Community colleges do it cheaper

Mar 31, 2009
As the cost of college tuition continues to climb, students and their families are beginning to explore more affordable options for education. Emily Hanford reports how community colleges are stealing the thunder of larger institutions.
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Weighing the costs of a college degree

Mar 30, 2009
As college admissions letters are sent out, high school seniors and their families must weigh the prospect of going deep into debt for a degree. Emily Hanford reports from one school in Maryland.
Posted In: Education

Sallie Mae changes payment rules

Mar 27, 2009
Sallie Mae announced that it's changing rules about when student loans need to start being paid back. Tess Vigeland talks to Mark Kantrowitz of about what it means for students entering and graduating from college.
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529 college funds dropping fast

Mar 27, 2009
Assets in 529 funds dropped 21% in the fourth quarter last year. Tess Vigeland talks with financial planner Bill Parish about what's happening to existing 529s and whether they are still a good way to save for college.
Posted In: Education, Savings

Pop music is an art worth studying

Mar 18, 2009
Many popular musicians will tell you they didn't learn how to write that perfect pop song in school. But if you still want an official degree on the subject, the University of Southern California has a new pop music major. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Education, Entertainment

Which booth at the job fair?

Mar 11, 2009
There's an interesting debate going on at Michael Mandel's Businessweek blog. In a column last week, Mandel said the government should pour tons...
Posted In: Education, healthcare, Jobs, Unemployment

Foreign MBAs denied work in U.S.

Mar 9, 2009
A clause in the latest stimulus bill has made Bank of America turn down some foreign MBA students in the U.S. Critics of the move say it could turn off foreign students from enrolling in U.S. business schools. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Education, Jobs

Government can be main student lender

Mar 5, 2009
The Obama administration wants to phase out private subsidies in student loans, leading the college-bound to borrow directly from the Department of Education. Bill Radke discusses the idea with economics correspondent Chris Farrell.
Posted In: Education

Australian university learns from Yale

Feb 5, 2009
Students at Australian universities rely on the government to pay for their education, and alumni aren't rushing to donate. To up alumni support, one university is taking cues from Yale. Naomi Lewin reports.
Posted In: Education

Teaching climate change or a Sharp sales technique?

Feb 3, 2009
(Photo credit: Jared Flesher, New York Times' Green Inc. blog) As a former teacher, this Green Inc. article caught my interest and raised a red ...
Posted In: Education, Sharp, solar