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  • Fed Says Student Loans Soar Even as Consumers Cut Debt Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 3:01 PM ET
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    The Fed reports that cash-strapped students are taking out ever more loans while debt-wary consumers are reducing what they owe to lenders.

  • Spreading Your Retirement Wealth Tax Free Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    For those who retire with enough money to cover all their needs, you want to know how to give away as much as you can to loved ones without anyone paying any taxes.

  • Harvard's Next Zuckerberg? Friday, 18 May 2012 | 1:48 PM ET
    Harvard's Next Zuckerberg?

    Meir Lakhovsky, who dropped out of Harvard his junior year to intern at Facebook; Yifan Zhang, Harvard graduate and Gym-Pact CEO; and Michael Schrader, Harvard student and Vaxess Technologies CEO, share their insight on their latest ventures.

  • A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College Saturday, 12 May 2012 | 5:16 PM ET
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    With more than $1 trillion in student loans outstanding in this country, crippling debt is no longer confined to select groups. Now, nearly everyone pursuing a bachelor’s degree is borrowing, the New York Times reports.

  • Can Scott Thompson Fix Yahoo? Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    Can Scott Thompson Fix Yahoo?

    Sharing perspective on the drama over Yahoo CEO's resume and whether Facebook is overvalued, with Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray; Dan Niles, AlphaOne Capital Partners; Pete Najarian, TradeMonster.com; Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital; and CNBC's Scott Wapner.

  • Some parents are not content to help pay the bills. They’re going to great lengths to help Junior get a job.

  • Santelli on the Skills Gap & Jobs Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
    Santelli on the Skills Gap & Jobs

    CNBC's Rick Santelli shares perspective on open jobs that are hard to fill and the private sector's responsibility to train workers.

  • 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.

  • Harvard University

    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
    US Capitol Building

    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
    Jerry Lewis

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