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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.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports Federal student loans, which are tied to the rise in the 10-Year Note, are going up.
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.
Bad news, kids. When it comes to your parents' savings priorities, funding their golden years is winning over financing your college years.
NEW YORK, April 10- Thanks to increased savings rates and a rising stock market, average balances in U.S. college savings plans jumped 30 percent in 2013 over the prior year, according to the new "How America Saves for College" report from Sallie Mae released Thursday.
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.
Students from Singapore and Korea are the best in the world at problem solving, according to new research published by the OECD.
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.
CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant gives tips on how to fill out the FAFSA in order to get the most aid.
More than half of Americans lack a rainy day fund in case of financial emergencies. Now is the time to get a handle on your money and your future.
The U.S. and the U.K. once again dominated the world's top-ranked universities, with American institutions comprising over half of the top 20.
CNBC's Mary Thompson explains how some students and parents are finding a way to make college more affordable.
With college costs continuing to rise, more students are receiving federal financial aid, though state and institutional aid remains largely flat.
Employers say today's college grads don't have the skills for entry-level jobs. These college courses can help fill the gap and make recent grads better candidates.
Twelve million Gen Y-ers make more than $100,000, and many of them are not saddled with the six-digit student debt held by doctors and lawyers.
A Senate proposal would cut rates for now, though borrowers would probably pay more in the future.
The tax-advantaged college-savings plans now house $168.5 billion of our hard-won dough. But not everyone is sold on the idea that 529s are the only way to go.
While American families search for ways to make their college dollars go further, a new study finds that a majority of Americans still don't know what a 529 college savings plan is.
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.