LOS ANGELES, Feb 23- Families receiving college financial aid offers this spring should beware: what they see this year may not be what they get next year. About half of all colleges front-load their grants, according to financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz, who analyzed data from the National Center for Education Statistic's Integrated Postsecondary...» Read More
Ranking No. 1 for the 5th year running, California surpassed even its own 2010 performance. Yet, tech-savvy runners-up to the Silicon Valley state aren’t that far behind.
Brill Gross joined the chorus of college skeptics today.
Interactive textbooks on tablet devices, including Apple's iPad, are changing the way students learn and the way educators teach. The technology could revolutionize colleges, universities, and schools of all kinds.
Carlene Pinto watched from her middle-school classroom in Brooklyn as the plane pierced the second tower; then she trudged the three miles home as paperwork and dust rained from the sky. Rebecca Rodriguez felt helpless as a teenager watching Hurricane Katrina unfold on television. And Lindsay Yates still shudders at the recollection of Hurricane Fran, which killed two dozen people in her native North Carolina when she was a second grader, the New York Times reports.
Peter Thiel, tech entrepreneur & venture capitalist, is giving $100,000 to 24 young adults to stop going to school and start focusing on building tech companies of tomorrow.
With continued uncertainty in the market, Purdue has chosen a defensive strategy and increased its endowment allocation to hedge funds, the university's chief investment officer and senior director of investments told CNBC Tuesday.
A look at investment strategies and how universities are managing their endowments, with Scott Seidle, Purdue University CIO.
A Yale fraternity whose alumni include both President Bushes has been banned from conducting any activities on campus for five years, as punishment for an episode in which members led pledges in chants offensive to women, the New York Times reports.
Universities around the world have jumped on the e-learning bandwagon to varying degrees, from posting course materials online to making participation in online discussion forums an assessable course component, the NYT reports.
Sperling took all those criteria and came up with a list of the top 10 cities for young people.
There's much more than the legal costs and who gets the house. Not only will your cost of living go up, from the everyday necessities and the niceties of life.
These mutual funds, also known as life cycle ones, take the hard work out of building a diversified portfolio. And judging by their soaring popularity, investors appreciate the convenience.
In the newsletter we received from USC was an article called, "A Full Nest Once Again: Preparing for Your Graduate to Move Back Home." Nooooooo. No no no. That's what parents pay tuition for—so universities can help prepare our children NOT to move back home. And yet Adecco, a global HR consulting firm, claims in a survey of more than 500 recent graduates that 40 percent of those who graduated in 2008...moved back home...into their old rooms...the rooms you turned into offices or gyms.
"Somehow, my generation has earned a bad rap when it comes to money. We’ve been pegged as ‘generation debt,’ living at home with our parents while taking years to finish school, settle on a career, and choose a romantic partner. But that stereotype, it turns out, isn’t quite accurate," writes the author.
The London School of Economics should not have accepted research funding from a foundation run by the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the outgoing director of the London School of Economics told CNBC Thursday, but cuts in government funding will force governments to raise money more aggressively, he warned.
Britain is the European capital for bogus universities with more than twice as many unaccredited institutions in the UK as genuine ones, according to Accredibase, a global database of unlicensed rogue universities.
As Asia’s economy powers ahead, the surge in M&A and IPO activity is creating high demand for corporate lawyers. International law firms in the region are beginning to ramp up hiring. But in doing so, they are increasingly facing a talent shortage. That's providing an opportunity for law school graduates from the U.S.
Last summer, Barack Obama promised a new education program that would produce 8 million more college graduates by 2020. Few people at the time raised the obvious question: do we really need an additional 8 million college graduates? Where’s the evidence for a coming shortage of college educated workers?
More and more people are questioning the practicality of a traditional bachelor of arts degree as the United States struggles to create jobs in a global economy while U.S. colleges fail to contain tuition costs.