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  • 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.

  • 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.

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