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Researchers found that families who send their children off to college face an increased risk for foreclosure. Monkey Business Images/www.shutterstock.com

Thinking about borrowing against your home to send your kids to college? Think again

The odds of foreclosure double for families who send their kids off to college, according to two researchers who say their findings show a need for new ways for Americans pay for higher education.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a proposal for free tuition at state colleges. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

Free college explained in a global context

What does tuition-free college mean in other parts of the world? And what would it mean for international students?
Hillary Clinton takes questions during a student town hall at a campaign stop at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. Adrees Latif/Reuter

Why debt-free college will not solve the real problems in America’s higher education system

America's higher education has been split into two unequal worlds. Schools serving the bulk of America's underprivileged students lack resources. Making college free will not solve the problem.
What do the most disadvantaged students need for college success? Commencement image via www.shutterstock.com

Is a tuition-free policy enough to ensure college success?

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have called for making colleges and universities debt-free or tuition-free. Disadvantaged students need more than free college to achieve success.
Income share agreements work quite like federal loans. Student debt image via www.shutterstock.com

Are income share agreements a good way to pay for college?

In income share agreements, students agree to pay a percentage of their future income to a private company or lender in exchange for additional money to cover college expenses. Are they for everyone?
Should college be free? Diploma with money image via www.shutterstock.com

College is worth it. Who should pay for it?

College education results in not just better earnings, but better health care and child development as well as political stability and lower criminal justice costs. Should states invest more?
2015 showed how much race still matters in education. Illinois Springfield

2015, the year that was: education

The year 2015 escalated many of the tensions that have existed on university and college campuses for a long time. It will be remembered as the year of student activism.

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