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An Economic Agenda for America: 12 Steps Forward

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The long-term deterioration of the middle class, accelerated by the Wall Street crash of 2008, has not been pretty. Today, we have more wealth and income inequality than any major country on earth.

Why College Is Necessary But Gets You Nowhere

Robert Reich | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

A college degree is worth the cost because it at least enables a young person to tread water. Without the degree, young people can easily drown.

We Are More Than an Ivory Tower

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Nancy L. Zimpher

The documentary Ivory Tower debuts tonight on CNN, and it identifies some very real problems with higher education in this country. It is unacceptable that we would ignore the message of Ivory Tower at our own peril.

Now That Our Daughter Is In College.. Will We Ever Be Able To Retire?

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 11.04.2014 | Money
Bradford M. Pine

No matter how well you plan, it's hard not to wonder. After all, One of the many things you learn when you send your child to a university is that the costs are often much higher than you anticipated.

5 College Tuition Hacks That Could Save You Thousands

Abigail Seldin | Posted 10.31.2014 | 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.

Save Your Pennies: The Cost to Apply to College Adds Up

Mary Johnson | Posted 12.24.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

High school students and their families getting ready to apply for college are probably most focused on the cost of attending, but they also should be aware of the hefty costs associated with just applying to college.

What Was Your Back-To-School Shopping List Missing? Chances Are You Forgot The College Savings Plan

Judith Ward | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Judith Ward

The best way for parents to bypass the stress about paying for college is to save for it in advance. Our research shows that every dollar saved ahead of time can equate to almost $2 that won't have to be paid in debt later.

Options to Reduce Higher Education Textbook Costs

S. L. Young | Posted 11.19.2014 | College
S. L. Young

Paying for higher education is a major life expense and investment; however, the unknown costs to pay for textbooks can be overwhelming.

4 Back-to-School Myths About College Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 10.28.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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 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.

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

Charles Kolb | Posted 09.23.2014 | 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.