DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.-- The chairman of DeVry Inc., Harold Shapiro, will retire in November, at a time when the education company is struggling with shrinking U.S. enrollments. Shapiro, a former president of Princeton University and the University of Michigan, has been DeVry's chairman since 2008 and on its board since 2001..» Read More
With Sallie Mae and other student lenders struggling to find financing amid the credit squeeze, what’s the trade as fewer students can find access to affordable loans?
The House on Thursday backed a measure aimed at ensuring students get college loans amid the turmoil in the credit markets.
When it comes to selecting a 529 plan from the dozens that exist, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula. Ultimately, it depends on your savings goals, tolerance for risk and time horizon for your child heading off to 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.
There are a number of ways for parents to save for college tuition, but so-called 529 plans are probably the best. Though you might need to study up on the terms and choices, the plans provide enough tax advantages to make it worth your while.
Some of the top universities in the country are slashing or eliminating tuition costs, expanding financial aid and generally rethinking the affordability equation.
The steadily rising costs of higher education – roughly twice the inflation rate – makes it a permanent part of the iron cross of American worries, joining concerns about retirement, health care and jobs.
With the credit crunch likely to grind on for some time Washington is dusting off a lender-of-last-resort plan to provide for an uninterrupted supply of government-subsidized college student loans.
One of the nation’s largest student loan operations announced Wednesday that it would suspend making federal-guaranteed loans starting early next month.
Talking about finance doesn’t have to put a damper on romance. Being open and honest about how you feel about money can be critical for developing and maintaining a healthy relationship. Here's some tips.
Educational publisher Pearson said on Monday trading was strong in the third quarter and that underlying sales and operating profit rose 6 and 20 percent respectively over the first nine months of the year.
More education for U.S. workers of all ages could help slow an anticipated moderation of productivity growth as the population ages, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Monday.
The daughter of Warren Buffett's mentor and business partner David Dodd is giving $128.5 million over a period of twenty years to the George School in Newtown, Pennsylvania. It's being called "one of the largest single gifts to an existing independent school in the United States."
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard. But now his startup is back in class, at Stanford University. Apparently the university has a new class called "Create Engaging Web applications Using Metrics and Learning on Facebook.
For-profit higher education company Corinthian Colleges on Tuesday posted lower quarterly profit, citing costs associated with closing some of its facilities.
From healthcare to real estate to retirement, there are many steps you can take to spend less and save more.
It's nice being able to pay someone else to mow the lawn. Now a company in Memphis is taking it a step further. You can pay a little more, and a crew of lawn mowing women will arrive at your house--wearing bikinis. The company is www.tigertimelawncare.com, a three-month old firm using the gimmick to get attention. It's worked.
The Senate passed a bill early Friday to increase aid to college students. The bill would give more money to Pell grant recipients, who are among the poorest. They get a maximum award of $4,310 annually now, but that would be bumped up to $5,400 by 2011.
In an exclusive live interview on cnbc.com’s home page, The Business Roundtable chairman talks to CNBC's Liz Claman about global competitiveness, immigration, Sarbanes-Oxley and the new Congress.
We did it! Five states in five days, four flights and one long drive. Our journey through America's Top States for Business covered some 6,000 miles, and we hope we highlighted some of the states and practices that are "Keeping America Great".