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  • 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.

  • College Recruiting With Perks     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 1:39 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the competition between educators as colleges are beginning to offer big perks to attract students.

  • Student Loan Bill? Not So Fast. Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 4:53 AM ET
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    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.

  • CNBC's Week in Review: 6 Stories You May Have Missed Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 1:26 PM ET
    A Wal-Mart bribery scandal, a Federal Reserve meeting, Ben Bernanke holds a press conference, Lloyd Bankfein gives a rare interview, Spain gets a downgrade, the Netheralnds falters, and earnings, earnings, earnings. It’d be easy to miss a story here or there amid all the major headline hubbub; even stories with some long range import. 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

    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.

  • House Vote on Student Loan Crisis     Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 1:08 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on the House voting on a Republican plan to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling by summer.

  • House to Vote Friday on GOP Student Loan Plan Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 5:02 PM ET

    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.

  • Even After Bankruptcy, Trapped by Student Debt Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 4:57 PM ET

    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.

  • Apple Shares See Best Day Since 2008     Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 1:45 PM ET

    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.

  • Student Loans: The Next Bailout? Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    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.

  • Q&A: What's Behind the Student Loan Crisis Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 5:14 PM ET

    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.