LOS ANGELES, Dec 15- Soaring college costs and stagnant incomes mean many families will not be able to save enough to pay for a typical undergraduate education. The good news is that most people will pay significantly less than the sticker prices published by colleges, which currently average just under $20,000 a year for public four-year university courses,...» Read More
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*
Many private student loans offer prizes, gifts and perks for applying – but some of the loan companies get a failing grade.
Is it time to pull out of a 529 that has lost half its value?
How to prepare for paying for college, no matter how old your kids are.
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
As the credit crunch deepens, it's putting more private student loan companies out of business and leaving fewer students able to qualify.
What college students - and their parents - should learn.
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.
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.
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.
A former loan officer explains how to get the most from your financial aid.
In some places, it's financially savvier to buy a place for your college-bound kid than pay for the dorms.
Want to start saving early for your child but don't know where -- or how -- to begin?
Carmen's tips on home loans, love and money, buying a car, going green and saving for college.
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.
Roth IRAs are great for retirement savings, but there are better ways to invest for college.
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.
Some of the top universities in the country are slashing or eliminating tuition costs, expanding financial aid and generally rethinking the affordability equation.