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
Some companies are having trouble finding employees with the right technical skills to fill job openings.
You may have to work harder, and make more personal sacrifices, but you'll graduate with less debt.
Millions of of American high school juniors are starting their college search, while seniors are deciding which school they'll actually attend. In both cases, Mom and Dad might be tempted to vote with their wallets, hoping to pay for school without breaking the family bank. These tips will help.
If your kids are making their own dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day, it’s probably time to discuss their financial independence. Once they reach college or turn 19, how you form relationships with your children can have fiscal consequences both good and bad.
Whether it is best intentions or bad habits, the way parents approach money can make a lasting impression on the children. So try a little tough love and self control.
Twenty-six year old Craig Rosen is taking a $100,000 gamble on his future.
Dr. Helen Smith is a forensic psychologist in Knoxville, Tennessee "who enjoys commenting on popular culture, politics and psychological issues."
College students are barely civilized barbarians who are fundamentally lacking in the basic skills required to succeed as human beings.
A recent paper by Kellog management professor Lauren Rivera “uncovers” something most of us already know: elite investment banks, consultancies and law firms are education snobs.
College freshmen are more miserable than they have been in 25 years.
According to the Center for Applied Linguistics, from 1997 to 2008, the number of middle and high schools offering Chinese has quadrupled. Among elementary schools it has grown tenfold.
Strayer Education and other for-profit education companies are taking a big hit on Monday. On late Friday, after the market’s close, Strayer had announced worse-than-expected enrollment results.
College kids were enjoying pizza and beer, and paying for it all with a debit MasterCard. But this was not any debit card. The funds behind it come from student financial aid.
Call it one of the dirty little secrets of the education industry: When students can’t pay their loans, many schools manage (some would say, manipulate) default rates so they look better than they really are.
The dramatic rise in student debt—and in student loan defaults—could leave the American taxpayer on the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars.
For-profit colleges may have unusually high student dropout and loan default rates, but their CEOS receive enormous compensation packages.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan noted that millions of students do not take full advantage of federal student aid. But the vast majority of that aid consists of loans, and the nation’s student loan debt—and student loan defaults—are going rapidly.
The Education Department is trying to crack down on high dropout and default rates at for-profit colleges and universities..
College costs shouldn’t be only the parents’ concern. Children can help out too, explains CNBC's Sharon Epperson in an excerpt from her book "The Big Payoff."
There are as many ways of saving for higher education as there are majors at college. CNBC's Sharon Epperson offers a few of them in this excert from her book “The Big Payoff: 8 Steps Couples Can Take To Make The Most of Their Money – And Live Richly Ever After.”