A new rule from the Department of Education puts use of our successful GI Bill to attend online colleges in jeopardy by placing restrictions on how much many online universities receive in federal aid.
Return on investment (ROI) may be a useful measure for deciding whether to buy shares in a bond fund or a software company; but college is not just a commodity, it's a process, in the best cases a transformative one.
I remember that first day in my college dorm room. Asking myself questions like, "why did I get the bottom bunk?" Wondering what my roommates would be like, whether they'd smell or have strange sleeping habits, unusual mannerisms or odd friends.