Getting Your Money's Worth in Higher Education

My alma mater, U.C. Berkeley, is often at the top of domestic and global ranking for academic reputation. However, its interesting to note a recent study showed Cal to be among the best values for your education dollars as well. The data was published in Money Magazine and comes courtesy of the UC Public Affairs office.

Elite Colleges - Worth It, or Not?

A study asked: Did students attending the most elite colleges earn more in their 30s, 40s, and 50s than students with similar SAT scores, who were rejected from those elite colleges? The short answer was no

The study's authors said the difference between the students who went to super-selective schools and the students with similar SAT scores who were rejected from those schools and went to less selective institutions was "indistinguishable from zero.”

The Ten Most Important Financial Decisions (of your life)

WHAT DOES IT TAKE to succeed financially? Here’s a list of the 10 most important choices you’ll ever make:

1. How much you borrow for college. Planning to become a journalist or a social worker? The lower your likely lifetime earnings, the less sense it makes to take on a heap of education loans.

Intelligent Options for College Savings

If you are the parents or grandparents of child of any age chances are good that the escalating costs of higher education are on your mind.

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