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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...

After Tuition Freezes, UC System Considers 5-Year Increase

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 11.06.2014 | College

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tuition at the University of California's 10 campuses would increase by as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unde...

5 College Tuition Hacks That Could Save You Thousands

Abigail Seldin | Posted 12.30.2014 | College
Abigail Seldin

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.

No Aid Left for You

Rachel Scott | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
Rachel Scott

Getting into your dream school may not be all it's cracked up to be after all. The truth is, it's hard enough getting into college but it's even harder to get out of it.

How Important Are Your Children's High School Grades?

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Bradford M. Pine

Of course, we all know on an intellectual level that our children's grades matter, but it's hard to appreciate their significance until you've gone through the college application experience yourself.

Illinois' Top Colleges See Tuitions Going Up and Up

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.20.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Recently Forbes came out with its 2014 top 100 colleges list, which includes four Illinois schools in its Top 75. From Forbes' rankings, which covered more than 600 schools, we pulled out the top 15 Illinois colleges.

American Dream Fraud: Confession of a Stupid Idealist

Larry Strauss | Posted 10.01.2014 | College
Larry Strauss

While I've been a true believer and I've perpetuated the belief in hard work as the great poverty buster, now when I talk to some of them I feel that I've perpetuated a great fraud upon them.

The Future of Higher Education: Is There a Middle Ground?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.06.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

If leadership ultimately must come from within higher education, will the disruptive innovators who understand the history and traditions step forward to make change happen?

7 Creative Ways To Pay For College (Without Taking On More Loans!) | Posted 07.29.2014 | College

With a little creativity and some hard work on your part, you can enter your brand-new adult life with way more financial freedom.

Making College More Affordable for More Families

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Gov. Martin O'Malley

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.