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Under a 2005 law passed by Congress to protect lenders, private student loans fall under the same nearly-impossible-to-clear category as child support payments and criminal fines.
Here’s what we do know about student loan debt: it’s roughly $1 trillion in size, greater than either auto or credit-card debt and second only to mortgage debt in the U.S.
What if a college did not spend its resources on sports stadiums? What if it quit the competitive "arms race" and did not build climbing walls and multimillion dollar student unions? What if a college did not spend its students’ resources on top "name brand" researchers, who undergraduates rarely see? In fact, what if there was no faculty tenure at all?
The rampant inflation in the cost of U.S. higher education since 1980 makes gasoline and healthcare price hikes over the same period look like an Indy car racing a pair of old-school Volkswagen vans.
Parents and students have an array of options for financing education costs, including private loans from banks, tapping home equity credit lines and dipping into retirement accounts. However, the quest to provide a better life for their children can create a lager financial mess for the parents.
As much as you may want to help out a friend or family member in need, there are several rules you should follow before you hand over any cash.
Parents who borrow money to pay for their children's college education are exacerbating a growing student loan crisis.
Job skills are getting higher in growth areas, but there are not enough Americans that can do them. How to fix the rising education gap in America, with Jeremy Siegel, The Wharton School; Ann Winblad, Winblad Venture; and Bill Gross, PIMCO. "Focus on where the jobs are going to be and what education we need to give," says Ann Winblad.
Peter Thiel is one of the most successful investors in Silicon Valley and also one of the most controversial. Last night, he called on top tech companies to drop the college degree as a job requirement. It's not the first time he's questioned the value of college. Thiel's looking for kids around the country who can be molded into innovators and entrepreneurs via the Thiel Fellowship.
When people lament the cost of college, they’re usually talking about tuition. They often don't think of room and board. Now, there's a list that shows that a bed and three square meals a day aren’t cheap either.
A university in the United Kingdom is having a competition where one person will win a "free tutition for life."
CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.
It may be hard to pin down exactly what the Occupy Wall Street protesters want, but one of the sources of their frustration seems clear. Many of the demonstrators are drowning in student debt.
Real innovation isn’t common in higher education, especially at the most prestigious schools.
"Our national dialogue is finally starting to allow space for questioning some of these once-sacrosanct myths about higher education," the author writes adding, "People are looking for alternatives. Cheaper, faster, quicker alternatives, which don’t require debt, or time off from careers."
For decades, we have often heard that the journey to career success requires a college degree. While we all want the best for our children, as parents, it is imperative that we pause to examine the educational myth that permeates society and choose whether or not to perpetuate this mentality.
CNBC.com looked at the top ten colleges and discovered which CEOs spent time there as underclassmen. Check out what we found.
$1 million isn’t what it used to be, in part because a lot of people don’t know how far it can go, and the amount of time and effort that it would take to spend it.
Call it the Cadillac of online MBA degrees.
If you give an 18-year-old $100,000 not to go to college, will you create the next Mark Zuckerberg? That's what venture capitalist and technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel wants to do with the "20 Under 20" project funded by his foundation.
Advisors say it's time to get serious about year-end financial plans, like taxes and portfolio re-balancing.
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.
STEM careers are not only having a hard time recruiting women, but once they get there, they often want to leave, a new report finds.
The government, and many employers, are making it easier for you to save for retirement. Here's how.
Businesses don't have much faith that recent college hires will stick around for very long, a new survey says.