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A Stimulus Package for College Students?

Even before the stock market imploded and the recession struck, students were finding it increasingly difficult to pay for college. Students are borrowing at higher levels than they ever had before. At least two out of three students leave school saddled with student debt. With the financial industry and others getting bailed out, higher ed […]

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Cutting the Cost of College

An increasing number of high school seniors are deciding to skip applying to private colleges and universities because they worry that the costs will be too high in these hard economic times. That was the gist of a story in today’s New York Times. While it’s always essential to apply to financial safety schools, families […]

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Uncontrite College Presidents

With the cost of  bachelor degrees continuing to soar far higher than the rate of inflation, you might assume that college presidents would be reevaluating the tuition arms race. Surely during these hard times, institutions must be thinking of ways to shrink costs in a meaningful way. Maybe not. An education think tank, which conducted […]

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College Students Who Work

With today’s economy drawing comparisons to the Great Depression, plenty of students will be working longer hours to underwrite the costs of their degrees. But how many hours can a student work without jeopardizing his or her grades? In an analysis of studies on this question, the American Council on Education determined that college students […]

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Runaway College Costs

Here’s a news bulletin that’s certainly appropriate for Halloweeen: The cost of a bachelor’s degree has climbed again. According to the College Board, tuition and fees for the 2008-09 school year jumped anywhere from 4.5% to 6.5%, depending on the type of institution. Here are today’s typical tuition costs: Four-year public institution: $6,585. Four-year private […]

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The Student Debt Tipping Point

If a teenager plans to major in theater or social work should he or she assume more student debt than a kid who plans to become an engineer or an accountant? Most families aren’t concerned about the earnings potential of their children when exploring colleges. According to a recent commentary in The Christian Science Monitor, […]

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