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  • 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

    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

    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: 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.

  • Affordable student loans

    SoFi co-founders and VPs James Finnigan and Dan Macklin, discuss how they're shaking up the student loan market.

  • Fannie & Freddie will not lower loan limits

    Loan limits at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will remain at $417,000 in general and $625,000 for higher-priced markets. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

  • Private school invests $100,000 to practice investing

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on a private school outside of Dallas where the student business club has taken mock investing to a whole new level.

  • Why student loans are the most dangerous types of debt and how to tackle it.

  • The University of Cambridge; the highest-ranked U.K. institution on the QS table.

    The U.S. and the U.K. once again dominated the world's top-ranked universities, with American institutions comprising over half of the top 20.

  • The U.S. Census reported college enrollment declined for the first time in six years in 2012. That threatens higher education revenue, said Moody's.

  • JPM quits student loans biz

    JPMorgan Chase is leaving the student loan business, CNBC's Kayla Tausche has the story. And Sheila Bair, Former FDIC chair, joins to discuss JPM woes, explains why we need much tougher capital standards and reveals her support for Janet Yellen as Fed chair.

  • JPMorgan: No more student loans

    JPMorgan will not be accepting new private student loan applications, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche. The decision applies to borrowers for next year.

  • The college experience: Worth the cost?

    The price of higher education keeps rising, while the jobs picture remains bleak. Swainson Gill, senior at Iona College; Kelsie Blazier, a junior at New York University; and Jeffrey Selingo of The Chronicle of Higher Education discuss.

  • Crowdfunding college tuition

    CNBC's Mary Thompson explains how some students and parents are finding a way to make college more affordable.

  • How to pay for college

    With financial aid, scholarships, and grants; Kim Clark, Money Magazine; and Kal Chany, author of "Paying for College Without Going Broke," discuss the best way to pay for an education.

  • With half of graduates struggling to get full-time employment, people should consider alternatives to a four-year degree, a former secretary of education argues.

  • Is college worth it?

    William Bennett and Anthony Carnevale of Georgetown University debate the value of higher education. And CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on generations of college debt.

  • College loans: A hit to retirement?

    A growing number of older Americans are becoming a part of an alarming nationwide $1 trillion college loan debt; reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Should law school be 2 years?

    The president is in favor of reducing law school from three years to cut student debt. David Lat and Elie Mystal from Above the Law and Dan Rodriguez, dean of the Northwestern School of Law, join to discuss this controversial topic.