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GOP Congressman: Pell Grants Are Becoming 'The Welfare Of The 21st Century' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pell Grants are the nation's largest financial aid program, providing low-income students with grants to help pay for the rising cost of...

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?

Higher Education: A Good Promoter of World Peace

Shai Reshef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shai Reshef

Higher Education can make world peace closer through the amalgamation of two effects online higher education fosters: the betterment of individual liv...

Banker Matches Immigrants' College Savings To Help Send Kids To School

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CHELSEA, Mass. — It started with an immigration raid four years ago. From his Melrose home, Bob Hildreth watched the aftermath of federal immig...

What Goes Into Total College Costs (Infographic)

CampusSplash | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

While colleges offer plenty of things that are advertised as free, most students don't realize the ever-increasing amount of money they pay to get a college degree actually includes fees to cover these activities.

Students Of Divorced Parents Contribute More To Education Costs: Report

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Students from families with divorced or remarried parents pay twice the share of their college education as compared to their peers whose parents rema...

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...

Letting Tax Cuts Expire Would Save U.S. $60 Billion Per Year

The New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

$60 Billion: The approximate amount that extending the Bush tax cuts on income above $250,000 a year -- which Congress seems on the verge of doing -- ...

Tuition Equity Act Poised To Pass Senate

Colorado Independent | Joseph Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Sen. Angela Geron, D-Pueblo, told the Colorado Independent her Tuition Equity Act, co-sponsored with Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, appears to have the...

Is College Tuition Too Low? | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Gary Becker, the Nobel laureate economist, and Richard Posner, the federal judge and author, argued on their shared blog last week that tuition should...

College Savings Plans Should Not Be Defined as Gifts

Liz Mandarano | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Liz Mandarano

While the topic is hot, Congress and the White House should take the opportunity to exclude investments in college savings plans from the estate and gift tax regulations -- just as they do tuition.

It's on Us

Andrew Jenks | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Andrew Jenks

For the last year I have been fortunate to film and air my own docu-series on MTV which chronicled my experience living for one week at a time with young people from all walks of life.

Higher Education Legislative Priorities: An Open Letter to Newly Elected Representatives and Senators

David J. Skorton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David J. Skorton

Why would we educate children at public expense from kindergarten through high school and then deny them the ability to pursue higher education? I offer for your consideration a few suggestions for legislation.

A Dozen Ways to Eliminate the Middle Class

Tom Shachtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Shachtman

Cleaning out my files at year's end, I came across notes that I wrote in early 2002 on a dozen ways to eliminate America's middle class through the actions of government and private industry.

Trends in College Pricing

Gaston Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Gaston Caperton

If the path to global competitiveness is in fact paved with diplomas, we should all be focused on eliminating one of the greatest barriers to a college education: the cost.

The Cost of College: Weighing Expense With Value

Karen Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Karen Lawrence

If I had a choice, Sarah Lawrence College would never be listed among America's "most expensive" universities. We must explore what value these costs provide.

Fox's John Stossel Is Wrong to Oppose the Minimum Wage

Anne L. Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne L. Thompson

John Stossel claims that the minimum wage cuts jobs. But experience shows otherwise. That's because better-paid workers are better employees.

We Can Do Better on College Costs

David J. Skorton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David J. Skorton

The recession we are experiencing is not a normal, cyclical "blip" -- it is unlike anything that most of us have ever experienced. Consequently, we in higher education have to make some fundamental changes in the way we do business.

'Stay Married': Researcher Who Found Children Of Divorce Contribute More To College

Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Children with divorced parents shoulder twice the financial burden for their own college costs than those from intact homes, because their parents con...

The President Just Saved You $2,500 In Tuition Costs!

Kalpen Modi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kalpen Modi

Reports on the tax deal have overlooked the president's advocacy for college affordability and have even suggested that he has made a deal that ignores young people. This couldn't be further from the truth.

Don't Let the Student Loan Crisis Kill Families

Jennifer Openshaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jennifer Openshaw

Everyone's been talking about the mortgage crisis that continues to wreak havoc on families. But have you focused on the next looming crisis? I'm talking about student loans.

In The Public Interest : Pell Grant Funding Gap Threatens Millions of Students, Workforce

Rich Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Rich Williams

If our country is to emerge from our economic downturn, we must invest in the students and workers who are the future of our workforce. Congress must take swift action to fill the $5.7 billion Pell Grant funding gap by the end of the year.

Why Corvettes Cost Less Than College

Opinion: Viewpoints | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

That was a pleasant stroll across the Ivy League campus of Brown University, in Providence, R.I. I saw the gardening crews, the maintenance trucks, t...

U of California In Crisis: Campus Cop Draws Gun on Student Protesters

Angus Johnston | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Angus Johnston

For nearly two years now, the University of California has been criminalizing peaceful student protest.

Twisting in the Wind: College and University Admissions - Part I

Jonathan R. Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jonathan R. Cole

As the November winds start blowing and the chill enters the air, hundreds of thousands of the nation's students are filling out applications for coll...