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College Student Pays Tuition in Dollar Bills

You know that cute piggy bank perched atop your kid's dresser? Don't pooh-pooh the fiscal power those nickels, dimes and dollar bills could add up to one day. They could just pay the college tuition. Just ask University of Colorado, Boulder so...University of Colorado, Boulder sophomore Nic Ramos recently marched into the bursar's office and emptied out a 33-lb.duffel bag filled with $14,309.51 in $1 bills, a 50-cent piece and a penny to pay his out-of-state tuition bill.

Homeless College Students Feel Stress of the Economy

The high cost of tuition, housing and food has more and more college students reeling. Credit: Getty
The next time your college kid whines that she's the only one in her dorm without an iPad, or that her friends all have fully-sto...
More and more college students are finding themselves homeless.

Six-Year College Plan? It's Becoming a Reality for Many Students, Study Shows

College is so fun ... do I really need to get a degree? Credit: Getty Images
Remember the old days, when you begrudgingly had to call your parents to fess up that your four-year college degree might just entail an extra few courses during summer ...
Earning a degree in four years is, like, so retro. A new study finds that less than half of college students earned a degree after enrolling in college six years ago.

College Student Loans Doubling, Study Finds

Study shows college students are borrowing 50 percent more in student loans. Credit: Getty Images
There's not much shock left when it comes to the spiraling costs of a college education, so you shouldn't be too surprised to learn that piggy ban...
Members of the class of 2008 borrowed an average of $23,000 for their undergraduate educations in 2008, up 50 percent from students who graduated in 1996 and took loans for $17,000, the study finds.

Nation's Most Expensive Dorms Offer Spas, Plasma TVs and Luxury Living

Forget the futon and mini fridge -- some colleges offer seriously swank living. Credit: John Cross, Mankato Free Press/AP
Ah, the life: Stunning panoramic views, health clubs and private spa-like baths. No, this isn't a five-star retreat at th...
Free laundry service, your own backyard, a pool. You got it. Now, an education? That'll cost 'ya extra.

Study: College Scholarship Athletes Still Pay for School

College athletes with so-called full scholarships should check the fine print. Credit: Garry Jones, AP
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A new study suggests that the so-called "free ride" for college scholarship athletes isn't quite so free. The report by...
A new study suggests that the so-called "free ride" for college scholarship athletes isn't quite so free.

College Pricetag Tops $50,000 at Most Expensive Schools

Does your kid have her academic sights set on NYU? Start saving -- it'll cost you $53,589 a year. Credit: Jin Lee, Bloomberg / Getty Images
Parents, hold on to your wallets: Before you make the rounds of college campuses with your soon-to-be high...
Ready to fork out $50,000 a year on college tuition?

Hey, Grandma, Show Me the Money! Grandparents Generous With Cash, Poll Shows

Hey, Gramps, can I have a 10 spot? Credit: Getty Images
It's tough to dispense advice to kids today, so maybe that's why grandparents are finding it easier to say "I love you" with cash, leaving the hardcore lessons on life, love, work and gettin...
It's tough to dispense advice to kids today, so maybe that's why grandparents are finding it easier to say "I love you" with cash, leaving the hardcore lessons on life, love, work and getting ahead to the parents.

Parents Break Into Retirement Accounts to Pay for College

Do you really want to drain your retirement fund to pay for your kid's education? Credit: Getty Images
"Don't worry about your mother and me, son. We can live in a packing crate under the bridge. You know how we enjoy camping. You just go off and...

Some college degrees worth more than others?

All college degrees are not created equal. At least at some universities, where skyrocketing professor salaries, expensive equipment and lack of general tuition increases have resulted in premiums on certain degrees. According to this New York Times ...

Teen robs bank to pay for college

For many, finding the money to go to college is a difficult task. Christy has availed herself of legal every opportunity to receive funds to pay her way through school. Through full and part time jobs, grants, loans and grandma's generosity, she has ...

College kids spending big bucks to pimp their rides

A growing number of college kids are not content to drive a rusted out beater car into the dorm parking lot. More and more are driving customized "pimped out" rides. The college age population spends over $15 billion dollars per year on cars and near...

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