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Rachel Scott | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Rachel Scott

Getting into your dream school may not be all it's cracked up to be after all. The truth is, it's hard enough getting into college but it's even harder to get out of it.

How Important Are Your Children's High School Grades?

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Bradford M. Pine

Of course, we all know on an intellectual level that our children's grades matter, but it's hard to appreciate their significance until you've gone through the college application experience yourself.

Illinois' Top Colleges See Tuitions Going Up and Up

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.20.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Recently Forbes came out with its 2014 top 100 colleges list, which includes four Illinois schools in its Top 75. From Forbes' rankings, which covered more than 600 schools, we pulled out the top 15 Illinois colleges.

American Dream Fraud: Confession of a Stupid Idealist

Larry Strauss | Posted 10.01.2014 | College
Larry Strauss

While I've been a true believer and I've perpetuated the belief in hard work as the great poverty buster, now when I talk to some of them I feel that I've perpetuated a great fraud upon them.

The Future of Higher Education: Is There a Middle Ground?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.06.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

If leadership ultimately must come from within higher education, will the disruptive innovators who understand the history and traditions step forward to make change happen?

7 Creative Ways To Pay For College (Without Taking On More Loans!)

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
WiserAdvisor.com

With a little creativity and some hard work on your part, you can enter your brand-new adult life with way more financial freedom.

Making College More Affordable for More Families

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Gov. Martin O'Malley

After the Great Recession, falling revenues and shrinking budgets caused many states to reduce their investment in higher education. This, in turn, led to higher tuition, which drove up the need for students to take out loans to pay for school.

Higher Ed Cuts, Tuition Hikes Worsen Low-Income Students' Struggles

Michael Mitchell | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Michael Mitchell

Annual published tuition -- the "sticker price" -- at four-year public colleges has risen by $1,936, or 28 percent, since the 2007-08 school year, after adjusting for inflation. This has accelerated longer-term trends of reducing college affordability and shifting costs from states to students.

Colleges Must Rethink How They Finance Their Future

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Word is leaking out from the spring meetings of college and university governing boards across the country that the most expensive institutions have now crossed the $60,000 level in their just posted annual comprehensive fees.

How to Write A University-Wide Email: A Guide for Administrators

Michael Restiano | Posted 06.28.2014 | College
Michael Restiano

Being a part of the upper echelon of higher education administration comes with significant responsibilities, as you know. Chief among them is the occasional need to write emails sent to the entire university community.

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 05.17.2014 | 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 05.13.2014 | 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 04.20.2014 | 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.