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Education start-up looks to disrupt textbook market

Jun 4, 2013
Boston-based start-up Boundless, which provides free educational materials online, says it's looking to help cash-strapped students find an alternative to expensive textbooks.
Posted In: higher education, Education, textbooks

Congrats, you graduated! Now what about those student loans?

May 29, 2013
Despite some movement in Congress to alter the trajectory of what you might consider an incoming personal finance missile, interest rates on some government backed student loans are set to double on July 1.
Posted In: federal student loans, student debt, student loan, higher education

Why you shouldn't go back to school

May 10, 2013
In her new book, "Don't Go Back to School," author Kio Stark discusses why scores of people think traditional higher education is a waste of money.
Posted In: higher education, student loans, student debt

There's a huge market in online education for veterans

May 7, 2013
U.S. News & World Report has released its first-ever rankings of the 'Best Online Education Programs for Veterans'. A look at the market and the sometimes predatory companies taking advantage of vets.
Posted In: veterans, higher education, Education

Summer becomes the season for college prep

May 6, 2013
As getting into college becomes ever more competitive, more students are spending the summers creating fodder for college applications.
Posted In: higher education, summer, summer vacation

Is a 529 college savings account right for you?

May 1, 2013
Many parents are opting for 529 savings plans -- college savings accounts that aren’t subject to any tax as long as the money’s used for tuition. Are they right for you?
Posted In: college, higher education, 529 plans

States push to tie university funding to better performance

Apr 24, 2013
California Governor Jerry Brown is looking to join other states in basing funding increases at public universities on measures like higher graduation rates.
Posted In: higher education, california, Jerry Brown

Would you rather have a teacher or a computer grade your schoolwork?

Apr 15, 2013
EdX, a Harvard-MIT project, will offer essay grading software to colleges free of charge. You might imagine that teachers and professors would embrace the labor saving. But, not all do.
Posted In: Education, higher education, software

Does President Obama's budget help or hurt soon-to-double student loan interest rates?

Apr 10, 2013
In July, interest rates on some federal student loans are set to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent -- and students are scrambling to stop the change.
Posted In: federal student loans, interest rates, federal budget, higher education

Public-private university salary gap widens: Report

Apr 8, 2013
Given the dismal outlook of State budgets across the country, public universities will have to find a way to compete for talent with fewer resources than their private counterparts.
Posted In: higher education, salary, Education

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