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 Jane Wells reports on the competition between educators as colleges are beginning to offer big perks to attract students.
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.
Here we’ve assembled some of those under-the-fold stories that caught the attention of a fair number of readers, but not on the scale of the major headlines of the day.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on the House voting on a Republican plan to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling by summer.
Speaker John Boehner says the House will vote Friday on a GOP bill preventing interest rates on federal student loans from doubling this summer. But the legislation will be paid for by cutting money from President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law.
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.
Discussing Apple's earnings blowout, Goldman Sach's CEO Lloyd Blankfein's comments on regulation and public universities charging more money for math, science and engineering students, with CNBC's John Carney and Gary Kaminsky.
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.
President Obama and Mitt Romney agree on an issue of importance to college students: keeping the interest rate low on a popular federally subsidized student loan issued to low-and middle-income students. What's behind the crisis?
Mike Cagney is a former hedge fund manager, an alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the co-founder of SoFi, a startup that ultimately aims to make college alumni the primary source of student credit, instead of the federal government.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports that the average student loan is $23,300.
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?
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on President Obama's push to keep student loan interest rates from doubling in July.
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.
CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on "tough love" and why it is important for people to pay off their debt, whether it's student loans or home mortgages.
With America's youth drowning in student loan debt, President Obama and Mitt Romney agree on a plan to freeze the current interest rate of a popular federal program.
According to a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York consumer credit, of the $85 billion in past due student loans, nearly 20 percent of the debt were held by senior citizens, with Ylan Mui, The Washington Post.
The number of Law School Admission Tests (LSATs) administered has seen the largest decline in more than a decade, reflecting a spreading view that the U.S. legal market is in terrible shape, the New York Times reports.
Personal debt dies with the borrower, and thus can’t be passed along to children or spouses -- but there are some notable — and potentially costly — exceptions.