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Using Beyonce's 'Partition' To Make A Point On Student Loans

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.17.2014 | College

While the music video "Tuition" above may seem like a tongue-in-cheek parody of Beyonce's hit song "Partition," its creator and star, Chanel Carroll, ...

And the Winner Is...

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It's time. The college acceptance letters -- distributed via the web or in "fat or thin" envelopes -- are beginning to trickle out as we move to the formal notification date of April 1.

Capping Public Service Loan Forgiveness at $57.5K Defeats Its Purpose

Tim Lowden | Posted 03.13.2014 | Education
Tim Lowden

If this proposal passes as is, I fear the benefits of education will not outweigh the burden of debt for most Americans. Education is a key component to the economic success of a country, but in America, it is becoming a more of a financial hindrance than a career gain.

Raining Benjamins: The States with the Highest Tuition Rates for Public Universities

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

One pressing issue in this year's gubernatorial race is the high cost of public colleges and universities in Illinois, even for in-state students. We took a look at the states with the highest average tuition for in-state public universities for in-state students.

What it Means to Be Financially Disadvantaged in College

Audrey Cheng | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Audrey Cheng

As a college student with almost full-financial aid, I work four jobs to pay for my tuition, housing and other activities. And I love it.

Nope, You Can't Claim That Tuition Bill For A Tax Break

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2014 | College

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, Dec 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Tax Court has dealt a setback to young MBA students with little work ex...

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...

Institutions Need to Manage Change to Ensure Future Success

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Dr. William J. Carroll

There once was a time when students attended a particular university to study under a particular scholar. This hearkens back to a long ago time when teachers were itinerant with their students in tow. Those times are no more.

Making the Right Cuts in Higher Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 12.29.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The future of American higher education will rest on the ability of leadership at all levels to see change as an investment and safeguard that protect and energize an academic culture now out of sync with the world around it.

Tuition Still Going Up, But At Lowest Rate In Decades

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.23.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — There's some good news on college tuition. Yes, the cost has gone up — but not as much as in the past. For in-sta...

What's the Cost for Public Universities in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.15.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

For the better part of a decade, Illinois' public universities have been battling ever-shrinking state funding. That's driven tuition costs up.

It's Time to Call the Question

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

If higher education is to save itself, it must do so by rethinking these questions. Why are we here? How can we empower our faculty to do well and fulfill our mission?

How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter

Diane Propsner | Posted 12.10.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're a parent with a college-bound daughter, I know you're thinking about the cost of her education. On one hand, you're so proud of her; on the ...

Top 5 Reasons You Should Apply for Financial Aid

Jodi Okun | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

If the alternatives are spending a little time to receive the financial aid to which you are entitled or putting yourself into debt to avoid paperwork, it seems that applying for financial aid makes much more sense.

Grading Colleges on Access to the American Dream

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

America cannot afford to return to the days when only the scions of the wealthiest could attend college. The nation is most prosperous when prosperity is most shared.

Pay to Stay at NYU

Cole Bates-Norum | Posted 10.13.2013 | College
Cole Bates-Norum

If NYU continues shutting out students who can't afford its full tuition, it will end up with a homogenous, non-diverse student body. Then again, perhaps that's the point.

Tuition Costs? Wait Til Students Are Hit With These Other College Bills

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.13.2013 | College

WASHINGTON — Despite all the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college expenses also are going up. The price of h...

Pricing College Tuition

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.28.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Let's look at the facts. American higher education institutions have a number of ways to produce income. Their efforts start with the comprehensive fee -- tuition, fees, and room and board -- to provide most of the revenue available to them.

Could This Radical Tuition Plan Become Model For Nation?

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.16.2013 | College

Oregon's state legislature is looking into a radical new idea: allow students to attend college for free in exchange for a small percentage of their p...

The Cooper Union & Tuition Spikes: What Does It Mean for Students?

Uloop | Posted 09.10.2013 | College

A college education continues to be more of a necessity for the job market today, yet at the same time it seems to grow more unattainable for students from lesser financial backgrounds.

One State Is Seriously Considering Making Public Universities Free

AP | STEVEN DUBOIS | Posted 09.02.2013 | College

PORTLAND, Ore. -- On college campuses across the United States, the eternal optimism of youth has been throttled out by a fear of crushing student deb...

Surprising Answers In California Tuition Poll

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.06.2013 | Los Angeles

A majority of California residents say public university tuition is unaffordable, but would prefer to keep the schools top-notch instead of making the...

Most Students Are Getting Big Discounts At Private Colleges

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business

Fewer students are paying the full sticker price at private nonprofit colleges than ever before, with the average freshman getting half of his or her ...

Are College Students Being Overly Optimistic?

Jodi Okun | Posted 05.22.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

Despite everything that has happened in the economy, college still holds a strong attraction for most of today's young adults. There could be many possible reasons for this continued interest in education.

Katy Hall

Why College Students Should Be Worried | Katy Hall | Posted 03.26.2013 | College

The February jobs report released Friday showed the unemployment rate at 7.7 percent, its lowest level in four years. Job gains were better than expec...