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Survey: College Degrees Still Matter. Sort Of.

Survey: College Degrees Still Matter. Sort Of.

While a college degree opens the door, itÂ’s no longer a trump card, finds career website Glassdoor.
Obama's Student Loan Measure: What You Should Know.

Obama's Student Loan Measure: What You Should Know.

President Obama has signed an executive order to expand eligibility for income-based repayment plans.
These 20 Kids Just Got $100,000 to Drop Out of School. And They Want to Change Your Life.

These 20 Kids Just Got $100,000 to Drop Out of School. And They Want to Change Your Life.

From revolutionizing the way we manage email to curing cancer, the ambitions of the most recent group of Thiel Fellows belie their youth.
Tell Us: Is Michigan's 'Free College Tuition' Proposal a Good One?

Tell Us: Is Michigan's 'Free College Tuition' Proposal a Good One?

A new law awaiting action in Michigan aims to realize the far-off dream of free college education, though there's a catch.
Investing Trend for 2014: Equity Crowdfunding

Investing Trend for 2014: Equity Crowdfunding

No idea, no problem. Platforms like Upstart and Pave allow entrepreneurs to crowdfund from accredited investors in exchange for a small cut of their future incomes.

Race to the Top Goes to College

President Obama laid out a plan for combating the rising cost of college, but passage is far from apparent. The plan is also not obviously advantageous for students.
Most Students Now Pay for College Themselves

Most Students Now Pay for College Themselves

Some 80 percent of college students chip in for their education. There is one thing, however, that mom and dad are still paying for.

Look at Problems From an Outsider's POV and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

Read about how to stay calm in a crisis, respond to negative comments, handle things personally and more.

New Student Loan Law Offers Short-Term Benefits and Potentially Long-Term Headaches

President Obama is expected to sign a new student loan bill into law today. While it stands to reduce costs for many in the near term, students could face higher costs down the road.
How to Start a Business With Student Loans and Not Go Broke

How to Start a Business With Student Loans and Not Go Broke

Launching a business when you have thousands of dollars in debt is a tricky move. Here's what you should know before you take the leap.

The Changing Economics of Student-Loan Debt: How to Pay It Off and Startup

The president may soon sign into law a new student loan bill that reduces rates for many new borrowers, but the high-cost of education isn't going away. Here are four loan pay-off strategies.

The College Question for Entrepreneurs Gains Momentum as Costs Surge

Regardless of whether interest rates on certain student loans stay inflated, the high cost of college must be met proactively. Here are some tips for tamping down on your education debt-load.

The Skinny on Widening Student Debt Loads (Infographic)

With tuition costs rising and the job market as competitive as ever, some graduates question the price of a college education.
Congress Forestalls Student-Loan Rate Hike

Congress Forestalls Student-Loan Rate Hike

Congress narrowly passes a bill to prevent student-loan rates from doubling as of July 1. Young entrepreneurs breathe a sigh of relief.
How to Start Up and Pay Down Your Student-Loan Debt

How to Start Up and Pay Down Your Student-Loan Debt

New graduates face higher student loans than any other generation -- making starting up all the more intimidating. Here are five lean start-up strategies to help you shake off those debt woes.

Are You Ready for Student-Loan Rates to Skyrocket?

As House and Senate members bicker over how to pay for maintaining low rates on certain federal student loans, a July 1 deadline looms.

SBA Chief Touts Entrepreneurship to Recent Grads in Twitter Q&A

New college graduates are facing never-before-seen student-debt levels. The White House is hoping entrepreneurship is the answer.
How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup

How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup

ReadyForZero racked up $4.5 million in funding to help consumers pay their bills.
White House Alleviates Student Loans for Entrepreneurs

White House Alleviates Student Loans for Entrepreneurs

President Obama announced a number of federal student loan reducing measures, which may also benefit entrepreneurs.

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