It'' 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 the pressure that could come back to haunt you and your younger kids.» Read More
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?!
CNBC's Larry Kudlow reports BP is temporarily suspended from new U.S. contracts; and Ron Meyer, American Majority Action discusses whether the student loan bubble is about to pop.
Millions of parents who have taken out loans to pay for their children’s college education have since fallen on tough times because of the recession, health problems and job loss.
A study of college freshman shows that 86 percent want to be financially well-off -- up more than 10 percent from last year.
Critics say President Obama’s policies on expanding aid to college students are too costly, often assist the wrong people and could have the paradoxical effect of driving up tuition prices.
The average college student who graduated in 2011 had $26,600 in student loans, according to a new report, which estimates two-thirds of last year’s college graduates had student loan debt.
A new quarterly survey of U.S. banks’ risk managers finds that more than six in 10 expect student loan debt delinquencies to increase in the next six months. Only about 13 percent expect delinquencies to decrease.
Student loan debt topped a trillion bucks this year, and the price of higher education is soaring. Derek Thompson, sr. editor at The Atlantic, discusses why college costs are so high.
According to Campus Grotto's just-released report on the 2012-2013 year, the top 10 colleges all have an average total cost of more than $55,000 per year.
Andy Kessler, "Eat People" author, explains whether you really need to attend college.
A new round of freshmen will need to make new financial arrangements, which often include credit cards. But should students’ new lifestyle include them?
The percentage of U.S. consumers with two or more outstanding loans has nearly doubled since 2005, and the amount of debt is up more than 50 percent, according to new figures from FICO — the company that calculates credit scores for the major credit bureaus.
While the country’s higher education system is plagued by the student debt crisis, one college has instituted a policy that will eliminate or dramatically decrease the debt that students graduate with. Will others follow?