Education

With students soon heading back or even starting college, Scott Cohn reports on ways parents can properly use admissions coaches despite the recent college admissions scandal.

William “Rick” Singer, who has admitted to running the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice, is accused of crimes dating to 2011.

Authorities say that during that time, he gamed the system for hundreds of wealthy and powerful families to get their kids into some of the nation’s top colleges.

It’s time to start back-to-school shopping and, while a trip to the store for supplies is necessary, it’s also an opportunity to teach children financial literacy.

Here are the schools that are doling out the most aid to offset the cost of college, according to The Princeton Review’s new 2020 ranking.

With college costs soaring and student loan debt at a record high, a handful of schools have carved out a unique spot by waiving tuition.

Parents actually pay for a fraction of college tuition, according to Sallie Mae’s 12th annual “How America Pays for College” report.

We’re in the heart of the summer but back to school shopping is just around the corner. Our Courtney Reagan reports on how retailers are prepping for back to school sales and that this time around gadgets may take a bigger chunk out of the parents’ budgets.

On the latest “Bright Ideas”, filing for financial aid can be tough but we found one entrepreneur who is helping families negotiate and even lowering their cost for college. Our Bill Griffeth explains.

School is out for the summer but we are seeing less young workers working at the conventional summer jobs. Kate Rogers reports on teen jobs…who’s working, who’s not, and why?

More than 70% of students surveyed don’t know that loans from the government are subsidized.

JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon says we need to “fix the broken parts” of student lending in the United States, according to Yahoo Finance.

Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a plan on Monday to erase the country’s $1.6 trillion outstanding student loan tab, intensifying the higher education policy debate in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

Hear what one company is doing to help employees save for retirement and help pay down student debt at the same time. Sharon Epperson reports.

The recent celebrity college admissions cheating scandal meted out its first criminal sentence this week — one day of jail for a former Stanford University sailing coach — but at a larger level, it has revealed the insane lengths the rich and well connected will go when it comes to their child’s chances of attending a top college or university.

The Chinese government issued a warning to its students who are studying here in the U.S. Robert Frank explains how it may affect the economy of major U.S. universities.