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How to reduce the price of college

Aug 31, 2012
The cost of college continues to soar higher and higher. An education expert posits that costs can go down if the public sector pulls out of higher education.
Posted In: college, Tuition, financial aid, federal aid

Heading towards fiscal health

Aug 31, 2012
David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times answers caller questions on personal finance, along with CBS MoneyWatch.com editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger.
Posted In: family, marriage, Social Security, identity theft, Retirement, emergency fund, college

It's refund time on college campuses

Aug 16, 2012
The beginning of the new semester means that many students receiving financial aid can look forward to large "refund" checks from their grants or loans.
Posted In: student loan, college

Why has college gotten so expensive?

Aug 10, 2012
More college students are living large with gourmet cafeterias and state-of-the-art gyms -- but that's not what's driving up college costs.
Posted In: higher education, college, universities, Tuition, financial aid

Affluent families take on more college debt

Aug 9, 2012
More upper-middle-class families are borrowing for college so their children can attend high-tuition prestige schools.
Posted In: college, student loan debt, middle class

Upper middle class sees the biggest jump in student loan debt

Aug 9, 2012
The Wall Street Journal finds that upper-middle-income households with annual incomes between $94,000 and $200,000 are finding it more expensive to pay for college.
Posted In: college, student loan debt

Report: For profit colleges not worth the cost

Jul 30, 2012
Senator Tom Harkin is out today with a scathing report on for-profit colleges. The report says taxpayers spend billions of dollars a year on those schools. But students often leave deep in debt.
Posted In: for profit, college

Climbing walls and college costs

Jul 26, 2012
How much do all those campus luxuries push up tuition and fees?
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Top-tier universities offer online classes for free

Jul 19, 2012
But these still won't compete with the brick-and-mortar institutions.
Posted In: online education, college

Students saddled with bigger share of college costs

Jul 16, 2012
A new survey reveals that families are increasingly eliminating certain colleges based on cost, and students are taking on more of the burden themselves as parents' share declines.
Posted In: student debt, college

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