college costs http://wrkf.org en Federal Loans Tough To Come By For Community College Students http://wrkf.org/post/federal-loans-tough-come-community-college-students Tuition and fees at most community colleges are pretty reasonable these days, about $3,500 a year. Which is why the vast majority of community college students don't take out loans to cover their costs. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:54:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 29449 at http://wrkf.org Federal Loans Tough To Come By For Community College Students As College Tuition Soars, What Puts That Price Tag In Motion? http://wrkf.org/post/college-tuition-soars-what-puts-price-tag-motion Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>We wanted to figure out why college costs have been rising so much, and Anya Kamenetz with the NPR Ed team joins me now to break down the numbers.<p>Anya, why don't we take the example of a working-class student at a four-year public university getting no help from mom and dad? What do the numbers look like?<p>ANYA KAMENETZ, BYLINE: Yeah, so we often hear, you know, in my day, I worked my way through college, why can't you? Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 27759 at http://wrkf.org When College Isn't Worth It http://wrkf.org/post/when-college-isnt-worth-it The <em>New York Times</em> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/27/upshot/is-college-worth-it-clearly-new-data-say.html?_r=0">highlighted new data</a> yesterday that once again beats the drum: Despite skyrocketing costs, a college degree is a good investment. In fact, MIT economist David Autor writes in the journal <em>Science</em> that the value of a degree is <em>rising</em>. College grads made almost twice as much per hour in 2013 as workers without a four-year degree. Wed, 28 May 2014 11:49:00 +0000 editor 27220 at http://wrkf.org When College Isn't Worth It How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High http://wrkf.org/post/how-cost-college-went-affordable-sky-high <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL4PP2kS-fg</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:44:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 23904 at http://wrkf.org How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High College Costs Are Daunting, Even For The 'Comfortable' http://wrkf.org/post/college-costs-are-daunting-even-comfortable President Obama thinks more poor kids who are good students should be enrolled in the country's best colleges and universities. Too often, he says, kids from lower income families don't even apply to the best schools, where they might have a good chance of getting financial aid.<p>This week, he gathered the heads of 100 colleges and universities to a meeting at the White House to discuss how to change this situation for the better. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 16:03:49 +0000 Lynn Neary 21437 at http://wrkf.org College Costs Are Daunting, Even For The 'Comfortable'