Maine, land of lobsters and lighthouses, is also the nation’s oldest state. With a median age of 43, roughly a third of its population is in or approaching retirement. To counter its aging workforce, the state is attempting to attract…
By Hari Sreenivasan
The Education Department is recommending restoring a controversial college accrediting agency, giving it a year to resolve remaining concerns.
By Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
As I crisscrossed the country on a recent book tour, parents repeatedly expressed worry about catapulting college costs. No wonder: Average sticker prices are now $19,000 per year for public four-year schools (in-state) and $47,000 per year for private schools.
By Beth Kobliner
Do student loan defaults pose a systemic threat analogous to the subprime default wave that helped trigger the Crash of ‘08?…
By Paul Solman
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press
The report comes as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rewrites rules that had been put in place by the Obama administration to protect students who said they were defrauded by their for-profit colleges.
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
Simmons College could barely meet its payroll. Now it has tens of millions of dollars in annual surpluses. So what does this financial solution mean for grad students who face escalating debt?…
What role do student loans, budgeting and salary play in the millennial generation's struggle to become financially solvent? And just what can be done to decrease this debt? To answer those questions and more, the PBS NewsHour will host a…
By Timothy Pratt, The Hechinger Report
Work colleges, where students get paid or gain credit toward tuition, are drawing renewed interest, thanks to rising student debt, skepticism about the financial payoff of a liberal arts education and employer complaints that graduates aren’t prepared for jobs.
By Meredith Kolodner and Sarah Butrymowicz, The Hechinger Report
In a vicious circle, debt and low-paying jobs make it tough to earn a way back to college. The numbers of students with school debt but no degree are large enough that the financial impact goes beyond individual struggles and…
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