Free college sounds awesome.
Can it really work in the U.S.? Bernie Sanders certainly thinks so.
"Public colleges and universities tuition-free? Damn right! That is exactly what we should be doing," he said at the Brooklyn Democratic debate.
To which Hillary Clinton replied: "If somebody promises you something for free, read the fine print."
So here it is, the fine print on Sanders' free-tuition plan:
1. It only applies to public schools
That covers about 68% of college students in the... Read more
Free college benefits some students more than others and it’s probably not the ones you think, a new analysis suggests.
Families from the top half of the income distribution would reap 24% more than their less-wealthy peers, under a free college plan like the one Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is proposing, according to an analysis published this week on the Brookings Institution website by Matthew Chingos, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute. Both... Read more
For the class of 2016, it’s the best job market in years. The number of employers looking to hire college graduates this year is the highest in nearly a decade, according to a survey out Thursday.
But if you’re a male college graduate, your job prospects are even better. Fresh out of college, men far outstrip women when it comes to wages.
Male college graduates, ages 20 to 24, earned 8 percent more in 2016 than they... Read more
The State University of New York at Buffalo was forced to apologize this week after mistakenly emailing 5,000 prospective students to tell them that their application for admission had been accepted.
According to the Buffalo News, the admissions office gaffe meant the emails were sent to approximately 20 percent of applicants for the class of 2020.
Spokesman John DellaContrada says the mistaken email was sent Wednesday to students whose applications hadn't been fully reviewed. The university sent... Read more
Freddy Chang was ecstatic when he was accepted early to the University of Pennsylvania. But then he took a look at the financial aid package, and his heart sank.
His dream school wasn't offering him any money and his family would be on the hook for about $64,000 in just the first year.
"I was so upset. I knew my parents wouldn't be able to afford the whole price tag," Chang said.
But then he wrote an appeal... Read more
College acceptance letters answer one question, but replace it with another: Can you afford it? You might feel extra anxious if your family’s income doesn’t qualify you for need-based aid…
As the news rippled across the web last week that a Long Island student had won admission to all eight Ivy League universities, thousands of people reacted with messages of…
Just about everyone is doing it, at least everyone under 32.
That "it" is job hopping. A new study by networking site LinkedIn found that young people really do change jobs…