Tag Archives: Tuition

What’s going on in California?

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June 29th, 2012: Interest Rates on Student Loans Will Remain at 3.4% for another year…

Congress voted today to freeze interest rates on federally subsidized student loans.  The interest rates, which were scheduled to jump to 6.8% this Sunday will remain at 3.4% for the next academic year.  The votes were as follows: 373 to … Continue reading

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Another explanation for the higher ed bubble

From StrategyProfs.net. Via Marginal Revolution. “By now, you may be getting sick of reading articles and blog posts about the crisis in higher education. This post is different. It proposes an explanation of why students have been willing to pay more and more for … Continue reading

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June 13th, 2012: The College Graduate as Collateral

Read the full article here – via the New York Times Luigi Zingales, professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business offers up a less palatable way of financing higher education: To avoid the next credit bubble and … Continue reading

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Student debt: is it too big?

Two posts by professors at the University of Chicago. One by Gary Becker (economist) and one by Richard Posner (jurist, legal theorist and economist). From their joint blog.

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Look what happened to Joe Mihalic’s Readership!

Last week, TheEdRev along with many, many others buzzed about Harvard MBA student, Joe Mihalic, and how he managed to pay off $90,000 of student debt in under a year.  In just a day, his blog ‘No More Harvard Debt‘ went … Continue reading

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Peter Thiel’s 20 under 20 on 60 Minutes

Peter Thiel tells students to “Think hard about going to college.”  The co-founder of Pay Pal has started a program for young entrepreneurs.  He grants his 20 under 20 $100,000 to skip college and dive straight into business building instead. Watch … Continue reading

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An Infographic on the Price Tag of Higher Education

See the entire thing here - via BusinessInsider.com

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May 15th, 2012: Massachusetts Community Colleges Use Student Fees to Lobby Against Education Reform

The Massachusetts Community College Trustees’ Association, a shadowy consortium of college officials, shelled out $51,480 to lobbyist Michael J. Muse last year to tout spending bills and legalized gambling, using money that comes from student fees, as well as textbook … Continue reading

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May 13th, 2012: Mark Cuban on the Higher Ed. Bubble

He essentially reiterates what Steve Eisman said a year ago, but still worth a read. The Coming Meltdown in College Education & Why The Economy Won’t Get Better Any Time Soon.

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