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  • Norquist on Obama's taxing plans  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    Grover Norquist, Founder, Americans for Tax Reform, comments on Obama's plan to tax 529 plans, and says it's still written in the budget.

  • Harwood breaks down 529 plans  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:52 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood explains the Administration's idea for taxing 529 plans and discusses why tax reform is going to be so difficult.

  • Can Obama bridge political divide?  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:32 AM ET

    Lanhee Chen, Hoover Institution, and Michael Feldman, Glover Park Group, provide their thoughts on what we can expect to hear from President Obama when he addresses the nation Tuesday night.

  • How to escape the black hole of student debt Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    Six-figure loan debt is becoming a way of life for many recent graduates, and even some old ones. Here's how to keep it from swallowing you whole.

  • 2015 Prediction: Tuition costs & income  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson predicts the family income will not keep up with education costs, and government programs will fall short.

  • Education Playbook: Cost of admission  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at trends in the rising costs of education.

  • These colleges feed alumni to elite hedge funds Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    Yale University students in the old Campus Courtyard beneath the turrets of Bingham Hall.

    A new study from "buy side" network SumZero shows which universities send more students to elite hedge funds.

  • 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.

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  • President Obama has dropped his controversial proposal to tax 529 plans, but as CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports, the ability to withdraw tax-fee funds for higher education isn't the only reason these plans are an attractive vehicle for millions of families to save for college.

  • College 529 accounts aren't just for the super-rich, and the average amount saved will barely cover a year's tuition.