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Son Drops Out Of School, And Dad Reacts Perfectly

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty

Most parents would be devastated, even furious, upon hearing their child had dropped out of high school. But not this dad. After his son dropped o...

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

Chris Maples | Posted 05.27.2014 | 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.

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...

Moonlighting Pastors and Postponed Health Care: Record Debt Loads Overwhelming Many Seminary Graduates

David Briggs | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Many women and men pursuing a religious vocation long have been hesitant even to ask this question: Can I afford it? They have been taught to take...

It's the Student Loans, Stupid

Bob Hildreth | Posted 04.20.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

Is college tuition going up to compensate for state cuts? Or do plentiful student loans encourage states to cut aid and colleges to raise tuitions?

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...

Burden vs. Opportunity

M. Duane Nellis | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
M. Duane Nellis

While we can't hold tuition and fees at a standstill forever, we continue to study and explore cost-saving measures in other areas we can pass on to our students. At Texas Tech, this is an ongoing process, a year-round approach that keeps us ahead of this annual issue.

Protect Student Consumers on Campus

Ethan Senack | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

In recent years, we've seen a major spike in deals that allow financial service providers to disburse federal financial aid to students through products like debit cards. These deals, which have raised serious concerns from consumer advocates, were shown to have significant risks for students.

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.

38 Reasons Why The Cost Of College Is Worth Every. Single. Penny.

Gene Marks | Posted 11.13.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The high cost of education has been very much in the news of late, particularly after the President's recent speech on his plan to bring these costs u...

Have a Little Faith in the Millennials

Marissa Lepor | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
Marissa Lepor

If the baby boomers remain on their career path for a longer period of time, they should give the Millennials the same amount of time to enter the workforce.

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.

College Professors Must Do More to Address Rising Tuition Costs

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 10.05.2013 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

Although professors sport a negligible ability to directly lower a tuition bill, I would argue that there are other things that faculty can do to address the cost of higher education, practices that can directly affect the experiences and outcomes of our struggling students.

Why the Government Isn't the Only Answer to the Student Debt Crisis

Frank Palmasani | Posted 07.28.2013 | College
Frank Palmasani

There are tools in place today, if properly taught and appropriately executed, that teach families how to find these affordable college options: options that do not necessitate excessive borrowing. Knowledge is power, and those with the knowledge are learning how to utilize these tools.

Parents and Students Get a Reality Check for College Costs

Jodi Okun | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

It's about time parents and students took a hard look at the reality of college costs. While college is still considered to be a good investment, it should not be a decision that is made lightly.

Finding the Value in College Affordability

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 05.19.2013 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

What's a college education worth these days? Amid rising costs of tuition and an economy still rebounding from recession, higher education consumers and observers are increasingly asking that question -- and with good reason.

The Crisis in Higher Education

Ethan Miller | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Ethan Miller

Higher education is in very serious trouble. And its problems are not something that can be solved quickly, or without serious changes to the way that the system works.

Cameron Fuels the Folly of British Isolationism

David Miles | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
David Miles

Possibly the most stand out moment of levity in David Cameron's speech on Wednesday announcing an 'in/out' referendum on Britain's EU membership within the next 5 years was when he said: "It is time to settle this European question in British politics."

The Pig is a Viper: College with Too Much Debt is Not Worth It

Bob Hildreth | Posted 01.15.2013 | College
Bob Hildreth

Saving is not enough. Families must educate themselves about the college access process. Many Americans spend more time buying a car, yet the risk of a lemon is nothing compared to the risk of shackling their children with debt.

Is College Worth It?

Dr. Carl J. Strikwerda | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Dr. Carl J. Strikwerda

College does not pay simply by raising your job prospects. In a rapidly changing economy, college teaches the most valuable of lessons: how to keep teaching one's self for life.

You Better Shop Around

Maura Kastberg | Posted 10.31.2012 | Education
Maura Kastberg

Most students will take on debt while they are in college, and most students will not take on more debt than they can afford to pay back. But, Mitt Romney is right: "shopping around" for the college that makes you the best deal is exactly what students need to do.

How to Graduate in 3 Years

Credit.com | Posted 10.09.2012 | College
Credit.com

Parents and students have several options that are worth serious consideration when it comes to managing the cost of higher education. The following six strategies have the potential to save a year or more of the cost of a college education today.

The Great Debate Over the Real Cost of Higher Education

Jodi Okun | Posted 10.02.2012 | College
Jodi Okun

Much like the mortgage brokers who promised pain-free borrowing to homeowners just a few years back, many colleges don't offer warnings about student debt in the glossy brochures and pitch letters mailed to prospective students.

What Does Cornell's Unsustainability Mean for Other Schools' Tuitions?

Courtland Thomas | Posted 09.30.2012 | College
Courtland Thomas

Does it give rise to the idea that even top colleges themselves cannot afford their own rising tuition? Does it provide more evidence to the argument that state universities and colleges are the way to go?

Less Than Zero: The True Cost of College

Dr. Robert Weisbuch | Posted 09.22.2012 | College
Dr. Robert Weisbuch

As a parent, I gasped at tuition bills. As a president, I wondered how I could possibly make ends meet. I've seen it from both sides now, and so let me provide you with a New Jersey response to the complaint that college costs too much: Shaddup.