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Is on-time completion the answer to rising college costs?

In 2011, Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland made a commitment—it would double the number of degrees and certificates that it awarded by 2020. But a significant barrier to that goal was the college’s freshman composition course, which some students didn’t pass in part because it required them to write a research paper. 881 more words

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Student Debt: Is Today Really Different?

Many are horrified at the amount of student debt burdening college grads today– it’s not unusual for a student at a public university in Iowa to borrow $28,000 or more. 554 more words

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College costs: the old eat the young.

It is always worth asking whether a consumer is getting value for money. Is a college education today worth the higher price than that paid by earlier generations? 555 more words

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One in four Americans with college degrees shouldn't have bothered

Roughly 25% of those with bachelor’s degrees in the US derive no economic benefit from their diplomas.

That’s the takeaway from analysts at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York… 251 more words

Don't let college costs destroy your retirement

A recent headline in Financial Advisor magazine read: Parents Say Retirement Imperiled By College Costs. The cost of raising children can be daunting. Recent reports tell us that the total cost of raising a child until they become an adult will be about $245,340. 220 more words

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