Colleges are admitting increasing numbers of less-qualified students who can pay their own way.
The average student loan debt for a 2011 graduate is expected to be $22,900, the most ever.
Though college sticker prices continue to skyrocket, a new study suggests the price of admission is still worth it.
This is yet another test of whether consumers are actually interested in using Groupon and other daily deal services for big-ticket purchases.
Tuition costs have increased at a far greater rate than housing, energy and health care costs, as well as the overall rate of inflation.
For the second time in 3 years, the markets are taking their toll on 529 plans -- even for soon-to-be freshmen.
Many affluent parents have no intention of paying the full freight for their children's college education, a survey says.
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