Harvard’s Dismal 8.1% Endowment Return

Many huge endowments would be happy with an 8% return on their money during the course of a year. Harvard, an institution known for lofty aspirations, and results, from the careers ...
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Women Hold Almost Two-Thirds of College Debt

Women comprise 56% of those people who were enrolled in colleges and universities last year. On a ratio basis, their debt problems are much larger than the percentage of this ...
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What to Watch For in the Bright Scholar IPO

Bright Scholar Education Holdings has filed an amended F-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). The company expects to go public ...
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Race and Gender Effects of Student Loan Debt

According to the latest report from the Federal Reserve, U.S. student loan debt totaled $1.438 trillion at the end of the first quarter of 2017, up by $32 billion compared ...
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Bright Scholar Files for IPO

Bright Scholar Education Holdings has filed an F-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). No pricing details were listed in the ...
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Student Loans Help Pay for the Beer and Bikinis of Spring Break

Have you ever wondered how cash-strapped college students manage to pay for those spring break trips to sunnier climes? After all, plane tickets, lodging, meals, adult beverages — all these ...
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Universities Raise $41 Billion, Harvard Leads With $1.2 Billion

Harvard University is the top 0.001% of the academic world. Last year America's colleges and universities raised $41 billion, according to the Council for Aid to Education. Of the total, ...
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College Endowment Values Dropped in 2016, Despite Market Rise

The bull market has not helped the value of college and university endowments. They fell 1.9% in the fiscal year that ended one June 30, 2016. Endowments did little better ...
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Average Student Debt Hits $30,000 for Class of 2015

A student who graduates with $30,000 in debt could take years to pay it off, or may not pay it off at all, falling into default. According to the Institute for ...
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Top 25 Online MBA Programs 2017

No matter how you slice it, post-BA higher education is getting more expensive. Tuition costs are rising, as are the other costs associated with graduate school such as housing, food, ...
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Student Loan Default Rate Continues to Decline

It is no secret that the student loan burden has reached a serious level in America. In fact, student loans for college and graduate degrees are muting the ability for ...
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10 Cities Where People Spend the Most for Schools

One consideration many buyers place at the top of their lists when shopping for a new home is the quality of the local public school system. Homes in these districts ...
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9 Ways to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

Each year's back-to-school shopping season is the second largest holiday season for retailers. This may be well short of the November and December rush, but it is larger than many ...
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13 Serious Ways to Save on Back-to-School Spending and 8 Top Destinations

Each year's back-to-school shopping season acts like a mini-Christmas and mini-holiday season in August for retailers. While it is a fraction of total retail versus the holidays, the wave of ...
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A New Amazon Prime Benefit: Cheaper Student Loans

Where federally guaranteed student loans were once reasonable profit-makers for private lenders like banks and credit unions, that situation changed in 2010 when the federal government began making direct loans ...
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