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  • The best investments for recent grads: Expert   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 12:34 PM ET
    Smart beta strategies for millennials

    Author of "Millennial Money" Patrick O'Shaughnessy of O'SHaughnessy Asset Management, shares his best investment advice to recent graduates.

  • Graduation pearls of wisdom   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 12:32 PM ET
    Graduation pearls of wisdom

    Joe Biden and Tim Cook spoke at graduations this weekend, and the FMHR traders share their best advice to grads.

  • Tim Cook to grads: Don't live on the sidelines   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    Tim Cook to grads: Don't live on the sidelines

    Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the commencement speech at George Washington University on Sunday, telling graduates to follow their values like the 'North Star.'

  • The top 10 cities for college grads Saturday, 16 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    college graduates

    To determine the best cities for recent college graduates, Rent.com considered everything from employment rates to good restaurants. Here's its list.

  • Consumer agency opens review of student loan services Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened a public inquiry Thursday into student loan servicing practices that it says can make paying back loans "stressful or harmful." Such service companies— among them Navient, Nelnet, American Education Services, and Great Lakes Higher Education Corp.— typically get a flat monthly fee per account.

  • Is law school worth it?   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 2:44 PM ET
    Is law school worth it?

    1 in 5 U.S. law school 2010 graduates work in a job that does not require a law license. Former attorneys, David Lat and Elie Mystal, of AboveTheLaw.com, discuss whether a law degree is a bad bet right now.

  • School's out (for good) at Corinthian College   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:24 PM ET
    School's out (for good) at Corinthian College

    Corinthian College has closed its last schools, leaving thousands of California students displaced. Insight, with Jeffrey Selingo, "College (Un)Bound" author.

  • COLUMN-Two-year degrees can really pay off Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:36 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 20- Steven Polasck of Corpus Christi, Texas, liked math and science in high school. He considered attending a four-year college but ultimately decided to use his strengths to get a two-year degree in instrumentation from Texas State Technical College. "I went to work on the Monday after graduation," said Polasck, 27, who monitors and fixes systems...

  • Higher education wealth gap widens Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Banners hang outside Memorial Church on the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    The wealth gap is widening among America's colleges and universities.

  • Starbucks college plan like 'teaching man to fish' Saturday, 11 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Starbucks

    Starbucks' decision to pay for a four year degree is better than a pay hike, Georgetown University's Nicole Smith said.

  • Tuition free college banks on market   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 4:35 PM ET
    Tuition free college banks on market

    Berea College in Kentucky has an endowment of more than $1 billion invested in the stock market. President of the college Lyle Roelofs explains how the plan works.

  • Starbucks' employees assets: Economist   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 4:26 PM ET
    Starbucks employees assets: Economist

    Starbucks is upping its tuition plan to offer all eligible employees a 4-year, full-ride through Arizona State University's online degree program. Nicole Smith, chief economist at the Georgetown University Center, discusses education and the workforce.

  • UPDATE 1-College watch list a 'caution light' Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 3:11 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 6- Regulators recently made public a once secret watch list of around 550 colleges under scrutiny for financial irregularities. But inclusion on the list doesn't automatically mean the schools are about to fail, according to Department of Education regulators, college officials and even the reporter who triggered the release of the list...

  • COLUMN-College watch list a 'caution light' Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 6- Regulators recently made public a once secret watch list of 556 colleges under scrutiny for financial irregularities. But inclusion on the list doesn't automatically mean the schools are about to fail, according to Department of Education regulators, college officials and even the reporter who triggered the release of the list with his...

  • Graduating Stanford University students are shown before the start of the 123rd Stanford commencement ceremony, June 15, 2014, in Stanford, Calif.

    Stanford has made tuition free for students whose families make less than $125,000 a year. That's great news for the mere 5.05% of students accepted to the nation's most selective college.

  • Is an Ivy League education worth it?   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    Is Ivy League worth it?

    Frank Bruni, New York Times, and Naomi Schaefer Riley of New York Post, discuss the benefits of Ivy League school and whether it is necessary for ultimate success.

  • Why Chinese students want US college degrees   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:58 PM ET
    Why Chinese students want US college degrees

    Chinese nationals are the fastest growing student population in the United States, but it is a tedious process for many Chinese prospective students to get into a U.S. college. So what makes it so appealing? CNBC's Dina Gusovsky reports.

  • Stock pitch winner   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Stock pitch winner

    Student investor winners for the top stock pitch Brian Scott and Palmer Pawlusiak, discuss their reasons for pitching Patterson-UTI Energy.

  • Dow Chemical spin off   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:45 PM ET
    Dow Chemical spin off

    Dow Chemical is spinning of its chlorine derivatives business and merging it with Olin Corp., with the FMHR traders.

  • Trade School: Millennials talk strategy   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:39 PM ET
    Trade School: Millennials talk strategy

    FMHR trader Josh Brown asks students at the Engage conference their take on the market.