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  • Student loan debt now totals more than $1.2 trillion. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), discusses the student loan crisis as she prepares an upcoming bill proposal which would refinance current loans and bring down monthly payments. "Student loan debt is crushing individuals, and a drag on the economy," she says.

  • Student loans part of the problem: AEI     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    Andrew Kelly, The American Enterprise Institute, looks at the rising costs of college tuition and how generous federal loan programs are contributing.

  • Does your GPA matter? Pro says no     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    If you fit into the culture of a company, you got the job, explains Dan Schawbel, Millennial Branding founder. He shares his best advice for college graduates on the job hunt, including having a positive attitude.

  • NCAA's blueprint for 21st century athletes     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 6:50 AM ET

    Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 commissioner, shares his thoughts on implementing major reforms at the NCAA and whether or not college athletes should be paid.

  • School sells grass (the other kind) to make cash Monday, 19 May 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    Notre Dame vs. Ohio State

    The University of Notre Dame is planning to make way for new football turf, so it's selling off used grass for nearly $150 a pop.

  • 'Best way' to create systemic poverty     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    Jeff Snider, Alhambra Investment Partners, says the growth in auto and student loan debt are the best ways to create systemic poverty in the U.S.

  • Why economics degrees must change     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Ha-Joon Chang, economist and author at the University of Cambridge, discusses how economics is taught after U.K. students protested over the content of the degree courses.

  • CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on the recent protests by university students leading Christine Lagarde and Condoleezza Rice to back out of giving commencement speeches.

  • High debt & no work     Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    The average student loan debt for the class of 2012 is $29,400. Discussing what role the Fed could play in the student debt burden, with Derek Thompson, The Atlantic senior editor.

  • College gets more expensive     Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports Federal student loans, which are tied to the rise in the 10-Year Note, are going up.

  • Power Rundown: Alibaba & Stanford going green     Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen, Bob Pisani and Dominic Chu, look at today's Power Lunch stories, including Stanford choosing to no longer invest in coal mining companies.

  • *Board hires Barclays to explore strategic options. May 6- Corinthian Colleges Inc said it has breached debt covenants due to $76.5 million in charges, and said it had hired Barclays Plc to explore strategic options.

  • *Third-quarter profit $0.03/ shr vs est. May 6- Corinthian Colleges Inc said it would explore strategic alternatives as student enrollments decline and the company faces potential legal action from U.S. regulators. The California- based company faces potential legal action from U.S. consumer regulators over issues related to student loans.

  • May 6- Corinthian Colleges Inc said it would explore strategic alternatives as student enrollments decline and the company faces potential legal action from U.S. regulators. The for-profit education company said its board had authorized the retention of an investment bank to explore its options.

  • Northwestern union vote today     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Dave Briggs, NBC Sports, shares his thoughts on whether college athletes will vote to unionize. And Robert Cox, Reuters Breakingviews, weighs in.

  • Little Squawkers' dream jobs     Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    Austan Goolsbee, 32 Advisors strategic partner, shares his thoughts on what the U.S. workplace will look like in the future. Get some education, Goolsbee stresses. And the "Little Squawkers," weigh in.

  • Fixing the NCAA: Coach Calipari     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    John Calipari, University of Kentucky basketball coach, discusses building "servant leadership" in his team, and the big business of college basketball.

  • SAT changes could boost lucrative test prep biz Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    SAT uncertainty will drive more business to prep companies and private tutors as anxiety mounts among parents and students, experts predict.

  • Brooklyn Law School cuts tuition     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Nicholas Allard, Brooklyn Law School dean, and Elie Mystal, Abovethelaw.com editor, discuss why Brooklyn Law School decided and is able to cut its tuition by 15 percent.

  • New lows: Top colleges' acceptance rates drop Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 5:59 PM ET
    Students at the Stanford University campus

    Enrollment at US colleges is sliding, but competition for spots at top universities is more cutthroat and anxiety-inducing than ever, NYT reports.