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  • The $6 billion bet on sports scholarships Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Billions are being spend on private sports coaches for kids as young as 6 years-old. The goal is to grab a spot on a collegiate team.

  • Big money for kids sports  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:42 AM ET

    The NCAA tells high school athletes the chances of getting a scholarship in many sports are around 2 percent. NBC Sports Dave Briggs, and CNBC.com's Kelley Holland, weigh in.

  • Strapped for college cash? New ways to borrow Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    A complete stranger might help get your student loans under control, through new crowdfunding initiatives and student loan start-ups.

  • Fans line up for 'Call of Duty' early release  Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    This is the first game specifically made for the next generation systems, says Eric Handler, MKM Partners, discusses the outlook on Activision.

  • Trillion dollar college debt crisis  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    The latest national figures from the Institute for College Access and Success reveal more than two thirds of graduates have at least some debt. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports data is showing the rate of increase in student debt and in tuition is slowing considerably.

  • Parents, legislators push back against Common Core Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    The debate against Common Core is moving into the state legislatures, even as more parents plan to opt out of spring tests.

  • Getting an MBA may be cheaper than you think Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    Students at an orientation at Rice University, Houston.

    If you are mulling business school but worried about tuition, relax. The top 25 business schools award nearly $235 million yearly in grants.

  • Hiring vets a virtuous cycle  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports on companies helping to put veterans into their workforce.

  • Reducing college costs could mean end of textbooks Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    To help alleviate the cost of higher education, some colleges are exploring the use of open-source materials as an option to textbooks.

  • More students borrowing more: Report  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:58 AM ET

    In some states the student loan debt has topped $30,000, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn with a snapshot of college debt.

  • Student loan debt grows, but signs of hope emerge Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    Students protest the rising costs of student loans in Los Angeles.

    For the first time, the average student loan debt has topped $30,000 per graduate in several states. But there are also signs of the crisis easing.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports why many parents are hiring college planners to help with the child's application process.

  • New leader of Harvard endowment  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports Stephen Blyth will become the head of Harvard's endowment effective January 1st.

  • How much would you pay to get your kid in Harvard? Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Hiring a college planner to help navigate the admission process is a growing trend, but is it worth the high price tag?

  • These elite schools have best endowment returns Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    The Alma Mater statue in front of the library on the campus of Columbia University in New York.

    Columbia, Yale and MIT are at the top of a new ranking of long-term university endowment investment performance.

  • The case for liberal arts education Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    Liberal arts majors have gotten the reputation of being unemployable, but new research paints a rosier picture.

  • Redesign of the traditional classroom  Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson shares a peek of what the classroom of the future could look like.

  • Can your college major guarantee a job? Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    College students regularly pile into majors where the job prospects are hot. Whether they will stay that way after graduation is another story.

  • Professor celebrating wasted time online  Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    University of Pennsylvania Professor Kenneth Goldsmith is the professor behind the class "Wasting Time on the Internet." Goldsmith says students will be able to look at anything on the Internet in order to create great works of literature out of the experience.

  • The 411 on 529s: Top 10 state college saving plans Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    A 529 college savings plan makes paying higher-education expenses easier. Here are the top 10 tax-free state 529 plans nationwide.

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    A series of high profile cyber attacks has created huge economic opportunity as businesses look to fend off future attacks.

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