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A challenge that has students lobbing footballs into trashcans for $100K in tuition highlights the dark depths of the student debt crisis

Since 2008, US-based soda company Dr Pepper has sponsored an annual tuition giveaway contest. During the halftime of each of the five College Football Conference Championship games, two contestants go head-to-head throwing footballs into giant inflatable Dr Pepper cans. The winners take home $US100,000 to go towards their future educational […]
A challenge that has students lobbing footballs into trashcans for $100K in tuition highlights the dark depths of the student debt crisis
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A Detroit university just agreed to provide city high school grads free tuition — and it’s pointing to a nationwide trend toward lessening the burden of college costs

Wayne State University, located in Detroit, Michigan, just announced a plan to provide free tuition for area high school graduates. The Detroit Free Press first reported the news. Michigan is in the top ten worst states for student loan debt, and state schools charge slightly higher tuition than the national […]
A Detroit university just agreed to provide city high school grads free tuition — and it’s pointing to a nationwide trend toward lessening the burden of college costs
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7 countries where higher education is free

There are seven developed nations – including Sweden,Norway, and Ireland – where students attend school for free. Sweden does not charge tuition for both public and private colleges. Norway pays the most for college subsidies, spending 1.3% of its annual GDP. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. As the […]
7 countries where higher education is free
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An Iowa carpenter used his life savings to send 33 kids to college

An Iowa carpenter worked for 67 years and saved just over $US3 million. Dale Schroeder never had children of his own and used the money to send needy strangers to school. Fourteen years after his death in 2005, the last of his scholarship funds have run dry and 33 students […]
An Iowa carpenter used his life savings to send 33 kids to college
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Here’s how the cost of Harvard has changed throughout the years

Almost every year, Harvard University increases its cost of tuition, room, and board. Before 1960, it cost less than $US1,000 to attend the university. Since 1980, the cost of tuition has steadily been on the incline, costing $US13,085 in 1990, $US22,054 in 2000, and $US33,696 in 2010. Today, Harvard’s tuition […]
Here’s how the cost of Harvard has changed throughout the years
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A billionaire’s surprise vow to pay Morehouse graduates’ loans is part of the newest trend in the student-debt crisis

The private-equity tycoon Robert F. Smith vowed Sunday to donate money to pay off student-loan debt for Morehouse College’s graduating class of 2019. While the rich have given universities generous gifts for decades, billionaires are addressing the ballooning student-debt crisis directly by paying the tuition of incoming students or writing […]
A billionaire’s surprise vow to pay Morehouse graduates’ loans is part of the newest trend in the student-debt crisis