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  • 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.

  • Top credit cards for college students Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    Millennials are shying away from credit cards, but plastic is a great way to build a credit history. Here's what to look for in a card.

  • How to choose your college major  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC personal finance correspondent Sharon Epperson discusses several factors incoming college students should take into account when choosing their major.

  • Fantasy football: College scholarship myths busted Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    Becky Dionne in action

    The odds of playing in college--much less getting a scholarship--are lower than you might think. And the pressure is intense for those who do.

  • The high cost of applying to college Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    Worried about the cost of college? Brace yourself. You may have to shell out thousands before your child even sets foot in a dorm room.

  • New grads: Unprepared for real world?  Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Jeff Cox and Stephanie Landsman discuss how colleges aren't getting their students into enough internships and thus not preparing them for the real world.

  • Valuing virtual education  Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg and Sharon Epperson, share their opinions on how education could change over the next 25 years, and the barriers to online education acceptance.

  • Will the college bubble burst?  Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:41 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson looks at the possibility of the end of the university as we know it over the next 25 years.

  • Education stocks soar  Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    The best and worst for profit education stock trades, with Jeff Silber, BMO Capital Markets.

  • $200,000 for a tutor?  Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    Online tutoring company Revolution Prep charges between $50 and $700 an hour to connect students with expert tutors, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Inside NYU's MBA syllabus  Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    New York University's business school gears up for another student class. NYU Stern Dean Peter Blair Henry, and NYU Stern Dean of Students Conor Grennan, discuss this year's focus with students.

  • Why college costs are so high: Daniels  Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels tells CNBC the reason behind soaring tuition levels and how the free market is finally pushing back.

  • Katie Libbe, Allianz Life, Louis Scatigna, AFM Investments CEO, discuss the changing landscape of college tuition payments and focus on the single-parent family.

  • America's best college for your money is... Saturday, 2 Aug 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    Tomasso Hall, Babson College

    Money Magazine’s surprising college rankings has Babson College ahead of Harvard and other notable Ivy League schools.

  • Get ready to pay more for student loans  Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    Many new borrowers may be caught off guard by higher student loan borrowing costs. CNBC's Sharon Epperson explains why interest rates on student loans are going up July 1st.

  • Starbucks offers free college tuition  Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Starbucks announced today it will offer free online college tuition to many of its employees, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Starbucks' new college initiative  Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:49 AM ET

    Starbucks is offering a deal to juniors and seniors who work at least 20 hours a week at Starbucks will get full reimbursement for each semester or full-time coursework towards a bachelor's degree.

  • Student loans part of the problem: AEI  Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    Andrew Kelly, The American Enterprise Institute, looks at the rising costs of college tuition and how generous federal loan programs are contributing.

  • College gets more expensive  Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports Federal student loans, which are tied to the rise in the 10-Year Note, are going up.

  • High debt & no work  Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    The average student loan debt for the class of 2012 is $29,400. Discussing what role the Fed could play in the student debt burden, with Derek Thompson, The Atlantic senior editor.

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