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    Student Loan Debt: Too Much to Handle?

    Student Loan Debt: Too Much to Handle?
    Last year, Mark Kantrowitz reported that the total amount of student loan debt had surpassed the total amount of credit card debt for the first time ever. Now, experts, including Kantrowitz, are projecting that student loan debt will surpass the $1 trillion mark this year. The Project on Student Debt reported last year that the average student debt totals $24,000, which ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Calming College Nerves

    Calming College Nerves
    If I remember correctly, December was about the time that my senior-in-high-school-self got a little worried about college. It’s very exciting to think about moving away and starting a new life in college, but there’s a lot of stuff to worry about, too. Well, I’m going to go through what worried me the most about college and calm you down about ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Surviving Group Assignments

    Surviving Group Assignments
    Group assignments are the worst. Give me a ten-paper paper to write, a test to study for—anything other than a group assignment. Please. As a college student, you’re going to be assigned group projects, and probably at least a dozen of them throughout your whole academic career. I understand the logic behind these group assignments, I do: out in the real ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Students Becoming Addicted to Social Media

    Students Becoming Addicted to Social Media
    Students report laying around staring off blankly with nothing to do and feeling so lonely that they felt like they were in a small cage on a solitary island all because they committed to not using any form of electronic media for 24 hours. In a recent study conducted by the University of Maryland's International Center for Media & the Public ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Finding Your Own Student Life

    Finding Your Own Student Life
    The one, key lesson I have learned from my first few weeks of higher education has been this: it is okay for your college life to be imperfect and unconventional. During this first half of my first semester, I have suffered from numerous insecurities. There have been moments when I have felt like the only student on campus without a throng ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Want to be an App Developer? There’s a Degree for That

    Want to be an App Developer? There’s a Degree for That
    Angry Birds. Words with Friends. Fruit Ninja. Perhaps your mobile app addiction has led to a real curiosity and passion for app development, but aside from teaching yourself, there was no way to get a legitimate education that specifically focuses on mobile apps. Until now. Rasmussen College, which has over 21 different campuses in the U.S. and also offers online degrees, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Narrowing Down Your List of College Choices

    Narrowing Down Your List of College Choices
    For some, choosing which colleges you’d like to apply to can become overwhelming. There are so many benefits to each college that you might find yourself wanting to apply everywhere. Narrowing down your choices isn't so hard once you consider who you are as a person and what you want in your college experience. Here’s a list of what you should ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Creative Group Halloween Costumes

    Creative Group Halloween Costumes
    You’ll obviously be spending Halloween with your best buds and/or your significant other so why not talk to your pals about collaborating on a super sweet group costume? The photos alone are worth the effort and, with so many great options, you’re friends are sure to be ready to jump on the bandwagon. Check out some of these great group costume ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +29
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    Don't Fret the Freshman 15

    Don't Fret the Freshman 15
    If you’re a first-year college student, you’re about to experience more “firsts” than ever before. Many of you will be sharing a room for the first time ever. You won’t have a curfew. You’ll probably only be in class for a few hours a day instead of seven. And during your freshman year, some of you may end up gaining weight. ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +9
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    From Intern to Employee

    From Intern to Employee
    Working an internship is often a requirement of college degree programs because obtaining real world practice helps students to learn new skills in their chosen career field. Having actual experience to put on your resume may also open up new opportunities for a new college graduate. Some students are even able to parlay their internships into their first paying full-time job. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Staying Healthy on Campus

    Staying Healthy on Campus
    As a college student who has been stuck in her dorm room with a debilitating cold for the past week, I speak from experience when I say that it is important to maintain healthy habits in a campus setting. The price of tissues, tea and ibuprofen can add up, so take the less expensive route and prevent illness. Below is a ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +19
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    5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect Freshman Year

    5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect Freshman Year
    If we’re being honest, moving away for your first year of college is a tiny bit terrifying. Not to mention lonely, overwhelming, stressful—and what can make it worse is an overly glorified idea of what your first few months away from home will be like. Whether you imagine yourself being best friends for life with your roommate, or the only one ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +8
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    The Differences Between High School & College

    The Differences Between High School & College
    Everyone knows that the worlds of high school and college couldn't be further apart. But, what parallels can be drawn between the two? From childhood to adulthood, high school allows you to gain a sense of what it will be like to be an adult. On the other hand, college allows you to fully take ownership of your time, responsibilities and ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +34
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    The Forgotten College Student

    The Forgotten College Student
    This year, when you’re nestled all snug in your bed, with visions of sugar-plums dance in your head, take a moment to think about the forgotten college student. Not sure who we’re talking about? Then keep reading. We've all encountered the homeless, whether it’s through volunteering, in passing on the street or in the news. To many, it seems like a ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +29
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    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later

    Finals: Make a Study Plan Now & Avoid Cramming Later
    It’s getting towards that time of year – that time when the threat of exams begins to appear on the horizon and all of that first-semester fun begins to fade into reality. Don’t panic yet, though – there are some easy things you can do to keep studying from turning into a late-night cram session the night before your test. As ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +17
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    7 Steps to Creating a Budget that Works for You

    7 Steps to Creating a Budget that Works for You
    Budget is a dirty word for some. It can sound restrictive. I prefer the term spending plan. It sounds liberating. Being responsible with your finances isn’t about not spending money, it’s about spending wisely. Here’s how to create a “spending plan” for your first semester of college: 1. Be realistic. Rather than hope you’ll have x-amount of money to spend, look ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +13
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    Depression and the College Student

    Depression and the College Student
    College can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Trying to fit in, maintain good grades, plan for the future, and be away from home, often causes anxiety for a lot of students. As a reaction to this stress, some students get depressed. They find that they cannot get themselves together. They may cry all of the ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Energizing Study Break Ideas & What to Avoid

    Energizing Study Break Ideas & What to Avoid
    Studies show that breaks in your study routine can positively affect your attention abilities. Taking breaks from studying every ninety minutes or so can improve both focus and attention. In addition to taking regular study breaks, what you do with each break can matter, too. It’s important to choose the right type of activity for your study break so that you ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Fastweb Launches 2015-2016 Student Contributors Program

    Fastweb Launches 2015-2016 Student Contributors Program
    It's that time of year again! Fastweb is launching its annual Student Contributor series and introducing a new team of talented student writers to the program. The series allows students to gain insight on important student topics as their peers experience daily student life. Discover, learn from and relate to articles written by students of all ages, from high school to ...
    Published 13 days ago | Rated: +15
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    Cutting College Costs #AskKantro Tweet Chat Scheduled

    Cutting College Costs #AskKantro Tweet Chat Scheduled
    Have questions about how to cut college costs? Get answers during the live #AskKantro Tweet chat on Wednesday, April 27 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST. Participate by bringing your college cost questions and signing onto Twitter where financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz (@mkant) will be on hand tweeting live responses to all your tweeted questions. After a successful first ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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