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  • Ivy League 'no loans' policy Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 2:50 PM ET
    Ivy League 'no loans' policy

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports that students can find an affordable education even at Ivy League schools, which have instituted a no loans policy.

  • How to get the best college ROI Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    How to get the best college ROI

    CNBC's Jennifer Barrett zeros in on some of the important decisions to help you get the best college ROI.

  • For-profit colleges and debt Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    For-profit colleges and debt

    The average debt for "for-profit" schools averages to almost $40,000, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • How to balance retirement and college savings Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    How to balance retirement and college savings

    CNBC's personal finance correspondent Sharon Epperson explains how you can save for your retirement while putting money towards for your children's college educations. The key is to prioritize your savings.

  • Feds to regulate college debit card market Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    College credit card debt

    The Department of Education will regulate college debit cards in order to protect students from excessive fees, NBC News reports.

  • The best college towns for work and play Friday, 15 May 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    Best college towns

    Check out the best cities for millennial college students for work and play. CNBC's Jane Wells report.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 25 SoFi Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Mike Cagney, co-founder and CEO of SoFi

    This nonbank alternative to student-loan funding has already funded over $2 billion in loans—and envisions an IPO next year.

  • Costs soar, but can you afford to skip college? Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 1:02 PM ET
    Tyra Searcy

    It college worth it? Study after study confirms that it is. NBC News reports.

  • States main culprits in tuition surge: UC chief Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    College graduation

    College tuition is on the rise, and University of California President Janet Napolitano says she knows why.

  • If you can get into Stanford, your tuition may be free Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Graduating Stanford University students are shown before the start of the 123rd Stanford commencement ceremony, June 15, 2014, in Stanford, Calif.

    Stanford has made tuition free for students whose families make less than $125,000 a year. That's great news for the mere 5.05% of students accepted to the nation's most selective college.

  • Why Chinese students want US college degrees Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:58 PM ET
    Why Chinese students want US college degrees

    Chinese nationals are the fastest growing student population in the United States, but it is a tedious process for many Chinese prospective students to get into a U.S. college. So what makes it so appealing? CNBC's Dina Gusovsky reports.

  • That college aid offer isn't as good as you think Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 3:04 PM ET
    High school students attend Cash for College, a college and career convention, in Los Angeles.

    With a college acceptance letter in hand, the next step is figuring out if your student can afford to attend.

  • True cost of college Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    True cost of college

    CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant highlights hidden fees and uncovers the true cost of college after receiving a long-awaited college acceptance letter.

  • What Obama's plan means for student loan borrowers Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 5:40 PM ET
    Students at Wesleyan University

    New initiatives from President Obama offer new student loan protections and repayment options. Could you benefit?

  • The college catch 22 Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Young money: The college catch 22

    Getting a college education can lead to student debt but here are a few tips to pay those loans off fast to save more. CNBC's Landon Dowdy reports.

  • 'Mend or end' diversity debate hit by new twist Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 12:03 PM ET
    Graduation college education

    Immigration patterns have made affirmative action harder to promote at a time when support is flagging. One academic explains why.

  • Cramer's 411 on the 529 Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 6:15 PM ET
    Cramer's 411 on the 529 plan

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says saving for retirement is a priority for parents, and explains the 529 savings plan -- which can help parents save for their children's college expenses.

  • Money-savvy tips for kids and college Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 6:36 AM ET
    Money-savvy tips for kids and college

    Rob Lieber, New York Times columnist, discusses President Obama's flip-flop on college savings plans, and shares insight on how to talk to children about money.

  • Norquist on Obama's taxing plans Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Norquist on Obama's taxing plans

    Grover Norquist, Founder, Americans for Tax Reform, comments on Obama's plan to tax 529 plans, and says it's still written in the budget.

  • Harwood breaks down 529 plans Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Harwood breaks down 529 plans

    CNBC's John Harwood explains the Administration's idea for taxing 529 plans and discusses why tax reform is going to be so difficult.

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