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  • +17

    What to Know Before You Borrow

    What to Know Before You Borrow
    Most students graduate high school ready to take on the world. Perhaps they are accepted into their first choice college, or even if it is a second choice school at least the freedom of living away from home is something to look forward to. The financial aid award letter arrives in the mail and mixed in with the grants and work-study ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Ready for College? 1 in 4 High School Seniors Are Not

    Ready for College? 1 in 4 High School Seniors Are Not
    President Obama has made it clear that he hopes one of the staples of his administration is an increase in college completion rates. By 2020, he hopes that the U.S. will regain its position as the country in the world with the greatest proportion of college graduates. However, recent budget cuts to financial aid and educational programs leaves plenty of room ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +20
  • +18

    Finding Your Standardized Test Fit

    Finding Your Standardized Test Fit
    I can save you a lot of time and frustration in deciding which of these two major standardized tests to take and when by just saying this: Take them both twice with writing, and don't take them too late. Let me explain that first part, the reasoning behind taking them both. The SAT and ACT are essentially the same test in ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
  • +16

    College Ruled: Transfer Student Blues

    College Ruled: Transfer Student Blues
    I wonder what I should sign up for this year? Oh, wait. I’m a transfer student, and this is my senior year in college. What am I thinking? I quickly look up the general education courses for my current university. I’m pretty sure I am not the only transfer student with these thoughts right now. Although this is my senior year ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +16
  • +19

    Top 10 Party Schools of 2012

    Top 10 Party Schools of 2012
    Last week, the Princeton Review released its annual rankings lists, and while the lists attempt a well-rounded approach to ranking schools based on everything from academics to political sway, the only list that draws any real publicity is the Top Party School list. College presidents despise this list. Parents fear it. And students use the list to further tout their school’s ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
  • +25

    Fastweb Roommate Horror Stories

    Fastweb Roommate Horror Stories
    With the start of the school year approaching, some of you may be meeting your new roommates for the first time in just a few weeks. And while most colleges go through an extensive matching game to find the perfect roommate for you, sometimes they miss the mark. While bad roommates seem torturous at the time, they make for a great ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Students Read Aloud for 300 Hours, Break World Record

    Students Read Aloud for 300 Hours, Break World Record
    If you think you’ve got a lot of summer reading to do think again, five university students in the Dominican Republic have been reading for 300 hours, straight. According to huffingtonpost.com the students are reading aloud in an effort to not only break the previously set Guinness World Record of 240 hours but also raise awareness about books in a country ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +9
  • +19

    Save on Textbook Costs: Rent from Kindle

    Save on Textbook Costs: Rent from Kindle
    Textbooks and classroom materials are one of those college costs that are out of sight, out of mind until you’re precariously balancing 10 different hardcover books through the narrow aisles of your campus bookstore. And those textbooks signify an altogether different burden when the cashier asks you to fork over roughly $1,000. According to CollegeBoard, the average amount that college students ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
  • +13

    Tuition Increases & Aid Reductions: Will You Be Paying More for School?

    Tuition Increases & Aid Reductions: Will You Be Paying More for School?
    This summer, a number of states and colleges have slashed grant funding and raised tuition prices, giving students and their families little time to prepare for the hikes that will go into effect soon. According to Smart Money, Texas and New Hampshire announced tuition increases from 6 – 10% at some public universities. California just proposed to continue to drive tuition ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +31

    Student Splits $40K Scholarship between Other Applicants

    Student Splits $40K Scholarship between Other Applicants
    It started out as a free-throw contest to unite a community despite its negative stereotypes. But it delivered a much bigger message when the free-throw contest winner forfeited all his glory and gave the winnings to the rest of the contestants. It sounds like something from a movie, and in a way, it is. According to the LA Times, Court Crandall, ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +31
  • +16

    How to Find Your Calling: Lessons from Larry Crowne

    How to Find Your Calling: Lessons from Larry Crowne
    In the upcoming movie, Larry Crowne, Tom Hanks stars as an everyday guy who reinvents himself after some tough knocks from today’s economy. In the movie, also starring Julia Roberts, Larry goes back to school and learns an all important lesson: when life leaves you feeling like you have no options, that’s just when you may find your life’s calling. The ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +16
  • +15

    LA Students to Have Less Homework this Year

    LA Students to Have Less Homework this Year
    Yesterday, TIME reported that one of the country’s largest school districts will be placing less emphasis on homework, beginning July 1. A new school district policy in Los Angeles, officially called the Lausd Homework Policy, states that homework will account for no more than 10% of a student’s total grade. To summarize, the policy paper defines the purpose of homework as ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
  • +45

    Live in a Museum for a Month and Earn $10,000

    Live in a Museum for a Month and Earn $10,000
    This is the true story, of one student, picked to live in a museum and have their life blogged about. Ok, so it’s not MTV’s Real World but it is a real opportunity that could land you a once in a lifetime opportunity and $10K in cash. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is offering one student the chance to ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +45
  • +16

    Making Contact with Your New Roommate

    Making Contact with Your New Roommate
    So here you are post graduation and with the arrival of the name and contact info of your new college roommate you’re already thinking (and worrying!) about going back. What if you two are nothing alike? What if all they do is sleep? What if they never sleep? What if you hate him/her? What if he/she hates you? Of course you’ve ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +16
  • +13

    Study Shows Binge Drinking Could Impact Brain Development in College Students

    Study Shows Binge Drinking Could Impact Brain Development in College Students
    Binge drinking on college campuses is nothing new. What is new is the idea that binge drinking by adolescents can now cause permanent damage to brain development in said drinkers. According to a story that appeared on May 17 on YourLife.USAToday.com, an experiment was conducted involving 62 college students (age 18-20) to study the impact binge drinking has on the memory. ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +36

    PayPal CEO Pays Students $100K to Quit College

    PayPal CEO Pays Students $100K to Quit College
    A survey conducted by Fastweb of our 16-year-old members revealed that 78% of teenagers would still go to college even if they knew they would be a millionaire without a college education. But is that really the case? What if a billionaire paid you $100,000 to quit college? In September, Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, announced a new kind of fellowship ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +36
  • +19

    Fastweb Celebrates Sweet 16, Surveys 16-Year-Old Fastwebbers

    Fastweb Celebrates Sweet 16, Surveys 16-Year-Old Fastwebbers
    This year, Fastweb is celebrating its sweet 16, and to mark our major milestone, we wanted to find out a little bit more about our 16-year-old Fastwebbers. In a survey distributed a few weeks ago, we asked students about their favorite celebrities, social media usage and school-related concerns. The results revealed that our Fastwebbers love to have fun and stay in ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Survey Shows College Students Are Pessimistic About Nation’s Direction

    Survey Shows College Students Are Pessimistic About Nation’s Direction
    What direction do you think the country is headed? According to a study that polled 400 students in higher learning institutions nationwide, half of the college students believe the country is “on the wrong track.” The yearly survey conducted by the Panetta Institute gauges college students level of interest when it comes to politics and civic involvement. Telephone and online interviews ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +1
  • +22

    Smart Ways to Use Your Graduation Money

    Smart Ways to Use Your Graduation Money
    While you were expecting many questions about your future and a delicious hodgepodge of family dishes at your graduation party, you were pleasantly surprised by the $1,300 in cash and checks. So what do you do with all that money? Your gut response may be to go on a shopping spree at Forever 21. But those new summer clothes will only ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +22
  • +15

    #AskKantro Tweet Chat on 5/25: How Do I Choose a Student Loan?

    #AskKantro Tweet Chat on 5/25: How Do I Choose a Student Loan?
    Announcing a third #AskKantro Tweet Chat with Mark Kantrowitz, @mkant, on “How to Choose a Student Loan” on 5/25 at 8 p.m. EST. According to Mark Kantrowitz, roughly two-thirds of undergraduate students graduating with a Bachelor’s degree borrow for their education. Chances are, you’re going to need to take out a student loan for college too – whether you like it ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15