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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +265
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    Interns Give Voice to Homeless

    Interns Give Voice to Homeless
    Three interns at Bartle Bogle Hegarty were given an assignment at the start of their experience: “Do something good, famously,” according to their website. The interns, Rosemary Melchoir, Willy Wang and Robert Weeks, were left to interpret that message however they saw fit. The interns noticed that in New York City, the homeless population begins to blend in with the rest ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +32
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    Students Add Up Their Worst Gifts Received

    Students Add Up Their Worst Gifts Received
    Horrific clothing, household items, secondhand things, unwanted gift certificates and coupons to classes we’d never take. We’ve all gotten holiday presents we swear we never asked for but some can be worse than others. In a recent survey sent out to 527 Fastweb high school and college students we asked “What is the worst gift you’ve ever received?” The results were ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Foursquare Available at All Colleges

    Foursquare Available at All Colleges
    Foursquare is a virtual tool for exploring your city and sharing your location with friends and family. The app, available to smartphone users, enables you to “check in” at various restaurants, entertainment venues, and landmarks, which help you earn points to unlock badges and discover new places to explore in your city. Tuesday, mashable.com reported that Foursquare badges will now be ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Best Smartphone Apps for Students

    Best Smartphone Apps for Students
    It’s called a smartphone for a variety of reasons. For one, it’s smarter than most people. But students are discovering that it can do more than just distract them in class. It can actually improve grades. We’ve scoured the smartphone application market and found some of the best apps for high school, college and graduate students. This year, don’t settle for ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +35
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    A History of Protest: Students Act Out Against Rising Fees

    A History of Protest: Students Act Out Against Rising Fees
    Today, students in Rome took to the streets in protest of cuts to education spending. The riots were rumored to resemble last week’s, which were the worst the city has seen in 30 years. However, reports articulate that the protests were more tame this time around. Over a week ago, protesters were torching cars, attacking banks and shops and setting up ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +35
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    All They Want for Christmas is a College Education

    All They Want for Christmas is a College Education
    Think the teen you’re shopping for has everything they could ever want? You may want to think again. Don’t head to the mall to search out a gift that will probably end up in a landfill, head to the bank instead. Teens are asking for money, not to blow on the latest games and gadgets but to pay for college. Who ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Would You Major in Lady Gaga?

    Would You Major in Lady Gaga?
    Lady Gaga is known for making major waves in the tabloids -- but in the classroom? Next semester, Professor Mathieu Deflem, a professor at University of South Carolina, is teaching Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame -- a course that seeks to explore and define the evolution of fame in our society. Deflem’s website states that the goal of this ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +27
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    11 Sexy Scholarships

    11 Sexy Scholarships
    Scholarships are often thought of as useful, helpful, and earned but have you ever thought of them as sexy? On July 27, 2010 U.S. News & World Report published an online study that asked “What is the sexiest scholarship?” U.S. News reportedly spent hours scouring databases, sending E-mails and making phone calls to find their 11 most super sexy scholarships. The ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rate This
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    StarReviews Gives Fastweb 5 of 6 Stars

    StarReviews Gives Fastweb 5 of 6 Stars
    Since 2005, StarReviews has been ranking websites and software and services as well as providing online shoppers with a vast amount of savings opportunities with coupons. Recently, StarReviews released its 2011 ranking of Fastweb. The review website gave Fastweb 5 of 6 stars, citing the website as easy-to-use and informative. Their favorite feature on our site was the Calendar, which helps ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Arne Duncan Encourages Students to Serve

    Arne Duncan Encourages Students to Serve
    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asked audience members to join in the fight for education reform at the Phillips Brooks House Association’s annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award Friday night. Duncan discussed racial inequalities in education, the need for education reform, as well as the importance of public service during his talk. “If you can ride on the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Holiday Travel: What to Know Before You Go

    Holiday Travel: What to Know Before You Go
    For those of you who sat in traffic or waited in long lines on Thanksgiving, the day said to be the busiest travel day of the year, you may be surprised to hear it’s actually not. In a recent CBS news story, Roger Dow of the U.S. Travel Association reported the reality is that Thanksgiving is not the busiest travel day ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Fastweb's-15-Weird-Scholarsips Article Big Hit with Students

    Fastweb's-15-Weird-Scholarsips Article Big Hit with Students
    In honor of last month’s National Scholarship Month Fastweb asked members to get in touch with their weird side for a shot at some college tuition cash. The article written by a Fastweb staff writer is a compilation of 20 scholarships, found currently in Fastweb’s database of over 1.5 million, that seemed well, weird. The list includes scholarships offered for science-fiction ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    'Tis the Season to Be...Productive?

    'Tis the Season to Be...Productive?
    By now, your countdown to the holiday break has begun, and you're more than stressed with upcoming finals. Your brain is not only tied up in studying. It's also calculating which grade will put you just across the passing threshold. The last thing on your mind right now is how to spend your break productively.[gate] Finalize College Applications The task sounds ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Fastweb Featured on The Today Show

    Today, NBC's Today Show asked the pressing question on every family's minds: how can we afford to pay for college? Sharon Epperson, CNBC business reporter, sat down this morning with Ann Curry to talk about how families can afford increasing college costs during tough economic times. Epperson sited Fastweb.com as a great online resource for parents and their children, saying, "Always ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +21
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    The ROTC Option

    The ROTC Option
    If your teen is willing to work hard in return to get someone else to pay for college, he or she can consider enrolling in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC. ROTC cadets are eligible for generous scholarships and upon graduation are commissioned as officers with immediate job opportunities. In fact, ROTC scholarship recipients are obligated to take military jobs. How ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Wall Street Journal Features Financial Expert, Mark Kantrowitz

    Wall Street Journal Features Financial Expert, Mark Kantrowitz
    Mark Kantrowitz, a well-known financial aid expert, has been setting the record straight on financial aid for educators and students for 16 years. Now, he's doing the same for Congress. Check out Kantrowitz's insights into the new student loan market and rising college tuition concerns. Click here to read the Wall Street Journal piece, "Student Loan Gadfly Turns Heads in Push ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Survey Reveals Students Saving More to Pay for College

    Survey Reveals Students Saving More to Pay for College
    The close of February also draws Financial Aid Awareness Month to an end. How much have students learned this month? According to a recent survey, How Youth Plan to Fund College, it seems that high school students are more aware than ever about the costs of college and more proactive about saving for college themselves. Survey results revealed that 75% of ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    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
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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
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