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  • Checking on student debt

    SoFi CEO Mike Cagney, discusses student loan programs, and helping early stage professionals finance their education.

  • Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    Hillary Clinton on Monday will unveil a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of student debt.

  • Student debt is getting worse

    It looks like students who have gone back to school are having trouble paying

  • 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

    Sharon Epperson reports on the ripple effects of student debt.

  • 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

    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

    Student loans may actually be making education more expensive.

  • college savings

    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?

    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.

  • Online education woman computer

    Short-term, skills-based courses offer new higher education alternatives that could challenge, or neatly supplement, a college degree.

  • The Columbia University campus in New York.

    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.

  • College grad

    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

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

  • 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

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

  • Graduation college education

    Student loans have climbed to more than $1.2 trillion today. Could new proposals reverse that trend?

  • Senior man retired unemployed sad

    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

    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.

  • Graduation college education

    Why does college cost so much? And why does tuition keep rising? John Schoen explores some of the reasons for the increase.