Education and You 2011

  • Paying for an undergraduate education can be a costly endeavor, with parents often starting to save money even before their children are born. Although there are many ways to pay for college - grants, loans, tax-advantaged savings plans or simply out of pocket - nothing is more attractive than free money in the form of scholarships.There is a huge range of scholarships available in the U.S., and although most are quite conventional in their focus, some are more eccentric, as applicants must meet

    Paying for an undergraduate education can be a costly endeavor and scholarships are in high demand. So, what are some of the most offbeat college scholarships out there? Find out!

  • If you think you're paying fortune for your kid's college education, you might want to take a look at these schools. Total cost at the priciest college is inching closer to $60,000 a year.Compiled by college news website , the colleges are ranked by the price of tuition plus the cost of room and board during the 2010-2011 school session , all of which is readily available to the public. The schools ranked are four-year undergraduate colleges and excludes junior colleges and music conservatories.

    As any parent knows, college can cost a small fortune.Here's the ten most expensive for the 2010-2011 acadmeic year, according to CollegeGrotto's annual list.

  • In the U.S., a college education is largely viewed as an essential step to success, but it comes at quite a cost.According to the Project on Student Debt, an initiative of the Institute for College Access & Success in Oakland, Calif., the class of 2009 left school with an average debt per student of $24,000. That was up 6 percent from the year before, which is a similar average annual increase to the previous four years, even despite the market crashes and economic downturns of the past few year

    In the U.S., a college education is largely viewed as an essential step to success, but it comes at quite a cost. Here are the states with the highest student debt.

  • Location, prestige, academic reputation and tuition are major factors for students in the college selection process, but post-graduate salary is something rarely taken into consideration. Although salaries depend heavily on a graduate’s field of work, companies are willing to pay a premium for students hailing from the nation’s top universities. But which undergraduate institutions offer the most valuable educations? Recently, released a report on the highest salary potential among the nation’s

    Although salaries depend heavily on a graduate’s field of work, companies are willing to pay a premium for students hailing from the nation’s top universities.

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    College kids were enjoying pizza and beer, and paying for it all with a debit MasterCard.  But this was not any debit card.  The funds behind it come from student financial aid.

  • Oxford University

    From Oxford in England to Erasmus in The Netherlands, overseas universities are targeting US students with their lower tuition costs.

  • Kelly Space, Norhtweswtern Univ. graduate, went online to solicit contributions to pay off student loans.

    You can promote yourself online and seek donations or donate parts of your body for hefty fees.

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    Americans now owe more on their student loans than they do on their credit cards. With debt now growing at a rate of $2,853.88 per second, it will surpass $1 trillion in 2012. And neither taxpayers nor consumers can afford it.

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