Colleges & Universities


  • New Solutions for Student Loans Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 9:17 PM ET

    Education Secretary Margaret Spellings explains the government's new student loan plan.

  • Web Extra: Four Tips for Saving with a 529 Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 12:53 PM ET

    Carmen's rules for getting the most out of your college investment. *CNBC.com Exclusive*

  • Borrower Beware: Student Loan Scam Alert Monday, 3 Nov 2008 | 9:14 PM ET

    Many private student loans offer prizes, gifts and perks for applying – but some of the loan companies get a failing grade.

  • Web Extra: Investing in Your Kids’ Future Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 10:41 PM ET

    Is it time to pull out of a 529 that has lost half its value?

  • College Savings Strategies for Now (and Later) Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 9:13 PM ET

    How to prepare for paying for college, no matter how old your kids are.

  • Business Schools Prepare For A New Wall Street Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 12:04 PM ET

    As Wall Street tries to survive the credit crunch, business schools are planning their own rescue plans: tinkering with their curricula and preparing students for a different job landscape

  • Credit Crunch Crushing Private Student Loan Business Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 2:21 PM ET

    As the credit crunch deepens, it's  putting more private student loan companies out of business and leaving fewer students  able to qualify.

  • Student Loans: Separating the Good From the Bad Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 8:47 PM ET

    What college students - and their parents - should learn.

  • Higher Ed Woes Take Back Seat in Presidential Race Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 8:16 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    The continuing federal bailout of Wall Street is undermining prospects that the next administration will tackle one of the nation's biggest education problems — that higher education effectively excludes some 400,000 academically qualified students every year.

  • Welcome, Freshmen. Have an iPod. Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 7:16 AM ET
    A customer at an Apple store at Southpark Mall in Charlotte, N.C., examines the new Apple iPhone during the first day of sales for the device, Friday, June 29, 2007. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek).

    Taking a step that professors may view as a bit counterproductive, some universities are doling out Apple iPhones and Internet-capable iPods to students, the New York Times reported.

  • Web Extra: Finding the Right Financial Aid Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 9:00 PM ET

    Also, making a plan for paying off student loans.

  • Christie and Dayna are two ordinary people shouldering the burden of college expenses. One needs to pay off loans while the other needs to save for her kids. Carmen's got plans for both.

  • Financial Aid Tricks of the Trade Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 8:55 PM ET

    A former loan officer explains how to get the most from your financial aid.

  • Campus Cribs: Better to Buy? Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 3:45 PM ET

    In some places, it's financially savvier to buy a place for your college-bound kid than pay for the dorms.

  • How to Save For Your Child Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 2:56 PM ET

    Want to start saving early for your child but don't know where -- or how -- to begin?

  • Video Roundup: Mortgages, Marriage and More Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    Carmen's tips on home loans, love and money, buying a car, going green and saving for college.

  • Answering Your Questions Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 11:29 AM ET

    These days, we could all use a little help out there. From the best ways to pay for college to making sure your retirement stays intact, here's what I'm telling readers.

  • Saving for College Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 12:54 PM ET

    Roth IRAs are great for retirement savings, but there are better ways to invest for college.

  • Follow The Money Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 3:36 PM ET

    If you’re in the market for a student loan, there's more federal funding out there than you may think. You may just have to look a little harder.

  • Ivy League Shares The Wealth Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 2:50 PM ET

    Some of the top universities in the country are slashing or eliminating tuition costs, expanding financial aid and generally rethinking the affordability equation.