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Getting Kids and Wallets Ready for College

Jacob Gold | Posted 07.24.2014 | College
Jacob Gold

Use the college process as an opportunity to teach financial lessons to your children by getting them involved in the decision-making process around savings and budgeting. By saving early and planning ahead, you and your family will be in a stronger position to tackle all of life's expenses from college to retirement.

10 Reasons Why College Should be Abolished

Michael Price | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Michael Price

For previous generations, the formula actually worked. Students enrolled into universities that were affordable, they gained marketable skills and they earned good jobs.

CHARTS: How Much More Expensive Life Has Gotten Since We Last Raised The Min. Wage

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

Unhappy fifth anniversary. Thursday marks five years since the date of the last time Congress raised the federal minimum wage to a paltry $7.25 an ...

4 Steps to Graduate from College Debt-Free

Michael Price | Posted 07.21.2014 | Money
Michael Price

Since you lived at home with your parents for 18 years of your life, is 4 more years really going to kill you? Doing so would save you approximately $40,000.

Paying for a Performing Arts College Education

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

Receiving training in a performing arts degree program within a liberal arts college, affords students an opportunity to learn their craft while receiving a college degree.

Yagana Shah

Son Drops Out Of School, And Dad Reacts Perfectly

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty

Most parents would be devastated, even furious, upon hearing their child had dropped out of high school. But not this dad. After his son dropped o...

This Student Experienced A Tragedy, Then Donors Came To Her Rescue

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.14.2014 | College

Looks like miracles really do happen. As of Monday morning, Vanderbilt University student Cassie Wessely has accumulated $46,623 in donations to help ...

I Love Journalism, But This Is Why I Won't Major In It

Neel Swamy | Posted 07.09.2014 | Teen
Neel Swamy

How can I convince myself to go into journalism when I am uncertain if I will be able to handle the financial repercussions?

Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Dare | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Kitty Dare

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

The 18 Most Expensive 4-Year Public Colleges

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.02.2014 | College

This week, the U.S. Department of Education released its annual list of the country's most expensive colleges. And the winner for four-year public col...

Game of Loans

Atima Omara | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Atima Omara

As college costs rise, many low- and middle-income families find it more and more difficult to pay for higher education. Over the past three decades. Since 1980, the average cost of tuition at a public university has more than tripled, while a typical family's income has hardly budged.

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

Ella Gonzalez | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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.

America Can't Afford College That's Unaffordable

Howard Schultz | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business
Howard Schultz

We hope more employers will join us in making an investment in tomorrow's workforce by increasing access to a college degree. We need a new approach from leaders who will join us in taking up the mantle to do the right thing: for our companies, for our communities, for our country.

Not Far Enough on Student Loans

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The rationale for lending federal money out at low interest to banks is that it provides a lot of capital to the banking system, meaning there is more money out there to boost the economy. There really is no good reason not to make the same investment in students.

The Top Eight Reasons I Made the Move: Princeton, One Man's Paradise

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Steve Mariotti

Princeton has already become a wonderful home for me, and has helped me grow intellectually and in other ways, as well. May you also find the wealth that I have discovered here.

Why Grandparents Are Paying For College -- Again

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.06.2014 | Fifty

It used to be that come high school graduation time, the fattest gift envelope could be counted on coming from Grandma and Grandpa. In a good haul, th...

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.

Often Forgotten, Middle Class Students Get a Scholarship All Their Own

Alexandra Rice | Posted 07.15.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

As costs for housing, food and gas rise, and the overall economy is sluggish, middle class families are feeling the pinch, making costly tuition out of reach for some. However, a new scholarship available in the fall promises to cut colleges costs for these families.

Tuition Cuts and Tuition "Cuts"

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.11.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

In a recent report on the state of legal education, Moody's, the credit rating service, noted in passing that tuition cuts are not necessarily an effective tactic for improving enrollment. The rationale is important for people to understand.

How Tuition And Student Debt Grew Since 2005

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.08.2014 | College

Student debt has grown significantly since 2005, before the recession hit and back when The Huffington Post was first founded. In honor of the web...

Why You Should Think Twice About Grad School

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Kevin Kleitches

Being disillusioned with your life's path is a symptom, not a sickness. In other words, it's a sign of something much deeper that you have to address. You can't just throw money at universities and expect them to cure your life's woes.

Ellen Gives $$$ To Ivy League Bound Teen

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices

In a time when college tuition can cost you an arm and a leg, one teen knows for sure that he can afford the Ivy League university of his choosing. ...

Reducing Tuition, Not Offering More Loans, Will Make College Affordable

Munir Moon | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

Until we address the root cause of the problem, students will continue to graduate with big debts that not only burden them, but create a drag on the economy as a whole.

The Student Loan Explosion

Michael Farr | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

The drag created by such big amounts of student debt is likely to reverberate throughout the economy for many years to come. This is just another reason we expect to remain stuck in a long period of sub-par economic growth.

Selecting the Right Fit College is Crucial to College Success

Vincena M. Allen | Posted 06.01.2014 | College
Vincena M. Allen

For low-income, first generation (LIFG) students, selecting a college that is the right fit has an outsized impact on that student's trajectory for college completion.