Dan Price Gives a Classroom of Sixth Graders $1,000 College Scholarships

Dan Price has promised to give each of the students a $1,000 college scholarship—as long as they write him one letter per year.

The Life-Altering Decisions We Let 17-Year-Olds Make About Loans

“Sallie Mae can take care of it,” my high school guidance counselor told me. “Or the bank. You’ll get the loans you need and they you’ll pay them back. It’s not a big deal. Everyone does it.”

Interning in the Summer With My Sister

We spent several minutes on the phone gushing about how happy we were and how great this was going to be, and then I asked my sister where she was planning on staying.

“I thought I’d stay with you!” she said cheerily.

Full-Time Worker, Part-Time Grad Student and Committed to Cooking to Save

In 2013 I made the decision to go back to school and get my master’s degree. But since I didn’t want to take two years off (fear of lost income and long-term damage to my salary history beyond that of just “being a woman”), I decided to go part-time and continue my full-time job. I thought, “I’m good at multitasking. How hard could this be?”

Dining at Formal Hall at Oxford

Despite the fantastic Lebanese mezze there is to be found in the Temple Lounge off Cowley Road, despite the remarkable momos from the truck that appears every Wednesday at the Gloucester Green market, and despite the best efforts of the much beleaguered co-operative People’s Supermarket (which in fact closed for good two years ago), perhaps the most famous food in Oxford in England is to be found on the table of formal hall.

Becoming A Nun And Other Wacky Ways We And Our Families Paid For College

“My college fund was my brain.”

In College Without a Car

What Are We Suing Our Colleges Over Today?

My parents made clear that the legal system is 60% tedium, 30% paperwork, and 10% bombast.

When Colleges Open Food Banks On Campus

Soup kitchens: they’re not just for churches anymore.

Let’s Reminisce About College Admissions!

Is the topic of finances too distasteful for you, CNN Money? When did you get so squeamish?

Undercompensated in Academia

I grew up in an academic household, and academia was a goal of mine from an early age. Both my parents are musicians teaching in academia, and while I also loved to perform, I had decided in college that I would probably follow in my parents’ footsteps and pursue teaching on a university level.

Would You Work the Overnight Shift In Exchange for Free Tuition?

Want a Free College Education? Show Up to Class and Don’t Get Caught

I am fascinated by the story of 28-year-old Guillaume Dumas, who recently announced that he spent 2008-2012 taking courses at Yale, Brown, Stanford and other schools without paying tuition. How’d he do it? As he told The Atlantic, he walked into classrooms and acted like he belonged.

Strikes, Walk Outs, & Other Old Answers To Today’s Higher Ed Problems

“‘In reality, many of us will never come close to paying off these debts.'”

National Adjunct Walkout Day

Today is National Adjunct Walkout Day, and it seems like the worries about campus security were unwarranted.