Average college student debt on the rise

Nov 13, 2014
But the people with the really big debt loads are not the ones to worry about.
Graduates of Bowie State University put messages on their mortarboard hats during the school's graduation ceremony.
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Competition for college kids extends to cafeteria

Oct 31, 2014
An amenities arms race, including serving fancier food, helps drive up room and board at colleges.

Military wages war on bad grades

Aug 8, 2014
New rules will require under-performing service members to pay back their tuition.

Surprising data on student loans

Jun 24, 2014
Today's Brooking report shows that graduates are worse off than undergrads.

Which schools will win the college tuition battle?

Feb 19, 2014
Some schools set tuition high, while others try a lower approach.

A job lined up right after college. Fancy that.

Sep 4, 2013
Many college freshmen embark on their first years of higher education this week. Wouldn't it be nice if at the end of their journey a job was waiting for them? In Alabama, the two year-college system is collaborating with private companies to train students and help them land a job after graduation.

The true cost of college and reasons for it

Aug 22, 2013
The Obama administration wants to restrain high tuition by tying federal aid to a college’s performance.

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Colleges give largest grants to wealthiest students

Aug 21, 2013
More federal grants are going to low-income students, but colleges are giving more institutional aid to students who are better off.

Taking the sting out of tuition

Apr 8, 2013
High-priced private colleges are offering students tuition breaks even when they don't need them.

Pushing for a $10,000 college degree

Nov 27, 2012
Colleges and universities are on a quest for a cheaper college degree. But not everyone gets a bargain.