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How a college degree can change your relationship with your family

by Sean McHenry Sep 24, 2019
Heather Cantua Phillips owns more than both her parents combined, and that's put a strain on their relationship.
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Middle-class families are struggling to pay for college

by Rose Conlon and David Brancaccio Sep 24, 2019
"Indebted" delves into how the college affordability gap defines middle class life in America.
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States benefit economically from HBCUs, report finds

by Erika Beras Jun 25, 2019
Historically black colleges and universities employ local residents, engage with local businesses and churn out high-earning graduates who stay in the area, the report says.
Howard University in Washington, D.C., is a historically black university.
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5 ways the SAT has tried to reinvent itself

by Janet Nguyen May 16, 2019
The College Board is introducing an adversity score on the SAT.
Students taking a test in a classroom.
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Here's what's driving increasing college enrollment

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 29, 2019
New data from the Labor Department show more high school graduates enrolled in college last year than in 2017. Nearly 69 percent of 2018 high school graduates went to college, compared to 67 percent the year before. College enrollment has…
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These college students will soon discover what living with debt is like

by Mitchell Hartman Apr 26, 2019
The average borrower will owe about $30,000 on student loans at graduation, which may delay homebuying or saving for retirement.
Sabrina Hayes, a community college student, is applying for financial aid to transfer to Portland State University. She's a single mother of 5-year-old twins and has borrowed about $50,000 to attend college so far.
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White House proposes caps on federal student loan borrowing

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 19, 2019
As college tuition and student debt continue to rise, the White House is proposing reforms to student loan policy.
Are you weighed down by student debt?
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How specialist agencies help Chinese mothers give birth in the U.S.

by Jennifer Pak Mar 7, 2019
Expectant parents pay them tens of thousands of dollars to arrange every aspect of their trip.
The 2013 movie "Finding Mr Right" is a romantic comedy focused on Wen Jiajia, an unmarried pregnant woman from Beijing who flees to Seattle to give birth. It raised awareness of the trend of Chinese women having American babies.
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In a tight labor market, some companies offer student loan repayment help as a perk

by Carrie Jung Feb 27, 2019
Some companies are starting to include student loan repayment programs in their benefits packages.
About 60 percent of those who went to college had to take out student loans to pay for it. 
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Despite free college tuition, low-income students struggle with living expenses

by Shalina Chatlani Dec 11, 2018
Tuition is free. Then come the books, rent and food.