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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.
Even as new numbers show the overall employment picture improving, new college graduates may not be so lucky when it comes to finding work.
What do American businesses want from their college hires? Creative thinkers and better communicators, according to a survey.
Parents still invest most of the money in college savings funds, but grandparents' contributions now make up about 9.5 percent of the total, new numbers say.
The federal government offers a variety of tax breaks to lessen your burden, but you may need a high-priced education just to figure out how to write it off.
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.
With the world becoming more interconnected, it’s getting harder to anticipate and manage global risks. We take a look at some of the biggest risks and ways to mitigate them.
From family-run companies to public companies with family ownership, we tackle challenges and rewards facing family businesses.
Inside the market's biggest sectors with a look at the trends, companies and trades netting profits for investors.
A messy wallet can also signal that you're having trouble getting a handle on your finances. Here's how to clean both up.
If your child is trying to impress a college admissions office, it's those unconventional skills that may give them an edge.
A college degree is by no means the only determining factor for a tech startup's success, but it turns out that it does make a difference.