasp the hypocrisy that tells them that medical businesses, like Pharma, are inherently evil.
If we spend the time working across the educational continuum, we stand a better chance of enabling more students to persist and achieve.
Families shouldn't be left in the dark about what they'll pay for college. With admissions deadlines rapidly approaching, here is what you need to know.
The smarter thing to do is perhaps focus on where loan defaults are occurring, not on how much the loans are.
If you happen to be a recent or upcoming grad, the odds are you have three things on your mind: jobs, housing and finances.
How do you "know" that the stock market will yield a better return than what your student loan interest rate is? You don't. But you can make an educated determination of how you might tie out after, say, a 10-year period, by doing your research and using your own risk tolerance as a guide.