College Finance

Graduation Cap Ad Space for Sale

A business major at the University of Michigan-Flint is selling ad space on his graduation cap to help pay off his student loans.


Student Loan Servicers Scrutinized by CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in a rule issued Tuesday, is expanding its oversight to Sallie Mae and other nonbank companies that collect student loan payments.


N.M. Scholarships Could Be in Trouble

New Mexico scholarships could be scaled back as soon as next year if a solvency fix is not approved during next year's 30-day legislative session, according to Higher Education Secretary Jose Garcia.


Heavy Debt Could Ruin Your Health, Study Finds

Many young Americans are so deep in debt that they may foresee themselves dying before they pay it off -- and a new study suggests the debt itself might kill them.


Deal Reached on Student Loan Rates

The White House and a bipartisan group of senators have reached a deal to lower student loan interest rates, which jumped from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.


Credit Card Offers Flood Students' Mailboxes

This is a prime marketing season for banks and other credit card issuers that are trying to pick up business from college students and other 20-somethings.


Student Loan Rate Doubles

College students taking out loans for the fall term will see interest rates double unless Congress fulfills its promise to restore lower rates.


Student Loan Rates Set to Double

Interest rates on some new federal student loans seem ready to double next week, with a Monday deadline looming and the Senate going on recess Friday.


IRS Education Credit Trips Up Tax Software Users

Hundreds of thousands of taxpayer returns have been delayed by problems with how H&R Block and other software providers submitted a form claiming education credits to the Internal Revenue Service.


How Students Can Get a Grip on Their Finances

Alarming financial statistics -- $1 trillion in student loan debt; 70% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck; 43% spending more than they make -- prompted Gene Natali Jr. to co-author a book on financial literacy. "The Missing Semester" is a breezy, 65-page read that teaches high school and college students how to manage a paycheck, save and use credit responsibly.


Pearson Books to Digital Future, Axes Jobs

Media giant Pearson is axing a raft of jobs as part of a major new reorganisation at the Penguin books-to-Financial Times owner.


At Temple, Twitter's Different Roles in Class

Colleges adapt to Twitter, Facebook, social media platforms.


University Regents Approve Graduate Programs in Ethnic Studies

The University of Colorado Board of Regents voted 7-1 on Wednesday to approve a doctoral degree program in comparative ethnic studies and unanimously approved a new master's and doctoral program in material sciences.


Walmart Offers Grants to Non-profits


Could Funding Be Performance Based?

The outcomes-based system that President Barack Obama has touted would award colleges in Texas more funding that hinges on several factors that translate to a high-performing college.


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