On this page you’ll find links to the latest education and financial aid news from some of the most trusted sources in the industry, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, Insider Higher Ed, The New York Times and The Huffington Post.
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College News (263)
Yahoo News – Farnoosh Torabi offers financial aid advice to students gearing up for college. Among her points: know a college’s financial aid policies and relay on federal student loans above private loans. Ms. Torabi also suggests taking a year off before going to college, but given the... More
Boston Globe – Likely Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney introduced his plan to improve the student loan default rate: let private loan companies back into the market. Mr. Romney believes that private companies will foster competition, decrease the number of loans students need, and... More
Bloomberg – Experts explain how changes in federal borrowing guidelines from the Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush administrations created today’s student loan debt crisis, including raising the borrowing limit and changing the rules for income-based borrowing. Pundits expect student d... More
Washington Post – In a move as controversial as their call for evolution to be questioned in science textbooks, Texas Republicans have released their campaign platform for the 2012 election. It calls for an end to the teaching of critical thinking skills, mandatory preschool and kindergarten, ... More
Huffington Post – A list of the best-paying jobs in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, from airline pilot to pharmacist: The 15 Highest Paying Careers in the US in 2012.
Los Angeles Times – While the idea of freezing a freshman’s college tuition for four years sounds great on the surface, closer inspection shows some peril. Colleges that offer tuition price freezes tend to charge higher tuition freshman year to cover the revenue they’ll be losing o... More
PBS -- Reporter John Merrow examines how schools are using early college classes to motivate their students and convince them to finish high school. Watch Taste of College Encourages Students to Continue Classes on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
CNN – Despite the notion that a good education is the best way to pull yourself out of poverty, the United States has the highest income inequality among the 34 nations examined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD report also says the United States is only on... More
CBS News -- Between 2006-2010, the number of students choosing technical or trade schools over 4-year colleges grew by 2 million people. The primary reason was the growing cost of tuition, though students also cited a desire to get an education that leads directly to a career. Average college t... More
CNN – If the benefits to graduating college in 4 years instead of six included paying less and earning more, would you try to graduate college sooner? According to the University of Tennessee’s Center for Business and Economic Research, college students who graduate on time earn an avera... More