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How financial aid letters often leave students confused and misinformed

How financial aid letters are confusing parents and students.


  Anya Kamenetz on the ‘debt generation’

Ray Suarez interviews Anya Kamenetz, author of “Generation Debt,” who says too many students are being given advice that leads them into permanent, overwhelming debt.


  Economics lesson: The student-debt dilemma

With student loan debt now nearing $1 trillion, Need to Know looks at the dilemma facing young people: go to college and likely accumulate tens of thousands of dollars in debt, or skip it and risk never qualifying for a higher-paying job.


Is a liberal arts degree worth it?

What does calligraphy have to do with computing? The governor of Florida wants to cut funding to non-science departments at public universities. But the liberal arts have served as a crucial source of inspiration for innovators like Steve Jobs.


Obama announces measures to ease student loans

President Obama, on the last leg of his tour through the western U.S., announced a series of measures to help ease the mounting burden of student debt on Americans.


Student-loan debt

Will higher education be the next bubble to burst? Here are five things to know about student-loan debt.


Student loan defaults on the rise

Default rates for student loan borrowers rose to 8.8 percent last year, the highest rate in more than a decade, according to the Department of Education.

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