Notes in the Margins: College worth it, student debt for older students and don't count out high tuition colleges

College is still worthwhile, study finds With college costs soaring and new graduates struggling to land jobs, is higher education still worth the money? Yes, according to an analysis by one recent college graduate who has studied the issue carefully.

Student Debt Isn’t Just For College Kids Anymore Educational borrowing is up for every age group over the past three years, but it has grown far more quickly among those between 35 and 49, according to the analysis of more than 3 million credit reports.

College Planning: Don’t discount colleges based on tuition The cost of a college education today can range anywhere from $16,000 a year at a state school to over $50,000. Cost, however, should not keep you from exploring the college of your dreams.