6 Tips for Back-to-School Shopping

If you're looking to slash the costs of buying clothes and other back-to-school items, here are some tips on how to get more for your money.

Year's Best Back-to-School Sales

From office essentials to trendy clothes, we've handpicked the best school supply sales you should shop before the new school year begins.

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

With 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

An 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...