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College Colleges & Universities

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    With student loan levels rising over $1 trillion, grads need more than the perfect resume to get started. Credit ratings matter, too. Here are 8 tips on managing loans and FICO scores.

  • For-Profit Ed: No Good News

    The beaten-down "for-profit" school stocks have been at the center of a different kind of storm, reports CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • Summer is here, and along with high temperatures, shorts and flip-flops, another seasonal phenomenon is taking place — college students are graduating, and they’re taking their newly minted degrees into the real world in the hopes of landing a job. But what are their chances of finding work in their fields, or even finding jobs that don’t require them to ask if you want fries with that?Job seekers between ages 16 to 24 who are not enrolled in school and have attained a bachelor’s degree or highe

    Recent graduates with arts degrees face a jobless rate of 11.1 percent. With numbers like that, the degree probably seems useless. But many people have gone on to great success after earning “useless” degrees.

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    Graduates area entering a world where they could face long-term financial damage and barriers to success. Graduates say they are learning to manage.

  • Tightrope Daredevil Beats Niagara Falls

    Nik Wallenda became the first man ever to walk directly across the Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The mayor of Niagara Falls, Paul Dyster, weighs in.

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    Technology start-ups are cracking into the higher education market and there pitch is an enticing one: A college education for anyone at almost no cost.

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    From academics to athletics to the arts, theme-based communities are drawing retirees who want to share more than the beach, bingo and breakfast buffets.

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    The Fed reports that cash-strapped students are taking out ever more loans while debt-wary consumers are reducing what they owe to lenders.

  • For those who retire with enough money to cover all their needs, you want to know how to give away as much as you can to loved ones without anyone paying any taxes.

  • Harvard's Next Zuckerberg?

    Meir Lakhovsky, who dropped out of Harvard his junior year to intern at Facebook; Yifan Zhang, Harvard graduate and Gym-Pact CEO; and Michael Schrader, Harvard student and Vaxess Technologies CEO, share their insight on their latest ventures.

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    With more than $1 trillion in student loans outstanding in this country, crippling debt is no longer confined to select groups. Now, nearly everyone pursuing a bachelor’s degree is borrowing, the New York Times reports.

  • Can Scott Thompson Fix Yahoo?

    Sharing perspective on the drama over Yahoo CEO's resume and whether Facebook is overvalued, with Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray; Dan Niles, AlphaOne Capital Partners; Pete Najarian, TradeMonster.com; Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital; and CNBC's Scott Wapner.

  • Some parents are not content to help pay the bills. They’re going to great lengths to help Junior get a job.

  • Santelli on the Skills Gap & Jobs

    CNBC's Rick Santelli shares perspective on open jobs that are hard to fill and the private sector's responsibility to train workers.

  • Santelli Exchange: 'Wake Up Young People'

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses what the French and Greek elections mean for Europe as it tries to solve its debt crisis and the state of U.S. debt and student loans.

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    That little bundle of joy is going to require a wad of cash.  The cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 has surged 25 percent over the last 10 years.

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    Harvard and MIT announced they're forming a new organization to deliver online courses to students around the world. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Colleges and universities are pouring millions into renovating residence halls and freshening up cafeteria food. Administrators believe it can give them an edge in recruiting top students, while also improving the overall education by improving quality of life.

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    In the political campaigns still taking shape, President Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and lawmakers of both parties say they want to protect college students from a sharp increase in interest rates on federally subsidized loans.

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    Under a 2005 law passed by Congress to protect lenders, private student loans fall under the same nearly-impossible-to-clear category as child support payments and criminal fines.