college costs

Why You Should Pay for College Without Financial Aid

A $15,000-a-year state college and a private one with much higher fees that are reduced to $15,000 by financial aid and scholarships -- paying for either is the same, right? Wrong! Find out why the cheaper option will save you many money headaches.

How the Banks' Student Loan Gravy Train Finally Got Halted

With President Obama signing the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act into law (included in the landmark health insurance overhaul), it marks the end of decades of unnecessary subsidies to banks and will save taxpayers $61 billion over 10 years. Its passage wasn't easy.

Report says college is too expensive

In a report that is a study in obviousness for most families currently putting kids through college, a new report from the National Center for Public...