Cartoon Villainy In The World of For-Profit Higher Ed

Cruella de Vil is alive and living in San Francisco.

I Could Have Avoided Student Debt, But Have No Regrets

Financially, it was a plainly hideous decision, but it was the right one for me.

The Grad School Debt Problem

Of the $1.19 trillion in student debt in the U.S., 40 percent belongs to graduate students, who account for just 14 percent of the college population.

I Didn’t Intend to Go to College Until I Was Offered a Job

Most people attend college to get started on a career path. I also went to college for a job, but in a more immediate sense: I was headed toward the door of my high school, floating on that superior feeling of the final days of senior year, when the guidance counselor stuck her head of the office and hailed me by name.

University of Missouri Grad Students Received 14 Hours Notice on Health Insurance Cancellation

Mizzou just announced that it was changing its health insurance program, giving grad students 14 hours notice to find other coverage.

I Tried to Choose Money Over Art, But Art Came Back

During the final semester of graduate school, I announced a new career plan. I wanted a job that paid $50,000 a year.

Going Into Debt To Go Greek

“Hey, how much does it cost to be a Tri-Delt or whatever, anyway?”

The Stress of Budgeting for Grad School Right Before You Get Married

I made the grad school choice late last fall, independent of the fact that my fiance and I had happily scheduled our small, 14-person wedding for early September 2015.

A BA That Spans Four Years, Three Colleges, And Two Countries

My mom has asked me, on a few occasions, whether or not I felt my atypical college experience was worth it, and it’s hard to say. I’ve struggled a lot since graduation, and I don’t know if the road could have been easier had I taken a different path.

“Useless” Liberal Arts Degrees Less Useless Than Previously Thought!

“Software companies are discovering that liberal arts thinking makes them stronger.”