via NYT: "Each year, we put out a call for college application essays about money, work and social class. This year, we picked seven -- about pizza, parental sacrifice, prep school students, discrimination and deprivation."
Don't go to art school. Why it's a bad idea and what you can do with the money instead.
Want your new law school to get accredited by the American Bar Association? Be prepared to jump through some hoops.
The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce released a study comparing the economic value of different college majors.
Kelli went to Northeastern University and got loans to pay for her sociology degree. Her repayment schedule is featured in the article and it is not pretty. [more inside]
The Student Loan Scheme: Gateway Drug to Debt Slavery...Americans now owe more on their student loans than they do on credit cards. With for-profit universities under recent scrutiny, many argue that the student loan industry itself is in need of more reform.
Banker withdraws a £100,000 pledge to his old college at Oxford University after his son was turned down for a place
Banker withdraws a £100,000 pledge to his old college at Oxford University after his son was turned down for a place - a newsworthy event in the UK not because the man's son was refused, but because he presumed that his donations would have bought his son's entrance. An interesting comparison with family privilege and US private colleges, perhaps?
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