Because the CPI is an index showing percent changes, it is helpful sometimes to see actual price changes for items like new cars.
Telling the Student Loan Story
There is much more to see about student loans than a $1.7 trillion total when we decide how much Congress might forgive.
Why College Tuitions Are Up and Other Prices Are Down
It’s tough to find a real “list price” for a college tuition. According to NY Times money columnist Ron Lieber, the price charged by one school can vary considerably. Sort of like we all pay a different fare for the…
The One Investment That Is (Probably) a Sure Thing
Calculating the value of college involves what we spend, what we sacrifice, what we earn, and some other surprising considerations.
A New Product That Pays For College
Like other new goods and services that people invent, the Income Sharing Agreement (ISA) is a financial innovation that pays for college tuition.
Do We Really Have a Student Loan Crisis?
With debt and delinquencies multiplying, a student loan crisis could be developing but on the other hand, not necessarily.
Four Charts That Show Why We Should Go to College
With higher college tuition and less wage growth for college grads, still, the college wage premium and its opportunity cost make college worth it.
Part 2: Understanding the Student Loan Crisis
On the post secondary institution side of the student loan crisis, eligible Title IV schools charge higher tuition than similar non Title IV schools.
Would You Share Your Tuition, Your Income and Your Grades?
When are you willing to share what you have earned? College tuition? While the yearly sticker price for Duke, Harvard or Wellesley is close to $60,000, not everyone pays it. At Wellesley College, close to 40% of all students pay…