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For College Grads, A Different Economy

Workers with less education lost about four out of five jobs in the recession — and nearly all of the jobs added in the recovery are going to college graduates. That’s the latest from the Lumina Foundation and Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. The report, released last week, contradicts claims that the recession has […]

As Tuition Increased, So Did Grant Aid

Tuition at many colleges has more than doubled in the last decade — but so has financial aid from grants and scholarships students don’t have to pay back. A graph from Planet Money shows the average student receives about $7,000 in grant money, an increase of more than 50 percent since 2001. There’s also a […]

Report Finds $32 Billion In Federal Aid Goes To For-Profit Universities

Two reports out this week tell us more about students borrowing to attend for-profit universities. The Consumerist writes a two-year investigation by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions released Monday revealed $32 billion in federal aid goes to for-profit schools each year. The report, entitled “The Failure to Safeguard the Federal Investment and Ensure […]

Five Ways Paying For College Has Changed In The Last Five Years

Sallie Mae released its annual look at how America pays for college earlier this week. About 1,600 students and parents responded to a survey that asked about college costs and financing. The student loan lender started conducting the research in 2008. Here are five ways paying for college has changed in the last five years.

What Average Net Price By Income Can (And Can't) Tell Us About College Costs

Here’s a new tool Indiana families can use to help estimate the cost of college. The Federal Education Budget Project has added net price by income level to its database of U.S. colleges and universities. Clare McCann of Ed Money Watch explains: Net price by income level can be a valuable tool for potential students […]

Weekly Planner: IU Trustees To Hear Update On Student Debt This Week

Coming Up This Week Wednesday: A two-day meeting of the Indiana University Trustees on the IU Northwest campus in Gary will begin with an update from top administrators about student debt. As treasurer MaryFrances McCourt (who will present Wednesday) told StateImpact back in April, the university is looking for better ways to raise students’ awareness of the […]

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