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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 almost 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Scholarship Seeking Ordeal

    The Scholarship Seeking Ordeal
    The occasion for uncovering monetary resources has arrived! After all, anybody can use some free money for costly academic endeavors. Scholarships are one unique method of worry-free financing. Also known as “gift” money, scholarships do not require compensation. Moreover, scholarships come in many sizes. No set amount prevails. Thus, scholarships are quite attractive in terms of funding... However, finding scholarships is ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Sequester Sets In

    Sequester Sets In
    The sequester – a series of automatic government spending cuts – went into effect Friday, March 1st, without any congressional action taking place to stop it. But, how will the spending cuts affect students? A sequester means severe cuts to government financial aid, student aid, government provided funding for research programs and thousands of middle class jobs related to education. The ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Making Major Decisions

    Making Major Decisions
    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “What is your career goal?” “What are you planning to study in college?” These typical questions are the things nightmares are made of. Parents, family members, and prying adults interrogate you, constantly wondering what you want to do with your existence. It comes up at birthday parties, meetings, and dinner ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Target Donates Social Media Madness Winnings to School Supply Charity

    Target Donates Social Media Madness Winnings to School Supply Charity
    This school year, Target didn’t just provide students with school supplies within its stores. Rather, it gave big time to an Ohio-based charity that helps students in need get the school supplies necessary to make it through another school year. Target was the major corporate winner of the first ever Social Media Madness Contest. Sponsored by American City Business Journals, the ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Scheduling for Success

    Scheduling for Success
    One of the best perks of finally getting to college—other than the learning experience, the social fun and the increased independence—is the freedom that comes with choosing classes that are, for the most part, interesting. Moreover, there’s the opportunity to choose your own schedule (to an extent). Although your biggest priority should be planning a well-balanced schedule that helps you work ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Realities versus Perceptions of the Job Market

    Realities versus Perceptions of the Job Market
    According to a survey, graduating students have unrealistic expectations regarding their post-graduation jobs. The students currently enrolled in college that are set to graduate in 2013, as reported by Accenture’s survey, over estimate the likelihood of gaining a well-paid, full-time position within their area of expertise. [gate] The survey was conducted by polling more than 1,000 students who are graduating this ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Live in a Museum for a Month and Earn $10,000

    Live in a Museum for a Month and Earn $10,000
    This is the true story, of one student, picked to live in a museum and have their life blogged about. Ok, so it’s not MTV’s Real World but it is a real opportunity that could land you a once in a lifetime opportunity and $10K in cash. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is offering one student the chance to ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +45
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    Four Simple Study Tips to Ace Your Finals

    Four Simple Study Tips to Ace Your Finals
    I am entering the spring semester of my freshman year of college armed with a quiver full of higher-ed wisdom. Having survived fall semester finals, and having learned some of the dos and don’ts of collegiate studying, I am confident in my ability to conquer second semester. Here are four tips for performing your best on this semester’s finals: 1. Determine ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Timeless Advice for College Success

    Timeless Advice for College Success
    With college on the horizon, there’s likely a whole lot of wisdom going around. Your friends, your family and, yes, the writers at Fastweb, all have a say on how to handle your freshman year. With all this advice flying around, we began to wonder: What would some of the greatest minds of all time say to an incoming college freshman? ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +23
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    A New Semester's Game Plan

    A New Semester's Game Plan
    Start the school year off on the right foot. How, you ask? There are plenty of ways to ensure you’ll have the best chances of staying focused and on top of your academic game. You just need to implement them. Think of the following as a game plan for starting ahead: Get Acquainted Meet your TAs and professors as early as ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +27
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    How to Survive on a Student Budget

    How to Survive on a Student Budget
    Students often find themselves in a pickle: they’re used to that cushy lifestyle they’re accustomed to with Mom and Dad. Once they have to begin budgeting, they find it’s not as easy as it looks. It gets better - honestly! With a few tips and tricks, budgeting can become second nature. You just need to know how to begin. So, here's ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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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 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    10 DIY Dorm Room Projects

    10 DIY Dorm Room Projects
    Summer’s not over yet (thank goodness). You still have plenty of time to think about what type of décor you’d like your dorm room to have – and then, instead of purchasing it, why not save some dough and create it? Worried that you’re not crafty enough? Don’t be! These projects aren’t difficult – they’re easy enough that any student can ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +30
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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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +15
  • +19

    Memorize THIS!

    Memorize THIS!
    When you sit down to study for exams, these memorization techniques can be effective in helping you accomplish your goal. Use the following tips to better memorize your material: [gate] Listen Up Have you ever considered that, perhaps, simply reading your material isn't cutting it because that’s not how you learn? Try listening to your material – your brain is wired ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
  • +14

    Law School Graduate Pays $114K Student Loan in Cash

    Law School Graduate Pays $114K Student Loan in Cash
    What would you give to pay off your student loan debt in one, sweeping payment? Better yet: what would you give to see the look on the bankers’ faces when you did so? Alex Kenjeev, a graduate student from the University of Toronto and venture capitalist for O’Leary Ventures, did just that, according to Business Insider. The former law student had ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Drunkorexia: the Latest College Trend

    Drunkorexia: the Latest College Trend
    A disturbing new trend is rearing its head at many college campuses across the country. It’s referred to as “drunkorexia” and its name aptly defines the condition. The term first surfaced in 2008, and a recent study from the University of Missouri claims that college women are succumbing to drunkorexia more than ever. [gate] In a New York Times article in ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 about 2 years ago | Rated: +11
  • +14

    White House Pushes Education Reform

    White House Pushes Education Reform
    This week, Michelle Obama shifted her focus from health to higher education. The first lady urged high-achieving students from lower income families to aim for college. This relates personally to Mrs. Obama, as she went from Chicago’s South Side to Princeton University and Harvard University. The first lady has always maintained that she came from the same place that the students ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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