The percentage of families who eliminated college choices because of cost rose to the highest level (69%) in the five years since the study began and virtually all families exercised cost-savings measures.
Another day, another credit card offer in the mail.
Buying the camera had made me nervous, but I soon found the money easy to spend. With $60,000 in the bank, it seemed like I had a nearly limitless supply.
Senator Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat who is chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, recently wrapped up a two-year investigation on for-profit colleges and released his findings in what is being called the Harkin Report.
Student loans come into your life so easily—just sign on the dotted line, and you’ve got money. And then you graduate, and have to get a job so you can pay back the money you borrowed and spent for the past two or 11 years. How do people do it? And why didn’t I know?