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  • Can Obama bridge political divide? Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:32 AM ET
    Can Obama bridge political divide?

    Lanhee Chen, Hoover Institution, and Michael Feldman, Glover Park Group, provide their thoughts on what we can expect to hear from President Obama when he addresses the nation Tuesday night.

  • How to escape the black hole of student debt Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    College graduate sad debt

    Six-figure loan debt is becoming a way of life for many recent graduates, and even some old ones. Here's how to keep it from swallowing you whole.

  • 2015 Prediction: Tuition costs & income Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    2015 Prediction: Tuition costs & income

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson predicts the family income will not keep up with education costs, and government programs will fall short.

  • Education Playbook: Cost of admission Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 6:23 AM ET
    Education Playbook: Cost of admission

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at trends in the rising costs of education.

  • These colleges feed alumni to elite hedge funds Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    Yale University students in the old Campus Courtyard beneath the turrets of Bingham Hall.

    A new study from "buy side" network SumZero shows which universities send more students to elite hedge funds.

  • The $6 billion bet on sports scholarships Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 10:42 AM ET
    Little league baseball coach

    Billions are being spend on private sports coaches for kids as young as 6 years-old. The goal is to grab a spot on a collegiate team.

  • Big money for kids sports Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:42 AM ET
    Big money for kids sports

    The NCAA tells high school athletes the chances of getting a scholarship in many sports are around 2 percent. NBC Sports Dave Briggs, and CNBC.com's Kelley Holland, weigh in.

  • Strapped for college cash? New ways to borrow Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET
    Crowdfunding image

    A complete stranger might help get your student loans under control, through new crowdfunding initiatives and student loan start-ups.

  • Fans line up for 'Call of Duty' early release Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 6:21 AM ET
    Fans line up for 'Call of Duty' early release

    This is the first game specifically made for the next generation systems, says Eric Handler, MKM Partners, discusses the outlook on Activision.

  • Trillion dollar college debt crisis Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    Trillion dollar college debt crisis

    The latest national figures from the Institute for College Access and Success reveal more than two thirds of graduates have at least some debt. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports data is showing the rate of increase in student debt and in tuition is slowing considerably.

  • Parents, legislators push back against Common Core Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 9:45 AM ET
    Students with hands raised in classroom

    The debate against Common Core is moving into the state legislatures, even as more parents plan to opt out of spring tests.

  • Getting an MBA may be cheaper than you think Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    Rice University

    If you are mulling business school but worried about tuition, relax. The top 25 business schools award nearly $235 million yearly in grants.

  • How many actually finish college? It's a surprise Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    A graduate listens to the opening prayer during Howard University's commencement ceremonies on May, 10, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

    If the word "college" evokes leafy walkways and eager 18-year-olds, think again. Today's students are older, part time and, often, not graduating.

  • One strategy to cut college bills by 50% or more Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:19 AM ET
    A student rides through the Bridge of Sighs, a passageway connecting two college buildings at Oxford University

    The value of getting a college degree abroad can seem more attractive amid rising college costs, but it's not a good fit for everyone.

  • Hiring vets a virtuous cycle Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:28 PM ET
    Hiring vets a virtuous cycle

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports on companies helping to put veterans into their workforce.

  • Veterans face another battle: Paying for college Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:44 PM ET
    Nathan Sable, 26, is a Navy veteran and served in the Middle East. After 7 years in the service he decided to go back to college, enrolling as a student at George Washington University.

    Veterans should be at ease, but for many, slow tuition payments make getting an education another battle to be won.

  • 7 ways to stop student loans from ruining your life Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    College graduate sad debt

    Millions of students are defaulting on their college loans. Here are some tips to help ensure the debt load remains manageable.

  • Reducing college costs could mean end of textbooks Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 3:45 PM ET
    College student reading textbook near computer

    To help alleviate the cost of higher education, some colleges are exploring the use of open-source materials as an option to textbooks.

  • More students borrowing more: Report Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:58 AM ET
    More students borrowing more: Report

    In some states the student loan debt has topped $30,000, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn with a snapshot of college debt.

  • Student loan debt grows, but signs of hope emerge Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    Students protest the rising costs of student loans in Los Angeles.

    For the first time, the average student loan debt has topped $30,000 per graduate in several states. But there are also signs of the crisis easing.

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