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Punishing Public Service

William G. Tierney | Posted 04.03.2014 | Education
William G. Tierney

The students with the greatest debt and highest need for loan forgiveness are left with the short end of the stick. What message are we sending to graduates interested in public service?

Cheap (or 'Free') Is Not the Only Answer for Higher Education

Chris Maples | Posted 03.27.2014 | College
Chris Maples

Why do I believe that the current suite of cost-reduction options do not really address the needs of higher education into the future? Because these mostly politically motivated proposals address price borne by students (as opposed to actual cost) and completely ignore value.

Is This What Will Finally Stop The Student Debt Crisis From Growing?

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2014 | College

With the economic problems associated with student debt well-established, more state lawmakers are considering proposals to send students to college w...

How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High

NPR | Posted 03.19.2014 | College

It was a different story 70 years ago, when most Americans thought college was only for the wealthy elite. That changed after World War II with the Se...

What to Expect When You're Accepting: A College Cost Checklist for Parents

Beth Kobliner | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

As kids across America are celebrating their college acceptance letters, parents of high school seniors are freaking out over the quarter-million-dollar question (as some private school sticker prices hit $60,000): How are we going to pay for it?

Another Way Poor Families Are Getting Screwed By Colleges

| Jon Marcus and Holly K. Hacker | Posted 03.09.2014 | College

Data show poorer families are bearing the brunt of college price hikes By Jon Marcus and Holly K. Hacker America’s colleges and universities are...

Another Sign The Cost Of College Is Becoming A Bigger Factor

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 03.06.2014 | College

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new survey of the nation's college freshmen has found that the percentage attending their first-choice school has reached its...

Why Public Colleges Cost More

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 02.28.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

What's pushing our costs up? Obviously, inflation is a factor. So is the age of our buildings: the older the college, the creakier its buildings, the higher the maintenance. But the biggest part of our budget -- 75 percent -- goes to personnel costs.

Strip Club Aims To Recruit College Students In Campus Paper

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.21.2014 | College

Would you strip to cover college costs? With the price of tuition at all-time highs, a coalition of strip clubs in San Francisco thinks some students ...

What Parents Should Teach Their Children About Student Loans

Jodi Okun | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
Jodi Okun

If you or your child decide to rely on federal or private student loans to cover some of the costs of college, it is a good idea to sit down before the freshman year even begins and talk about the implications of being in debt.

Online Higher Ed a Cost Savings for Students, Universities? Think Again

Susan Meisenhelder | Posted 02.18.2014 | College
Susan Meisenhelder

One of the most widely touted claims in the conversation surrounding online higher education is that it will save students, universities and taxpayers...

The Rising Cost Of Not Going To College

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 02.11.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) — The earnings gap between young adults with and without bachelor's degrees has stretched to its widest level in nearly half a centu...

Why Some Colleges Are Slashing Tuition

us news | Kelsey Sheehy | Posted 02.10.2014 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. The cost of college is rising at a breakneck pace...

The Thing That No One Talks About When It Comes To The Cost Of College

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

The cost of getting a higher education isn't just increasing in America, it's happening in the United Kingdom as well. The more people find themselves...

Financial Advice to Give Your High School Senior for the New Year

Jodi Okun | Posted 03.18.2014 | Money
Jodi Okun

While a good college education is certainly one gift most parents want to bestow on their children, the financial responsibility shouldn't all fall on the parents' shoulders.

A (Late) New Year's Resolution: Colleges, Opportunities and a 'Fit'

Richard Greenwald | Posted 03.05.2014 | College
Richard Greenwald

Today's students of limited means don't have the guides, networks or support, and they sometimes go to colleges they can't afford, where they struggle, fail and leave (with debt).

How College Pricing Is Like Holiday Retail Sales

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

You know all those seemingly great sales during the holidays? It turns out, they are often a "carefully engineered illusion."  A recent piece in the ...

The Latest Trend In College Tuition

AP | M.L. JOHNSON | Posted 12.23.2013 | College

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Freshmen at Northland College, a small Wisconsin liberal arts school known for its environmental focus, will pay no more than $30,4...

Don't Let Excuses Stop You From Finishing Your Degree in 2014

Dr. Robert Mendenhall | Posted 02.17.2014 | Education
Dr. Robert Mendenhall

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. For many of the 37 million Americans who have some college education but no degree, life simply got in the way of their college pursuit.

The 'Why College?' Question

Gloria Yu | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Gloria Yu

Two questions presently dominate the public discourse on education: whether college students should major in the humanities and whether a six-year Brooklyn high school should be the new model for secondary education in the United States.

Higher Education: On a Crash Course for Reinvention

Bob Kerrey | Posted 02.04.2014 | College
Bob Kerrey

Well-intended efforts to change the general education curriculum have foundered on the shoals of academic politics. As a consequence, students are leaving college insufficiently prepared to be the kinds of leaders our world desperately needs.

Tyler Kingkade

Young Americans Know Who They Blame For The Student Debt Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.04.2013 | College

NEW YORK -- A majority of young Americans say student debt is a major issue facing the nation, a new poll finds, and many blame colleges for the probl...

The Global Search for Education: Change Leaders -- Leon Botstein

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

In the traditionally conservative world of academia, Leon Botstein is unafraid to challenge the status quo. His most recent cause du jour is of course the new Bard College admissions exam.

I Came to Duke With an Empty Wallet

KellyNoel Waldorf | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
KellyNoel Waldorf

In my four years at Duke, I have tried to write this article many times. But I was afraid. I was afraid to reveal an integral part of myself. I'm poor.

I Might Not Send My Kids to College

Sarah Stewart Holland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Sarah Stewart Holland

I'm sorry. I need to save $1,100 A MONTH to send my children to college almost 20 years from now?!? That is insanity.