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Report: College May Cost Upwards Of $300,000 For Babies Born In 2014

And that’s just the price for an in-state, public university. A private one will cost nearly $600,000.

03/28/2014

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Interest Rates Rise On Student Loans Despite Increase In Defaults

Interest rates on new federally subsidized Stafford loans were set to double Monday after Congress failed to act before the deadline. That means more debt for college students.

07/01/2013

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Tough Times Push Colleges To Join Forces

How do colleges confront the costs of college without affecting quality? In these difficult economic times, there are some good examples.

02/26/2013

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Offering Credit For MOOCS

Higher educational institutions in the California system are looking for creative ways to reduce college costs. A project with Udacity, a for-profit provider of MOOC – or massive open online courses – may offer a solution.

01/28/2013

(A student's belongings are piled up for move-in day at Temple University.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Part 1: Back-to-School Scrimping

While the economy continues to sag, tuition costs continue to skyrocket, so an increasing number of students and parents are implementing cost-cutting strategies in order to keep up.

09/06/2012

(The DiCicco family: son Nick, daughter Michelle, mom Jill, and dad Lou.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Part 2: Living at Home, Commuting to School

The debt burden is causing many young college graduates, and even students, to return to the nest.

09/06/2012

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Part 3: Picking A Budget School

“More and more students are taking on more and more debt, leaving themselves very vulnerable, especially today when we know unemployment is still a problem for young people,” says one expert.

09/06/2012

(Laura and Tom LaFronz, seen here on the University of Pennsylvania campus, expect it will cost $700,000 to put their three kids through college.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Part 4: In All Quarters, Facing The Harsh Truth

The college cost crunch is cutting across all economic lines.

09/06/2012

Stigall Show Log 2.13.12

Chris talks to Governor Tom Corbett to get updates on selling the LCB, how to curtail rising college costs, and welfare spending. He discusses the death of Whitney Houston with Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell and also Mitt Romney’s performance at CPAC with Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/13/2012

(VP Joseph Biden today at Central Bucks High School West, in Doylestown.  Credit: Brad Segall)

VP Biden Visits Central Bucks West, Touting White House Efforts To Boost Education

VP Biden says the Obama administration is helping the middle class by increasing grants, providing tax breaks, and making it easier to pay back college loans.

01/13/2012

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College Affordability

The US Department of Education has unveiled a website that lists college affordability as a means of making college costs more accessible, transparent and accountable to the public.

07/12/2011