If you plan to foot the bill for your child's higher education, you may be shortchanging your child and yourself.
After 8 years of postgraduate education, the author was surprised to find herself $100,000 in the hole.
The average in-state sticker price for a public university is about $8,000 a year. Yet the typical student pays less than a third that amount. Here's how it's done.
Should colleges stand up and say, 'Enough is enough -- we can't, in good conscience, send these kids out into the world with tens of thousands of dollars in debt'?
College students -- and their parents -- should expect higher book prices again this year.
For instance, 10% of recent graduates of four-year colleges have monthly student loan payments that exceed 25% of their income.
Allowing Americans to wipe out some student debt by filing for bankruptcy will do little to help most families.
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