Barack Obama backed away from his intent to remove the tax-free status of 529 education savings accounts after pressure from Republicans and Democrats.
President Obama unveils an ambitious proposal to pay for two years of community college, saying education shouldn't be a privilege reserved for a few.
For a little effort now, financial resolutions can pay off -- and they're easier to achieve than resolutions to lose weight or quit smoking
The White House releases a draft of its plan to rate U.S. colleges and tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax institutions to pull up their socks.
Operation HOPE and John Bryant strive to educate America's poor and teetering classes to empower themselves through financial literacy and small business.
College students can earn cash by thinking creatively. How about reselling toys? Monitoring movie premieres? Selling plasma? Busking? Or posing nude?
It's time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again in 2014, the College Board says.
Uncle Sam has identified six unfair practices used in servicing student loans. To fight back, know your rights and turn to the CFPB if you need help.
American teens score low in financial literary compared to their peers worldwide. Here's how to prepare your teen for a life of financial freedom.
529 plans are often excellent ways to save for future college expenses, and they're even better if you do your homework to pick the best ones.
WordSmart educational programs touted by Alex Trebek in infomercials don't do the job they claim to, the FTC has concluded.
Students stuck paying off large loans for college may face issues with their health, energy and finances.
An annual survey of the most sought-after employers for college students includes most of the usual suspects, but some surprises as well.
Hoping to inspire more girls to pursue STEM careers, two women engineers started a company to make toys that teach girls how much fun building stuff can be.
If you're a busy parent who's having trouble finding time to help your kids with their homework, check out these online tutoring resources.
A daughter's death and her $200,000 loan balance left for her parents to pay point out the need for parents to know all the rules about student loans.
A federal report finds that an American child born last year will cost a middle-income family an average of more than $245,000 until adulthood.
Kids, your parents are usually willing to help with college tuition. But they're more likely to ask if you're preparing for a financially rewarding career.
Leaders often say job seekers lack skills needed for today's manufacturing jobs. But a new Philadelphia high school aims to get its students ready for them.
By using these five tips, you can ensure that you'll get the maximum value from your 529 plan, and help your kids get the college education they deserve.
The United States runs in the middle of the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls, a study shows.
Employment experts are nearly unanimous: Despite the sticker shock, a college degree is worth it. But another factor is almost as important for success.
U.S. companies are finding it difficult to find skilled workers in science, technology, engineering and math, and need to advertise longer to fill jobs.
Starbucks is rolling out a program that would allow its workers to earn an online college degree at Arizona State University at a steeply discounted rate.