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    15 Steps to Ensuring a Great College Experience

    15 Steps to Ensuring a Great College Experience
    There’s a lot to be said about the college experience. It encompasses so much and, in truth, is difficult to define because every student is different. While you are at college to learn, you want to ensure that you’re balancing your course load with other activities as well in order to round out the college experiences you have. We've narrowed it ...
    Published 3 days ago | Rated: +23
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    Fastweb Launches 2015-2016 Student Contributors Program

    Fastweb Launches 2015-2016 Student Contributors Program
    It's that time of year again! Fastweb is launching its annual Student Contributor series and introducing a new team of talented student writers to the program. The series allows students to gain insight on important student topics as their peers experience daily student life. Discover, learn from and relate to articles written by students of all ages, from high school to ...
    Published 7 days ago | Rated: +15
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    Most Common Majors of Billionaires

    Most Common Majors of Billionaires
    Who wants to be a billionaire? Well, most people probably. Money shouldn't be the ultimate factor in your academic pursuits, however, if you’re dying to be a billlionaire, there’s a list that may make you rethink your chosen field. According to Vista College, the world's top billionaires had certain college majors in common. According to the list, the following majors are ...
    Published 8 days ago | Rated: +28
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    Clinton’s College Compact: Will It Make College More Affordable?

    Clinton’s College Compact: Will It Make College More Affordable?
    Hillary Clinton isn’t waiting to take office to propose new policy changes. As part of her campaign for President, Clinton unveiled a “new college compact” earlier in August that would help to alleviate the cost of college as well as student loan debt for graduates, according to USA Today. This new college compact has five main points: • That no student ...
    Published 8 days ago | Rated: +10
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    The Five People You Meet in College

    The Five People You Meet in College
    College is full of new experiences and life lessons, many of which are dictated by the people you encounter along the way. Though you’ll obviously meet more than five people, including your fair share of both friends and foes, there are some you’re almost guaranteed to meet. They will span in age, gender, personality and you’ll encounter them within different time ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +43
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    7 Steps to Creating a Budget that Works for You

    7 Steps to Creating a Budget that Works for You
    Budget is a dirty word for some. It can sound restrictive. I prefer the term spending plan. It sounds liberating. Being responsible with your finances isn’t about not spending money, it’s about spending wisely. Here’s how to create a “spending plan” for your first semester of college: 1. Be realistic. Rather than hope you’ll have x-amount of money to spend, look ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +13
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    5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect Freshman Year

    5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect Freshman Year
    If we’re being honest, moving away for your first year of college is a tiny bit terrifying. Not to mention lonely, overwhelming, stressful—and what can make it worse is an overly glorified idea of what your first few months away from home will be like. Whether you imagine yourself being best friends for life with your roommate, or the only one ...
    Published 10 days ago | Rated: +8
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    Fastweb Tells All: Your Top Questions – Answered!

    Fastweb Tells All: Your Top Questions – Answered!
    As one of Fastweb’s editors, I receive a lot of questions about scholarships. I recieve a lot of questions in general, actually. The truth is, however, that most of them are the same questions in different formats. Whenever a user takes the time to email me and ask a question, I respond to the best of my ability - I apologize ...
    Published 16 days ago | Rated: +22
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    Are You the Bad Roommate?

    Are You the Bad Roommate?
    A very wise man once said, “If you don’t have a weird roommate, you are the weird roommate.” Okay, it was Conan O’Brien, not Confucius, but it still might hold truth. After all, nobody’s perfect so your normal may be someone else’s weird. There are ways to cope with bad roommates – but that’s almost easier than realizing that you are ...
    Published 17 days ago | Rated: +20
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    11 Ways You Can Save on College Textbooks

    11 Ways You Can Save on College Textbooks
    It’s no secret that, in addition to rising tuition costs, students find that the beginning of the semester can become a stressful financial time due to the high costs of their course materials. It can be certainly become challenging to be able to afford expensive textbooks on a student budget, especially when you’re already struggling to make ends meet or even ...
    Published 22 days ago | Rated: +27
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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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +8
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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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +10
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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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +30
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