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    Harvard MBA Grad Pays Off $101K in Student Debt in Seven Months

    Harvard MBA Grad Pays Off $101K in Student Debt in Seven Months
    Raise your hand if you have or will have student loan debt? Ok…just about everyone here? That’s what I thought. According to finaid.org, over 65% of undergraduate seniors with a Bachelor’s degree in 2007 – 08 graduated with an average of over $23,000 student loan debt. But the borrowing doesn’t stop there. Finaid.org reports that at least 55% of graduate and ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +24
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    PayPal CEO Pays Students $100K to Quit College

    PayPal CEO Pays Students $100K to Quit College
    A survey conducted by Fastweb of our 16-year-old members revealed that 78% of teenagers would still go to college even if they knew they would be a millionaire without a college education. But is that really the case? What if a billionaire paid you $100,000 to quit college? In September, Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, announced a new kind of fellowship ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +36
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    Live in a Museum for a Month and Earn $10,000

    Live in a Museum for a Month and Earn $10,000
    This is the true story, of one student, picked to live in a museum and have their life blogged about. Ok, so it’s not MTV’s Real World but it is a real opportunity that could land you a once in a lifetime opportunity and $10K in cash. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is offering one student the chance to ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +45
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    Best Smartphone Apps for Students

    Best Smartphone Apps for Students
    It’s called a smartphone for a variety of reasons. For one, it’s smarter than most people. But students are discovering that it can do more than just distract them in class. It can actually improve grades. We’ve scoured the smartphone application market and found some of the best apps for high school, college and graduate students. This year, don’t settle for ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +35
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    Jobs for the Jobless

    If you find yourself unemployed, don’t fret. You've got tons of potential, you just need to utilize it! Plus, there are plenty of easy, money-making opportunities out there to fill the void during your job-search. Check out these easy, money-making opportunities you can utilize in order to keep your bank account full while on the prowl for a full-time position ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    Live With Your Parents After Graduation?

    Live With Your Parents After Graduation?
    If you’re thinking about moving back home with your parents after graduation or have already done so, ask yourself this: Do the pros not only outweigh the cons, but substantially so? Nearly half of this year’s college grads say yes. In MonsterTRAK’s 2007 survey of college students and recent grads, 48 percent of the Class of 2007 said they planned to ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    The Top Ten Richest Colleges

    The Top Ten Richest Colleges
    College tuition costs raise with the blink of an eye, but where does the money go? Do these institutions really need our hard-earned, loaned and borrowed cash? Maybe. We'll let you be the judge of that. According to a list of colleges with the largest financial endowments, compiled by U.S. News and World Report, these are the top ten richest colleges ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    How to Get an Ivy League Education for Free

    How to Get an Ivy League Education for Free
    Do you have $55K laying around for one year of classes at Harvard or MIT? Didn’t think so. These Ivy League schools are not only the most difficult to get into; they’re also the hardest to pay for. But not anymore. This week, Harvard and MIT announced that they’re teaming up to provide free online courses, though a program called edX, ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +28
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    NCAA's Clearinghouse Rules - Who's Looking Out for the Student-Athlete?

    NCAA's Clearinghouse Rules - Who's Looking Out for the Student-Athlete?
    The next article in the series will focus on the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the NCAA Eligibility Center, formerly known as the NCAA Clearinghouse.  The History of D-I Eligibility Requirements The NCAA enacted Proposition 48 in 1986. With "prop 48", the NCAA established eligibility requirements that student-athletes had to meet upon signing a National Letter of Intent ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Student Advice on Freshman Year

    Student Advice on Freshman Year
    College life is looming. Wouldn't it be nice to get some pointers on making the most of college? Fastweb polled students across the country for their top tips for a successful freshman year. Getting Settled Classwork/Academics Extracurriculars Dorm or Apartment Life Health and Wellbeing Money Social Life Getting Settled "Talk to your roommate before you get to school and decide ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +161
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    Universities Freezing Tuition for 2012-13 School Year

    Universities Freezing Tuition for 2012-13 School Year
    There isn’t a sweeter sound to the financially struggling college student’s ear than the phrase “tuition freeze.” Fortunately, students will be hearing that a lot more this summer from public colleges all across the country. So far, several public colleges have declared a tuition freeze, and in an interview with The Huffington Post, Patrick J. O’Conner, chairman of the Board of ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Top 10 Cities for New College Grads, 2013

    Top 10 Cities for New College Grads, 2013
    These are 2013’s top ten cities for new college graduates, according to Rent.com. The cities were ranked based upon cities with the most rental listings, compared to unemployment rates (which Rent.com doubly weighted), the cost of living in that particular city and wages. The cities ranked in the top ten were those that new college graduates would be most likely to ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for 2011

    Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for 2011
    Fastweb isn't just counting down to the New Year--we're counting down the top 10 New Year's resolutions on college campuses for 2011. Did your resolution make the list? 10. Become Better Organized One way to get over the stress and mess of 2010 is to commit to better organization in 2011. Staying organized can lead to better grades, more sleep and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +57
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    Where 50 Celebrities Went to College

    Where 50 Celebrities Went to College
    If you were rich and famous, would you still find value in a college education? These celebrities certainly do! James Franco, Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman are among the many celebrities who moonlight as brainiacs – offering beauty and brains. Sometimes, life just isn’t fair. In a star-obsessed society, with hopes in the form of articles like, “stars-they’re-just-like-us,” we rarely actually ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +18
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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 about 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for College Students

    Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for College Students
    With the popularity of social media websites for college students, comes usage warnings and advice for best practices. In addition to the typical warnings college students hear, many are also getting lectured on the risks of internet postings, particularly on popular social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.com. This article explores best practices for college students using social media. With ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +81
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    Olympic Colleges: Where Did Your Fave Olympian Go to College?

    Olympic Colleges: Where Did Your Fave Olympian Go to College?
    Kim Kardashian, who?! These next few weeks, the only celebrities we care about are those competing for Olympic Gold. The athletes from the U.S. have put on quite a show so far and given us plenty to cheer about back home. Speaking of back home, while these Olympians are some of the most successful, hardworking athletes of all time, they’re just ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    University Pays Tuition for Life with Ultimate Scholarship

    University Pays Tuition for Life with Ultimate Scholarship
    Who can forget that iconic moment in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory when Charlie opens his Wonka Bar to find the last, remaining Golden Ticket? Or, from the film, the tune “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket” – the celebratory song led by Charlie’s grandfather who hasn’t gotten out of bed in 20 years? These moments are providing a great comparison ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +42
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    Michigan State to Offer Class on Zombie Apocalypse Survival

    Michigan State to Offer Class on Zombie Apocalypse Survival
    It’s 2012 – the last year recorded in the Mayan calendar, leading people to believe that the end of the world is upon us. With that, many hypothetical versions of an apocalypse have been thrown out into popular culture, including a zombie apocalypse. Television shows like Walking Dead on AMC and the anticipated Zombieland on Fox are currently trying to capitalize ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +42
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    Five Health Mistakes College Students Make

    Five Health Mistakes College Students Make
    Don't spend more time in the campus health clinic than in the classroom this school year. Avoid these common campus health mistakes. 1.Not washing your hands enough - With so many people living together, eating together, and studying together, germs spread quickly on college campuses. You can catch colds, the flu, sore throats and more by rubbing your nose or eyes ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +71