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Freshmen: Do These 7 Things Now to Not Be Broke Later

Alexandra Rice | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

For many students, college is full of fun firsts: your first time living away from home, joining a sorority or fraternity and tailgating for football games, to name a few. But all of those things cost money, and Mom and Dad won't be there to help you pay for everything.

Forcing Some Parents to Pay College Tuition

Margaret Ryznar | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Margaret Ryznar

There are no analogous laws that apply to married parents, who are never forced by the law to pay for any part of their children's college education. But, married parents might pay anyway -- and willingly so.

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...

The $7 Million University President

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Lawrence Wittner

RPI actually presents us with a glimpse of the future of higher education -- a future that we might not like very much.

Alena Hall

These Moms Are Helping Knit The World's Largest Christmas Stocking For The Best Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact

When both Lori Kleppe and Sarah Greene received news that their husbands would not be returning home from their military service, they lost more than ...

Community College Students Now Have Access to $200,000 Scholarship for Graduate School

Isa Adney | Posted 12.05.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Money is a huge barrier for community college students, and in more ways than just the practical. Sometimes, when you don't have money for something, it can create a tape inside your head that says you're not worthy. It's not logical, but it happens.

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.

Pay It Back: The Public and the Student Loan System

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 11.25.2014 | College
Kathleen Weldon

Despite the sticker shock, the public has consistently believed that college is worth the money -- though questions that mention actual dollar amounts tend to leave respondents somewhat more skeptical.

Freaking Out About Graduating? Don't.

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

Graduating from college affords you the luxury of living your dreams. Yes, it requires some hard work and perseverance but I promise you, your destiny is within reach.

As Costs Rise for Public Higher Education Our Citizenry Suffers CNN's, Ivory Tower Will Flame the Fire of Concern

Drew Stelljes | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Drew Stelljes

On Thursday night CNN will air Ivory Tower, a documentary that explores the value of a college education.

Increasing Transparency in College Tuition Costs

Abigail Seldin | Posted 11.14.2014 | College
Abigail Seldin

One of the best-kept secrets in the college admissions process is the fact that tuition sticker prices rarely tell the whole story.

Friday Talking Points -- A Democratic Economic Platform for Next Time

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress just won a smashing electoral success by essentially doing nothing but mercilessly block Obama's agenda. That, to put it another way, is a winning formula for them with their base voters.

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.

Workplace Moneyball -- Your Best Players Aren't Who You Think They Should Be

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business
Julian L. Alssid

What I am saying is it is time to bring the same level of focused attention to these adults as we do to our traditional coming-of-age students.

The Shape of a Radically Pragmatic College Education

Jayson Boyers | Posted 10.23.2014 | College
Jayson Boyers

The transformation in higher education is already here; the question is how learning institutions respond.

Are Millennials Too Poor for Parenthood?

Michael Price | Posted 10.28.2014 | Money
Michael Price

There used to be a saying that the American Dream was 2.5 kids, a dog and a house with a white picket fence. Those days are gone and likely to never return.

All That Moola: The History of 'Bucks' and Other Words We Use to Mean Money

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 12.18.2014 | Money
William B. Bradshaw

This covers many words used for money, although there are many more used less often. The exact history of "bucks" used for "money" is uncertain, but the leading theory, which seems likely, is that "bucks" came about as a substitute for money in the 1700s, when deerskins were a common medium of exchange for other items of value.

Student Loans: America's Next Financial Crisis

Anthony Figliola | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Anthony Figliola

As high-school juniors and seniors start their search for the college where they will spend the next four years of their lives, they need to take a lo...

How Over-Hyping a College Education Destroyed the Millennials

Michael Price | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Michael Price

For parents of middle school and high school students who may be reading, it's important that you recognize the unique challenges your child will face when they enter the real world. Do not over-hype a college education and make sure your child is making a savvy investment.

Affordability and Attainment: Student Success From Acceptance to Graduation

Carol L. Folt, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2014 | College
Carol L. Folt, Ph.D.

Economic diversity at most top universities remains low. But the conversation on this issue is often one-sided, focused narrowly on why there aren't more low- and middle-income students enrolled. Equally troubling is what happens to these students when they manage to get in the door.

Millennials Want to Close the Generation Gap When Talking Finance

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Money
Joseph F. Coughlin

In an ironic generational twist, the children of Baby Boomers are proving more inclined to turn to their grandparents for advice -- at least when it comes to learning about managing money and saving for the future.

When Less Is More: A Closer Look at Higher Education

Mindy Crary | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Mindy Crary

Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors will apply to college this year, in hopes of being accepted by their first choice. However, is the higher monetary cost of a more elite university worth the added sticker price?

Occupy Abolishes Almost $4,000,000 in Student Debt, Enrolls Campus Activists, Announces Nationwide 'Debt Collective'

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.17.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

As the result of an unprecedented "search and destroy" campaign by Occupy's Strike Debt Working Group and their Rolling Jubilee team, 2,761 individuals have been unburdened of their student debt to the tune of $3,856,866.11.

'Tuition... Freeze!'

Jordan Waxman | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Jordan Waxman

Could it be that the cost of operating a university -- technology, wages and infrastructure -- is rising at triple the rate of other technology, wages and infrastructure simply by being inside an institution of higher learning?

Free College Tuition - The Right Way to Pay?

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 10.25.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

The conversation about free college tuition is growing louder and larger as educators and lawmakers try to find a way to produce an educated workforce without sending students into mountains of debt.