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  • Why College May Not Be Worth It Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 1:11 PM ET
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    Given the skyrocketing cost of post-secondary education; static, underwhelming graduation rates and a dismal job market, some say smart, talented and driven teens are better off diving into the real world without a bachelor's degree.

  • NCAA Slams Penn State With Unprecedented Sanctions Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 9:26 AM ET
    Penn State student Laura Lovins and others react to the sanctions the NCAA announced against Penn State in the HUB on the campus of Penn State on July 23, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania.

    The NCAA has slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

  • Coursera CEO Daphne Koller on New Platform Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    Coursera CEO Daphne Koller on New Platform

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to Daphne Koller, Coursera co-founder/co-CEO, about her company's business model, and why its grabbing the attention of students around the world.

  • How High Earners Afford College: Let the Kids Pay Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 12:06 AM ET
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    As the cost of college continues to rise, many students are finding even the Bank of Mom & Dad has tightened its lending practices.

  • Credit Cards for College Kids? Pick Your Poison Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 4:20 PM ET
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    Parents signing off on a credit card for their collegian have a number of choices, all of which will require some careful thought.

  • Student Debt: America’s $1 Trillion Time Bomb Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:33 AM ET
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    Healthcare. Pension obligations. Student loans? A new report from Barclays helps illuminate the degree to which student-loan debt is becoming one of America’s structural challenges.

  • How to Pay College Debt and Avoid a FICO Hangover Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 10:56 AM ET
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    With student loan levels rising over $1 trillion, grads need more than the perfect resume to get started. Credit ratings matter, too. Here are 8 tips on managing loans and FICO scores.

  • For-Profit Ed: No Good News Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:45 PM ET
    For-Profit Ed: No Good News

    The beaten-down "for-profit" school stocks have been at the center of a different kind of storm, reports CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • 'Useless' Degree, Awesome Job Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:16 PM ET
    Summer is here, and along with high temperatures, shorts and flip-flops, another seasonal phenomenon is taking place — college students are graduating, and they’re taking their newly minted degrees into the real world in the hopes of landing a job. But what are their chances of finding work in their fields, or even finding jobs that don’t require them to ask if you want fries with that?Job seekers between ages 16 to 24 who are not enrolled in school and have attained a bachelor’s degree or highe

    Recent graduates with arts degrees face a jobless rate of 11.1 percent. With numbers like that, the degree probably seems useless. But many people have gone on to great success after earning “useless” degrees.

  • Grim Prospects Could Scar College Grads Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 2:36 PM ET
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    Graduates area entering a world where they could face long-term financial damage and barriers to success. Graduates say they are learning to manage.

  • Tightrope Daredevil Beats Niagara Falls Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 2:41 PM ET
    Tightrope Daredevil Beats Niagara Falls

    Nik Wallenda became the first man ever to walk directly across the Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The mayor of Niagara Falls, Paul Dyster, weighs in.

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    Technology start-ups are cracking into the higher education market and there pitch is an enticing one: A college education for anyone at almost no cost.

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    From academics to athletics to the arts, theme-based communities are drawing retirees who want to share more than the beach, bingo and breakfast buffets.

  • Fed Says Student Loans Soar Even as Consumers Cut Debt Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 3:01 PM ET
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    The Fed reports that cash-strapped students are taking out ever more loans while debt-wary consumers are reducing what they owe to lenders.

  • Spreading Your Retirement Wealth Tax Free Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    For those who retire with enough money to cover all their needs, you want to know how to give away as much as you can to loved ones without anyone paying any taxes.

  • Harvard's Next Zuckerberg? Friday, 18 May 2012 | 1:48 PM ET
    Harvard's Next Zuckerberg?

    Meir Lakhovsky, who dropped out of Harvard his junior year to intern at Facebook; Yifan Zhang, Harvard graduate and Gym-Pact CEO; and Michael Schrader, Harvard student and Vaxess Technologies CEO, share their insight on their latest ventures.

  • A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College Saturday, 12 May 2012 | 5:16 PM ET
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    With more than $1 trillion in student loans outstanding in this country, crippling debt is no longer confined to select groups. Now, nearly everyone pursuing a bachelor’s degree is borrowing, the New York Times reports.

  • Can Scott Thompson Fix Yahoo? Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    Can Scott Thompson Fix Yahoo?

    Sharing perspective on the drama over Yahoo CEO's resume and whether Facebook is overvalued, with Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray; Dan Niles, AlphaOne Capital Partners; Pete Najarian, TradeMonster.com; Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital; and CNBC's Scott Wapner.

  • Some parents are not content to help pay the bills. They’re going to great lengths to help Junior get a job.

  • Santelli on the Skills Gap & Jobs Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
    Santelli on the Skills Gap & Jobs

    CNBC's Rick Santelli shares perspective on open jobs that are hard to fill and the private sector's responsibility to train workers.