Monthly Archive: November 2013

College costs: Expensive reality of higher education 0

College costs: Expensive reality of higher education

New tools aid students in comparing tuition costs, scholarship amounts Miami Herald: A new online app called College Abacus is helping college students compare the costs at universities they are considering attending. The app pulls...

College costs: Some degrees pay off; others don’t 0

College costs: Some degrees pay off; others don’t

The right major can cut college costs Some college degrees pay off quickly Huffington Post reports: Paying off student loans can be a burden. The right degree can pay off quickly. Some degrees can...

College costs: What people say about the price of college 0

College costs: What people say about the price of college

A generation hobbled by soaring college costs  The New York Times reports: “As an 18-year-old, it sounded like a good fit to me, and the school really sold it,” said 23-year-old Kelsey Griffith, a...

College costs: Helpful resources for future students 0

College costs: Helpful resources for future students

Learn the basics of paying for college Bankrate: Figuring out where to start looking for information about college costs can be daunting.  Here’s an easy guide to the basics of paying for college including...

College athletics: What you need to know about pay for play 0

College athletics: What you need to know about pay for play

The revenues and expenses of collegiate athletics NCAA: The NCAA intercollegiate athletics programs report explains the financial state of college athletics from 2004 to 2012. Among the findings: The poor economy did not have much...

College athletics: What people say about paying athletes 0

College athletics: What people say about paying athletes

Scholarships don’t always cover costs, yet little time for jobs ESPN personality Bomani Jones: “By definition, college athletes are poor. The cost of going to school exceeds what athletic scholarships pay, and part-time jobs are...

College athletics: How the video game saga unfolded 0

College athletics: How the video game saga unfolded

Former Husker a key player in suits over video images CBS reports:  When athletes including former Husker Sam Keller sued the NCAA and Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) to be compensated for the use of...

College Athletics: What’s changed in NCAA recruiting 0

College Athletics: What’s changed in NCAA recruiting

Changes in recruiting rules in 2013 NCAA recruiting requirements and rules NCAA: Interested in recruiting rules? This resource offers the NCAA’s official rules on recruitment eligibility. Resource: ncaa.org NCAA proposes 5 new recruiting rules USA...

College athletics: How players fare in the classroom 0

College athletics: How players fare in the classroom

Graduation rates up for football and basketball players ESPN reports:  The NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate study showed that 70 percent or more of Division I football and basketball players who were freshmen in 2005-06...