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  • Santelli Exchange: 'Wake Up Young People' Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 11:00 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: 'Wake Up Young People'

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses what the French and Greek elections mean for Europe as it tries to solve its debt crisis and the state of U.S. debt and student loans.

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    That little bundle of joy is going to require a wad of cash.  The cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 has surged 25 percent over the last 10 years.

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    Harvard and MIT announced they're forming a new organization to deliver online courses to students around the world. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • College Perks: Maid Service, Vegan Food, Debt Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 4:48 PM ET

    Colleges and universities are pouring millions into renovating residence halls and freshening up cafeteria food. Administrators believe it can give them an edge in recruiting top students, while also improving the overall education by improving quality of life.

  • Student Loan Bill? Not So Fast. Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 4:53 AM ET
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    In the political campaigns still taking shape, President Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and lawmakers of both parties say they want to protect college students from a sharp increase in interest rates on federally subsidized loans.

  • Even After Bankruptcy, Trapped by Student Debt Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 4:57 PM ET
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    Under a 2005 law passed by Congress to protect lenders, private student loans fall under the same nearly-impossible-to-clear category as child support payments and criminal fines.

  • Student Loans: The Next Bailout? Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 8:49 AM ET
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    Here’s what we do know about student loan debt: it’s roughly $1 trillion in size, greater than either auto or credit-card debt and second only to mortgage debt in the U.S.

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    Mike Cagney is a former hedge fund manager, an alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the co-founder of SoFi, a startup that ultimately aims to make college alumni the primary source of student credit, instead of the federal government.

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    What if a college did not spend its resources on sports stadiums? What if it quit the competitive "arms race" and did not build climbing walls and multimillion dollar student unions? What if a college did not spend its students’ resources on top "name brand" researchers, who undergraduates rarely see? In fact, what if there was no faculty tenure at all?

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    The rampant inflation in the cost of U.S. higher education since 1980 makes gasoline and healthcare price hikes over the same period look like an Indy car racing a pair of old-school Volkswagen vans.

  • Karsten: Will Student Debt Lead to a Financial Crisis? Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 11:47 AM ET
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    Parents and students have an array of options for financing education costs, including private loans from banks, tapping home equity credit lines and dipping into retirement accounts. However, the quest to provide a better life for their children can create a lager financial mess for the parents.

  • Bernanke Back to School Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 2:13 PM ET
    Bernanke Back to School

    CNBC's Steve Liesman caught an interview with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke during his trip to George Washington University to teach students about the Fed's involvement in the current economy.

  • Student Loan Crisis Busts Savings Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 3:42 PM ET
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    Parents who borrow money to pay for their children's college education are exacerbating a growing student loan crisis.

  • College Flunks Four Times; Eliminates Tuition Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 11:40 AM ET
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  • Instead of Work, Younger Women Head to School Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 10:03 AM ET
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    For the first time in three decades, there more young women in school than in the work force, the New York Times reports.

  • Getting Americans Working Again Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 8:15 AM ET
    Getting Americans Working Again

    Job skills are getting higher in growth areas, but there are not enough Americans that can do them. How to fix the rising education gap in America, with Jeremy Siegel, The Wharton School; Ann Winblad, Winblad Venture; and Bill Gross, PIMCO. "Focus on where the jobs are going to be and what education we need to give," says Ann Winblad.

  • Peter Thiel's 20 Under 20 Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 4:33 PM ET
    Peter Thiel's 20 Under 20

    Peter Thiel is one of the most successful investors in Silicon Valley and also one of the most controversial. Last night, he called on top tech companies to drop the college degree as a job requirement. It's not the first time he's questioned the value of college. Thiel's looking for kids around the country who can be molded into innovators and entrepreneurs via the Thiel Fellowship.

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    Job seekers armed with MBA degrees may find it easier to find employment in 2012.

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    You're an entrepreneur in the making, seeking the holy grail of working for yourself. What you need to focus on is what is going to drive your business. Or, more precisely, what product is going to drive it.

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    Audi and MIT have teamed up to create  a website that tells users how the roadways and drivers’ moods in their city compare to others nationwide and how urban planners can improve the transportation system.Index findings can tell planners which road segments to improve for the most efficient results. It can also reveal how drivers change their motoring routines when they have more information