College philanthropy hits new high

Feb 12, 2014
Donations to higher ed reached $33.8 billion in 2013.

College ratings from the Oval Office

Nov 7, 2013
The Obama administration's tries its hand at a college-ratings plan.

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.

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.
Students walk across the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, Calif. As the Supreme Court considers affirmative action, businesses are weighing in -- in favor. They say it creates a diverse, educated workforce.
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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

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...

MIDDAY UPDATE: December retail numbers, tax refunds and free college

Jan 14, 2011
December retail numbers saw .6 percent increase according to today's report from the U.S. Commerce Department. Jill Schlesinger of CBS/MoneyWatch...

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MIDDAY UPDATE: BP oil spill, toning shoes, and the Recession Generation

Jan 6, 2011
A series of cost cutting tactics and management failures by BP and other companies, including Halliburton, are to blame for the Gulf oil spill...

MIDDAY UPDATE: Groupon, unemployment, college admissions

Dec 29, 2010
Venture capital Groupon may raise $950 million from private investors to fuel its growth. This comes after recently turning down a $6 billion...

Which colleges provide the best general education?

Aug 16, 2010
Which school can offer you a better general education? Harvard, Stanford University or Midwestern State University? According to a new study by the...