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    How Students Spend and Save

    How Students Spend and Save
    There’s a new survey out and the findings may surprise you. Citi, a leading bank, and Seventeen, a monthly teen magazine, conducted a survey of more than 1,000 high school seniors and college students to learn more about students’ spending and saving habits. According to the findings, students are taking an increasingly active role in managing college costs. [gate] The survey ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Moving to New York!

    Moving to New York!
    Graduation day is approaching quickly and I still don't have a job or a place to live. I figure both need to happen-- and happen quickly. So as I'm tying up the loose ends on my classes and internship, I'm also combing through Craigslist.org. Craigslist is great if you live in a major metropolitan area like New York City, which ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +10
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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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    The Loneliness of a Long Distance Lover

    The Loneliness of a Long Distance Lover
    When you're in college and dating the same person you did in high school, you have two options: break up or stay together. Of course, staying together may call for committing to a long-distance relationship (LDR) which can be difficult. How do you go from seeing each other almost every day to seeing each other only once every two months? ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    How You Will Feel After Graduation

    How You Will Feel After Graduation
    Twenty-four hours ago, when my name was read aloud, I walked across a stage, reached for my high school diploma with my left hand and shook a school board member’s with my right, walked off the stage and sat back down. I am now a high school graduate—and weirdly enough, nothing about saying that sentence feels strange. In fact, I didn’t ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in High School

    The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in High School
    Like she has for years, my mom recently surprised me by telling me something I had never heard before. Like mothers and daughters do, we were sitting on the couch, watching TV and discussing my feelings for people at school. These are the people who seem to have it all: the straight A’s, the college scholarships, the popularity. All without really ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +22
  • +13

    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break

    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break
    You have waited all year for this. Visions of lying out by the pool, or running on the beach play through your mind on an endless loop. You’ve studied hard, finals are over, and you are finally free for the summer! While it is great to get in some much needed rest and relaxation, there are a few things you can ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +13
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    True or False? Freshmen 15

    True or False? Freshmen 15
    As college students leave home for the first time and set up their college dorm rooms, their fears are reinforced by gentle prods from funny uncles, cousins and friends about the dreaded “Freshmen 15.” For years now, college-bound students have been wrestling with an urban legend that they will gain at least 15 pounds during their freshmen year at college. [gate] ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Party Excess

    Party Excess
    College is an exciting time, filled with new experiences and learning opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. Many students look forward to the first time away from the gaze of the parental eye, ready to explore a bright new world. Some are returning back to school; ready to reunite with friends they haven’t seen for months. It’s college – ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
  • +13

    The Grass is Greener on the Other Side of the Quad: Living Off-Campus

    The Grass is Greener on the Other Side of the Quad: Living Off-Campus
    My friends and I all lived on campus during my first year of college. It was great! I loved having what felt like my own little village of my favorite people. Dinner? Let's meet at the clock tower at 7 p.m.! Who wants pizza at 2 a.m.? Make the call to Papa John's! During my sophomore year, a few people moved ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    What's Your Status?

    What's Your Status?
    You've probably heard by now that social media and your online presence can affect your ability to win colleges scholarships or even get a job after you graduate. This is not just a rumor! With the help and advice of Mark Kantrowitz, a nationally recognized expert on student financial aid and scholarships, here are some guidelines of what professionals are looking ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
  • +19

    Clever Ways to Answer Pesky Questions About Post-Grad Plans

    Clever Ways to Answer Pesky Questions About Post-Grad Plans
    Perhaps one of the worst questions a student can be asked is, “What are you doing after graduation?” It’s dreaded - perhaps the equivalent to the single adult’s, “Are you dating anyone yet?” Questions like these almost never have the answer you wish you could give and, therefore, shoot at you like arrows you wish you could avoid. But, what if ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    The Major Challenge

    The Major Challenge
    In hopes to steer undergraduate students towards degrees deemed more “job-friendly”, Florida is proposing that its 12 state universities reduce tuition for select majors. Florida’s Governor Scott, along with Republican lawmakers, began a task-force on higher education that now hopes to freeze tuition rates for students with majors in “strategic areas.” [gate] The “strategic areas” are supposedly based on supply and ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Major Retailers Holiday Return Policies to Know

    Major Retailers Holiday Return Policies to Know
    Wrong size, wrong color or just plain ugly? While you're probably feeling thankful for gifts you've received this holiday season, you can also feel thankful for the option to return them and get something you'll actually use. We’ve researched the refund, return and exchange policies of a few major retailers to help you bring back with ease. *Target* Returns and exchanges ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +6
  • +14

    5 Things You Should Know About the SAT

    5 Things You Should Know About the SAT
    I’m going to give a little back-story on my experience with the fantastic test that everyone dreads – the SAT. I took it for the first time in the fall of my junior year and for the second time in the spring of that year. I did relatively well the first time I took the test, but it wasn't good enough ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Suze Orman Says Tell Your Kids Your Salary

    Suze Orman Says Tell Your Kids Your Salary
    Financial expert Suze Orman shocked parents nationwide on Oprah when she told the audience parents should share the details of their finances with their kids. Oprah found most kids were shocked when they learned the details of their parents’ finances and exactly how much they make. Some kids only found out the actual details when submitting their family’s data to the ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +8
  • +14

    Sequester Sets In

    Sequester Sets In
    The sequester – a series of automatic government spending cuts – went into effect Friday, March 1st, without any congressional action taking place to stop it. But, how will the spending cuts affect students? A sequester means severe cuts to government financial aid, student aid, government provided funding for research programs and thousands of middle class jobs related to education. The ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +14

    So What Advice Would You Give an Underclassman?

    So What Advice Would You Give an Underclassman?
    Here it is again: the how-to letter those teachers always make you read at the beginning of the year from those students who managed to survive the class. Now that I’m a sage and maybe a little jaded senior, it’s my turn to give the advice. Pay heed, all underclassmen who read to the end: this WILL be on the exam. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +31

    Alternative Ways to Spend Your Spring Break

    Alternative Ways to Spend Your Spring Break
    Not everyone is a beach bum, and spring break is the perfect chance for go-getters to get things done. Some students opt out of the lazy day routine and make spring break count toward their future. Here are a few ways you can take your spring break to the next level: Job Shadowing A week isn’t enough time to complete an ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +31
  • +48

    Student Tips: College Life

    Student Tips: College Life
    We asked Fastweb users to share their advice on college life, based on their personal experiences. Here's what they said: "Try not to hold on to what is familiar to you. You have a chance to be anything you want. Let the world around you influence you and teach you. College prepares you for the future, but everything else helps you ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +48
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