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    Secretary Duncan Calls for Accountability, Lower Student Loan Debt

    Secretary Duncan Calls for Accountability, Lower Student Loan Debt
    This week, Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, called for some changes to our nation’s current higher education system. During a speech at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Duncan pointed to the current insufficiencies in the system that lead students to graduate in six years or more as well as rack up student debt without the means to adequately pay for ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +6
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    Back to School Sales Tax Holiday: When to Shop in Your State

    Back to School Sales Tax Holiday: When to Shop in Your State
    Back to school is upon us, and the frenzy that surrounds preparing and shopping for school supplies, clothes and electronics has inspired a holiday shopping season of sorts. Forbes reports that the National Retail Federation estimates that back to school spending will reach $24.9 billion this year, with each family spending an average of $630.36 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics. ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +8
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    Top 11 Tips for Back to High School

    Top 11 Tips for Back to High School
    Heading back to high school? Whether you’re a high school junior or a senior these tips will help you quickly get into gear for fall semester in terms of your classes, the college admissions process, test prep and, of course, your scholarship search. Yes – there’s a lot to remember – but these tips will help you keep everything on track ...
    Published 1 day ago | Rated: +29
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    Financial Aid Company Illegally Bills Students, Refunds $5.2 Million

    Financial Aid Company Illegally Bills Students, Refunds $5.2 Million
    We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: the FAFSA is a daunting, confusing form for families to fill out each year in order to qualify for financial aid. However, it’s completely necessary for those seeking help to pay for college. It’s no wonder, then, that some students and their families opt to pay for services that will help them ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +9
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    Apple Unveils Big Back to School Deal with Free Beats Headphones

    Apple Unveils Big Back to School Deal with Free Beats Headphones
    The new school year is upon us; and with that, it’s time to start looking at some of the best back to school deals for students and parents alike. This year, Apple is really upping its back to school game. Last week, Apple announced that it would be offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 headphones with iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +10
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    6 Fun & Exciting Summer Camps for Adults

    6 Fun & Exciting Summer Camps for Adults
    Hoping to capture some of that summer nostalgia from when you were a kid? Look no further than adult summer camps. They offer everything you valued as a child, plus booze (well, many do). Attending any of these summer camps for adults are sure to bring back fond memories of summertime from your childhood and offer a great time for you ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +29
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    30 Fun Ways to Customize Your Locker

    30 Fun Ways to Customize Your Locker
    Back to school time means it’s time to start thinking about fun ways you can think about decorating your locker. It doesn’t need to be expensive, either. We’ve gathered up 30 fun ways you can customize and organize your locker, half which you can DIY and half which you can purchase at the store for reasonable amounts. Check out the following ...
    Published 17 days ago | Rated: +30
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    Big Brands’ Best “Back to School” Sales EVER

    Big Brands’ Best “Back to School” Sales EVER
    Back to school. It’s more than a phrase, it’s a time of year, particularly for retailers. According to the National Retail Foundation, “Back to School” shopping is second only to Christmas, with 30 percent of families increasing their budget this year. In 2014, the average family spent about $680 on back to school shopping for both middle and high school students. ...
    Published 22 days ago | Rated: +19
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    The Differences Between High School & College

    The Differences Between High School & College
    Everyone knows that the worlds of high school and college couldn't be further apart. But, what parallels can be drawn between the two? From childhood to adulthood, high school allows you to gain a sense of what it will be like to be an adult. On the other hand, college allows you to fully take ownership of your time, responsibilities and ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +34
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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 23 days ago | Rated: +16
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    21 Cool Items All College Students Can Use

    21 Cool Items All College Students Can Use
    We’ve found all of the stuff a college student could want – at the best prices around! This list includes everything that can be used in both dorm rooms and apartments to keep the roommates at bay and to let you play. After all, what’s college if you can’t have a little fun in between classes? (Don’t worry – there are ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +37
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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 23 days ago | Rated: +29
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    College Apartment Packing Checklist

    College Apartment Packing Checklist
    Funny photos? Check. Tailgate sweatshirt? Check. Plunger? Ugh... Yep, it's easy to forget the essentials when there's way more fun stuff to focus on. Here's an apartment packing checklist to help you ensure you've packed all the essentials so that you don't find out you've forgotten them right when you need them most. Bathroom Shower caddy Towels (Bath, face, washcloths) Bathroom ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +69
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    Jump Start Your Semester

    Jump Start Your Semester
    There are so many tasks to remember to accomplish – how can a student be expected to remember everything? Since you have so much to do at the start of each semester, it can naturally be quite cumbersome to keep track of all your tasks. Here’s a helpful list you can utilize to stay ahead from start to finish this semester: ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +18
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    Year Planner: College Freshmen

    Year Planner: College Freshmen
    August - September  Familiarize yourself with: health center, student center, libraries, gym, cafeterias, financial aid office, academic department offices, etc.    Take care of any remaining financial aid paperwork or wrinkles. Introduce yourself to the financial aid officer.  Purchase books and class materials. Save money by buying used books.  Research local banking options and open a checking account. If you're planning ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +35
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    30 Easy Ways to Save Money This Semester

    30 Easy Ways to Save Money This Semester
    A new semester is a fresh start, which means it’s a perfect time to refocus on your academics and, of course, your budget. Here are thirty easy ways you can begin to save within your daily life, from the way you approaching food to the way you dining to driving, there are easy ways to scrimp and save on just about ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +23
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    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor

    The Best Ways to Get to Know Your Professor
    Building valuable relationships with your professors is vital. They are important resources, can provide a wealth of information regarding your college career and your career path. Additionally, strong bonds with professors can lead to mentorship, letters of recommendation and, sometimes, job opportunities. It’s really in a student’s best interest to get to know their professors as much as possible, because one ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +18
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    How to Survive on a Student Budget

    How to Survive on a Student Budget
    Students often find themselves in a pickle: they’re used to that cushy lifestyle they’re accustomed to with Mom and Dad. Once they have to begin budgeting, they find it’s not as easy as it looks. It gets better - honestly! With a few tips and tricks, budgeting can become second nature. You just need to know how to begin. So, here's ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +14
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    Budget Savvy Back to School Shopping

    Budget Savvy Back to School Shopping
    Heading to college is exciting…and expensive! Whether you're going for the first time or returning for a new semester, there are likely items you'll have on your shopping list that quickly add up to one hefty sum. Wise shoppers stretch dollars, so don’t overspend on things you don’t have to (which is pretty much everything, by the way). How? It’s easy ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +32
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    A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing

    A College Student's Complete Guide to Finding & Leasing Off-Campus Housing
    When looking for off-campus housing, there are questions you need to be sure to ask, some things you're going to need to look out for during tours and it's always smart to learn how to become a savvy renter. If you're not sure where to begin - don't worry! Fastweb has you covered with this all-inclusive college housing and apartment guide ...
    Published 23 days ago | Rated: +24
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