Let’s say you or your child gets accepted to Stanford or Harvard, an elite private college that consistently ranks in the tippity top of higher ed rankings and where graduates tend to get the best jobs with the best pay. But here’s the catch: It’ll cost close to $200,000 to attend. In the grand scheme of life, is it worth it?
President Obama unveiled a new plan Thursday that includes a rating system linking federal funding to the cost and performance of higher ed institutions.
When I was in school buying textbooks felt like a huge ripoff. You buy a really expensive book you’ll barely read throughout the semester and when all is said and done, you’re stuck with it. There has to be a better way, right?
The fate of interest rates on federal student loans has been in limbo for nearly a month. Well, Congress has come up with a fix that deal will save students money in the short term but could end up costing them more. Find out how.
Time Magazine recently ran a story about the myth of four-year college degree. More than two years ago, I published a similar story for Newsweek but after its merger with The Daily Beast, the copy fell off the website. Republishing it here because the conversation is back – and it’s an important one.