Don't assume those benefits are just for you. Employers have their own reasons for offering them, too.
Less institutional aid goes to the poorest students, as colleges seek to rise in rankings and make up for state cuts.
Chief executive pay is way up, with top bosses enjoying payroll hikes of between 27 and 40% last year, according to the largest survey of U.S. CEO pay. The dramatic bounceback comes as the latest government figures show wages for the majority of Americans are failing to keep up with inflation.