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College Affordability

It is Wrong to Ransom College Affordability with Preventive Health Funds

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Leslie Gerwin

Failing to support public health weakens our nation's security. It is ironic that given limited funds and competing needs, Republican budget proposals cut human services and increase defense spending.

College Affordability and the American Dream

Sally Mason | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Sally Mason

As our country faces the economic, social, cultural, and global challenges of the 21st century, the way to keep the American dream within our grasp is to provide more, not less, access to higher education.

Lower Student Loan Interest Rates

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 04.27.2012 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

As we work to get the economy back on track, no one is suggesting it would be a good idea to double interest rates on credit cards or home mortgages. Why then do some believe it's a good idea to double interest rates for students?

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Ties 'War On Women' To Student Loan Debate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democratic leaders have found another venue to hit Republicans for their so-called war on women: the debate over student l...

The New Student Battle Cry: Don't Double My Rate!

Rich Williams | Posted 06.25.2012 | College
Rich Williams

The media and the country are just waking up to the alarming fact that unless Congress acts by July 1, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Congress must not let that happen.

Joy Resmovits

Ryan Budget Slashes Pell Grants | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.05.2012 | Education

More than 1 million students would lose Pell grants entirely over the next 10 years under Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, according to an analysis that the n...

37 Colleges That Are Cheaper Than You Think

Posted 03.26.2012 | College

There's plenty of bad news about the cost of higher education, but we do not always traffic in bad news here at HuffPost College. A number of scho...

Why Pell Grants Make a Difference

Marcus Luther | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
Marcus Luther

We live in a country founded upon the idea of equal opportunity. The Pell Grant extended me the opportunity not simply to go to college, but to make use of my college experience. It is a valuable program, and one we should not disband.

The Milestone That Matters Most

José Cruz | Posted 05.12.2012 | College
José Cruz

We'll never regain our global edge if we don't close the domestic gaps that separate low-income students and students of color from their peers. The challenge is daunting. But the strategies and tactics to reverse these dangerous trends are well-known, if not yet widely practiced.

New Plan to Cut College Costs? Been There, Done That

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Asking colleges and states to take on more of the cost of reforms will lead to bigger tuition increases, not smaller ones. Something must be done, but experienced educators will tell you this "new" plan isn't the way to go.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

If Michigan Doesn't Invest More In Education, Obama Could Withhold Federal Funds | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.27.2012 | Detroit

Addressing an enthusiastic audience at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Friday, President Barack Obama spoke about college affordability, a top...

Joy Resmovits

Can Obama Make College Affordable? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

If the Obama administration has trotted out one trusty example to symbolize the plight of the middle class, it's college graduates drowning in debt. O...

College Affordability: Damned If You Go, Damned If You Don't?

José Cruz | Posted 03.21.2012 | College
José Cruz

We can make it not only possible, but probable that the growing numbers of low-income students can rise to the middle class, paving the way for less inequality and more social mobility in America.

Suze Orman Answers Your Questions

Posted 01.11.2012 | College

Are you struggling with the fine print on your loan package? We've brought you the expert herself. Suze Orman, host of The Suze Orman Show, is a pe...

Joy Resmovits

Pell Grants Saved -- Kind Of | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.15.2011 | College

With the maximum allocation for Pell Grants preserved in the latest round of the budget showdown -- despite much political football and an earlier Hou...

Joy Resmovits

Can Obama Deliver On His College Affordability Promises? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | College

NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. -- When Joe Biden traveled here last week with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to host a town hall on college affordabilit...

Joy Resmovits

Biden: College Cost 'Crushing Hundreds Of Parents' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | College

NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. -- Vice President Joe Biden raised alarms about the rising cost of college to a sympathetic audience of high school students, pare...

Pres. Obama To Make An Announcement In Denver

Posted 12.25.2011 | Denver

In his second presidential appearance in Colorado in a month, White House officials have confirmed that President Barack Obama will discuss student lo...

Why Does College Cost So Much?

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 05.29.2011 | College
Brian Rosenberg

To understand the answer to this query, ask yourself another, perhaps unfamiliar question: what do colleges and dental offices have in common?

The College Costs Guessing Game | Posted 05.28.2011 | College

Long before the current economic crisis took over our collective consciousness, cost and affordability were key factors in determining college access ...

Americans Care More About College Affordability Than Tax Cuts and Social Security

The Huffington Post | Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a recent survey, more Americans believe making higher education more affordable would be an effective means of helping those who are stru...