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    Student Loan Debt: Too Much to Handle?

    Student Loan Debt: Too Much to Handle?
    Last year, Mark Kantrowitz reported that the total amount of student loan debt had surpassed the total amount of credit card debt for the first time ever. Now, experts, including Kantrowitz, are projecting that student loan debt will surpass the $1 trillion mark this year. The Project on Student Debt reported last year that the average student debt totals $24,000, which ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    First Time Tax Filing Explained

    First Time Tax Filing Explained
    April 15th is fast approaching— the nationally dreaded tax day. But don’t despair. While this may represent a challenge if it’s your first time filing, it can also pay off big if you wind up with a refund. The long and short of it is, you won’t know if you’re owed a refund until you file. But completing the whole process ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Jobs Influencing Students Choice of Major

    Jobs Influencing Students Choice of Major
    Since the beginning of school students are told they can grow up to be whatever they wanted to be. While that is still the case, something is changing that is having students give what it is they want to ‘be’ a second thought. High school and college students today are choosing majors based not only on personality and passion but also ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +6
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    New Financial Aid Facebook App to Launch

    New Financial Aid Facebook App to Launch
    If you thought Facebook was just a place to keep up with friends and build your dream farm or climb the ranks of the mafia, think again. With the help of a few high-profile business and political moguls and youth-empowered companies, the social networking site has now become a financial aid networking site. Later this year, students will be able to ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +45
  • +12

    Obama Administration Takes Stand against Sexual Assault

    Obama Administration Takes Stand against Sexual Assault
    Yesterday, on behalf of the Obama administration, Vice President, Joe Biden, and Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, not only spoke out against sexual assault on school campuses but also presented a list of guidelines for schools to help prevent further cases, according to CBS News. The Obama administration’s guidelines include the following, taken from NPR: [gate] • Schools must use a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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    USA Today Reports NCAA Basketball Players Earn $120K

    USA Today Reports NCAA Basketball Players Earn $120K
    For years, college basketball fans and March Madness enthusiasts have been saying that college basketball players should get paid for what they do. But yesterday, USA Today revealed that they already do. In fact, college basketball players are making roughly $120,000 a year. The data was pulled and analyzed from the 120 schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Here is ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +17

    Happy Doctors' Day

    Happy Doctors' Day
    Today is National Doctors’ Day, and yes it’s a real day. Created in an effort to recognize our Nation's physicians for their leadership in the prevention and treatment of illness and injury, the first Doctors' Day occurred on March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. According to DoctorsDay.org the first official day included individuals mailing greeting cards to doctors and placing flowers ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Obama Administration to Release College Completion Tool Kit

    Obama Administration to Release College Completion Tool Kit
    It’s no secret that President Obama wants the U.S. to become the first in the world in college degree holders by 2020. Since 2009, it has been a staple in his higher education platform, citing it as recently as January in his State of the Union Address. Currently, the U.S. is in a four-way tie for ninth place, with South Korea ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Mark Kantrowitz’s Secrets to Winning a Scholarship a Huge Success

    Mark Kantrowitz’s Secrets to Winning a Scholarship a Huge Success
    Mark Kantrowitz is known throughout the Fastweb community and the country as the expert on all things relating to financial aid. Everyone looks to him for advice – from Fastweb members to Congressmen on Capitol Hill. On February 8th, Kantrowitz provided his latest insights in his new book, Secrets to Winning a Scholarship. Since then, the book has not only made ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    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
    Can you imagine a sandwich worth $25,000? Eight year old Margalit from North Raleigh did just that. Her Wushu chicken tacos won her $25k in Jif’s Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest. Margalit recently traveled to New York to compete against four other finalists in a cook-off. Her competition included a “BLT PB Sweet Style” sandwich, a version of BBQ chicken ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +8
  • +51

    How Can You Help Japan?

    How Can You Help Japan?
    Japan may be half a world away but you can still make a difference in the lives of those who survived the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11th. While you may be a poor college student, or about to become a poor college student, there are little ways for you to give back to families who have lost loved ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +51
  • +14

    New Jersey College Helps Grads with Debt

    New Jersey College Helps Grads with Debt
    According to CollegeBoard’s Trends in Student Aid 2010, the typical college student now graduates with an average of about $23,000 in debt. What’s worse – so many students graduate without the skills to handle their debt. Many experts are beginning to say that a student debt crisis is just around the corner. But imagine a school that actually cares about your ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    New Scholarship Announced in Honor of Tyler Clementi

    New Scholarship Announced in Honor of Tyler Clementi
    Just last year one student's tragic death sparked a media outpouring on the topics of gay/lesbian bashing, homophobia and bullying. The response from the nation and those who have lived through it was - "it will get better." That student was Tyler Clementi and last week the Point Foundation, the largest provider of scholarships to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered students ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +20
  • +9

    Internships.com and Charlie Sheen Offer Tiger Blood Internship

    Internships.com and Charlie Sheen Offer Tiger Blood Internship
    Do you have the tiger blood to keep up with Charlie Sheen for one summer? Mr. Sheen’s words – not ours. That’s what the recently unemployed star of Two and a Half Men is asking of his new social media intern for the summer. On March 7th, the actor tweeted, “I'm looking to hire a #winning INTERN with #TigerBlood. Apply here ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +9
  • +4

    FAFSA Due in as Little as Three Days for some Students

    FAFSA Due in as Little as Three Days for some Students
    An Indiana state campaign says about half of Indiana’s prospective college students potentially forfeit thousands of dollars in state aid because of late paperwork according to a March 7 story on Courier-Journal.com. The most common mistake is not getting the FAFSA in on time. According to the article, state officials believe the easiest and fastest way to apply for aid is ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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    Warning: Admission Officers are Looking for You on Facebook

    Warning: Admission Officers are Looking for You on Facebook
    For a few years now, the saying that admissions officers were looking at prospective students’ Facebook profiles was merely an urban legend. But now, a new study claims that this so-called rumor is actually a reality. And it’s more common than you would think. The study, distributed by Kaplan, revealed that 82% of admissions officers have at one point looked for ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Katie Couric Provides Scholarships with New Book

    Katie Couric Provides Scholarships with New Book
    If you’re looking for a scholarship, your next source may be Katie Couric. On Thursday, Random House officially announced Couric’s new book, “The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives.” The book not only provides expert advice on success but also lends itself to raising funds for scholarship opportunities, according to an article in The New York Times. Couric ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +15
  • +22

    Half the Web is on Facebook - Are You?

    Half the Web is on Facebook - Are You?
    We know you’re on it, one of your parents might be on it and even grandma may be logging on, but did you know that over half of all U.S. internet users are now on Facebook? According to a study published in February 2011, eMarketer estimates that over half of all internet users are registered on Facebook. More specifically the organization ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +22
  • +12

    Parents Use Tracking Device on Spring Break

    Parents Use Tracking Device on Spring Break
    The last thing you want is your Dad reading your diary, but how would you feel about your parents tracking your every move on spring break? Now, they can with a new tracking device from SecuraPAL, according to boston.com. While the concept seems intrusive, the device actually serves as a way for parents to find their spring breaker if they are ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
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