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    Making Money Matter in College

    Making Money Matter in College
    In my short year-and-a-quarter of college so far, I have had to grow up. A lot. It has been terrifying and empowering and everything in between, and I have swung from bitter frustration to unbelievable gratefulness for the opportunities and challenges that have forced me to become more adult, despite my commitment to staying young at heart. With the new freshmen ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +15
  • +11

    A Free Future? Yes, Please.

    A Free Future? Yes, Please.
    Imagine a community where one in three students falls below the national poverty level. One in 12 is homeless, some are young parents and many come from broken homes. Plainly stated: the odds are against these kids. This is Kalamazoo, Mich., where many such students had never before held hopes of attending college. Enter the Kalamazoo Promise; a program created and ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +11
  • +10

    Move Over Princeton Review, Playboy’s Top 10 Party Schools

    Move Over Princeton Review, Playboy’s Top 10 Party Schools
    Now, this makes more sense to us. While Princeton Review’s rankings are the most anticipated and heralded, especially when it comes to top party schools, do they really know everything there is to know about partying? After all, they are primarily a standardized test prep company. If any organization knows how to party, it’s Playboy. And this year, their list of ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +10
  • +11

    Senioritis: An Epidemic

    Senioritis: An Epidemic
    Ah, senior year. It has finally arrived! Prom, senior banquet, commencement, graduation, senior portraits, the sheer excitement! With the laurels we seniors are resting on. The actual bulk of senior year--is dull in comparison. After all, we've been sitting in these very classrooms for the past four years, not counting intermediate school, elementary school, pre-school. A lot of school. Nearly 13 ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +11
  • +16

    Paying for School How?! Students Go to Extremes to Pay Tuition Bills

    Paying for School How?! Students Go to Extremes to Pay Tuition Bills
    Gone are the days when students took on part-time jobs to help pay their tuition bills. According to an article on CNNMoney, students are choosing extreme, and sometimes controversial, methods for making ends meet. CollegeBoard reports that the average increase in tuition and fees was 8.3% for in-state students and 5.7% for out-of-state students for the 2011 – 12 school year. ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +16
  • +10

    Target Donates Social Media Madness Winnings to School Supply Charity

    Target Donates Social Media Madness Winnings to School Supply Charity
    This school year, Target didn’t just provide students with school supplies within its stores. Rather, it gave big time to an Ohio-based charity that helps students in need get the school supplies necessary to make it through another school year. Target was the major corporate winner of the first ever Social Media Madness Contest. Sponsored by American City Business Journals, the ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +10
  • +11

    The Perfect Fit

    The Perfect Fit
    College: it’s a word that has a different meaning to everybody. To some, it could mean further pursuing your dream career, for others it could be the long awaited escape from the prison that high school and your house can be, and for some it could be that dreaded thing your family is forcing you to go to. However, no matter ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +11
  • +10

    Five Ways to Prepare for a Successful Job Interview

    Five Ways to Prepare for a Successful Job Interview
    College can be one of the most important times in a person’s life. A degree alone, however, is usually not enough to secure your first full-time job post graduation. It is very important that your resume at graduation is full of actual work experience. The best thing any student can do while in school is to complete an internship and/or work ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +10
  • +12

    America’s 10 Best Colleges and Their Scholarships

    America’s 10 Best Colleges and Their Scholarships
    Just as high school students are getting into the thick of their college search, countless organizations release college rankings. The experts say that these rankings should be taken with a grain of salt, and they’re right. Finding the perfect college for you has nothing to do with the rankings. It’s about academic and social fit and in most cases, proximity to ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +12
  • +14

    Student Pays Tuition with Mail-In Rebates

    Student Pays Tuition with Mail-In Rebates
    Students are really outdoing themselves these days and getting creative with how they pay their tuition bills and loan balances. Jonathan Hood, a PhD student at Auburn University, is the next in a string of students bucking the system and paying on his own terms. Hood is now making headlines for paying a semester of tuition solely through money he has ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    My First 4 Weeks of College

    My First 4 Weeks of College
    When last we met, I was a high school senior, more than ready to graduate and get my real life started. Full of idealism and excitement, I was fighting at the bit, and felt as though, when the time came for me to move in to my dorm room here at Truman State University, I would have few qualms about college ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Keeping out of the Sophomore Slump

    Keeping out of the Sophomore Slump
    It has been said that college is like any relationship: after some wonderful months in the honeymoon stage, reality comes crashing down. Suddenly it really bothers you that football weekends get so crazy or that occasionally you have to walk to class in the pouring rain. That’s okay. In fact, that’s normal. The trick is using this new perspective to jump ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +12
  • +21

    Election 2012: Obama vs. Romney on Higher Education

    Election 2012: Obama vs. Romney on Higher Education
    With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions just days apart, things are really starting to ramp up for this year’s presidential election in November. With that in mind, now is the time to identify where the candidates stand on the issues. Sure, the economy is dominating most of the talk by the candidates, but when it comes to your interests, higher ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +21
  • +14

    The List is Out: Top 10 Party Schools of 2013

    The List is Out: Top 10 Party Schools of 2013
    Love it or hate it, all eyes are on the Princeton Review’s College Rankings right now. The long awaited top party schools list is out, and while some students may be clamoring to submit their applications, others are turned off at the mention of a top party scene. Whatever your stance, there is more than meets the eye – or the ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +11

    Save Money: Amazon Gets Into the Textbook Rental Business

    Save Money: Amazon Gets Into the Textbook Rental Business
    This year, skip the lines and the prices at the high school or campus bookstore. Opt instead for a more virtual, albeit less expensive, textbook rental experience. On August 6, Amazon.com announced that it would be getting into the market of textbook rentals. That’s right, the company best known now for e-books and Kindle is going old school for Back to ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +11
  • +13

    Olympic Colleges: Where Did Your Fave Olympian Go to College?

    Olympic Colleges: Where Did Your Fave Olympian Go to College?
    Kim Kardashian, who?! These next few weeks, the only celebrities we care about are those competing for Olympic Gold. The athletes from the U.S. have put on quite a show so far and given us plenty to cheer about back home. Speaking of back home, while these Olympians are some of the most successful, hardworking athletes of all time, they’re just ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +13

    Student Accidentally Attaches Nicolas Cage Photo in Place of Resume -- Did She Get the Job?

    Student Accidentally Attaches Nicolas Cage Photo in Place of Resume -- Did She Get the Job?
    While Nicolas Cage may be able to escape from Alcatraz, the once most impenetrable prison in the U.S., or steal the Declaration of Independence (ok…at least the characters he plays in movies can), he can’t actually get you a job. Vanessa Hodja learned that in the most humbling way possible. Hodja, a 20-year-old student from Toronto, sent what she thought was ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +11

    What’s Your Vote: Top 10 Party Schools of 2013

    What’s Your Vote: Top 10 Party Schools of 2013
    It’s that time year of again. Just as college students are packing up and heading back to school, The Princeton Review releases its college rankings for the next school year. Among the rankings for students who study the most, happiest campuses and most politically active is the list that everyone’s clamoring to see: the top 10 party schools. [gate] Though the ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +11
  • +27

    Free, Online Classes: The Way of the Future?

    Free, Online Classes: The Way of the Future?
    Online learning is nothing revolutionary at this point in higher education, but when a large university offers free, online classes, it’s a pretty big deal. In May, we reported that Harvard and MIT were teaming up to provide students online access to an Ivy League education without paying a dime through their collaborative program, edX. The first course drew nearly 120,000 ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +27
  • +24

    Universities Freezing Tuition for 2012-13 School Year

    Universities Freezing Tuition for 2012-13 School Year
    There isn’t a sweeter sound to the financially struggling college student’s ear than the phrase “tuition freeze.” Fortunately, students will be hearing that a lot more this summer from public colleges all across the country. So far, several public colleges have declared a tuition freeze, and in an interview with The Huffington Post, Patrick J. O’Conner, chairman of the Board of ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +24
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