Research + News | Topic: College Costs
May 13, 2019
As College Debt Rises, So Does Interest In Teaching Financial Literacy
After languishing for a few years, support for teaching money-management skills to high school students has reignited, financial literacy advocates say. They attribute much of the newfound interest to worries about mushrooming student debt. Read the article here.
May 8, 2019
Perceptions & Realities of Paying For College
Ascent Funding’s 2019 national study of students and parents explores their perceptions before starting college and the impact of reality once the college experience begins. Read the report here.
Mar 14, 2019
U.S. College Admissions Scandal: How Did The Scheme Work And Who Was Charged?
Wealthy parents were part of the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice, prosecutors say, accused of conspiring to get their kids into elite colleges through bribery and cheating. Read the article here.
Feb 4, 2019
Attention, College Shoppers. These Schools Are Slashing Their Prices.
As soaring tuition scares off many families, a growing number of private colleges have embraced a marketing tactic associated more with selling airline tickets or flat-screen televisions than higher education: a price cut. Read the article here.
Nov 12, 2018
Why So Busy? Our Flawed College System Takes Toll On Families Years Before Tuition Is Due
Families jam their schedules and fret over finances to prepare their kids for college. But all this craziness comes at a cost to parents and children. Read the article here.
Jul 16, 2018
Why Rural Michigan Teens Are Skipping Out On College. It’s Not Grades
The road to college can be scary for small town teens. Read the article here.
Jul 3, 2018
The Value Of Education
Young people are getting paid less than their contemporaries in the year 2000. Take a look at the data here.
Apr 25, 2018
Teens Turn To Trades To Turn A Dollar
Today’s trend-setting teens are ditching the debt load of a four-year college degree in favor of learning trades and earning technical degrees. Read the article here.
Mar 5, 2018
Why An Honors Student Wants To Skip College And Go To Trade School
As worries about student debt rise, states and businesses increasingly push faster, cheaper paths to the workplace; parents are stumped. Read the article here.
Nov 8, 2017
Three Money Conversations Every Teen Should Have With Their Parents
Some conversations that families need to have around the topic of money. Read the article here.