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    Colleges Promise: Four Years or Free

    Colleges Promise: Four Years or Free
    With college expenses piling up and the financial crisis looming over the nation, colleges are now doing more than ever to recruit students to their schools. One such method that’s become increasingly popular is the guarantee of the four-year degree, with the promise that additional tuition will be free after four years. These programs are popular among prospective college students, especially ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Save Money: Amazon Gets Into the Textbook Rental Business

    Save Money: Amazon Gets Into the Textbook Rental Business
    This year, skip the lines and the prices at the high school or campus bookstore. Opt instead for a more virtual, albeit less expensive, textbook rental experience. On August 6, Amazon.com announced that it would be getting into the market of textbook rentals. That’s right, the company best known now for e-books and Kindle is going old school for Back to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    8-year-old Wins $25,000 Scholarship for Inventing a Peanut Butter Sandwich

    8-year-old Wins $25,000 Scholarship for Inventing a Peanut Butter Sandwich
    Can you imagine a sandwich worth $25,000? Eight year old Margalit from North Raleigh did just that. Her Wushu chicken tacos won her $25k in Jif’s Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest. Margalit recently traveled to New York to compete against four other finalists in a cook-off. Her competition included a “BLT PB Sweet Style” sandwich, a version of BBQ chicken ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +8
  • +15

    True or False? Freshmen 15

    True or False? Freshmen 15
    As college students leave home for the first time and set up their college dorm rooms, their fears are reinforced by gentle prods from funny uncles, cousins and friends about the dreaded “Freshmen 15.” For years now, college-bound students have been wrestling with an urban legend that they will gain at least 15 pounds during their freshmen year at college. [gate] ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
  • +13

    State of Ohio Requires Schools to Offer Three-Year Degree Programs

    State of Ohio Requires Schools to Offer Three-Year Degree Programs
    In January, President Obama urged states to make college education a higher priority in his State of the Union Address. He also pleaded with institutions of higher learning to control tuition inflation. However, the President did not define how states and colleges and universities could implement his call to action. Instead, he has left it up to them. Whether or not ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
  • +18

    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 2 months ago | Rated: +18
  • +19

    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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    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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    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 about 3 years ago | Rated: +13
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    8 Things You Should Know About the Class of 2015

    8 Things You Should Know About the Class of 2015
    Each year, UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies releases a survey to the country’s college freshmen class to identify who they are as a whole. The survey covers a range of topics, from political views to how they’re paying for college, in order to provide a complete picture of the Class of 2015. In summary, here are eight things ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +17
  • +19

    The Grammar Guide

    The Grammar Guide
    No matter how confident you may be in your writing skills, it’s easy to make mistakes on these common grammatical errors. These mistakes are considered red flags on resumes, papers, scholarship applications and in your work. What are such mistakes warning signs of? Bosses, teachers and hiring managers consider such mistakes to be indicators that you don't take the time ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
  • +14

    ACT Now If You Haven't Already SAT for a Test

    ACT Now If You Haven't Already SAT for a Test
    This is the time of year that makes upperclassmen, especially seniors, tremble—the beginning of standardized testing. Although the scores you receive on these assessments are compared with all the other information on your resume such as your class rank, activities and awards as well as your transcript, admissions essays and letters of recommendation, the number of tiny circles you bubble in ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +15

    Keeping Score on Colleges

    Keeping Score on Colleges
    Introducing the College Scorecard, a tool designed by the U.S. Department of Education to provide data and information to prospective students and their families about a college’s affordability and value. While a rough version was released in June, the full version was just released to the American people this month. The College Scorecard includes five areas with key pieces of information ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Your Textbooks, Paid for by the USA

    Your Textbooks, Paid for by the USA
    If you haven’t heard about it yet, you might be interested in learning more about the Affordable College Textbook Act. The legislation was recently introduced in November of 2013 by two democratic senators, Sen. Dick Durbin from Illinois and Sen. Al Franken from Minnesota. Soon thereafter, House Representatives Rubén Hinojosa and George Miller joined the campaign with a complimentary bill on ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +22
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    The List is Out: 279 Colleges with Enrollment Openings

    The List is Out: 279 Colleges with Enrollment Openings
    Throughout the entire school year, news outlets, guidance counselors and even your close relatives tout the complexity and competitiveness of the college admissions process. While May 1 requires students to make that final college decision, the week after reveals a softer side to the whole ordeal. Future college students see that the “final college decision” isn’t so final. There is still ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
  • +22

    Say Hello to That 4.0!

    Say Hello to That 4.0!
    Let’s make a goal: get a 4.0 this semester. Don’t say it’s impossible – it’s not. Seriously! Need inspiration? Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” –Audrey Hepburn Still need convincing? Don’t worry – we’re here to help you through it. By using the following 15 tips as a guide, any student can achieve above and beyond and ace ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +22
  • +10

    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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    Top 10 Colleges with the Most Expensive Room & Board

    Top 10 Colleges with the Most Expensive Room & Board
    At Fastweb, college rankings are a guilty pleasure. Whether it’s for fun or for research, it can be interesting to predict which schools made each list and find out which actually made it. Here comes another such list: colleges that charge the most for students’ room and board. It likely won’t come as a surprise that the majority of the colleges ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +17
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    A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students

    A Field Guide for First-Generation College Students
    Although more than thirty percent of freshmen entering college in the United States are first-generation college students, many are reluctant to identify themselves as such. But, why? It may be out of embarrassment or, perhaps, a belief that the situation is unrelated to their college attendance. Don't be embarrassed – be proud of your heritage, whatever it may be! As for ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +17
  • +15

    School Support

    School Support
    Being on your own and away from your family can be nerve-wrecking, especially if you’re not feeling well or you’ve got an issue that needs resolving. Luckily, colleges have you covered with various school services so that, no matter what the situation, you are not alone! Whether your issue is personal, health-related, a financial struggle or social, there’s likely somewhere on ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15