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  • COLUMN-No need for irrational fears of student loans Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 2- The next generation of college students has heard the message loud and clear about the perils of taking on too much student loan debt- so much so that many are unwilling to go into debt at all in order to attend college. The vast majority of people aged 16-19 recognize the importance of a college degree, but most say they either want to avoid...

  • From stigma to literacy in India, using...bananas? Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    A young woman from Saathi’s pilot village in India holds a Saathi pad.

    Saathi, a start-up that won Harvard's venture competition this year, empowers rural Indian women by using banana tree fiber to make sanitary pads.

  • Getting an MBA may be cheaper than you think Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    Students at an orientation at Rice University, Houston.

    If you are mulling business school but worried about tuition, relax. The top 25 business schools award nearly $235 million yearly in grants.

  • Public school drops $219K on a ...conference table Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    A publicly funded university in New Jersey is under fire for spending over $200,000 to have a conference table custom-built in China.

  • Joel Klein's fix for US schools  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:41 AM ET

    Joel Klein, "Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools" author, discusses how implementing incentives that reward good teachers will go a long way to cultivate better educators and improve the nation's existing school system.

  • The old college try  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    A few students at the University of North Texas tripled their portfolio in just 4 weeks. TD Ameritrade CEO Fred Tomczyk, provides insight to the college challenge. The winning team's captain Mason Hendrickson, discusses his team's strategy.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 17- Many parents will not learn how much they must pay for their children's college education until financial aid packages arrive this spring. By then it may be too late to get a better deal. Run the numbers every year, starting when your kids are in middle school, said Troy Onink, chief executive officer of college planning service Stratagee.com.

  • Trillion dollar college debt crisis  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    The latest national figures from the Institute for College Access and Success reveal more than two thirds of graduates have at least some debt. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports data is showing the rate of increase in student debt and in tuition is slowing considerably.

  • More students borrowing more: Report  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:58 AM ET

    In some states the student loan debt has topped $30,000, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn with a snapshot of college debt.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports why many parents are hiring college planners to help with the child's application process.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 6- A group representing for-profit colleges on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration's new gainful employment rules that aim to protect students from lackluster degrees and huge debt loads. The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, representing 1,400 institutions, filed the suit at the U.S. District...

  • Colleges up big on PE, VC funds Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Healy Hall, the flagship building of Georgetown University's main campus in Washington, D.C.

    Academia continues to rebuild its fiscal position after being whacked in the financial crisis with a heavy allocation to alternative investments.

  • Professor celebrating wasted time online  Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    University of Pennsylvania Professor Kenneth Goldsmith is the professor behind the class "Wasting Time on the Internet." Goldsmith says students will be able to look at anything on the Internet in order to create great works of literature out of the experience.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 3- U.S. students are still largely on their own to protect themselves when they are struggling to repay their debt, despite the government's condemnation of some education loan servicers' unfair, deceptive and illegal practices. In a report last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found one or more student loan servicers had charged...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- Young Americans with big college debts are often portrayed as struggling to pay their bills. Worries over high loan levels have also been voiced by President Barack Obama and more recently, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The data show that most of the nation's overall loan balances are held by those earning more than $60,000.

  • How to choose your college major  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC personal finance correspondent Sharon Epperson discusses several factors incoming college students should take into account when choosing their major.

  • Big money for kids sports  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:42 AM ET

    The NCAA tells high school athletes the chances of getting a scholarship in many sports are around 2 percent. NBC Sports Dave Briggs, and CNBC.com's Kelley Holland, weigh in.

  • Fantasy football: College scholarship myths busted Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    Becky Dionne in action

    The odds of playing in college--much less getting a scholarship--are lower than you might think. And the pressure is intense for those who do.

  • Vice President Joe Biden used a choice word to describe his job Thursday night during an event at Harvard University's Institute of Politics.

  • New leader of Harvard endowment  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports Stephen Blyth will become the head of Harvard's endowment effective January 1st.