$108,000 in student loans -- and still counting

Feb 8, 2012
The student loan debt burden is getting worse. The epicenter of trouble is so-called private student loans. It's time to take action on private student loans.
Posted In: student loans, private student loans, college

You can get your dream job in this economy

Feb 3, 2012
Many college grads feel betrayed when they can't find a job commensurate with their education. But Ramit Sethi of "I Will Teach You To Be Rich" says that it is possible to get your dream job -- if you're willing to work for it.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, Economy, Unemployment, college, Education

Claremont McKenna admits to bloating SAT scores

Jan 31, 2012
California-based liberal arts college Claremont McKenna says a school official cheated in reporting SAT scores to places like U.S. News & World Report, which ranks colleges across the country.
Posted In: college, SAT

Obama's big plan to make college affordable

Jan 27, 2012
In a speech at the University of Michigan, President Obama calls for rewarding colleges that do best at keeping tuition under control and graduating students. Those who do not perform well could see funding cut.
Posted In: college tuition, college, Education, work-study

Savings options for college

Jan 26, 2012
My son is 7 (will be 8 soon) and I need to start saving for his college -- fast. I know I should have started sooner but here we are now with fewer than 10 years to go. What are some avenues to saving for college and get a good return? DoVeanna, Tuscaloosa, AL
Posted In: college, college savings, 529 college savings plan, Coverdell, savings bonds

Measuring what college students actually learn

Jan 24, 2012
A new initiative calls on colleges and universities to ask and answer the question, “Are students learning?” at their institutions. It’s a question that employers ask about college graduates all the time.
Posted In: college, college grads, Education

Some college, but no degree

Jan 19, 2012
Millions of students start school but never cross the finish line. A growing number of colleges and organizations are finding ways to bring them back.
Posted In: Education, college

Money thoughts for a 'perfectionist uncle'

Jan 11, 2012
I have a wonderful little 4-year old niece for whom I have been setting aside money. Currently, it is just going into a savings account as I have perhaps been letting the perfect be the enemy of the good. It seems like the 529 plans out there vary in performance and fees quite a bit. I'm having trouble finding any good resources to compare them. I want something that is not going to be overly vulnerable to the whims of the stock market while also not hitting me with high fees. Any suggestions? Jason, Grand Forks, ND
Posted In: college, saving for college, 529 plans

Colleges may see a drop in applications

Dec 30, 2011
After years of record numbers, spurred in part by colleges' own marketing, applications may fall as families consider the cost of tuition. Some colleges are even hoping for a drop.
Posted In: college

Why the ones in power should be held accountable

Dec 3, 2011
In the aftermath of the recent scandals at various universities, there have been calls for the leaders of these institutions to step down. Should higher education officials be held accountable for what happens far down the leadership chain?
Posted In: college, Penn State, U.C. Davis