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Figure It Out: Can You Afford Your College Choice?

Figure It Out: Can You Afford Your College Choice?

Laura provides advice on determining whether or not you can afford your first college choice.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published January 20, 2012
True or False? Freshmen 15

True or False? Freshmen 15

Freshmen 15 is a myth, but college students still need to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published June 4, 2014
Top 10 Places for Students to Give Back

Top 10 Places for Students to Give Back

Volunteering can be as easy—and enjoyable—as pie if you seek out the right opportunities.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 11, 2015
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. ...

By Ariana Finlayson
Published April 21, 2009
Suze Orman Says Tell Your Kids Your Salary

Suze Orman Says Tell Your Kids Your Salary

Parents who are honest with their children about finances create a more honest and feasible college search process.

By Lauren Bayne Anderson
Published April 21, 2009
Alternative Ways to Spend Your Spring Break

Alternative Ways to Spend Your Spring Break

Use your alternative spring break to amp up your job search.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 12, 2014
The Major Challenge

The Major Challenge

Florida's new proposed plan is to push market-based degrees, many of which are science and technology based, in hopes to fill jobs in those markets.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 11, 2012
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 ...

Published June 26, 2009
8-year-old Wins $25,000 Scholarship for Inventing a Peanut Butter Sandwich

8-year-old Wins $25,000 Scholarship for Inventing a Peanut Butter Sandwich

One 8-year-old won a $25,000 scholarship from Jif for creating a sandwich using peanut butter.

By Leah Westfall
Published March 21, 2011
How to Stay Safe this Halloween on Your College Campus

How to Stay Safe this Halloween on Your College Campus

For over three decades, Ohio University has been known for its Halloween celebration. The party fills the streets as tens of thousands of Halloween celebrators descend onto the town of Athens. ...

By Leah Westfall
Published October 8, 2010
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 ...

By Lisa Hardman
Published July 23, 2007
Sequester Sets In

Sequester Sets In

The sequester – a series of automatic government spending cuts – went into effect Friday, March 1st, without congressional action.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published March 1, 2013
Learn to Deal with Professors

Learn to Deal with Professors

Learn to deal with college professors before you set foot on campus.

By Making It Count
Published April 21, 2009
Unique Concerns of First-Generation College Students

Unique Concerns of First-Generation College Students

While some students’ eyes may glaze over when their parents recall their college days, these students have an advantage. First-generation college students who are the first in their immediate family to ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published June 4, 2008
Don't Pay for Textbooks: Organize a Book Swap

Don't Pay for Textbooks: Organize a Book Swap

Tired of giving all your cash to the campus bookstore? Angry about the high prices they charge for even used books? Well, you and your friends don’t have to take it ...

By Lauren Bayne Anderson
Published January 25, 2010
How to File your Federal Income Tax Return for Free

How to File your Federal Income Tax Return for Free

Many college students file federal income tax returns on their own for the first time in college. This can be a little intimidating, but it doesn't need to be. After all, ...

Mark Kantrowitz
Published February 4, 2010
Tuition Increases & Aid Reductions: Will You Be Paying More for School?

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

Tuition increases and aid reductions. Will it affect you?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published July 12, 2011
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. ...

By Contributing Fastweb student members
Published June 5, 2007
Freshman Year Follies

Freshman Year Follies

FastWeb asked upperclassmen to email us the most embarrassing and awkward moments from their freshman year of college. We also asked what they wished someone would've told them before they started ...

By Stephen Borkowski
Published June 3, 2008
Getting The Most out of College Visits

Getting The Most out of College Visits

Photo: University of Washington campus.

By Ariana Pugh
Published October 17, 2012