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Critics say President Obama’s policies on expanding aid to college students are too costly, often assist the wrong people and could have the paradoxical effect of driving up tuition prices.
The average college student who graduated in 2011 had $26,600 in student loans, according to a new report, which estimates two-thirds of last year’s college graduates had student loan debt.
A new quarterly survey of U.S. banks’ risk managers finds that more than six in 10 expect student loan debt delinquencies to increase in the next six months. Only about 13 percent expect delinquencies to decrease.
Student loan debt topped a trillion bucks this year, and the price of higher education is soaring. Derek Thompson, sr. editor at The Atlantic, discusses why college costs are so high.
According to Campus Grotto's just-released report on the 2012-2013 year, the top 10 colleges all have an average total cost of more than $55,000 per year.
Andy Kessler, "Eat People" author, explains whether you really need to attend college.
A new round of freshmen will need to make new financial arrangements, which often include credit cards. But should students’ new lifestyle include them?
The percentage of U.S. consumers with two or more outstanding loans has nearly doubled since 2005, and the amount of debt is up more than 50 percent, according to new figures from FICO — the company that calculates credit scores for the major credit bureaus.
While the country’s higher education system is plagued by the student debt crisis, one college has instituted a policy that will eliminate or dramatically decrease the debt that students graduate with. Will others follow?
Mad Money host Jim Cramer speaks to Campus Crest Communities co-founder & CEO Ted Rollins, about its dividend plans, and the state of college enrollment and its competitive advantage in the construction space.
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College kids new to credit cards can ding their credit scores, inviting higher costs when taking on adult-size purchases, such as car loans and mortgages, down the road.
As student debt explodes, private lenders, credit rating agencies, and nonprofits have begun offering consumer-friendly programs to take the financial anxiety out of college loans.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to Daphne Koller, Coursera co-founder/co-CEO, about her company's business model, and why its grabbing the attention of students around the world.
Parents signing off on a credit card for their collegian have a number of choices, all of which will require some careful thought.
The beaten-down "for-profit" school stocks have been at the center of a different kind of storm, reports CNBC's Herb Greenberg.
Recent graduates with arts degrees face a jobless rate of 11.1 percent. With numbers like that, the degree probably seems useless. But many people have gone on to great success after earning “useless” degrees.
It’s not just the nation heading for a fiscal cliff. In 18 years, the average price for a private university could be as much as $130,428—a year.
Student loans are near the $1 trillion mark and educators are studying harder so they might avoid failing a critical test of advanced college finance.
In the political campaigns still taking shape, President Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and lawmakers of both parties say they want to protect college students from a sharp increase in interest rates on federally subsidized loans.