Tuition

8:44am

Thu August 9, 2012
Planet Money

Paying For College: Financial Aid In America, In 2 Graphics

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 5:40 pm

3:32am

Thu August 2, 2012
Education

A Survey Of Families: Grappling With College Costs

Renee Montagne interviews Sarah Ducich, senior vice president for public policy at Sallie Mae. The big student lender just issued a major report on how families are paying for college these days and among the findings, it shows that students are taking on more of the burden of paying for college compared to before.

2:33pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Education

Colorado Expands In-State Tuition Reciprocity Agreement with New Mexico

José Garcia (left) a cabinet secretary from the New Mexico Department of Higher Education, along with Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia (right) sign the New Mexico –Colorado Tuition Reciprocity Agreement.
Grace Hood

Up to 500 Coloradans can now attend New Mexico universities and pay in-state tuition. That’s thanks to a reciprocity agreement signed by Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia today on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins.

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1:07am

Tue May 15, 2012
Family Matters: The Money Squeeze

Paying For College: More Tough Decisions

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:48 am

Kelley Hawkins (center) smiles at her daughter Carley (left) as her other daughter, Chelsea (right), looks on, in their family home in Harrisburg, Pa.
Kainaz Amaria NPR

Middle age is prime time for saving money. From your late 40s through early 60s, you're supposed to squirrel away cash to cope with health care costs in your old age.

But for millions of Americans, middle age also is the time when children are seeking help with higher-education bills, and elderly parents may be needing assistance with daily care.

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12:54am

Thu May 10, 2012
Economy

College Grads Struggle To Gain Financial Footing

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 2:48 am

Graduates of the University of Alabama's class of 2011. The economic downturn has hit recent college grads hard. New data show only half of those who graduated from 2006 to 2011 are working full time.
Butch Dill AP

Most of the estimated 1.5 million people graduating from a four-year college this spring will soon be looking for a job.

If the experiences of other recent college grads are any guide, many will be disappointed.

A new Rutgers University survey of those who graduated from college between 2006 and 2011 finds that just half of those grads are working full time.

Settling For Part Time

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