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  • $1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Nida Degesys, National President of the American Medical Student Association, poses for photos in her office in Sterling, Va.

    Americans saddled with student debt may never catch up with wealthy peers who began life after college free from the burden.

  • Chicago's plan to bridge the skills gap     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Education plays a huge role in the recovery of our economy, says Cheryl Hyman, City Colleges of Chicago chancellor, discussing Chicago's special education initiative, "The College to Careers Program," aimed at narrowing the skills gap. We found that 80% of the jobs in our region are focused on industries such as health care, IT, transportation, hospitality, culinary and manufacturing, says Hyman.

  • Northwestern athletes entitled to unionize     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 3:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports Northwestern University athletes won their case before the NLRB. Chu explains the employer, employee relationship between the university and the players.

  • WASHINGTON, March 14- For-profit colleges on Friday criticized the Obama administration's proposal to deny federal funding to career-training institutions that students leave with high levels of debt.

  • Obama aims to tighten rules on for-profit career colleges Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:05 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 13- President Barack Obama will issue rules on Friday aimed at cracking down on low-performing for-profit career training colleges the administration says bury students under mountains of debt and fail to prepare them for a well-paying job.

  • How to plan for college and retirement     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    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.

  • The CFPB has filed a lawsuit against one of the largest for-profit college chains in the U.S., claiming it used predatory lending practices, CNBC's Herb Weisbaum reports.

  • Stanford building high tech entrepreneurs     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on a Stanford program that teaches students how to succeed as high tech entrepreneurs.

  • Sallie Mae CEO Jack Remondi discusses its company split into two publicly traded companies.

  • Sallie Mae CEO Jack Remondi discusses mounting student debt. "Students need to graduate, and keep their debt balanced in relation to their starting income," he says.

  • The millennials' rut: Why it costs all of us Saturday, 22 Feb 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    The underemployed: More than 17 percent of the U.S. employed are part of the part-time economy.

    The generation's unemployment and underemployment may be holding back the U.S. economic recovery. Here's why.

  • Higher education system is outdated: Rubio     Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., how our 20th-century education model may be good for some students but not all.

  • MBA: 'Go East, young man'     Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    Westerners should be encouraged to go and study in China to bridge the "knowledge deficit" on the country, explains Tom Hunter, board member at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

  • The high cost of 'not' going to college     Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    The cost of going to college may never have seemed more daunting - but the payout may never have been more rewarding according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. But as CNBC's Allison Linn reports, if you're thinking about taking out a student loan to pay for college, you better plan well.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 10- Filling out the federal financial aid form known as the FAFSA "is one of the first and most important steps" to getting a college education, First Lady Michelle Obama told a group of parents and students attending a FAFSA workshop at a Virginia high school on Wednesday.

  • College resume     Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelli Grant weighs in on how college students can boost their resume in order to get a job after graduation.

  • College textbooks now cost the average student around $1,200 a year and advocacy groups say something needs to be done to curb the costs. CNBC's Herb Weisbaum says there are options for students, but not many.

  • Kevin Plank, Under Armour CEO, provides insight on his company's deal with Notre Dame.

  • Financial aid for college     Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant gives tips on how to fill out the FAFSA in order to get the most aid.

  • Should college be more accessible?     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 7:32 PM ET

    Discussing the Fed study which shows 44 percent of college graduates are in jobs that do not require a degree, with Ankeet Ball, Columbia University Democrat, and John Catsimatidis, NYU College Republicans president.