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The Stock Market Crash & Student Loans

Do you know the difference between a federal student loan and a private one? With the stock market imploding, knowing the correct answer is even more important now. Why? Because it’s more likely that people with decimated college accounts are going to have to go into debt–or into greater debt–to pay for a bachelor’s degree. […]

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The 10 Secrets of America's Best Colleges

I’ve always been a nag about college rankings. It’s unfortunate that the first yardstick that many families grab when they are measuring schools is the annual US college rankings by U.S. News & World Reports. Simply whining about college rankings, however, isn’t very helpful, which is why I’m excited about a new report that was […]

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The Four-Year Graduation Rate Scandal

Whenever I talk to other parents about college, there’s one higher-ed statistic that almost always makes them gasp in disbelief: The four-year graduation rates at state universities. Most parents have no clue about how few students graduate from state universities in the traditional eight semesters. According to UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute, only 28% of […]

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