Free or cheap college is appealing for a number of reasons, but is it the best plan? Some have their doubts.
Sharon Epperson reports on the ripple effects of student 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.
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 loans may actually be making education more expensive.
Underfunding at state colleges is driving up the cost of tuition and exacerbating underlying problems in public university systems, experts tell CNBC.
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.
Short-term, skills-based courses offer new higher education alternatives that could challenge, or neatly supplement, a college degree.
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 graduates still enjoy a wage premium, but the value of a degree varies widely depending on several factors.
CNBC's Kelli Grant tells you how to save while paying off your student loan debt.
CNBC's Jennifer Barrett zeros in on some of the important decisions to help you get the best college ROI.
The average debt for "for-profit" schools averages to almost $40,000, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.
Student loans have climbed to more than $1.2 trillion today. Could new proposals reverse that trend?
Student loan debt is a big—and growing—problem for many older Americans near or in 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.
Why does college cost so much? And why does tuition keep rising? John Schoen explores some of the reasons for the increase.
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.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the student loan ripple effect as debt increases for students.
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.