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    Figure It Out: Can You Afford Your College Choice?

    Figure It Out: Can You Afford Your College Choice?
    With the new year comes new resolutions and a fresh start, and this is no different for high school seniors. Now that you have some idea of where you’ll be a year from now, it’s time to make sure you can afford it. While nearly everyone fills out the FAFSA and waits to hear back from schools on their financial aid, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Waiting on Admissions Decisions

    Waiting on Admissions Decisions
    It can be really difficult waiting for college admission decisions to arrive. A significant part of your future hinges on one “yes” or one “no.” And once those applications are sent out, there is little to do but wait and worry. What is important to remember is that a college rejection isn't really going to determine your future or your happiness. ...
    Published 28 days ago | Rated: +18
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    City College, Country College

    City College, Country College
    With over 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States alone, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to find one that fits your personality perfectly. With so much enormous variety, it might seem difficult to narrow down exactly which one that is. One of the most important factors in your school experience can be its location – you’ll get a ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    College Fairs: A to Z

    College Fairs: A to Z
    A college fair is a rare opportunity to see many options on a table before you, like a buffet of colleges awaiting your application. Perhaps the process is a little less exciting than that, but college fairs are nonetheless great opportunities to talk to representatives from possible schools, meet current college students and find new schools you’ve never thought about or ...
    Published 28 days ago | Rated: +22
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    Tips for Writing a Great Resume

    Tips for Writing a Great Resume
    Writing a resume doesn't have to be a painful process. The sole purpose of a resume is to show an employer that you have both the necessary skills and the experience to satisfactorily perform the tasks they are hiring for. Tons of advice on how to write a resume can be found online. There are many different resume layouts you can ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    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
  • +23

    The Problem with Study Drugs

    The Problem with Study Drugs
    It’s no secret that students are held to an almost-impossible standard of perfection. This comes from many areas: parents, teachers and, mostly society. The pressure to succeed can become unbearable because, after all, nobody’s perfect. If you don’t think it’s a trend, you may want to open your eyes. Even in researching this article, it was amazing how many students commented ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +23
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    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
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    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
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    Skip Skipping Classes

    Skip Skipping Classes
    “What is the best piece of advice you can give a freshman?” It was a question that popped up over and over again during my time at Dawg Camp, an optional weekend retreat in the summer for incoming freshmen to the University of Georgia. Some of the answers were predictable, like make a lot of friends or don’t forget to call ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations

    A Shy Student's Guide to College Interviews & Recommendations
    Asking for letters of recommendation and preparing for admissions interviews is enough of a hassle alone. But, add shyness or nervousness onto that, and applying for college can seem ridiculously stressful. You’ve already spent so much time on your application, and now you have to ask for letters of recommendation and talk to someone about your aspirations. You feel worried, nervous ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +18
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    Getting to Know Kristen

    Getting to Know Kristen
    Kristen has been contributing to Fastweb since August 2011 and has garnered a lot of attention from our readers for her personal and prolific pieces, like Accepting Rejection (or a Deferral or Waitlisting). So we thought it would be nice to introduce you all to even more of Kristen! What are you studying in school and what are the biggest challenges ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    State of Ohio Requires Schools to Offer Three-Year Degree Programs

    State of Ohio Requires Schools to Offer Three-Year Degree Programs
    In January, President Obama urged states to make college education a higher priority in his State of the Union Address. He also pleaded with institutions of higher learning to control tuition inflation. However, the President did not define how states and colleges and universities could implement his call to action. Instead, he has left it up to them. Whether or not ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Top 10 Colleges with the Worst ROI

    Top 10 Colleges with the Worst ROI
    A college education is a great investment in your future. You need a college education to further your career, not to mention, it helps you grow intellectually as an individual. But are some colleges a better investment than others? Yes, according to calculations by Payscale, a site that collects career and salary data. Using specific methodology, Payscale researched and calculated different ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Homeless Student Becomes $100K Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist

    Homeless Student Becomes $100K Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist
    On New Year’s Day, Samantha Garvey’s life changed for the worse. She and her family moved from their home into a homeless shelter just a few months after her parents had been injured in a car accident and forced out of their jobs, leading them to fall behind on rent payments, according to the New York Daily News. But just a ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +36
  • +23

    Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence

    Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence
    It’s an issue that has a large scope – so much so that it’s difficult to comprehend. It’s alarming to learn that one in five college women will become a victim of attempted sexual assault or actual sexual assault during their college years, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report. It’s even more alarming to learn that around 80 percent ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +23
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    College Lessons: Outside the Classroom

    College Lessons: Outside the Classroom
    Ahh, hello, midterm break! It’s finally time to set the homework aside and unwind. During this brief respite from my freshman year, I've done some reflecting on my first two months of college life, and have had a few realizations I'd like to share. [gate] Long car rides by yourself aren't necessarily awful. I live about three and a half hours ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +8
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    All About Tax Filing

    All About Tax Filing
    They say “nothing is certain but death and taxes,” but, at Fastweb, we beg to differ. We’re certain that Fastweb will always have you prepared with the necessary information to do things, like filing taxes for the first time. So, if you find yourself in a pickle on or before the 15th, start by looking to the helpful articles below to ...
    Published 21 days ago | Rated: +26
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    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
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    A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing

    A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing
    When looking for off-campus housing, there are questions you need to be sure to ask, some things you're going to need to look out for during tours and it's always smart to learn how to become a savvy renter. If you're not sure where to begin - don't worry! Fastweb has you covered with this all-inclusive college housing and apartment guide ...
    Published 20 days ago | Rated: +24