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  • Decades to pay off school debt—worth it? Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 6:44 PM ET

    With half of graduates struggling to get full-time employment, people should consider alternatives to a four-year degree, a former secretary of education argues.

  • Is college worth it?   Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 4:44 PM ET
    Is college worth it?

    William Bennett and Anthony Carnevale of Georgetown University debate the value of higher education. And CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on generations of college debt.

  • College loans: A hit to retirement?   Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 1:44 PM ET
    College loans: A hit to retirement?

    A growing number of older Americans are becoming a part of an alarming nationwide $1 trillion college loan debt; reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • How about a two-year law school?   Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 1:22 PM ET
    Should law school be 2 years?

    The president is in favor of reducing law school from three years to cut student debt. David Lat and Elie Mystal from Above the Law and Dan Rodriguez, dean of the Northwestern School of Law, join to discuss this controversial topic.

  • Generations of student loan debt   Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Generations of student loan debt

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports student loan debt is building, becoming a lifetime and in some cases a generational burden.

  • Power Rundown: Surge in part-timers   Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 1:47 PM ET
    Power Rundown: Surge in part-timers

    President Obama is planning to tame rising college costs; and it's not so difficult to find a job if you're looking for part-time work. CNBC's Bob Pisani and Simon Hobbs, discuss.

  • Student loans killing startups?   Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:33 PM ET
    Student loans killing startups?

    Is student loan debt killing the entrepreneurial spirit? Carol Roth, author of "The Entrepreneur Equation," and Andrew Busch, The Busch Update, discuss.

  • Thinking of co-signing a college loan? Think again Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 7:02 PM ET

    Student loan debt continues to rise and parents continue to contemplate whether they should add their name to the bill. Suze Orman says emphatically ‘I don’t think so.’

  • Shadow Banking: Peer-to-peer lending increasing   Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 7:41 AM ET
    Shadow Banking: Peer-to-peer lending increasing

    Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, discusses the growing trend among some consumers to bypass banks and borrow money directly from individuals.

  • Gauging consumer confidence and credit   Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 6:33 AM ET
    Gauging consumer confidence and credit

    Ezra Becker, TransUnion, provides an overview of the U. S. consumer credit landscape, including a look at credit card use, mortgage lending, student loan volumes and auto lending.

  • Senate passes bill on student-loan rates Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 7:06 PM ET

    Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs could soon start climbing under a bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly Wednesday.

  • Parents pay smaller portion of college costs   Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 1:36 PM ET
    Parents pay less of college costs

    A new study by Sallie Mae digs into just where the funding for college is coming from. CNBC's Hampton Pearson offers insight.

  • How to earn a degree without breaking the bank Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    Grants and scholarships are taking a leading role in paying college bills, surpassing the traditional role parents long have played in helping foot the bills.

  • Deal reached to lower student loan rates: Report Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 8:31 PM ET
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    A bipartisan group of senators reached a deal that would offer students better rates this fall but perhaps assign higher rates in coming years.

  • Senate reaches student loan deal: AP   Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 7:25 PM ET
    Senate reaches student loan deal: AP

    The Associated Press is reporting that the Senate has reached a deal on lower interest rates on student loans, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • OSU CIO on university investing   Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 4:40 PM ET
    OSU CIO on university investing

    Jonathan Hook, Ohio State University, has the impact of rising rates on student loans, and how to monitor the markets.

  • Student loans in limbo   Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 4:39 PM ET
    Student loans in limbo

    Student loan debt has officially topped $1 trillion. CNBC's John Harwood has the progress report.

  • In Congress All Politics Getting Personal   Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 6:10 AM ET
    In Congress All Politics Getting Personal

    A flurry of activity in Washington this week has sparked trash talk among members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Immigration Reform a 'Question of the Politics'   Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 7:33 AM ET
    Immigration Reform a 'Question of the Politics'

    "We could in the House pass the bipartisan plan that came out of the Senate today if the Speaker were willing to put it up for a vote," remarked Rep. Chris Van Hollen, (D-MD), discussing a bipartisan effort to pass immigration legislation in Congress.

  • Smithfield CEO on the Hot Seat   Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:47 PM ET
    Smithfield CEO on the Hot Seat

    Smithfield Foods CEO Larry Pope is testifying before the Senate Agriculture Committee today over concerns about its sale to a Chinese meat producer. Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley (R), offers insight.