A lot of parents want to know how to save for their child's college education while at the same time, save for their own retirement. CNBC's Sharon Epperson interviews three top financial advisors to get their advice.» Read More
Maybe it's just the Marxist in me, but I can't help feeling like every time I read about the economic travails of the under-30 set, the writers seem totally blind to even the slightest notion that "class," whether it be social or economic - or socioeconomic if you want to make yourself sound smart - matters.
The Department of Education has selected student lender Sallie Mae and three other companies to service the $550 billion in outstanding federal student loans and future loans owned by the government.
With their endowments ravaged by the financial markets and more students clamoring for assistance, private colleges like Reed are making numerous changes this year in staff, students, tuition and classes that they hope will tide them over without harming their reputations or their educational goals.
The math is ugly. Financial aid is going down at many schools, just when more students need it more than ever. Don't despair, though. There are ways to make the grade.
Parents who've seen the value of their 529 plans plummet may have another shock coming: the plans can't be counted on to pay the entire cost of college.
“It’s the worst I’ve seen," said a Cabo San Lucas restaurant owner, "It is definitely the worst."For a Mexican tourist hotspot like Cabo, that's bad news. One of the busiest tourist seasons for the area comes during the months of March and April, coinciding with the American spring break season. Spring break, the long-time college tradition of excess and irresponsibility, is a time that many tourist destinations depend on to bolster their profits, banking on the liberal spending habits of Americans on vacation.
Is the dismal job environment reason enough for a soon-to-be-graduate to go right back to school? Not so fast, Carmen says.
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The majority of college students have to take on debt to get through school. But not all student loans are made equal.
With job opportunities drying up left and right, here's to hoping one of the most disgusting and distasteful aspects of our culture finally keels over: the college application/prostitution process.
NOT SEEN ON T.V.: College fund tapped out? Maybe you haven’t looked everywhere.
Don’t be afraid to saddle your kids with some loans, Carmen says. It's better than risking your retirement.
Good planning and an understanding of a very complicated system of saving for college and getting aid can earn and save you thousands.
This week we're focusing on how to finance college tuition in today's market - because it's one bill you cannot skip.
At a time when fewer and fewer people can afford to pay for college, these schools are going out of their way to make higher education even more expensive. Their justification? Endowments haven't done so well lately. Since when did Penn or Harvard or Yale become for-profit institutions?
Everyone—including President Obama—is talking about green-collar jobs. But there is still no consensus of what a green job is.
College students graduating this year will feel the effects of the economic crisis in the job market. Take a look at which degrees have the most drawing power in the job market.
Margaret Spellings stuck around after the show to take your questions. Find out what she had to tell regular Americans looking for loans.
Education Secretary Margaret Spellings explains the government's new student loan plan.
Carmen's rules for getting the most out of your college investment. *CNBC.com Exclusive*