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    Student Pays $14,309 Tuition Payment in $1 Bills

    Student Pays $14,309 Tuition Payment in $1 Bills
    This semester, Nic Ramos’s tuition payment weighed close to 30 pounds. You might be thinking, “That is a pretty large check.” But Ramos didn’t pay with a check this time around. Instead, he paid his entire tuition bill for the semester in $1 bills. Ramos collected $1 bills from banks in the Boulder area, enough to cover his tuition bill for ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +265
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    Texas Organization Opens Exclusive White Male Scholarship

    Texas Organization Opens Exclusive White Male Scholarship
    When The Former Majority Association for Equality (FMAE) launched their scholarship program, they prepared themselves for a major backlash from the community. They knew that with the creation of a scholarship exclusively for white males, individuals and groups would start to paint them as racists and extremists. However, their new scholarship has, more than anything, just drawn curiosity. Countless newspapers, and ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +255
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    Pack It Up: What to Bring to College

    Pack It Up: What to Bring to College
    Soon you’ll be packing your bags for college. But packing them with what? Countless freshmen arrive at the dorms lugging massive boxes and suitcases only to discover that they brought too much or forgot something. By bringing the right items with you, you’ll get a good start on the school year without worrying about buying or returning items. What to Wear ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +234
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    Volunteer your Way to a Paying Gig

    Volunteer your Way to a Paying Gig
    When the economy suffers, so do organizations that rely on volunteers — at least traditionally. But according to one source, not only can volunteering remain strong in times of economic concern, it can also help the volunteer gain necessary job skills to re-enter the job market. The most recent Giving in Tough Times study, produced during the last economic downturn in ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +182
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    Volunteering. Hot or Not?

    Volunteering.  Hot or Not?
    Remember Paris Hilton’s stint in jail a few years ago?  After the fact, her first few interviews revealed that she had a new priority besides partying.  It was volunteering.  Whether or not she has fully exercised this endeavor since is debatable.  Plenty of other celebrities, however, have made a show for volunteering.  “That’s hot.” As students begin preparing for college and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +180
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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 in college. What tips do students across the nation have for students about to go to college? Find out below! Getting Settled Classwork/Academics Extracurriculars Dorm or Apartment ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +166
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    9 Ways to Prepare for Finals

    9 Ways to Prepare for Finals
    You totally don’t want to think about it right now, but finals are just around the corner. That means you can add studying for them to your already vast to-do list. Here are some helpful hints on how to prepare for your exams and get everything else done. Tip 1: Start early Preparation for exams should begin earlier than the day ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +148
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    Time Management Tricks

    Time Management Tricks
    Time Management. It sounds boring, but it's critical to making the most of your college experience and achieving your goals. Here are some tricks to help you maximize your time: 1. Schedule early classes Eight o'clock classes if you can get up easily, nine o'clock if you can't. They will force you to get out of bed at a reasonable time, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +113
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    Roommates 101

    Roommates 101
    I heard all the roommate stories before I started college. The majority of them were about how awful roommates were and how it was impossible to get along. I had a major case of roommate phobia before I started college and I was convinced that I would get a psychopath for a roommate. To my surprise, my roommate and I became ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +105
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    Students and Legislators Fight Against Textbook Costs

    Students and Legislators Fight Against Textbook Costs
    For students, it’s not uncommon to feel like they’re getting hit from all sides, and when it comes to paying for college, the feeling may hold some truth. Besides the obvious costs, tuition and room and board, students must factor in the not so obvious costs like class fees and buying textbooks. According to an article published in the New York ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +104
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    Becoming a Mentor

    Becoming a Mentor
    Lately, college students are going back to school with some much younger classmates. Through mentoring programs, undergraduates are becoming an integral part of kindergarten to sixth-grade classes around the country. And elementary and middle-school students are finding role models in their very own communities. Getting from Giving "The first time I went to Code Elementary School as a freshman, I was ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +101
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    First Heath Ledger Scholarship Winner Announced

    First Heath Ledger Scholarship Winner Announced
    In recognition of Heath Ledger’s acting legacy, his family (with the help of Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, and Michelle Williams) has created the Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship for rising Australian actors. The scholarship gives rising Australian actors the chance to head to Hollywood for international acting opportunities. Oliver Ackland was the first-ever recipient of the Heath Ledger ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +86
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +81
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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 over 5 years ago | Rated: +75
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    Spring Break for Cheap

    Spring Break for Cheap
    So you’re working to pay for college but all your mind seems to focus on is sun, beaches and well, babes? Of course your body has taken a mental vacation, you’ve just suffered through four months of winter hibernation and every inch of you is screaming “enough already!” It’s finally here, the unofficial spring break season has begun. Below are a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +75
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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 ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +71
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    The Endangered Multi-Sport Athlete

    The Endangered Multi-Sport Athlete
    I am on a crusade to save the multi-sport athlete, and I need your help. You see, not long ago high school athletes—men and women—wore their varsity club jackets and sweaters around school proudly displaying an array of patches and pins, each representing a season spent on a different sports team and championships won. I don’t see that much any ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +67
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    Make the Most of Spring Break

    Make the Most of Spring Break
    While you may not be flitting off to a spring break beach this year, it’s not an excuse to spend your week glued to MTV’s Las Vegas coverage. Unfortunately, admission officers don’t grant admission based on social and pop culture awareness. So if you’re serious about the admissions process, you may want to rethink your couch potato plans. Here’s what you ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +63
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +59
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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +57
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