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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.

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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

    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.

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    Parents who borrow money to pay for their children's college education are exacerbating a growing student loan crisis.

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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

    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

    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

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    As the Occupy Wall Street movement adds students to its ranks, Wall Street jobs lose their allure on college campuses, the New York Times reports.

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    Looking for a job? Got a college degree and 20/20 eyesight? Call NASA. The space agency is putting out the help wanted sign...for astronauts.

  • Life may begin at 40, but job searches that begin at that age can be discouraging. After all, it’s not the job market that it used to be. Entire professions are disappearing, and the labor market is flooded with unmarried, childless, eager young applicants whose salary requirements are generally lower.Despite this grim scenario, older workers shouldn’t despair. They bring such hard-won assets as experience and discipline to the table, and the people doing the hiring know it. “Savvy employers are

    CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.

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    The human tragedy that's become the Penn State University child molestation scandal is forcing some high school students to think twice about attending the college—and whether a PSU diploma still has value.

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    President Obama has come out with his proposal to expand income-based repayment and permit consolidation of FFELP and Direct Loans.

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    In a bid to take control of their own careers and avoid joining the unemployment line, college students are flocking to entrepreneurial programs — and schools are rushing to serve their needs.

  • Jack Welch: Investing in Education

    Insight on why investing in education is the key to turning economic vulnerability into stability, with Robert Silberman, Strayer Education and Jack Welch former GE chairman/CEO & head of Jack Welch Management Institute.