Two years after they hit the headlines as the future of education, massive open online courses (MOOCs) are attracting increased business attention.» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.