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How to Survive on a Student Budget

How to Survive on a Student Budget

With a few tips and tricks, budgeting can become second nature.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 7, 2015
Budget Savvy Back to School Shopping

Budget Savvy Back to School Shopping

Learn how to shop smarter so you can save on all your back-to-school shopping!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 7, 2015
A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing

A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing

Fastweb has you covered with this all-inclusive college housing and apartment guide to help you through the process, from start to finish.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 7, 2015
How to Be a Better Student

How to Be a Better Student

Ever wondered why you just can't seem to reach your full academic potential? It's likely that your brain isn't the cause but, rather, your lifestyle.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 6, 2015
10 DIY Dorm Room Projects

10 DIY Dorm Room Projects

You don't need to spend a fortune to have an awesome dorm room - DIY, instead!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 6, 2015
A New Semester's Game Plan

A New Semester's Game Plan

Make a game plan to ensure you stay on top of your academic game.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 6, 2015
Make Your Move-In Day Plan

Make Your Move-In Day Plan

To maximize the exciting factor and minimizing the less desirable aspects, it’s best to prepare as early as possible for any given scenario.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 1, 2015
Basic Life Skills You Should Know

Basic Life Skills You Should Know

It’s slightly alarming how many students leave the nest without the most basic knowledge of day-to-day life because they've always relied on parents to take care of things.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 30, 2015
The Best Places to Make Friends in College

The Best Places to Make Friends in College

At the end of the day, no matter where you are, the best way to meet people is being open to it.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 30, 2015
Top 10 Best Value Colleges 2015

Top 10 Best Value Colleges 2015

Are some colleges better investments than others?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 30, 2015
Kick These College Habits!

Kick These College Habits!

Warning: the older you get, the less adorably-clueless these habits become.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 18, 2015
Social Media Guidelines for Students

Social Media Guidelines for Students

It's time to make your social network work for you!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 17, 2015
5 Questions Upperclassman Should Ask Advisors

5 Questions Upperclassman Should Ask Advisors

Ask away - don't let anything stand between you and graduating!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 11, 2015
15 Free Money-Saving Apps for Students

15 Free Money-Saving Apps for Students

Whether it’s coupon clipping or locating the best deals in town, there are apps to help you save cash when you need it the most – as a broke student.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 9, 2015
Lady Gaga Teams with NY Governor to Pass Campus Assault Bill

Lady Gaga Teams with NY Governor to Pass Campus Assault Bill

Lady Gaga (shown in March 2009 photo) joined forces with Gov. Cuomo in an open editorial letter, which urges the passing of aggressive campus sexual assault legislation.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 9, 2015
Conquer Boredom

Conquer Boredom

There are plenty of things to do for free!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 8, 2015
Keeping in Touch

Keeping in Touch

In this modern day, it’s easier than ever to stay connected – no matter how close or far apart you actually are.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 8, 2015
How Safe Is Your Campus? Campus Safety Resources You Need to Know About

How Safe Is Your Campus? Campus Safety Resources You Need to Know About

Of course you are concerned about your safety and well-being on campus – the stories are abundant, overwhelming and alarming (to say the least).

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 4, 2015
Ask the Right Questions: Addressing Campus Safety Concerns

Ask the Right Questions: Addressing Campus Safety Concerns

Between heavy course loads, paying for school and part-time jobs and internships, safety should be the least of your concerns.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 4, 2015
5 Lessons Dorm Living Teaches You

5 Lessons Dorm Living Teaches You

Living in the dorms is beneficial in so many ways, including providing students with important life lessons.

By Erica Cirino, Varsity Tutors' Contributor
Published June 2, 2015