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Signs that a college may be about to close may not always be apparent. Konstantin L/Shutterstock.com

5 ways to check a college’s financial health

Before you invest your money in going to a particular college, you should figure out if a school is financially healthy enough to keep its doors open, two veteran college administrators warn.
As many as half of America’s college students face campus hunger. Stokkete/www.shutterstock.com

More solutions needed for campus hunger

A new federal report on food insecurity on college campuses does a good job of laying out the scope of the problem but falls short when it comes to solutions.
Has student debt changed because the purpose of education has changed? John Collier/Library of Congress, Ermolaev Alexander/Shutterstock.com

From public good to personal pursuit: Historical roots of the student debt crisis

About 44 million Americans are still paying off student loan debt. But it didn't always used to be this way. As the perceived purpose of a college education changed, so too did the way we pay for it.
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?
The statue of John Harvard, the first benefactor of Harvard University. Wally Gobetz

How should we measure the size of a university’s endowment?

A bill before Congress is proposing colleges and universities with endowments of at least $1 billion spend 25 percent of the money on financial aid. What is the proposal missing?
What is the future of small colleges? Seth Sawyers

What can we learn from Sweet Briar’s near-death?

With one year to effect a turnaround, Sweet Briar College faces considerable challenges. But in this near-death are lessons for many other colleges and universities.

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