Education

In the wake of the college admissions scandal, which underscored how much pressure parents and students feel to get into elite universities, admissions directors are quietly turning their attention to something besides test scores.

If you have college bound children, it’s time to fill out a key form if you want to receive any financial aid assistance. Our Senior Personal Finance Correspondent, Sharon Epperson, joins us on set to talk about this process.

Students can begin applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid starting on Oct. 1.

Common mistakes include choosing not to apply, dragging out the process and inputting the wrong data.

Walmart is adding seven health-related bachelor’s degrees and two career diplomas to its college perks program, where employees pay just $1 a day for an education, the company announced Tuesday.

Robert Frank reports on how one U.S. university hedged against the trade war with China regarding the decline of Chinese students.

Students and their families are grappling with the cost of higher education, but here’s one expense that might be a surprise: health care.

After an event at Keene State College in New Hampshire, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sketched out his higher education plan.

Your college major has a huge impact on the size of your paycheck later on. Pharmacy majors earn a median salary of $100,000, while music majors make $36,000.

Recognizing their price tags have turned many students away, a record number of schools are “re-setting” their tuition rates.

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.