Education / College & University

  • The 3 rules of student loan borrowing

      

    It’s no secret that student loan debt in the U.S. has become a big problem — with 43 million Americans now owing a total of more than $1.2 trillion in education...

  • The best university in America is…

      

    If there’s a student in your life who’s trying to decide which college to attend, the annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report might help narrow down the list of potential...

  • Beware of these student loan debt offers that will rip you off

      

    The crippling effects of student loan debt have caused an increasingly widespread sense of desperation -- people looking for any possible way out. And unfortunately, it's...

  • 40,000 students affected after ITT Tech closes campuses across U.S.

      

    ITT Technical Institute is closing all campuses nationwide, effective immediately, after an August 25 order from the U.S. Department of Education barred the school from enrolling...

  • A simple way to furnish dorm rooms for less

      

    Filling your son or daughter's dorm room can empty your wallet fast. There's one easy way to cut the price way down.

  • 6 student loan mistakes to avoid at all costs

      

    Every time I read the news, I hear how America’s problems with student loan debt have gotten worse. For example, I learned recently that collective student loan debt...

  • What to look for in a school backpack

      

    When it comes to buying a backpack for your kid, there’s one thing you need to look at...and it's not the price!

  • 9 ways college students can live on the cheap

      

    These days, the average college graduate leaves school with over $28,000 in student loan debt, according to the Institute for College Access & Success. But even with the costs of...

  • How to save big money on textbooks

      

    The best way to get college textbooks is...not to buy them? Here’s a great way to save big on your textbook expenses.

  • 11 things to do before you head to college

      

    Recent high school grads throughout the country are gearing up to head off to college this fall and are discovering this year’s back-to-school prep comes with a modicum of growing up. If...

  • 9 ways to save on college textbooks

      

    Heading back to college this fall? One of your biggest expenses (outside of tuition, of course) is likely to be textbooks. The College Board estimates that college students will spend anywhere...

  • How to choose the best credit card for college students

      

    There are a lot of things to remember to get before your child goes to college, from books to whatever they’ll need to make their dorm feel more like home. But there’s...

  • How to find online schools that aren't a scam

      

    Are you enrolled in an online school? The scandals with for-profit online colleges like University of Phoenix points to a greater problem in higher education — the easy availability of...

  • These sites find you the best prices on textbooks

      

    New school year, new courses, new books... The cost of buying textbooks can do some serious damage to your wallet -- especially on a college student's budget. According to The...

  • Easy way to cut the cost of your bachelor's degree in half

      

    It's financially smart to get your core classes done at a community college, especially if you're not sure what you want to major in yet.  As Clark has said before about...