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    First Time Tax Filing Explained

    First Time Tax Filing Explained
    April 15th is fast approaching— the nationally dreaded tax day. But don’t despair. While this may represent a challenge if it’s your first time filing, it can also pay off big if you wind up with a refund. The long and short of it is, you won’t know if you’re owed a refund until you file. But completing the whole process ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Jump Start Your Semester

    Jump Start Your Semester
    There are so many tasks to remember to accomplish – how can a student be expected to remember everything? Since you have so much to do at the start of each semester, it can naturally be quite cumbersome to keep track of all your tasks. Here’s a helpful list you can utilize to stay ahead from start to finish this semester: ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +18
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    Top Ten Spring Break Schools

    Top Ten Spring Break Schools
    We get it – semesters are long and you’re ready for a break. More specifically, an amazing Spring Break. We’re going to go out on a limb and guess that you’d also prefer somewhere fun. Though a school likely isn't the first word you’d typically associate with fun or your break, as long as it’s not your school, it doesn't really ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
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    Student Pays Tuition with Mail-In Rebates

    Student Pays Tuition with Mail-In Rebates
    Students are really outdoing themselves these days and getting creative with how they pay their tuition bills and loan balances. Jonathan Hood, a PhD student at Auburn University, is the next in a string of students bucking the system and paying on his own terms. Hood is now making headlines for paying a semester of tuition solely through money he has ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    The 5 Students You Meet in Group Projects

    The 5 Students You Meet in Group Projects
    Group projects. By now, you realize that they can be a blessing and a curse because you have to deal with the people you’re given. The truth is these group exercises are also exercises in life because, in the workplace, you’re going to experience the same exact types of people. Perhaps, not to the extreme that you’ll experience in group projects ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +25
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    Graduation Party Planning Ideas

    Graduation Party Planning Ideas
    The time has finally come – graduation! Which also means it's time to celebrate. We know you want to celebrate in style, which is why we've searched the web for everything you need for the best bash around. Whether you're helping to throw your own graduation party or you're a parent organizing the perfect party for your student, you’ll simply adore ...
    Published 13 days ago | Rated: +27
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    Do You Have One of the Worst Summer Jobs?

    Do You Have One of the Worst Summer Jobs?
    At Fastweb, we not only love to help students find ways to pay for school but we love to hear from students about their life experiences. Last year, we asked our Fastwebbers about their worst summer jobs and received some great feedback on the summer jobs students have had in the past. According to our poll, roughly 18% of students agreed ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +45
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    All About Tax Filing

    All About Tax Filing
    They say “nothing is certain but death and taxes,” but, at Fastweb, we beg to differ. We’re certain that Fastweb will always have you prepared with the necessary information to do things, like filing taxes for the first time. So, if you find yourself in a pickle on or before the 15th, start by looking to the helpful articles below to ...
    Published 18 days ago | Rated: +26
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    Overweight and Underestimated

    Overweight and Underestimated
    Amidst recent issues of a University of Mexico professor’s tweet saying that obese Ph.D. applicants lack “willpower” for dissertations, comes a study examining the issue of weight bias in universities. According to a recent study, academics who interviews graduate school applicants are more likely to favor thinner candidates for the placements. Researchers at Bowling Green State University found that graduate students ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Finding a Part-Time Job to Fit Your Schedule

    Finding a Part-Time Job to Fit Your Schedule
    College can be pretty hectic. Depending on how many courses you take, and extra curricular activities you are involved in, it may seem like there is little time left for a part-time job. Most students, however, need extra money while in school whether they receive financial aid or not. Extra money helps with tuition and fees, books and supplies and living ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +14
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    Five States Stretch School Schedules

    Five States Stretch School Schedules
    If the school day didn't seem long enough already for students in these five states, it’s probably about to. [gate] Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee and the lucky five U.S. states that will continue an initiative to have the option to add on school days, make school days longer, or both. The options will be decided upon by schools, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Warning: Admission Officers are Looking for You on Facebook

    Warning: Admission Officers are Looking for You on Facebook
    For a few years now, the saying that admissions officers were looking at prospective students’ Facebook profiles was merely an urban legend. But now, a new study claims that this so-called rumor is actually a reality. And it’s more common than you would think. The study, distributed by Kaplan, revealed that 82% of admissions officers have at one point looked for ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Social Tips for the Introvert

    Social Tips for the Introvert
    I've never been the type to make friends easily. I had a few close friends in high school, but we didn't spend much time together outside of classes or the lunchroom. My introverted nature means that, however much I may want to engage with others, passing more than a few hours with anyone leaves me emotionally drained. Even though I may ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Occupy Colleges: Students Walk Out of College Classes in Protest

    Occupy Colleges: Students Walk Out of College Classes in Protest
    On October 5, students from at least 100 colleges across the country walked out of their classrooms at noon, according to The Huffington Post. This signaled the start to a series of student protests concerning the rising cost of tuition, increase in student debt figures and a failing job market. According to Occupy Colleges’ Facebook page, the student activist group will ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Harvard MBA Grad Pays Off $101K in Student Debt in Seven Months

    Harvard MBA Grad Pays Off $101K in Student Debt in Seven Months
    Raise your hand if you have or will have student loan debt? Ok…just about everyone here? That’s what I thought. According to finaid.org, over 65% of undergraduate seniors with a Bachelor’s degree in 2007 – 08 graduated with an average of over $23,000 student loan debt. But the borrowing doesn’t stop there. Finaid.org reports that at least 55% of graduate and ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +24
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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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    Preparing for a Successful Job Interview

    Preparing for a Successful Job Interview
    Let’s face it, finding a good job can be challenging. There are often hundreds of people applying for one available position with a company. If you are lucky enough to be called in for an interview, you only get one opportunity to show the potential employer that you are the perfect person for the job. Making a careless mistake during the ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +19