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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 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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    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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +20
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
  • +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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    College Dorm Packing Checklist

    College Dorm Packing Checklist
    By now, you’ve probably started to think about packing for college. While it’s easy to get overwhelmed, remember that you’re just going to college – not Mars. Every year, tons of students pack way too many items in fear they won’t be prepared. However, they arrive to learn that they have little space to store everything and end up regretting packing ...
    Published 21 days ago | Rated: +29
  • +6

    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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +8
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    How to Avoid Being a Broke College Student

    How to Avoid Being a Broke College Student
    College is often one of the best times in a person’s life. It is a time to really pursue goals, dreams, learn, and make new friends. It is also a time to learn valuable financial lessons. Most people are familiar with the image of the broke college student struggling to afford necessities, and schlepping home tons of dirty laundry on the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
  • +28

    To-Do List: Starting a New Semester

    To-Do List: Starting a New Semester
    When starting a new semester in college, there’s so much going on that it’s hard to keep track of all the tasks that you need to accomplish. Here’s a list of things you should do sooner than later to ensure you’ll stay ahead during the course of the semester: 1. Arrange your class schedule to ensure you get all the classes ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +28
  • +13

    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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +31
  • +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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +27

    A New Semester's Game Plan

    A New Semester's Game Plan
    Start the school year off on the right foot. How, you ask? There are plenty of ways to ensure you’ll have the best chances of staying focused and on top of your academic game. You just need to implement them. Think of the following as a game plan for starting ahead: Get Acquainted Meet your TAs and professors as early as ...
    Published 22 days ago | Rated: +27
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    Become a Facebook Fan of Fastweb

    Become a Facebook Fan of Fastweb
    Before you hop online to update your status, find Fastweb on Facebook and become a fan of us today! Over 5,000 people already have! Our wall and posts have links to the most up to date articles and happenings on Fastweb. We'll also answer your posted questions about scholarships and contests. By becoming a fan today, you’ll be the first to ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +75
  • +25

    The 5 Students You Meet in Group Projects

    The 5 Students You Meet in Group Projects
    Group projects. By now, you realize that they can be a blessing and a curse because you have to deal with the people you’re given. The truth is these group exercises are also exercises in life because, in the workplace, you’re going to experience the same exact types of people. Perhaps, not to the extreme that you’ll experience in group projects ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +48
  • +7

    Phi Theta Kappa: An Honor to Belong

    Phi Theta Kappa: An Honor to Belong
    Clutching a white rose and an unlit white candle in my hand, I followed a procession of 35 inductees into the small auditorium. The audience stood up as we entered the room and I could see my husband, in-laws and five children craning their necks to find me in line. A violinist played classical music on the podium until we took ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +7
  • +13

    Tuition Increases & Aid Reductions: Will You Be Paying More for School?

    Tuition Increases & Aid Reductions: Will You Be Paying More for School?
    This summer, a number of states and colleges have slashed grant funding and raised tuition prices, giving students and their families little time to prepare for the hikes that will go into effect soon. According to Smart Money, Texas and New Hampshire announced tuition increases from 6 – 10% at some public universities. California just proposed to continue to drive tuition ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +13
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