Student loans and a stagnant economy

Aug 12, 2011
Among the most troubling effects of the economic stall and moribund job market is how hard it hits young college graduates. These are the people...
Posted In: college, student loans

Don't know much about FAFSA

Jun 29, 2011
To get financial aid to help pay for college you have to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. It's a complicated form...
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Do these kids have what it takes to make it without a degree?

May 25, 2011
Written by Steve Henn and Amy Scott Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and one of the first investors in Facebook, is a billionaire and a Stanf...
Posted In: college, Education, Thiel fellowship

Space available at hundreds of colleges

May 5, 2011
Waitlisted college applicants might despair to learn that some schools have waiting lists twice as large as their freshman class. But plenty of...
Posted In: Admissions, college, Education, Wait List

Calculating the tab of a college sheepskin

Apr 21, 2011
How much will going to college cost? We all know that tuition-and-fee prices have been rising faster than the rate of inflation. The annual college...
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Should parents save for their kids' college?

Oct 1, 2010
Marketplace asked listeners to weigh in on whether or not parents should save for their kids' college education. Here are some of the reasons...
Posted In: college, Education, Saving, Tuition

Fewer textbooks to carry with Kindle?

Aug 25, 2008
The ARS Technica website has a report that Amazon may enter the college textbook market with a new version of its Kindle electronic reading device....
Posted In: college, Kindle, textbooks

Colleges dropping food trays

Aug 25, 2008
Several hundred colleges have either stopped using trays in their cafeterias or plan to soon, according to an Associated Press report. By serving...
Posted In: cafeterias, college, Food