The Minerva Project founder Ben Nelson provides insight on the curriculum for the Minerva Project, which re-imagines the college education. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) of The Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship, weighs in.» Read More
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.
As the cost of college continues to rise, many students are finding even the Bank of Mom & Dad has tightened its lending practices.
Barclays warns student loan defaults are underestimated by at least $225 billion. Peter Schiff, Euro Pacific Capital, and Diana Carew, Progressive Policy Institute, debate whether the government should have gotten involved in the first place.
Healthcare. Pension obligations. Student loans? A new report from Barclays helps illuminate the degree to which student-loan debt is becoming one of America’s structural challenges.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the Senate has passed bipartisan legislation on transportation and student loans.
CNBC's Eamon Javers has a story that might just make your blood boil: a major bank admitting it tried to manipulate interest rates at the height of the financial crisis. Bart Chilton, CFTC Commissioner and Ross Intelisano, Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP, weigh in.
With student loan levels rising over $1 trillion, grads need more than the perfect resume to get started. Credit ratings matter, too. Here are 8 tips on managing loans and FICO scores.
The Education Department released so-called "gainful" employment data today, with CNBC's Herb Greenberg.
The beaten-down "for-profit" school stocks have been at the center of a different kind of storm, reports CNBC's Herb Greenberg.
According to a recent Gallup poll, only 29 percent of Americans say they have a "great deal" or "quite a lot of confidence" in the U.S. education system. Michelle Rhee, StudentsFirst founder and CEO, discusses the quality of public education in the United States, with radio talk show host John Batchelor.
College kids have always crammed for tests. Now university administrations are cramming to cut costs. They are awarding students less expensive 3-year, 'fast-track' diplomas.
CNBC's Jane Wells breaks down the data on the outlook on housing and the economy from the UCLA Anderson Forecast, with Edward Leamer, UCLA Anderson Forecast director.
Nik Wallenda became the first man ever to walk directly across the Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The mayor of Niagara Falls, Paul Dyster, weighs in.
Amid pomp and circumstance, graduates are walking into the world with $1 trillion in school debt. But one personal finance expert says there are ways to avoid going over a cliff.
Discussing whether the market could be saved by an extension of tax cuts, with Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) and Representative Nan Hayworth (R-NY).
The Fed reports that cash-strapped students are taking out ever more loans while debt-wary consumers are reducing what they owe to lenders.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses what the French and Greek elections mean for Europe as it tries to solve its debt crisis and the state of U.S. debt and student loans.
The Senate will vote on a Democratic plan to keep college loan interest rates from doubling on July 1st. Discussing whether student loan debt has the potential for a financial bubble, with Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors and Andrew Kelly, American Enterprise Institute.
That little bundle of joy is going to require a wad of cash. The cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 has surged 25 percent over the last 10 years.
Harvard and MIT announced they're forming a new organization to deliver online courses to students around the world. The Christian Science Monitor reports.