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4 Back-to-School Myths About College Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 09.02.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

As students and families begin the school year, let's take a second to dispel some myths about college textbooks. Before we debunk some myths around ...

Tips on Saving for College

Diane Morais | Posted 08.12.2014 | Money
Diane Morais

Prioritize future college expenses as a monthly budget line item. The sooner you start saving the better, because even small amounts of money invested early can grow quickly through the power of compound interest.

Got College Prep Questions? Answers Are Here!

Jeannie Borin | Posted 08.04.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Whether they are questions about college lists, filling out applications, writing resumes and essays, visiting colleges or who to ask for recommendations, getting the appropriate guidance is crucial.

American Dream Fraud: Confession of a Stupid Idealist

Larry Strauss | Posted 08.01.2014 | 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.

American Postsecondary Education: A Prada Handbag or an Irish Potato?

Charles Kolb | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
Charles Kolb

The promise of the American Dream has begun to fade, as college costs have now risen to such a level that for many they have become like unaffordable luxury goods. US postsecondary education costs have risen at a rate more than twice the cost increases in health care -- a figure which everyone knows is unsustainable.

The Global Search for Education: What Is the Future of Education?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.02.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Technology is the hope for many low-income students who cannot afford the more selective institutions. It's one answer to getting costs under contro...

I'm Tired Of Colleges Running Like Country Clubs Instead Of Schools

Ella Gonzalez | Posted 08.16.2014 | Teen
Ella Gonzalez

A single question is raised when these factors culminate: Where exactly does the money for college tuition go to? Surely the dean's dog can't stomach $60,000 per student.

Benefits of College Experience Are Vast

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 08.03.2014 | College
Tracy Lorenz

Despite the benefits, the current discussion about the value of education can be discouraging with more and more people seeing higher education as unattainable due to cost and accessibility.

Is Shop Class the Answer?

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 07.30.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

While encouraging more students to pursue a technical degree may seem attractive for the short term, the long view suggests that a wholesale shift away from encouraging all those who can to pursue a college degree will significantly affect their career longevity.

Will EdX Save GenX From Rising College Costs?

Heidi Legg | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Heidi Legg

I sat down with Lawrence S. Bacow, President in Residence at Harvard's Graduate School of Education and Former President of Tufts to ask him if technology will bend the cost curve of higher education or will it further stratify higher education?

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

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
WiserAdvisor.com

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

Have You Started the College Search?

Jeannie Borin | Posted 07.26.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Thorough research is necessary to be sure that students are applying to the right colleges for them. The research will also come in handy when completing applications and when answering essay questions that ask why an applicant wants to attend that college.

Where Colleges Fail Students

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Maureen Anderson

Is it the job of administrators and parents to get college kids to visit their campus career centers?

Making the 'Right' College Choice

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

I'd encourage you to consider three factors especially predictive of a terrific college career. Maybe these ideas will help you find the right college fit.

Wall Street Got $26.7 Billion In Bonuses Last Year. That's Enough To Feed Every Hungry American

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact

That's a lot of money, and it could solve a lot of problems.

No Greater Waste of Money Than an HBCU

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Given their mission, there is a rough road ahead for HBCUs in trying to reconcile low graduation rates, high loan default percentages, and low entry-level salaries for those who graduate against the rising definitions of value in higher education.

What Isn't Broken in American Higher Education?

Bill Destler | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Bill Destler

Some of the attacks on U.S. higher education, although in many cases well-intentioned, have the potential to do real damage to this sector of our national educational system at a time when a college degree is increasingly seen as the gateway to a meaningful and rewarding life and career.

Prospective College Students and Parents Are Asking the Wrong Question

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 03.07.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Small classes with lots of personal attention from gifted teachers with Ph.D.'s are costly. But getting lost or left behind in a lecture hall of 500 students for a much lower tuition can ultimately cost the individual more.

5 Questions to Ask College Financial Aid Officers

Jodi Okun | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Jodi Okun

Make sure you spend some planning time thinking about the questions you want to ask the financial aid officer so you don't get caught off-guard.

Resolving Higher Education's Challenges

Jonathan M. Brand | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Jonathan M. Brand

However valid aspects of some of these criticisms may be, they do not speak to the reality of a vast majority of colleges and universities that are doing a lot to meet the needs of their students.

An Investment Worth Making

Janet Riggs | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Janet Riggs

I count myself among the fortunate few to have received a liberal arts education. Like many 18 year olds, I went to college unsure of my career path...

How For-Profit Institutions Peddle College to the Poor

Regina Deil-Amen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Education
Regina Deil-Amen

Why would low-income students pay four or five times more for an education they could receive around the corner at their local community college? And why would they accumulate large amounts of debt to do it, foregoing the ability to later transfer their credits?

Let's Consider Complex Realities That Students Face When Rating Colleges

Dr. Charles R. Middleton | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Dr. Charles R. Middleton

I fully expect the educational results for the 2008 cohorts to be a mirror of the financial trauma they and our nation experienced and that many of our most vulnerable citizens still know all too well today.

It's the Principal, Stupid

Bob Hildreth | Posted 03.04.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

Congress brought out their knives and spears this year to fight over the interest rates you have to pay on your college loans. Those in favor of lower rates said they were coming to your rescue. Forget it. You are still sinking. "It's the principal, stupid!"

Say Goodbye To Small Athletic Programs

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 02.20.2014 | College

The meeting was brief. A few minutes tops. Temple athletic director Kevin Clark didn't mince words. Standing inside the football team's indoor practi...