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  • Would you pay $100,000 to get into college of your choice?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports why many parents are hiring college planners to help with the child's application process.

  • New leader of Harvard endowment Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:22 PM ET
    New leader of Harvard endowment

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports Stephen Blyth will become the head of Harvard's endowment effective January 1st.

  • What would you pay to get your kid into Harvard? Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    College admissions office

    Hiring a college planner to help navigate the admission process is a growing trend, but is it worth the high price tag?

  • These elite schools have best endowment returns Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    The Alma Mater statue in front of the library on the campus of Columbia University in New York.

    Columbia, Yale and MIT are at the top of a new ranking of long-term university endowment investment performance.

  • The case for liberal arts education Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:56 PM ET
    College students in class

    Liberal arts majors have gotten the reputation of being unemployable, but new research paints a rosier picture.

  • Redesign of the traditional classroom Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:39 PM ET
    Redesign of the traditional classroom

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson shares a peek of what the classroom of the future could look like.

  • Can your college major guarantee a job? Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    College student on laptop

    College students regularly pile into majors where the job prospects are hot. Whether they will stay that way after graduation is another story.

  • Professor celebrating wasted time online Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:57 AM ET
    Professor celebrating wasted time online

    University of Pennsylvania Professor Kenneth Goldsmith is the professor behind the class "Wasting Time on the Internet." Goldsmith says students will be able to look at anything on the Internet in order to create great works of literature out of the experience.

  • The 411 on 529s: Top 10 state college saving plans Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    A 529 college savings plan makes paying higher-education expenses easier. Here are the top 10 tax-free state 529 plans nationwide.

  • Top credit cards for college students Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:53 PM ET
    Millennial with credit card

    Millennials are shying away from credit cards, but plastic is a great way to build a credit history. Here's what to look for in a card.

  • How to choose your college major Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    How to choose your college major

    CNBC personal finance correspondent Sharon Epperson discusses several factors incoming college students should take into account when choosing their major.

  • Fantasy football: College scholarship myths busted Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    Becky Dionne in action

    The odds of playing in college--much less getting a scholarship--are lower than you might think. And the pressure is intense for those who do.

  • The high cost of applying to college Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 8:13 AM ET
    Students walking on a college campus

    Worried about the cost of college? Brace yourself. You may have to shell out thousands before your child even sets foot in a dorm room.

  • New grads: Unprepared for real world? Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    New grads: Unprepared for real world?

    CNBC's Jeff Cox and Stephanie Landsman discuss how colleges aren't getting their students into enough internships and thus not preparing them for the real world.

  • Valuing virtual education Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:46 PM ET
    Valuing virtual education

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg and Sharon Epperson, share their opinions on how education could change over the next 25 years, and the barriers to online education acceptance.

  • Will the college bubble burst? Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:41 PM ET
    Will the college bubble burst?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson looks at the possibility of the end of the university as we know it over the next 25 years.

  • Education stocks soar Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    Education stocks soar

    The best and worst for profit education stock trades, with Jeff Silber, BMO Capital Markets.

  • $200,000 for a tutor? Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    $200,000 for a tutor?

    Online tutoring company Revolution Prep charges between $50 and $700 an hour to connect students with expert tutors, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Inside NYU's MBA syllabus Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:41 PM ET
    Inside NYU's MBA syllabus

    New York University's business school gears up for another student class. NYU Stern Dean Peter Blair Henry, and NYU Stern Dean of Students Conor Grennan, discuss this year's focus with students.

  • Why college costs are so high: Daniels Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:42 AM ET
    Why college costs are so high: Daniels

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels tells CNBC the reason behind soaring tuition levels and how the free market is finally pushing back.

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