Education

Big changes could be coming down the pipeline for the 44 million Americans with student debt.

Families should not spend more than 7% of their annual income on after-school care, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. By that standard, there is not one state where child care is affordable, per data from resource group Child Care Aware of America.

Obtaining an undergraduate degree is almost always worth it — bachelor’s degree holders earn 84% more than those with just a high school diploma.

However, not all majors are the same, ZipRecruiter found.

Holding a steady job may be tough if you are married to a member of the military.

Since military families generally move every two to three years, the spouse finds herself or himself in several new homes throughout the service member’s career.

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren lashed out at billionaire Leon Cooperman on Monday for his stake in student loan servicer Navient and stressed the importance of forgiving student debt.

Wayne Johnson, who was in charge of student debt under the Trump administration, is now calling for most of the debt to be cancelled.

Big changes could be coming down the pipeline for the 44 million Americans with student debt.

A senior government official appointed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigned Thursday, saying the current student loan system is “fundamentally broken” and calling for billions of dollars in debt to be forgiven.

Declining public funds have caused college tuition to skyrocket, leaving many families either with insurmountable student loan debt or unable to afford a higher education altogether, according to a new analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released an education plan that aims to quadruple public education funding with a focus on allocating more resources to lower-income students and increasing teacher pay.

On Oct. 15, fast-food chain Chipotle announced it would expand its education benefits program. It will now provide employees with the opportunity to earn a degree in 75 different business and technology fields, debt-free.

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.