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  • Delayed Dreams: Class of 2013's Returning Students Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:40 PM ET

    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.

  • Mapping Student Debt Changes the Debate Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    A New York Federal Reserve report suggests that college grads swamped by debt may be victims of forces greater than their willingness to pay.

  • Student Debt a 'Roadblock' for Wider Economy: Report Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    Unmanageable student loan debt, the consumer watchdog unit say, may be harmful to recovering markets and may be dragging down borrowers' lives.

  • Only 4% of Colleges Worth the Money: Ex-Official Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 10:50 AM ET

    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.

  • Can't Afford College? Let a Sugar Daddy Pay Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 7:23 AM ET

    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.

  • Job Picture Looks Bleak for 2013 College Grads Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Even as new numbers show the overall employment picture improving, new college graduates may not be so lucky when it comes to finding work.

  • Why CEOs Like Liberal Arts Students Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    What do American businesses want from their college hires? Creative thinkers and better communicators, according to a survey.

  • Grandparents Step Up Help to Fund College Costs Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 12:42 PM ET

    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.

  • How to Pick the Right College Tax Break for You Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    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.

  • College Roulette: Ask for Financial Aid, or Not? Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    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.

  • Robbing Retirement to Save For College     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    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.

  • Parents Are Robbing Retirement to Pay for College Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    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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  • Is Money 'Poison' For Kids?     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 1:58 PM ET

    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.

  • 5 Tax Deductions That Pay You for Helping Yourself Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 8:29 AM ET

    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.

  • Santelli: Time to Reform College Tuition Costs     Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    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.

  • Get Ahead by Skipping Last Two Years of College? Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 | 11:53 AM ET

    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?!

  • Student Loan Delinquencies     Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 7:45 PM ET

    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.

  • Child’s Education, but Parents’ Crushing Loans Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 10:18 AM ET

    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.

  • Latest College Trend: Wanting to Be Wealthy Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 8:24 AM ET

    A study of college freshman shows that 86 percent want to be financially well-off -- up more than 10 percent from last year.

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