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Higher Ed Funding Cuts, State by State

Michael Mitchell | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Michael Mitchell

With state legislative sessions beginning across the country, it's a good time to remind lawmakers that funding for public two- and four-year colleges remains well below pre-recession levels in almost every state.

Will The Next Generation Be Broke, Busted & Disgusted? (...and how to ensure your kids won't be.)

Adam Carroll | Posted 01.25.2016 | Education
Adam Carroll

Imagine you're 18 years old and expected to buy a home. You are told to go pick something out that you like, something that "feels" right, and then bu...

The Transfer Problem: The Case for Private Colleges

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.18.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

In November, the Edvance Foundation released a report titled, "Strengthening the Transfer Pathway," that identified opportunities for private colleges and universities to accept a much more robust stream of transfer students.

The Maine Higher Education Experiment: What's the Real Lesson Here?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.04.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The University of Maine recently announced that it would start charging qualified students from Massachusetts the same tuition and fees that they would pay to attend the University of Massachusetts' flagship campus at Amherst.

Is a Photography Degree a Waste of Time?

Michael Carpenter | Posted 12.18.2015 | College
Michael Carpenter

After some in-depth research, I've put together a list of pros and cons for getting a photography degree versus teaching yourself, and the results might surprise you.

Moody's 2016 Higher Education Outlook: This Is What We're Celebrating?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 12.07.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Last week Moody's Investor Services issued its 2016 outlook for American colleges and universities. The takeaways were: stability and modest growth.

Starbucks Offers Free College Tuition To Military Spouses And Children

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business

Starbucks will offer free college tuition to the children and spouses of its employees who have served in the military, the company announced on Mond...

5 Reasons You Should Ask Your Boss About Tuition Reimbursement

Julie Stich | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Julie Stich

Educational assistance programs continue to gain steam as a popular employee benefit offering. With several large companies (McDonald's, Starbucks, an...

First Thoughts on a New Higher Education Agenda

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.19.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

For those of us who follow trend lines showing how higher education pays the bills, there is a prevailing sense of déjà vu as the years go by. The b...

Bank That Lost Dozens Of Employees On 9/11 Has Sent 54 Of Their Kids To College

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.17.2015 | Good News

An investment bank is helping the families of its employees who were killed on Sept. 11 build a bright future. Sandler O’Neill & Partners, ...

A Practical Solution to College Costs

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.13.2015 | College
Peter Van Buren

A better educated workforce is needed to compete more effectively. A high school education is no longer sufficient in a post-industrial society. But can enough people afford that? Yes, but they need to work for it, in a different way than you think

Higher Education and the American Dream

John A. Roush | Posted 07.28.2015 | College
John A. Roush

It's a fair assessment to say that the business model of higher education in this country is broken. How we reached this point is complicated, and the biggest casualty of this sad state of affairs may be the American dream itself.

Why Paying For College Is A Problem Of Degree(s)

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.22.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

American higher education must figure out a way to encourage families to assume a responsible share of the burden of educating their children without forcing them through silos of debt accumulating on top of one another.

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren: The Tuition Is Too Damn High | Zach Carter | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took on the student debt crisis in a wide-ranging interview with The Huffington Post, calling for a fede...

The Leveling of the College Playing Field

Courtney Willett | Posted 06.11.2015 | College
Courtney Willett

Until college is no longer treated like a business in America, it will continue to create an unlevel playing field. Those who are genuinely enthused about learning deserve a chance at higher education.

The #1 Way to Lower the Cost of College

Clark Howard | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Clark Howard

Let's face it: The cost of college has become prohibitive for many Americans. Even the state schools have run up their tuition as they face state budget crunches. So how about going to a two-year community college? They can be a great way to start your education on the cheap.

Roque Planas

Judge Hands Arizona Dreamers Big Win With Tuition Ruling | Roque Planas | Posted 05.06.2015 | Latino Voices

Undocumented immigrants living in Arizona while their deportations are deferred are lawfully residing in the state and therefore eligible to pay in-st...

Last-Minute Advice for Parents Paying for College - Part I

Beth Kobliner | Posted 06.25.2015 | Money
Beth Kobliner

Four years of homework. Two years of SAT madness. Half a dozen AP classes. And countless hours at volleyball games, debate team competitions, and soup kitchen volunteer work.

UC Santa Cruz Student Protesters Cause Traffic Jam And Shut Down Campus

Dieter Holger | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Dieter Holger

Millennial angst, for lack of a better term, fueled the 96 hours of demonstrations by students at UC Santa Cruz. Gen Y students are protesting on other University of California campuses against issues like 'police terror,' tuition hikes, and having to pay for education in general.

Band Aid Solutions to College Deficits

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.25.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Now is the time of the year that most college and university boards of trustees meet to set in place what the comprehensive fee -- tuition, fees, room and board -- will be for next year. It's a telling moment for higher education.

Affording College in a Time of Income Inequality

Equal Justice Works | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

As long as higher education remains difficult to afford for low- and moderate-income families, we are falling short as a society of providing the full social, economic and individual benefits higher education can deliver.

How To Talk To Your Parents About Paying For College

| Posted 02.02.2015 | Teen

The time has finally come. After touring countless college campuses, spending hours writing your application essays and waiting anxiously for those ac...

Private Colleges and the White Middle Class

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.14.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

We are reaching an inflection point due to rising costs, inefficient management, and declining state and federal subsidies exacerbated by the deep recession. Prices charged to support rising costs cannot continue to rise rapidly for many more years.

Fiscal Fitness: Higher Education Must Be Run Like a Business

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Without exception, each and every college and university must keep their fiscal house in order at all times by maintaining a balanced budget with "rainy day" funds that promote freedom, action and innovation.

4 Ways For Out-Of-State Students To Get In-State Tuition

| Posted 12.15.2014 | Teen

So you just got into this fantastic college that makes your parents sigh with relief. There's just one catch—you're an out-of-state student, and the...