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Saving For College Hits Record High

Tuitions are soaring, but parents are fighting back. College savings are at an all-time high, following a $25 billion jump between 2011 and 2012.

Let the IRS Help Pay for Your Higher Education

The cost of an education has never been higher. But by taking advantage of some tax benefits, you can at least put a small dent in some of those bills. Which of that complicated menu of tax benefits applies to you? DailyFinance breaks it down.

10 Private Colleges Where Student Debt Is Lowest

Recent graduates from private colleges and universities walked away from commencement with an average of $28,100 in student debt, according to The College Board. But not every school leaves its alumni so far in the hole.

College Admission Numbers Game Is All About the Money

You thought it was your kid's SAT score that prevented him from getting admitted to the college of his dreams, but it may have been your credit score. More and more colleges are looking for students who can pay full tuition, and setting the admissions bar higher for those who need financial aid.

New Tool Helps Find Best Deals on College Textbooks

When it comes to buying textbooks, the options have been slim: Pay high prices at the campus bookstore, or search hither and yon to track down used books. Now, a new startup called SwoopThat is changing that with a robust comparison shopping tool that does for textbooks what sites like Kayak.com have done for air travel.

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.

How to Save on Tuition Costs: Community College

In today's tough economy, a college degree is even more necessary -- though it's no guarantee of a job. But with tuition too high and still rising fast, what's a frugal student to do? Try getting a deep discount on your degree with the help of the local community college.

Rutgers U.: Where You Pay Extra to Learn from Snooki

College tuition is already absurdly high even before you start adding on the extra fees. But with students graduating deeper in debt every year, it could be time to draw the line. Let's start with the mandatory fee at Rutgers for the fund that paid $32,000 to bring Snooki to campus.

Why Most Colleges Should Give Up Need-Blind Admissions

The idea of need-blind admissions is noble: Offering qualified applicants admission to a university, regardless of their financial circumstances. But in too many cases, need-blind admissions mean young scholars are accepted to their dream schools under circumstances that would make attending financial suicide.

College Donations Rebound to 2006 Levels

Colleges Donations Rebound to 2006 LevelsAfter falling off during the recession, donations to institutions of higher learning in 2010 recovered to the level they reached in 2006, but after adjusting for inflation, giving was still 8% lower than in that year, according to the Voluntary Support of Education survey.

Which Colleges Have the 'Best' Professors? It Doesn't Matter

The Center For College Affordability analyzed reviews of professors posted by college students on RateMyProfessors.com, and put together a list of the colleges with the worst professors, and the best. The results are surprising -- and they shouldn't impact which school you send your kids to.

What College Dropouts Cost Taxpayers: $9 Billion a Year

A new study by the nonprofit American Institutes for Research set out to tally the costs associated with freshman students who don't return to the college where they initially enrolled. It found that taxpayers foot a pretty steep bill.

Yes, College Without Loans Is Possible

If you pick an affordable school, live within your means and work during college, college without loans, scholarships or tapping into personal savings is within reach.

Five 'Impractical' Majors That Might Make You Rich

There aren't many surprises on the lists of which college majors tend to yield the lowest salaries. But what matters more than your major is what you do with your degree after you graduate. These courses of study may do poorly on average, but the skills they teach could turn you into a big winner.

Mass. State Colleges Upgrade by Changing Names

In a move that even elected officials admit is little more than a marketing ploy, the Massachusetts State House of Representatives approved a bill that will change the names of Bridgewater, Fitchburg, Framingham, Salem, Westfield and Worcester state colleges to universities.

Glenn Beck's Summer School for Conservatives

Right-wing radio and television host Glenn Beck, who has ranted against public education, is ready to dole out his own brand of private education. Beck University, which will offer online classes in faith, hope and charity starting today, also offers plenty of fodder for skepticism.