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Education and You 2008

  • Ivy League Shares The Wealth Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 2:50 PM ET

    Some of the top universities in the country are slashing or eliminating tuition costs, expanding financial aid and generally rethinking the affordability equation.

  • Follow The Money Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 3:36 PM ET

    If you’re in the market for a student loan, there's more federal funding out there than you may think. You may just have to look a little harder.

  • Picking a 529 Gets Personal Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

    When it comes to selecting a 529 plan from the dozens that exist, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula.  Ultimately, it depends on your savings goals, tolerance for risk and time horizon for your child heading off to college.

  • White House Short Course Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 2:23 PM ET
    Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., stands on stage prior to speaking about her health care policy, Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    The steadily rising costs of higher education – roughly twice the inflation rate – makes it  a permanent part of the iron cross of American worries,  joining concerns about retirement, health care and jobs.

  • Majoring In The Credit Crunch Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 3:16 PM ET

    With the credit crunch likely to grind on for some time Washington is dusting off a lender-of-last-resort plan to provide for an uninterrupted supply of government-subsidized college student loans.

  • Ivy Leagues at a Bargain Monday, 18 Jan 2038 | 10:14 PM ET

    Tuition at private universities has skyrocketed, increasing at twice the rate of inflation, but a number of elite colleges - most recently Columbia - are taking steps to make tuition more affordable. CNBC.com's Brooke Sopelsa reports.

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