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  • Can't pay your tuition? Blame Uncle Sam Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    People walk on the Columbia University campus on July 1, 2013 in New York City.

    You can thank the US government for outrageous college tuition costs, says Jake Novak.

  • Warren: Tax wealthy to help refinance student loans Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 10:06 AM ET
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants the next debate in Congress on student loans to focus on refinancing-and she wants the wealthy to pay for it.

  • Treasury sounds alarm over student loans Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 4:50 PM ET
    Treasury sounds alarm over student loans

    The government is taking a close look at the student loan situation and how it relates to the cost of college, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Tuition overload takes its toll Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 2:50 PM ET
    Tuition overload takes its toll

    Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, shares his thoughts on whether the government is making the student loan crisis worse.

  • Our plan for student-loan reform: Rubio and Petri Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    From left: Marco Rubio and Tom Petri

    Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Tom Petri outline their plan for student-debt reform.

  • For Rubio, student loan bill is personal Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:17 PM ET
    Senator Marco Rubio.

    Sen. Marco Rubio, who still owed $100,000 in student loans when he was sworn into office, plans a bill to help others deal with the issue.

  • Sen. Rubio targets student loan debt Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    Sen. Rubio targets student loan debt

    Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), discusses the bill introduced to help reduce student loan debt. Rubio says his bill creates an alternative to the current student loan system which he believes is unsustainable.

  • Why college financial aid is so confusing Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Why college financial aid is so confusing

    Spring is the season for college acceptances, and with them, financial aid awards. The numbers and forms can be confusing. CNBC's Kelley Holland has some advice on how to compare them.

  • The best problem-solvers in the world are… Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    Students from Singapore and Korea are the best in the world at problem solving, according to new research published by the OECD.

  • $1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Nida Degesys, National President of the American Medical Student Association, poses for photos in her office in Sterling, Va.

    Americans saddled with student debt may never catch up with wealthy peers who began life after college free from the burden.

  • Should student athletes be paid? Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    Should student athletes be paid?

    They are not unionized employees of the university, says Mark Emmert, NCAA president, explaining why he thinks college athletes should not be paid but rather it allows the players to obtain an education that will help them throughout their lives. Also a look at where all the NCAA money goes.

  • Sallie Mae CEO: Navient to run loan services operations

    Sallie Mae CEO Jack Remondi discusses its company split into two publicly traded companies.

  • Sallie Mae CEO: Some manage student loan debt successfully

    Sallie Mae CEO Jack Remondi discusses mounting student debt. "Students need to graduate, and keep their debt balanced in relation to their starting income," he says.

  • Drowning in student debt? Maybe you can refinance Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Student loan debt can be debilitating for many college graduates. But some financial institutions are providing relief with refinancing options.

  • Can't pay it back? Doesn't matter for this loan Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    As student loan debt continues to rise, the loans’ underwriting standards remain almost nonexistent, and the economy may pay the price. The NYT reports.

  • The high cost of 'not' going to college Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    The high cost of 'not' going to college

    The cost of going to college may never have seemed more daunting - but the payout may never have been more rewarding according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. But as CNBC's Allison Linn reports, if you're thinking about taking out a student loan to pay for college, you better plan well.

  • CommonBond's Klein: Finance in 10 years is unrecognizable today

    David Klein, CommonBond co-founder & CEO, explains the business model of his start-up that allows students to take out loans at a lower rate and lets investors bet on the futures of MBA graduates.

  • Active learning with the Minerva Project Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    Active learning with the Minerva Project

    The Minerva Project founder Ben Nelson provides insight on the curriculum for the Minerva Project, which re-imagines the college education. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) of The Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship, weighs in.

  • Minerva Project vs liberal arts education Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 7:36 AM ET
    Minerva Project vs liberal arts education

    The Minerva Project offers 4 years of free tuition for its first matriculating class. Its founder Ben Nelson, and former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) of The Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship, discuss what the project offers compared to a traditional liberal arts education.

  • Pressure on regional creditors to grant: Kerrey Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 7:12 AM ET
    Pressure on regional creditors: Kerrey

    Discussing why college tuition has skyrocketed, with former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) of The Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship. "It's time for the regional creditors to grant now," he says.