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    Paid to Stay

    Paid to Stay
    In an attempt to increase the student retention rate, Union College is now offering free semesters for remaining in school. [gate] The “Inaugural Class” program offers a tuition-free last semester to graduating students, beginning with this year’s enrolled freshman. Other schools have tried freezing tuition levels or discounting the fifth year but Union College in Kentucky may be the first school ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    Students Seeking Arrangements

    Students Seeking Arrangements
    Applications for scholarships, check. Applications for student government aid, check. Application to become a sugar baby—wait—what? Many students are currently finding themselves in the all too common money squeeze and are turning to dating sites that brand themselves as “sugar” web sites, in hopes to help pay off their overwhelming debts.[gate] As tuition costs increase, memberships to sites like SeekingArrangement.com and ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Dealing with Rejection from College Applications

    Dealing with Rejection from College Applications
    It’s always hard when you had your heart set on a college only to get the letter through the post, ‘We are sorry to inform you that your application was unsuccessful…’ So, what happens next? It might seem like your life has ended, especially if that specific college played a huge role in your life plan. But all is not lost- ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Spoiled Stupid?

    Spoiled Stupid?
    Are students that receive full financial support for their education from their parents more likely to rank lower on the grading scale against those who pay for their own education? [gate] Yes, according to a new study by assistant professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California. Laura Hamilton puts forward that the lowest ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Tech Trends of the Future

    Tech Trends of the Future
    Ask the most tech-savvy genius out there and they’ll tell you there’s not surefire list of what’s to be expected in the upcoming year. As in life, nothing is certain or one-hundred percent predictable, but wouldn't everything become boring if it was? While there’s no way to pinpoint or predict every technology trend that will continue this year, we've got a ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Top Ways Online Learning is Changing

    Top Ways Online Learning is Changing
    The online sector is an ever-changing, ever-growing market, especially in terms of education. Though many areas are still new and in development stages, many advances have been made within recent years to improve the learning experience for users and institutions alike. Below are some of the most significant changes that have occurred as a part of the online learning movement. [gate] ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Myths About Online Learning

    Myths About Online Learning
    We’re all aware of the negative stereotypes that exist about online universities. Luckily, our culture is catching up and becoming increasingly aware that most of the “information” they've heard about online students is a bunch of nonsense. [gate] Check out some of the outlined myths below, complete with proof of why it’s a myth, many which you've likely heard around town. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    Top Schools Seek Underprivileged Overachievers

    Top Schools Seek Underprivileged Overachievers
    Every year, top schools experience the same conundrum: they can’t seem to reach higher achieving, lower income students. [gate] Schools strive to find such students in hopes to increase the diversity on campus and combat the belief that elite colleges only accommodate students from wealthier, more privileged backgrounds. Many schools struggle with need-based aid, where administrators feel pressure from overwhelming financial ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Roommate Rehab

    Roommate Rehab
    First semester seemed to go well but, once second semester rolls around, things can go awry in an instant. Don't get too discouraged, it's difficult to live with anyone and a stranger can be even more of a challenge. There are ways to work out your issues easily and effectively. Use the following tips as guidelines to alleviate common roommate issues ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    The Fight for Financial Aid

    The Fight for Financial Aid
    Private college presidents have come together in drafting a pledge with the goal of resolving the decline in need-based aid. [gate] Need-based aid has been in rapid-decline since merit-based financial aid has been on the rise, being offered to students as an incentive to attend particular schools, though the high-achieving students may not necessarily need the funding. Merit-based aid has been ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Asian Academia

    Asian Academia
    You work hard for your grades and accomplishments. But, imagine a world where your accomplishments aren't attributed to you, or your hard work, but to your race. Unfortunately, this is the world Asian-Americans are finding themselves in all too often when it comes to the education sector. [gate] Affirmative action, and laws in the like, are supposed to protect and help ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    2013's Top 10 Best Values in Public Colleges

    2013's Top 10 Best Values in Public Colleges
    College is expensive no matter where you go but, if you want more for your money, the good news is there are options out there. According to Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Colleges, these schools top the charts in delivering both academic quality and affordability for their students. [gate] 1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Undergrad enrollment: 18,430 ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Top New Year’s Resolutions for 2013

    Top New Year’s Resolutions for 2013
    The New Year is looked upon by many as a time of hope, a clean slate and a fresh start. Resolutions are made in hopes to get rid of bad habits and replace them with new, better ideals. Life changes are pondered and the possibilities are endless. According to USA.gov, these are the most popular New Year’s resolutions in 2013. [gate] ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    A Fresh Start: Planners and Calendars for the New Year

    A Fresh Start: Planners and Calendars for the New Year
    A New Year is filled with new opportunities, assignments, events and happenings. Which is why, often, the most exciting part of the New Year is acquiring a clean slate. Nothing represents this fresh start more than a brand new calendar, filled with endless possibilities of what’s to come. Check out these options to give you that fresh start while keeping you ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +9
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    Free, Useful Educational Apps

    Free, Useful Educational Apps
    If you want to practice for college entrance exams, there’s an app for that. Brush up on a classic novel? There’s an app for that. If you want to learn how to star gaze like an astronomer, play music like Beethoven or brush up on scientific theory, there are even apps for that. The best part? They’re all free. [gate] Here ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Question in Question

    Question in Question
    The recent adoption of questions involving an applicant’s sexual orientation and gender identity on college applications finds controversy among admissions.[gate] MIT, the University of Iowa, Adler School of Professional Psychology and Elmhurst College are among the institutions beginning to ask applicants about their sexual orientation. It’s important to remember that institutions shouldn't ask questions because it’s “hip”—the information obtained should have ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    Winter College Checklist for Juniors

    Winter College Checklist for Juniors
    We know it's cold out, but don’t forget about your college search! There’s so much to do and the winter season is no exception. Here are some suggestions, via the New York Times, of what you can work on this month to get ahead. You’ll be happy you did once crunch time comes along! [gate] Be Committed to the Process: Don’t ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    The Major Challenge

    The Major Challenge
    In hopes to steer undergraduate students towards degrees deemed more “job-friendly”, Florida is proposing that its 12 state universities reduce tuition for select majors. Florida’s Governor Scott, along with Republican lawmakers, began a task-force on higher education that now hopes to freeze tuition rates for students with majors in “strategic areas.” [gate] The “strategic areas” are supposedly based on supply and ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Initial Issues

    Initial Issues
    All students want A’s, but what if your initials are actually what’s holding you back? Scientific researchers may have discovered a link between your success in school and the initials in your name. [gate] According to a study published by Psychological Science, students with names associated with lower grades, such as “C” or “D”, achieved lower grade point averages (GPAs) than ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Scholarship "Support Groups"

    Scholarship "Support Groups"
    Do you ever get frustrated with the scholarship search? Of course you do, you’re human. You know there are a ton of scholarships out there, but sometimes you need a little support. It’s OK–we've all been there. Scholarship searches don’t have to be a lonely process. Have you ever thought about creating a scholarship club at your school? It may be ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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