Research + News | Topic: College Costs

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.

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.

The Value Of Education

Young people are getting paid less than their contemporaries in the year 2000. Take a look at the data here.

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.

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.

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.

Distressed Borrowers Say Student Debt Help Was Anything But

USA Today highlights experiences with so-called student loan debt help companies. Read the article here.

High Cost Of Education Limits Career Choices For Millennials

We’ve all seen the staggering student loan debt statistics: It averages more than $20,000 and 69% of Millennials have student loan debt, according to the Federal Reserve of New York. What the numbers don’t tell us is what is going on in Millennials’ minds before they take on this debt.

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You Won’t Believe What Some Students Blow School Loan Money On

About half of students blow some of their school loan money on non-educational expenses, including 3% who spent it on alcohol and drugs, according to a new Student Loan Hero survey.

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If There’s One Thing Millennials Regret, It’s Going To College

More than a third of 18- to 35-year-olds say they wish they had not gone to university, according to a new survey, while almost half say they would have got to where they are now without a degree.

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