“The overall number of undergraduates at U.S. colleges and universities has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, with growth fueled almost exclusively by an influx of students from low-income families and students of color, reports Pew Research Center.”
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With consumer confidence rising and more young people in school, back-to-college spending is expected to hit an all-time high this year while back-to-school spending is expected to see its second-highest spending level on record, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics.
Should you buy college tuition insurance? Tuition refund policies make sense only in some situations, Consumer Reports says. Paying for college might be one of the biggest financial decisions you make. But many families grapple with whether they should buy insurance to protect their investment.
But, the majority of debtors across all institution types are satisfied with the return on their education investments. With the election “season” well under way, education in general and student loans in particular continue to surface as major topics of discussion.
If there’s one headline that catches the attention of most U.S. consumers today, it’s jobs. In the manufacturing sector, many companies are unable to find qualified employees. An Accenture report, Out of Inventory: Skills Shortage Threatens Growth for U.S. Manufacturing, highlights the challenges employers are facing in the sector, both currently and in the years to come.