529 college savings plans: What you should know

Sep 27, 2013
Answering listener questions about 529 college savings plans -- and 10 tips on things you should know about them.

Paying for college: We don't spend as much as we think

Aug 30, 2013
The cost of college is rising faster than inflation. But when you take financial aid into account, it’s gone up only modestly faster than inflation.

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.

How to survive severe student loan debt

May 17, 2013
The new face of debt is young and worried. Student loans affect nearly 15 million Americans under the age of 30 and many debtors are facing tens of thousands of dollars in repayment.

Banking on college acceptance

Mar 25, 2013
The private college 529 plan allows parents to prepay tuition at today's rates at some universities. The only hitch? Their kid has to get in.

Wait, we don't have a student debt crisis?

Feb 22, 2013
This year, for the first time, total outstanding student loans will exceed $1 trillion. That's a crisis, right? The Atlantic argues no.

Is higher education a right?

May 11, 2012
The value of outstanding student loans in America just past the $1 trillion mark, we sat down with economists Robert Reich and Neal McCluskey to discuss America's newest crisis.
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New social finance site for student loans

Apr 2, 2012
SoFi launches an experimental new, community-based student lending program that provides students with lower cost loans and school alumni with a unique investment opportunity.