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  • College costs rise, but is a free ride the answer? Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Free or cheap college is appealing for a number of reasons, but is it the best plan? Some have their doubts.

  • Millennials & money: Student debt ripple effect Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Millennials & money: Student debt ripple effect

    Sharon Epperson reports on the ripple effects of student debt.

  • Millennials & money: Dealing with debt Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Millennials & money: Dealing with debt

    Being a Millennial certainly has its challenges, as most in this cohort are struggling with massive debt loads. The average Millennial is $47,689 in debt, mostly from student loans -- and that amount increases exponentially for older Millennials. Sharon Epperson on how to deal with this debt.

  • We pay for your education: Affirm Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 11:33 AM ET
    We pay for your education: Affirm

    Consumer lending company, Affirm, is moving beyond consumer financing today as it begins to offer education programs. Max Levchin, Affirm CEO & co-founder and PayPal co-founder, discusses Affirms loan options for students attending coding, design, and business education programs.

  • Student aid raising the cost of college Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Student aid raising the cost of college

    Student loans may actually be making education more expensive.

  • This is why state colleges cost so much Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 9:05 AM ET
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    Underfunding at state colleges is driving up the cost of tuition and exacerbating underlying problems in public university systems, experts tell CNBC.

  • Is the cost of college worth the price? Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 6:41 AM ET
    Is the cost of college worth the price?

    Peter Cappelli, University of Pennsylvania, and Michael Mitchell, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, discuss the true cost of a college degree and whether students will be priced out of higher learning in the future.

  • How to turn a $10K investment into a $70K salary Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 12:35 PM ET
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    Short-term, skills-based courses offer new higher education alternatives that could challenge, or neatly supplement, a college degree.

  • When is it OK to walk away from Sallie Mae? Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
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    Lee Siegel stirred a debate about student loans by abandoning his. He talks to CNBC about why he decided to walk away from his debt.

  • You wasted all that money on a college degree? Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 10:56 AM ET
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    College graduates still enjoy a wage premium, but the value of a degree varies widely depending on several factors.

  • Pay ahead to stay ahead: College loans Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 7:40 AM ET
    Pay ahead to stay ahead: College loans

    CNBC's Kelli Grant tells you how to save while paying off your student loan debt.

  • How to get the best college ROI Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    How to get the best college ROI

    CNBC's Jennifer Barrett zeros in on some of the important decisions to help you get the best college ROI.

  • For-profit colleges and debt Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    For-profit colleges and debt

    The average debt for "for-profit" schools averages to almost $40,000, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Could this fix the $1.2T student debt problem? Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
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    Student loans have climbed to more than $1.2 trillion today. Could new proposals reverse that trend?

  • Don't let student loan debt ruin your retirement Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
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    Student loan debt is a big—and growing—problem for many older Americans near or in retirement.

  • Don't let student loan debt wreck your retirement Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Don't let student loan debt wreck your retirement

    Student loan debt isn't just a financial burden facing millennials. It's a big and growing problem for those in their 50s and 60s, too. Sharon Epperson taking a look at strategies to deal with student loan debt for borrowers who are ready to retire.

  • The real reasons a college degree costs so much Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
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    Why does college cost so much? And why does tuition keep rising? John Schoen explores some of the reasons for the increase.

  • Game of Loans: You win or you ... pay interest Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Game of Loans: You win or you ... pay interest

    Paying loans can be tricky, but with a smart strategy you can nab the degree and come up with a repayment plan that makes financial sense. CNBC's Landon Dowdy explains.

  • Student loan woes Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 1:26 PM ET
    Student loan woes

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the student loan ripple effect as debt increases for students.

  • Looking for the next crisis? Try student debt Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 10:39 AM ET
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    Student loan debt is ricocheting through the U.S., affecting institutions and economic patterns that have been at the core of America's very power.