Starting college can be one of the most important and exciting times of a person's life. It's also an important time to think about managing your money and how to enjoy your college experience without worrying about where your next meal will come from.
Much of the racial wealth gap is a result of deliberate policy choices, both by government and the private sector. And because wealth can be handed down from generation to generation, the effects linger long after discriminatory policies change.
Obama administration's decision to crack down on college tuition hikes has been long in the making. Our deeply flawed student aid model has pushed tuitions so high that the bubble is about to burst.
Taxpayer-funded tuition dollars aren't just paying for teaching; they're paying -- in full -- the costs of attracting the gravy-train pipeline of student borrowers! Detroit's automakers would envy that advance form of bailout.
A great number of Americans are redefining the American Dream. That was the takeaway from a recent Credit.com poll, which showed that nearly one in four people between the ages of 18 and 24 defined the American Dream as being debt-free. Shockingly, that's more than those who dream of owning a home.
As I scan today's landscape of challenges and opportunities for higher education, I find it helpful to think in a "3D" way as well, though the dimensions I focus on are: Demographics, Debt, and Digital Learning.
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Don't flunk out when it comes to saving for college. Learn about the true costs and honestly assess your financial situation.
Graduation rates, post-graduation employment rates, and loan repayment rates are crucial metrics for all schools, and we should make this data widely available. Beyond this, however, one size does not fit all.
College, like home ownership, used to make universal economic sense. Now both housing and higher education look like relatively bad investments, at least for a segment of the population.
Which colleges are really to blame for the $1 trillion worth of student debt America holds? The worst offenders are probably for-profit colleges. The real source of America's student debt problem, however, is the country's public colleges and universities.
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Financial literacy is tough to learn, especially right before the most fun time of your life, but you have to at least learn the basics.
There is not enough space today to enter into the debate about whether federal financial aid has been the primary driver of rising tuition.
With costs of tuition in the tens of thousands of dollars, students saddled with inordinate debt, and too few finding meaningful work in their fields, it is indeed time to respond to that scare tactic with a simple, very good question: "And just whose fault is that?"