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  • Santelli's 'Extra Credit' Project     Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 11:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli explains how student loans are now at a delinquency rate greater than any other group of loans.

  • Political Gulf Deepens Between Old, Young Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

    Younger Americans' political views are more in line with the Democratic Party on key issues, according to a new research, widening further from their older counterparts.

  • Child’s Education, but Parents’ Crushing Loans Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 10:18 AM ET

    Millions of parents who have taken out loans to pay for their children’s college education have since fallen on tough times because of the recession, health problems and job loss.

  • Obama-Romney: Where They Stand on Education Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 9:45 AM ET

    So what will President Obama and Mitt Romney say they'll do about education if they're in the White House in the next four years? Take a look at their positions.

  • 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.

  • Students Face Their Own Debt Bubble     Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 8:14 AM ET

    America's student loan debt has hit a new record. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the real cost of college and provides a look at some of the ugly numbers.

  • Student Loan Debt Hits Another New Record: Study Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 12:13 AM ET

    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.

  • Bankers Growing More Worried About Student Loans Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 12:25 PM ET
    College student piggy bank

    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.

  • College Costs the Next Fiscal Cliff?     Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:48 PM ET

    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.

  • Most Expensive Colleges: 2012-2013 Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 4:41 PM ET
    Total Cost: $57,580Tuition: $44,176Room & Board: $12,782Fees: $622Bard College is a liberal arts institution in Duchess County, New York.  it ranked no. 8 on Campus Grotto’s list, but this year Bard has fallen two spots to no. 10, despite increasing its asking price by almost $2,000.The  for 2012-2013 is $57,580 for a returning student. First-year students are subject to an additional $1,490 in fees, including meal charges, security deposit and ID card.

    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.

  • Education Nation: Growing Future Entrepreneurs Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 1:53 PM ET

    Read any letter from a university president these days and you will inevitably find the words “entrepreneurial” or “entrepreneurship.”

  • 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.

  • The College Debt Crisis & the Spill-Over     Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    The default rate on student loans is more than 4 times the defaults on mortgages, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Higher One is battling three proposed class action suits by students and their parents alleging excessive fees, inadequate disclosures and deceptive marketing.

  • Debt-Free College? Yes, It Exists Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 12:08 PM ET
    A runner passes a sign on the campus of Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.

    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?

  • Keep Companies With High Dividends: Cramer     Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 | 6:58 PM ET

    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.

  • The Department of Education last year paid $1.4 billion to collection agencies to hunt down defaulters, a group that includes nearly one in six borrowers with a loan balance. The NYT reports.

  • Joe Mihalic, Author of "Destroy Student Debt: A Combat Guide to Freedom."

    Paying back the minimum means it can take years to make a significant dent. But is it smart to pay off student loans as aggressively as one Harvard MBA did?

  • Financing Student Housing Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 1:13 PM ET

    Investing in housing for your college student may reduce his or her room-and-board bill, provide a revenue source, and in some cases a tax deduction.

  • Chadwick: Student Loans Are an Economic Cancer Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    The magnitude of the debt that is frightening. In many cases, their middle class parents are broke and now they are starting their careers broke as well. By some measures, the total student debt outstanding is over $1 trillion.