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  • College costs rise, but is a free ride the answer? Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Free or cheap college is appealing for a number of reasons, but is it the best plan? Some have their doubts.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 13- Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley revealed last week that he and his wife borrowed $339,200 to put their two eldest children through college, the latest of many scary anecdotes about massive student loans. "It can potentially frighten off those lower-income people who can most benefit from higher education," said Justin...

  • July 9- The U.S. government has agreed to take no near-term legal action against 40,000 former students of the bankrupt Corinthian Colleges Inc who have defaulted on federal loans, according to a lawyer representing students. Under Thursday's agreement, the Department of Education will suspend judicial debt collection efforts for 120 days against former...

  • Colleges brace as top court weighs race in admissions Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 10:35 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington.

    After SCOTUS said it would revisit an affirmative action case, colleges expressed concerns about the potential costs of replacing diversity programs.

  • Is the cost of college worth the price? Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    Is the cost of college worth the price?

    Peter Cappelli, University of Pennsylvania, and Michael Mitchell, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, discuss the true cost of a college degree and whether students will be priced out of higher learning in the future.

  • That message easily could get lost in the controversy following a recent New York Times opinion piece, "Why I Defaulted on My Student Loans," in which writer Lee Siegel not only defended his decision to ignore his education debt, but urged others to join him as a way of changing the economics of paying for college. We now have some indication that debt strikes may work:...

  • Pay ahead to stay ahead: College loans Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 7:40 AM ET
    Pay ahead to stay ahead: College loans

    CNBC's Kelli Grant tells you how to save while paying off your student loan debt.

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Don't call Chris Christie rich. "The divide between the governing elite and the voters has never been so big," said David Carney, a New Hampshire- based Republican strategist. John Weaver, a former advisor to 2008 Republican nominee John McCain, said candidates understand that.

  • Why college is so expensive Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 4:58 PM ET
    Why college is so expensive

    Why college costs are soaring, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- When Jesse Lambert lost his job last December, he was about a level seven for panic. After paying rent in Arlington, Virginia, the 33- year-old's student loans for his undergraduate degree and masters in international commerce were the next biggest expense at around $450 per month. In fact, the unemployment rate for those in the 16-24 age group with...

  • College tuition is unaffordable for most Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    College tuition is unaffordable for most

    College costs have long outpaced inflation. CNBC's John Schoen looks at whether students and their families are done paying sky-high prices for tuition.

  • WILMINGTON, Del., June 12- A top executive of bankrupt Corinthian Colleges Inc on Friday detailed the for-profit higher education company's executive pay and recent financial dealings, as creditors began the hunt to find money to repay what they are owed. Corinthian Chief Financial Officer Robert Owen spent four hours in a windowless government conference...

  • WASHINGTON, June 8- The U.S. Department of Education said on Monday it was moving to forgive much of the federal student debt of some of the 78,000 students who had attended the now-bankrupt Corinthian Colleges. Santa Ana, California- based Corinthian, which had operated the Heald College, Everest and WyoTech schools and offered degrees in healthcare and trades,...

  • Author defends defaulting on student loan debt Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    Boycott student loan debt?

    Author Lee Siegel discusses the likely outcome if students defaulted on college loans.

  • From kindergarten to college Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 4:50 PM ET
    From kindergarten to college

    The city of San Francisco has launched an initiative to enroll all incoming kindergarten students into his or her own college savings account. Insight, with Jose Cisneros, San Francisco Treasurer.

  • Better bet? MBA vs CFA Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 1:56 PM ET
    Better bet? MBA vs CFA

    Discussing how a business degree compares to a CFA designation, with John Clarke, Tulane University, and Kurt Schacht, CFA Institute.

  • Harvard receives largest ever gift Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
    John Pauslon

    The donation comes from John Paulson, the billionaire money manager behind Paulson & Co., who graduated from Harvard Business School.

  • John Paulson donates $400M to Harvard Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
    John Paulson donates $400M to Harvard

    American hedge fund manager and billionaire John Paulson donates $400 million to Harvard University, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly

  • $4M 'Big Bang' for education Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    $4M 'Big Bang' for education

    The Big Bang Theory creates the first UCLA scholarship to be named for a TV series.