The Richest Kids At Your College Majored In English

If you’re at college and you need a loan, ask an English major.

CA Money vs Midwest Money, & “Relative Wealth” at U Michigan

Another columnist wrote a candid and widely read response about her own family’s finances, and what she believes is the main distinction between people who are wealthy and those who are struggling.

How Low-Income Students Do College

Community College For Some, Miniature American Flags For Others!

We as a nation should be all about expanding access to an affordable community college education.

You Can Sue Your Parents To Pay Your College Tuition!

I too would put up a fight if someone told me I had to fork over nearly a thousand bucks. Unless it was, you know, for my child.

Why You Shouldn’t Go to Art School

students would be well served to avoid the New England Institute of Art, a private for-profit college, where the typical net price is $29,700, median debt is $30,600, 16 percent of borrowers default on their loans, and just 36 percent of students graduate.

“When Leon dies, Bard will perhaps die as well”

Remembrance of College Interviews Past

I’d exposed the fact that by age eighteen, I had learned that someone would always, always be better than me at everything.

Harvard: Too Rich to Be a Nonprofit?

Have you heard about Harvard’s latest donation? It is for 350 MILLION DOLLARS and is the third biggest gift in the storied history of people giving their money to universities and having dorms named after them. This time the guy is naming the entire School of Public Health after his dad. Seems fair!

Also seems like a good time to postulate about the purpose of non-profits beyond their technical definition, non? Annie Lowrey writes for The Daily Intelligencer arguing from, among other reasons, a utilitarian standpoint (Annie!) that Harvard is officially way too rich to be one.

The Value of College, in Chart Form

Choosing to Skip College

In the new issue of Philadelphia Magazine, Grace Jay-Benjamin recounts touring colleges with her parents, and deciding at her first stop at McGill University, that she actually didn’t want to go to college. Benjamin had attended Greenfield Elementary, which she says has one of the best reputations in the city, but when she complained about disliking school, her parents pulled her out to attend the Philadelphia School, where students called their teachers by their first names and did much of their learning during weekly field trips. Benjamin didn’t want to be stuck in an academic setting that didn’t feel right for her, (nor saddle herself with any kind of student debt). She also wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life, and didn’t think college was the right way for her to figure that out.

The Earning Potential of a Liberal Arts Degree

“Are your parents upset by your liberal-arts degree? Show them this chart.” Says the Chronicle of Higher Education.

No Progress on Poor Kids at Top Colleges

“Choosing THE RIGHT School”: BS or Total BS?

Crop Tops Cropped from College, Education = Reparations?, Academic Rejection vs Other Kinds