When a high school graduate wants a credit card, is that a good or bad thing? Experts say it all depends on the child and how he or she will use the card.» Read More
When a high school graduate wants a credit card, is that a good or bad thing? Experts say it all depends on the child and how he or she will use the card.
A New York Federal Reserve report suggests that college grads swamped by debt may be victims of forces greater than their willingness to pay.
Unmanageable student loan debt, the consumer watchdog unit say, may be harmful to recovering markets and may be dragging down borrowers' lives.
Former Education Secretary William Bennett argues that 96 percent of colleges aren't worth the investment due to high loan payments and sky rocketing unemployment rates.
Tuition deposits are needed to confirm a spot in college. What if you're not sure you'll have enough money? Never fear, some creepy old man is here.
NEW YORK, April 29- Tax-advantaged 529 college-savings plans have been a huge help for many students and their families as the costs of higher education have soared. But if you're applying for financial aid you need to know how these accounts will affect your bottom line.
Even as new numbers show the overall employment picture improving, new college graduates may not be so lucky when it comes to finding work.
NEW YORK, April 22- Families saving for college poured billions of dollars into U.S. 529 education savings plans over the past five years, even as these plans' performance lagged behind other investments like mutual funds, investment research company Morningstar Inc said on Monday.
What do American businesses want from their college hires? Creative thinkers and better communicators, according to a survey.
Parents still invest most of the money in college savings funds, but grandparents' contributions now make up about 9.5 percent of the total, new numbers say.
The federal government offers a variety of tax breaks to lessen your burden, but you may need a high-priced education just to figure out how to write it off.
NEW YORK, March 12- Assets in 529 plans climbed to nearly $200 billion in 2012, but the number of families drawing from their accounts to pay for college was just a fraction of the growing student population, according to a report on the plans released on Tuesday by the College Savings Plans Network.
Admissions officials can usually figure out fairly quickly who needs aid and who doesn’t, but they rarely force you to compete against those outside your income bracket, college counselors say.
More families are currently saving for their retirement than for their children's education, according to a new study by Sallie Mae. CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on what happens when money is taken out of a 401(k) or an IRA to pay for college.
Paying for your child's education is a laudable goal, but may not be realistic for some parents who could wind up jeopardizing their own financial future in order to put their children through college.
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Billionaire Graham Tuckwell has announced he's giving $50 million for college scholarships. CNBC's Robert Frank reports Tuckwell thinks the money would ruin his own kids.
Hidden in our convoluted tax code are rewards for saving for retirement, looking for a new job, going to college -- even getting a new pair of glasses.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Richard Vedder, Center for College Affordability & Productivity, about where the money is coming from to pay huge salaries to some academics to run universities.
A recent study found kids may not need all four years of school to get ahead. Some students who received two-year degrees earned more than their four-year counterparts. Whoa, does Ferris Bueller know about this?!