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  • 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.

  • Is your child college bound? How do you pay for it? Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    Many parents may be overwhelmed by the cost of college, which has ballooned since they were undergrads. Here are some tips on how to pay for it all.

  • Why college financial aid is so confusing  Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Spring is the season for college acceptances, and with them, financial aid awards. The numbers and forms can be confusing. CNBC's Kelley Holland has some advice on how to compare them.

  • It's 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 pressure that could come back to haunt you later.

  • College textbooks now cost the average student around $1,200 a year and advocacy groups say something needs to be done to curb the costs. CNBC's Herb Weisbaum says there are options for students, but not many.

  • Financial aid for college  Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant gives tips on how to fill out the FAFSA in order to get the most aid.

  • Savings showdown: Retirement or college tuition? Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Bad news, kids. When it comes to your parents' savings priorities, funding their golden years is winning over financing your college years.

  • Student loan debt dragging on young households Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Americans who are still paying off student loans have a lot less money – and a lot more overall debt – than those without student loans.

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