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    Paying for School How?! Students Go to Extremes to Pay Tuition Bills

    Paying for School How?! Students Go to Extremes to Pay Tuition Bills
    Gone are the days when students took on part-time jobs to help pay their tuition bills. According to an article on CNNMoney, students are choosing extreme, and sometimes controversial, methods for making ends meet. CollegeBoard reports that the average increase in tuition and fees was 8.3% for in-state students and 5.7% for out-of-state students for the 2011 – 12 school year. ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Dealing with Apartment Damage

    Dealing with Apartment Damage
    Broken furniture. Outdated appliances. Student rental properties aren't always in the most pristine condition. But that doesn't give you a free pass to walk away if you knock a three-foot hole in the wall. All tenants have certain obligations to their landlord. The lease you signed does more than state your move-in date and rent. It also contains a slew of ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +16
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    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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Students Add Up Their Worst Gifts Received

    Students Add Up Their Worst Gifts Received
    Horrific clothing, household items, secondhand things, unwanted gift certificates and coupons to classes we’d never take. We’ve all gotten holiday presents we swear we never asked for but some can be worse than others. In a recent survey sent out to 527 Fastweb high school and college students we asked “What is the worst gift you’ve ever received?” The results were ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Confronting College Applications

    Confronting College Applications
    Once September rolls around, you'll be reining in your final and most exciting year of high school. WOOHOO, senior year is about to begin! However, so will the start of completing some torturous forms. The intricate, not to mention, intensely stressful college application process technically begins at the start of senior year. It’s the time of year in which you have ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +16
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    College Safety 101

    College Safety 101
    College, like the rest of life, has many things to enjoy but also has its share of risks. I’m not talking about “homework kills” either. There are many issues that affect the health and safety of both you and your friends. Knowing these safety concerns and how to protect yourself can allow you to have a safe and happy college experience. ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Surviving Family During the Holidays

    Surviving Family During the Holidays
    During the holiday season, we’re inundated with messages about how much the family means. However, when your mother enforces your 10 p.m. high school curfew after months of staying up until you see the sun, it can be difficult to retain that message. Surviving the holiday season is just as important as celebrating the season. These tips and tricks will help ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Become a Leader

    Become a Leader
    To achieve success and become a leader, it is important that you believe that your dreams can become a reality. First, you must believe that you are a future leader. You must believe in yourself and your abilities. Leadership starts with confidence, a vision and an idea. People of all ages, races and genders need role models. Seek a role model ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Connecticut School Offers Free Tuition through Facebook Challenge

    Connecticut School Offers Free Tuition through Facebook Challenge
    A few months ago, we reported on Cardiff University's Ultimate Scholarship, which was an opportunity for incoming and current students to compete for free tuition for life from the University. We predicted that it wouldn't be long until American institutions began doing the same, and we were right. The University of New Haven in Connecticut announced on Facebook this winter that ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Making the Rounds to Find the Perfect College

    Making the Rounds to Find the Perfect College
    Deciding which college to attend is incredibly challenging. In order to narrow down your list, you ought to make visits to the campuses you are interested in. In this way, one is able to develop tangible opinions regarding the factors that matter - the school’s layout, emotional as well as physical appeal and social atmosphere. Yet, there is a proper procedure ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +16
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    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 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Why You Need a Mentor

    Why You Need a Mentor
    When I first graduated with my Bachelor's degree, I was confused. While I had a sense of accomplishment, I also wondered what my next step should be. After a year of agonizing over how to advance my career, I decided to go to graduate school. Surely after completing a Master's degree my future endeavors would be laid out in front of ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Majors That Change the World

    Majors That Change the World
    Suppose you could major in “Changing the World?” Would you? Apparently, you can come pretty close, according to a new study by Payscale. [gate] According to the The Huffington Post, the percentages listed were compiled from students surveyed that found the most meaning in their jobs and, additionally feel like they’re changing the world through their work. Most of the high ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Foursquare Available at All Colleges

    Foursquare Available at All Colleges
    Foursquare is a virtual tool for exploring your city and sharing your location with friends and family. The app, available to smartphone users, enables you to “check in” at various restaurants, entertainment venues, and landmarks, which help you earn points to unlock badges and discover new places to explore in your city. Tuesday, mashable.com reported that Foursquare badges will now be ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Financial and Educational Benefits of ROTC: Is It Right for You?

    Financial and Educational Benefits of ROTC: Is It Right for You?
    Although it isn’t usually considered by many families in America, the ROTC program is a great choice for future college students. First, it provides for a great amount of financial assistance and tuition aid. While most people fund their education using student loans, they don’t always realize how far these loans can sink them into debt. Just last year alone the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Atlas Shrugged, and Then Offered a Scholarship

    Atlas Shrugged, and Then Offered a Scholarship
    While other, more practical students spent their summers entering realistic and potentially profitable scholarship contests, I spent the month of August reading Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged. As anyone familiar with the book will be able to tell you, this was no weekend read. 1,069 pages of tiny print—and, at one point in the novel, a fifty-page-long speech on the light ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    The Early Decision Debate

    The Early Decision Debate
    It’s finally here: senior year. However, while the closeness of graduation is on the minds of almost everybody, one thing lingers there still: college. For seniors, it is finally that time where college is within our grasps but, before we can pack our bags and move onto the next level, we need to be accepted first. Many people will apply to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Brain Food: 20 Healthy, Affordable Study Snacks

    Brain Food: 20 Healthy, Affordable Study Snacks
    Just because you have limited funds, doesn't mean you should have to sacrifice your health. Keep in mind that portion control is important (too much of a good thing is possible). These snacks are great on-the-go and students on a budget. Many of these snacks are accessible in college meal programs - or anywhere else, for that matter. Stock up on ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Valuable Life Skills Learned in College

    Valuable Life Skills Learned in College
    While everything you learn in college is important, there are some teachings that may come in handy more so in life than, say, how to balance the most complicated chemistry equations. Such lessons are actually not taught in courses, they’re learned throughout the experiences in college courses, social life and other daily activities. Here are some valuable life lessons you'll learn ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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