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Separate housing for first-generation students

Dec 13, 2013
The University of Kentucky offers special housing and support for students whose parents didn't graduate from college.
Posted In: college, dorms, University of Kentucky Wildcats

One student's path to an elite university

Dec 3, 2013
For George Alvarez, the decision to apply to Johns Hopkins was a "happy accident." Most low-income, high-achieving high school students don't apply to any selective colleges.
Posted In: Education, college admissions, college

Big money at stake in one USC football game

Nov 29, 2013
Will the University of Southern California's quest to hire a star coach for its football team be cut short by a victory in Saturday's game?
Posted In: college, Sports, athletics, college sports, business of sports

Talking about how to pay for college

Sep 20, 2013
It's a conversation that not all families have: How to pay for college. One high school junior and her mother discuss what they talked about.
Posted In: college, student debt

First there were MOOCs, now come the SPOCs

Sep 16, 2013
Small Private Online Courses could change the way brick and mortar classrooms use digital teaching materials.
Posted In: moocs, higher education, online education, college

Reinventing the image of women in tech

Sep 11, 2013
A conversation with the founders of She++, an organization built to encourage more women to enter the tech field.
Posted In: women in tech, She++, Tech, college, computer science

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.
Posted In: college, higher education, college tuition, Jobs, employment

Setting limits: Advice on paying for college

Aug 30, 2013
For many families, paying for college is a balancing act. You want to give your child the best options, but you don't know how to talk about what you can afford.
Posted In: college, student debt

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.
Posted In: college, education costs, student debt

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.
Posted In: college, education costs, college tuition

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