It's college acceptance season and many parents will soon start getting bills for the fall semester. So after saving for your child's education over the years, what is the best way to withdraw funds from a 529 college savings plan? CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes you step by step.» Read More
Students from Singapore and Korea are the best in the world at problem solving, according to new research published by the OECD.
It's college acceptance season, and if you and your child are thinking of dickering on financial-aid offers, be careful. CNBC's Kelley Holland reports on how institutions are feeling pressure that could come back to haunt you later.
College textbooks now cost the average student around $1,200 a year and advocacy groups say something needs to be done to curb the costs. CNBC's Herb Weisbaum says there are options for students, but not many.
CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant gives tips on how to fill out the FAFSA in order to get the most aid.
More than half of Americans lack a rainy day fund in case of financial emergencies. Now is the time to get a handle on your money and your future.
NEW YORK, Dec 16- With college costs already astronomical and rising, saving for them isn't just a year-end thing. In Illinois, for example, contributions of up to $10,000 a year for an individual or $20,000 for a couple filing jointly are deductible for state income tax purposes.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2- College savings plans are better deals than they were a few years ago, but there are still a few clunkers out there. Each fall, investment research firm Morningstar singles out the nation's best 529 college savings plans.
The U.S. and the U.K. once again dominated the world's top-ranked universities, with American institutions comprising over half of the top 20.
CNBC's Mary Thompson explains how some students and parents are finding a way to make college more affordable.
With college costs continuing to rise, more students are receiving federal financial aid, though state and institutional aid remains largely flat.
Employers say today's college grads don't have the skills for entry-level jobs. These college courses can help fill the gap and make recent grads better candidates.
Twelve million Gen Y-ers make more than $100,000, and many of them are not saddled with the six-digit student debt held by doctors and lawyers.
A Senate proposal would cut rates for now, though borrowers would probably pay more in the future.
The tax-advantaged college-savings plans now house $168.5 billion of our hard-won dough. But not everyone is sold on the idea that 529s are the only way to go.
While American families search for ways to make their college dollars go further, a new study finds that a majority of Americans still don't know what a 529 college savings plan is.
Older Americans make up a significant chunk of college students in recent years and are now heading out into the job market in an improving economy.
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.