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  • 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.

  • Lenders Mobilize to Help College Kids Manage Student Loans Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 11:24 AM ET

    As student debt explodes, private lenders, credit rating agencies, and nonprofits have begun offering consumer-friendly programs to take the financial anxiety out of college loans.

  • Student Debt Woes Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 1:35 AM ET

    Securitization of student loans led to more aggressive underwriting for borrowers who could not possibly afford the debt they took on.

  • Coursera CEO Daphne Koller on New Platform     Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    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.

  • How High Earners Afford College: Let the Kids Pay Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 12:06 AM ET

    As the cost of college continues to rise, many students are finding even the Bank of Mom & Dad has tightened its lending practices.

  • Student Debt: America’s $1 Trillion Time Bomb Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    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.

  • Senate Passes Bipartisan Bills     Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 2:19 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the Senate has passed bipartisan legislation on transportation and student loans.

  • How to Pay College Debt and Avoid a FICO Hangover Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 10:56 AM ET

    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.

  • For-Profit Ed: No Good News     Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    The beaten-down "for-profit" school stocks have been at the center of a different kind of storm, reports CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • Are We Failing Our Kids?     Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 7:55 PM ET

    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 'Fast-Track' Saving Plan - 3-Year Degrees Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 12:41 PM ET
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    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.

  • Forecast: Only Halfway Through Housing Recovery     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 8:42 AM ET

    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.

  • Tightrope Daredevil Beats Niagara Falls     Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    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.

  • Fed Says Student Loans Soar Even as Consumers Cut Debt Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 3:01 PM ET

    The Fed reports that cash-strapped students are taking out ever more loans while debt-wary consumers are reducing what they owe to lenders.

  • Santelli Exchange: 'Wake Up Young People'     Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 11:00 AM ET

    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.

  • 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 University

    Harvard and MIT announced they're forming a new organization to deliver online courses to students around the world. The Christian Science Monitor reports.