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  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • Students at Wesleyan University

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

  • 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.

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    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 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

    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

    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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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