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10 Colleges with the Best Financial Aid

Worried about how to pay for college? The Princeton Review this week released its financial-aid ratings for more than 600 U.S. colleges. Find out which ones came out on top.

Money 101: How to Save Cash in College

With college costs rising, it's more important than ever for students to be financially savvy. Here are 15 things you need to know to graduate with a bank account at the top of your class.

School Backpacks to Ease the Load and the Budget

The backpack is the key piece of gear as your kids return to school this fall. What they want is something cool that holds everything; what you want is durable and within your budget. The good news: Both of you can get what you want.

Pell Grant Backers Rally to Fight GOP Funding Cuts

More than 1 million of America's poorest college students may have to take out bigger loans, find another way to pay tuition, or drop out in 2012, if Republican budget cuts are passed that shrink the government's Pell grant program. But supporters are mobilizing in an online rally Monday for "Save Pell Day."

Save Cash on Weekend Activities

Students tired of spending weekends at the same frat parties and local bars can take advantage of online deals to spice up their leisure time....

Tax Tips for Students


Students can accumulate tax reimbursements of up to $2,500 for tuition, books and supplies. Find out if you qualify for either the American...

The Impact of Better Teachers: $100 Trillion More in U.S. GDP

A new study says top-performing teachers turn out students who learn more than the students who had the worst teachers. And that extra learning has a huge impact on earnings -- and the nation's economy. Still, some educational experts say the study raises more questions than it answers.

10 Tips to Help Save on Spring Break

spring break - save on spring breakWith spring semester in full swing, it's time to start planning for spring break. For those who already spent the majority of their savings on...

College Finance: Why Student Loans Should Be Pay as You Go

President Obama's national deficit panel sparked an uproar from student advocates with its proposal to end the in-school interest subsidy on school loans. I'd go even further, and end the deferral of repayment until after graduation. Here's why.

Stop Stressing About Your Kid's College Admissions

As a new wave of high school students enter the college admissions horse race, here's a bit of advice for their parents: Stop looking at your kid and worrying about why he doesn't seem interested in getting into a top school. Instead, look in the mirror and worry about why you do care so much.

The Economic Impact of the 'Katrina Diaspora'

Five years after Hurricane Katrina, an estimated 100,000 displaced New Orleans residents have yet to return home. What impact have these evacuees had on the local economies of their new homes?

Interns: Take it one at a time

Interns: Take it one at a timeAn intern came to me last week with an interesting question: She wanted to know if she could do two internships simultaneously during the coming fall...

Helicopter Parents, Honor Deflation and the U.S. Economy

Pundits constantly lament the state of the U.S. economy, but it's our human capital that we should be worried about. Our young people are being ill-prepared for the workplace, and getting some very strange signals from both schools and parents about what it means to be "the best."

Do U.S. Students' Scores Really Matter?

The popular narrative in the world of higher education is that American students aren't being taught as rigorously as those in other countries, and we're falling behind. But do the scores of high school students on math and science tests really matter for the nation's long-term economic outlook?

How College Students Stand Out to Employers: Work

As the labor pool grows increasingly crowded with freshly-minted graduates, employers have their pick of young talent -- and it appears that they are picking the ones who have already proven themselves in the workplace.