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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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    Smoking Bans Coming to a Campus Near You

    Smoking Bans Coming to a Campus Near You
    Are you a smoker? If so, when did you start? According to the surgeon general’s report for 2012, 90% of smokers started by age 18, and 99% by age 26, and currently, anywhere from a third to a quarter of college students fall into that category. Now, colleges and universities across the country are taking action to help prevent the “epidemic ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Universities Freezing Tuition for 2012-13 School Year

    Universities Freezing Tuition for 2012-13 School Year
    There isn’t a sweeter sound to the financially struggling college student’s ear than the phrase “tuition freeze.” Fortunately, students will be hearing that a lot more this summer from public colleges all across the country. So far, several public colleges have declared a tuition freeze, and in an interview with The Huffington Post, Patrick J. O’Conner, chairman of the Board of ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +24
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    More Working Women Have College Degrees than Men

    More Working Women Have College Degrees than Men
    The early 1980’s witnessed a major milestone for women in education. For the first time ever, females surpassed males in college enrollment. In 1996, there were more women than men who had completed a bachelor’s degree. Now, women are celebrating another huge achievement. The U.S. Census Bureau statistics reveal that more employed women than men have college degrees. Based off of ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    College Campuses React to Bin Laden’s Death

    College Campuses React to Bin Laden’s Death
    For ten years, students have been recalling where they were when they first heard of the tragic events on September 11, 2001. Now, students will have the rest of their lives to reminisce what they were doing when news of Osama bin Laden’s death reached them late last night on May 1, 2011. At 11:35 p.m. EST, President Obama addressed the ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    All About Essays

    All About Essays
    Oh, the dreaded college admissions essay. Everyone, it seems, has the same question: What do I write about? Suddenly, it’s hard to imagine anything that makes you stand out. But, of course, there is an essay topic out there for everyone. Often, students hear stories of essays about the week spent volunteering in Africa or a class that was especially challenging. ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Future College Roommates and Facebook

    Future College Roommates and Facebook
    Incoming college freshman, understandably nervous about their future living arrangements, learn their roommate assignments and promptly log on their Facebook accounts to investigate their future roommates. Upon finding information they find favorable or, perhaps even, unfavorable, they began to immediately build friendships or put in for roommate changes, often without even meeting the assigned roommate. Weeding Out via Social Media: Useful ...
    Published 22 days ago | Rated: +22
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    CASFAA Honors Mark Kantrowitz with Creative Leadership Award

    CASFAA Honors Mark Kantrowitz with Creative Leadership Award
    Mark Kantrowitz, a nationally recognized financial expert, has been honored by the California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CASFAA) with the 2011 Creative Leadership Award. This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated, through significant leadership, innovation in the student financial aid profession. The presentation was made at CASFAA's annual conference on Sunday, December 11, 2011 in Sacramento, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
  • +19

    Textbook Company Gives Away 100K Free Textbooks Rentals

    Textbook Company Gives Away 100K Free Textbooks Rentals
    Still buying your textbooks for the 2012 spring semester? You might want to hold off on making a trip to your campus bookstore. Especially when you could be getting one of your textbooks for free. Neebo, one of the nation’s largest textbook suppliers according to their Facebook page, is doing more than just providing textbooks to college students – they’re providing ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence

    Schools, Sexual Assault & Silence
    It’s an issue that has a large scope – so much so that it’s difficult to comprehend. It’s alarming to learn that one in five college women will become a victim of attempted sexual assault or actual sexual assault during their college years, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report. It’s even more alarming to learn that around 80 percent ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Idle Hands: Making Extracurriculars a Priority

    Idle Hands: Making Extracurriculars a Priority
    “Are you free Friday night?” Yes, actually, it’s the only night I am free, I think to myself, sadly. It’s frustrating. Personally, I really do enjoy keeping busy. I feel useless without having something to do. Hey, everybody’s different. [gate] My best friend constantly bemoans her lack of free time, as she juggles a part-time job, her volunteer swim coaching gig, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    Save on Textbook Costs: Rent from Kindle

    Save on Textbook Costs: Rent from Kindle
    Textbooks and classroom materials are one of those college costs that are out of sight, out of mind until you’re precariously balancing 10 different hardcover books through the narrow aisles of your campus bookstore. And those textbooks signify an altogether different burden when the cashier asks you to fork over roughly $1,000. According to CollegeBoard, the average amount that college students ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Students Read Aloud for 300 Hours, Break World Record

    Students Read Aloud for 300 Hours, Break World Record
    If you think you’ve got a lot of summer reading to do think again, five university students in the Dominican Republic have been reading for 300 hours, straight. According to huffingtonpost.com the students are reading aloud in an effort to not only break the previously set Guinness World Record of 240 hours but also raise awareness about books in a country ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Save Money on Graduation Expenses

    Save Money on Graduation Expenses
    You’d think that graduation would actually save money but, in reality, it can become quite expensive. Between filing fees, the cap and gown, announcements and invitations, party planning and gifts, costs can really begin to add up. When it comes to graduation, celebrate to your heart’s content – the key is to be creative to save a little dough in the ...
    Published about 16 hours ago | Rated: +26
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    Top Party Schools Pay Off

    Top Party Schools Pay Off
    Whoever said it doesn't pay to play was clearly mistaken. Apparently, the partier-to-impressive-post-grad-career combo is still on the menu for some schools. So, what’s the key element in finding these hot spots? [gate] It all started as most great studies do: by following the money trail. The Princeton Review. The key component to point out, however, is that the schools with ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
  • +21

    Budget Savvy Back-to-School Shopping

    Budget Savvy Back-to-School Shopping
    Heading back to college is exciting…and expensive! Wise shoppers stretch dollars, so don’t overspend on things you don’t have to (which is pretty much everything, by the way). How? It’s easy – just shop smarter! Not sure how? Here are some tips to help you shop smarter for your college needs. [gate] 1. Learn Dorm Do’s and Don’ts Your awesome wall ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +21
  • +18

    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!

    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!
    The days of stark, boring dorm rooms are gone, at least, at some colleges. Who would choose to live in a room resembling a jail cell when there’s an option for a room with a view – city style? Enter, Campus Crest Communities, Inc., a company devoted to the creation of fully furnished, luxurious dorm accommodations. The publicly traded company, based ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +18
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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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    Approaching Extracurriculars

    Approaching Extracurriculars
    “Don’t spread yourself thin,” is an oft-quoted maxim, and every college information session, tour guide and college advisor will say it is true. There is a misconception among high school students (I also thought it in my freshman year) that the more activities one has on their resume, the better. Colleges will go for the fifteen-club student above the two-club one, ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +18
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    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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +51