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  • Is College a Waste?

    Andy Kessler, "Eat People" author, explains whether you really need to attend college.

  • Education Nation: Growing Future Entrepreneurs

    Read any letter from a university president these days and you will inevitably find the words “entrepreneurial” or “entrepreneurship.”

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    With college enrollment growing, student debt has stretched to a record number of U.S. households — nearly 1 in 5 — with the biggest burdens falling on the young and poor.

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    The percentage of U.S. consumers with two or more outstanding loans has nearly doubled since 2005, and the amount of debt is up more than 50 percent, according to new figures from FICO — the company that calculates credit scores for the major credit bureaus.

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    While the country’s higher education system is plagued by the student debt crisis, one college has instituted a  policy that will eliminate or dramatically decrease the debt that students graduate with. Will others follow?

  • Ed Tech Startups Transform Learning

    A slew of startups are turning education as we know it upside down, using technology to make it more effective and more accessible.

  • Yahoo CEO Dumps Blackberry Smartphones

    Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Meyer is giving every single employee a new smartphone of their choice, except a Blackberry, with CNBC's Robert Frank, and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Keep Companies With High Dividends: Cramer

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer speaks to Campus Crest Communities co-founder & CEO Ted Rollins, about its dividend plans, and the state of college enrollment and its competitive advantage in the construction space.

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    Many say 529 savings plans are the best way to save for college, but interest in them is cooling.

  • Harvard University

    Dozens of Harvard University students are being investigated for cheating after school officials discovered they may have shared answers or plagiarized on a final exam.

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    Investing in housing for your college student may reduce his or her room-and-board bill, provide a revenue source, and in some cases a tax deduction.

  • Hired

    Making a six-figure salary without earning a college degree can be achieved.

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    As the kids head back to school, the stress of the college application process isn’t far behind. The cost and complexity of college today has some parents turning to educational consultants for help.

  • Student Entrepreneurial Experience

    From Nebraska to Oregon to Pennsylvania to New York, cities, schools and not-for-profit organizations are responding to kids' interest in the subject well before they enter college.

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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.

  • 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

    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.

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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.

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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.

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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.