A view of the Harvard University Campus. Harvard and dozens of other institutions have created their own application platform called the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success.

Group of colleges creates its own admissions app

Sep 29, 2015
The group says its aim is to make colleges more affordable.
Posted In: colleges, applications, college admissions

If students default, should colleges pay up?

May 20, 2015
A Senate committee is considering changes to college loan default rules.
Posted In: colleges, student loan, Senate Education Committee

A move to simplify the FAFSA

Jan 28, 2015
Lawmakers want to knock the 108-question student aid form down to two questions.
Posted In: Education, fafsa, Student aid, financial aid, colleges

The business of preventing sexual assault on campus

Aug 29, 2014
Consultants and app developers are lining up to help schools - and cash in.
Posted In: colleges, sexual assault, apps

College philanthropy hits new high

Feb 12, 2014
Donations to higher ed reached $33.8 billion in 2013.
Posted In: philanthropy, colleges, universities

College ratings from the Oval Office

Nov 7, 2013
The Obama administration's tries its hand at a college-ratings plan.
Posted In: colleges, U.S. News, US News & World Report

Parents paying less for college: Good news?

Jul 23, 2013
A new study finds that the rising cost of higher education is shifting costs as families spend less freely.
Posted In: colleges, Tuition, college

How college affirmative action affects business

Oct 1, 2012
As the Supreme Court considers affirmative action, businesses are weighing in -- in favor. They say it creates a diverse, educated workforce.
Posted In: affirmative action, colleges, business

Qualified expenses and 529 plans

Apr 4, 2012
We have a 529 plan and also the option to take out a subsidized Stafford loan. Does it make sense to take out the loan and leave the 529 money alone, then pay off the Stafford loan after graduation? (I'm thinking that the 529 would still collect interest for a few more years, while there is now interest on the loan for a few more years.) Thank you! Gabrielle, St, Paul, MN
Posted In: 529 college savings plan, loan student debt, colleges

Speech! Speech! Charlie Sheen as a commencement speaker?

Mar 4, 2011
As I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed this week, I noticed that a large chunk of my college friends had joined a new group -- "Charlie...
Posted In: Charlie Sheen, colleges, Education, Oscars, universities