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Saving for Sallie Mae instead of a down payment
Jun. 13, 2014
Chicagoans strapped with student debt are struggling to become first-time home buyers.
University faculty on strike claim higher cause
Feb. 19, 2014
A University of Illinois at Chicago labor dispute becomes a flashpoint in a nationwide battle over the fate of higher education.
Making college more accessible for low-income students
Jan. 21, 2014
We take a look at how to get more low income kids into college-and explore the challenges faced by both potential students and universities. Also, an update on Senate hearings calling for reform at DCFS.
New strategies for higher ed
Dec. 12, 2013
We take a look at what some lawmakers and organizations are doing to try to combat the ever-increasing price of college textbooks. Plus, what trends and changes are happening in college admissions?
In their own words: Fear of freshman year
Aug. 9, 2013
More than three million students in the U.S. are headed to college for the first time this fall.
The university down the block
Jul. 10, 2013
From housing to assembly-line burritos, higher ed’s bread-and-butter impact on a neighborhood’s economic health.
Sharpen the pencils!
Jun. 14, 2013
As we start our investigation on the economics of higher ed, we could use your help.
Parents put off retirement to pay for kids' college
Mar. 13, 2013
Many college students graduate college under mountains of debt. But parents are increasingly taking out loans to pay for school too. And it's affecting their plans for retirement.
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