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    Top 10 U.S. College Spring Break Party Destinations of 2015

    Top 10 U.S. College Spring Break Party Destinations of 2015
    We get it – semesters are long and you’re more than ready for a break. Let’s be more specific: you’re ready for an amazing spring break. We’re guessing your qualifications include fun, sun and – yikes – somewhere you can afford on a student budget. If you can’t afford go on an expensive getaway and, let’s get real, most college students ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +29
  • +19

    How to Afford a Private University

    How to Afford a Private University
    When it comes time to choose a college to attend, many students are completely intimidated by the thought of attending a private university. Private schools have a reputation of being too expensive, as if only those within the upper class are able to attend without going into debt for years. Private schools are expensive, yes, but here is how to debunk ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Make a Difference: Alternative Spring Break Ideas

    Make a Difference: Alternative Spring Break Ideas
    While some look at spring break as a time to party, other view the downtime as a potential opportunity for other alternatives, like volunteering the time to benefit a cause. Whether you’re considering alternatives locally or an alternative spring break trip, there are plenty of options for students to get their hands dirty and make a difference. Interested in making a ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +24
  • +73

    Make the Most of Spring Break

    Make the Most of Spring Break
    While you may not be flitting off to a spring break beach this year, it’s not an excuse to spend your week glued to MTV’s Las Vegas coverage. Unfortunately, admission officers don’t grant admission based on social and pop culture awareness. So, if you’re serious about the admissions process, you may want to rethink your couch potato plans. Here’s what you ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +73
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    8 College Must-Dos

    8 College Must-Dos
    1. Get a credit card. Obtain a credit card, in addition to a debit card. I know that credit lines and monthly payments may sound overwhelming, but consistent and responsible use now will be useful when you enter the "real" world later. For example, I use mine whenever I go to the grocery store so that there's always some activity on ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +20
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    High School Course Selection Tips

    High School Course Selection Tips
    Many high schools have just dipped into or ended that one wonderful time of the year when the guidance office resembles a zoo more than it does a student counseling center: the beginning of second semester. Lines of students desperate to switch into or drop out of classes extend out of counselors’ doors, looping around the guidance center filled with cries ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +17
  • +26

    New Trend: Parents Moving to College with Their Students

    New Trend: Parents Moving to College with Their Students
    For most students, college is a time to get away from the comforts of home and discover oneself. It’s a time to explore the world around you, learn new things and discover what new-found independence is really like. Sure, at times, independence can be a struggle. Nevertheless, most students will tell you, the struggle is worth it, and they become stronger ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Complete This Bucket List Before College Graduation

    Complete This Bucket List Before College Graduation
    Whether you’re graduating and moving on into the “real” world or moving on to a grad program, this list will help you get a head start in your new life. Either scenario will be filled with new beginnings and lifestyle changes, some you’ll be ready to tackle and some you’ll simply need to get used to along the way. But, with ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +29
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    Getting the Most Out of Federal Aid

    Getting the Most Out of Federal Aid
    If you’re in high school, college, grad school, or even if you’ve done a simple cursory exploration of different ways to fund your higher education, you’re familiar with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—otherwise known as the FAFSA. “Why apply for the FAFSA?” You may ask, “Doesn’t it just tell you how much money your parents can supposedly afford to ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +18
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    App Notifies Parents, Professors When Students Skip Class

    App Notifies Parents, Professors When Students Skip Class
    Today, the average college graduate leaves their college experience nearly $30,000 in debt. Still, it’s not uncommon for college students to choose sleeping in or hanging out with friends over attending class. In fact, Core Principle reports that students skip up to 20% of their classes throughout college, as stated in USA Today – which is thousands of dollars in wasted ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +11
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    10 Student-Inspired Valentines

    10 Student-Inspired Valentines
    Oh, Valentine’s Day. Whether you take it seriously or not, it’s going to be all around you on campus - seriously, you're not going to be able to avoid it if you plan on leaving home. Lover will be everywhere, gazing into each other's eyes, like lovesick puppies. Which is cool, if you're into that. But, if you're not, it can ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +30
  • +21

    Your Spring Scholarship Search

    Your Spring Scholarship Search
    Returning to school after such a relaxing break can complicate the scholarship search. As a senior with only one semester to go, it is tempting to slack off in spring semester, especially concerning the search for scholarships. Finding and applying for scholarships, however, is not something to put off. It is time to focus, with a few key pointers. Set Goals ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +21
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    College vs. The "Real" World

    College vs. The "Real" World
    Here’s a question to get your brain turning: What happens after college? Honestly, what happens when we graduate? When we are done with exams, finishing internships, and tossing that cap into the clear blue, college is over and the world opens up to us. And, there is a lot of world to explore. So, where do we go? Apply for graduate ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +20
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    5 Ways You Can Avoid Senioritis

    5 Ways You Can Avoid Senioritis
    Your senior year of high school, especially the second semester, will almost certainly be one of the most stressful times of your high school career. Grades, scholarships and college applications rush upon you all at once and, once the rush seems to have passed, many times, seniors tend to get an attitude that reflects the fact that they will no longer ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Four Simple Study Tips to Ace Your Finals

    Four Simple Study Tips to Ace Your Finals
    I am entering the spring semester of my freshman year of college armed with a quiver full of higher-ed wisdom. Having survived fall semester finals, and having learned some of the dos and don’ts of collegiate studying, I am confident in my ability to conquer second semester. Here are four tips for performing your best on this semester’s finals: 1. Determine ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Staying Focused Through Spring Semester

    Staying Focused Through Spring Semester
    The End of Applications By mid-January, the majority of colleges and universities stop accepting applications. In effect, you’re done, and you should celebrate. At the same time, you’re not done yet. Second quarter grades will be sent to your colleges, and so keeping up that “A” in calculus is still important. The first half of your year was probably the biggest ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Spring Break Safety Tips

    Spring Break Safety Tips
    I know it’s hard to think about Spring Break when the weather (at least where I am) is freezing, but it’s NEVER too early to plan ahead! This is especially true if you’re traveling with other students. Besides, what better way to beat to beat the slow days of winter than to dream of vacation? Fun is only fun if you’re ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +16
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    The Semester’s Top 10 Most Famous College Students

    The Semester’s Top 10 Most Famous College Students
    A typical college student has a lot to balance between academics, extracurricular activities, a social life and, of course, their scholarship search. Throw in worldwide fame on top of it and you have a completely different set of items (like training, filming, recording and politics) to balance. These college students also happen to be celebrities – some by birthright, others by ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Activities on College Applications Are a Must

    Activities on College Applications Are a Must
    It’s no secret that the competition to get into the most prestigious colleges is at its peak, which goes to say that activities on college apps has never been more necessary. Of course it’s crucial to maintain a high GPA throughout your high school years, as well as for those in community college planning to transfer into a university, nowadays it ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Spring Break Ideas for High School Seniors

    Spring Break Ideas for High School Seniors
    As a high school senior, you have a lot on your plate. Between applications, scholarships, dorm shopping, etc. there might not be a lot of time to complete these tasks and enjoy yourself. If you manage your time well, you’ll be on your way to having a fun and productive Spring Break. 1. Try Something New/Get Prepared Ever wanted to start ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +20
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