Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett has a new book out called "Is College Worth It?" Bennett discusses financial aid, tuition and what else is discouraging to students.» Read More
From unemployment to taxes, economic conditions will play a big role in the rankings of CNBC’s third annual America’s Top States For Business study due out Thursday, July 23.
Until last fall we were a nation that shopped until we dropped. Will back-to-school shopping season be a catalyst to get shoppers off the sidelines? An annual survey released today by Deloitte suggests the answer is yes.
What’s the tipping point for student loans? When they go from being an investment in your future to an anchor dragging you down? When does it make sense to go into a certain amount of debt—debt that you cannot get rid of EVER, even in bankruptcy—and when does a lot of student loan debt become too much?
So avoid these two stocks for now. Plus, get calls on the transports, school-loan firms and more.
With their endowments ravaged by the financial markets and more students clamoring for assistance, private colleges like Reed are making numerous changes this year in staff, students, tuition and classes that they hope will tide them over without harming their reputations or their educational goals.
Find out why insiders at this school-loan company are buying tens of thousands of shares at a time.
So what kind of teachers could a school get if it paid them $125,000 a year?
Which careers are better for people who care about family and loved ones as much or more than their precious careers?
Investors might not have to choose yea or nay to profit, Cramer says.
Are you smarter than a fifth grader? If you’re talking about the stock market, probably not.
The math is ugly. Financial aid is going down at many schools, just when more students need it more than ever. Don't despair, though. There are ways to make the grade.
If the bad job market has you thinking about going back to school for an advanced degree, here's some tips on federal student loan programs.
Obama is calling for a sweeping $18 billion proposal covering birth to higher education. It includes reforms for teaching, funds for pre-school programs, college tax credits as well as revamping the college student loan system.
President Barack Obama is trying to remake the government’s lending program by eliminating the middle man, which will mean funding for students.
President Barack Obama said Friday there have been "somewhat encouraging" improvements in the country's stricken labor markets, but the rate of joblessness is "still a sobering toll."
While folks may not look forward to a trip to the dentist or to the accountant, they aren't using the recession as an excuse not to visit them. Sageworks, a provider of private company data, took a look at seven things consumers are still doing despite the economic slump. On the list, going to the dentist and visiting the accountant.
Parents who've seen the value of their 529 plans plummet may have another shock coming: the plans can't be counted on to pay the entire cost of college.
The private student lending industry and its allies in Congress are maneuvering to thwart a plan by President Obama to end a subsidized loan program and redirect billions of dollars in bank profits to scholarships for needy students.
The end of higher education? And yes, I mean that as a play on words—sorry, it's April Fool's day so I had to do something to make myself look like, well, a fool.
Is the dismal job environment reason enough for a soon-to-be-graduate to go right back to school? Not so fast, Carmen says.