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    20 of the Coolest College Start-ups Ever

    20 of the Coolest College Start-ups Ever
    If you’ve ever had a great idea but didn't do a thing about it, read on for inspiration. The following 20 companies were started by college students - often out of dorm rooms with little-to-no-capital at the start. The only things these companies have in common? A vision they believed in and, of course, the fact that they were college students ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +29
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Forgotten College Student

    The Forgotten College Student
    This year, when you’re nestled all snug in your bed, with visions of sugar-plums dance in your head, take a moment to think about the forgotten college student. Not sure who we’re talking about? Then keep reading. We've all encountered the homeless, whether it’s through volunteering, in passing on the street or in the news. To many, it seems like a ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +29
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    Top 25 Halloween Movies

    Top 25 Halloween Movies
    Whether you prefer funny, family Halloween movies or to watch something freaky and frightening, there are plenty of movies to go around on October 31st. You may have your costume ready to go and carved pumpkins on the porch but, until you’ve watched at least one horror flick, Halloween simply isn’t complete. But, what should you watch? There are more sub-genres ...
    Published 9 days ago | Rated: +27
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    What's Your Status?

    What's Your Status?
    You've probably heard by now that social media and your online presence can affect your ability to win colleges scholarships or even get a job after you graduate. This is not just a rumor! With the help and advice of Mark Kantrowitz, a nationally recognized expert on student financial aid and scholarships, here are some guidelines of what professionals are looking ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    America’s 10 Best Colleges and Their Scholarships

    America’s 10 Best Colleges and Their Scholarships
    Just as high school students are getting into the thick of their college search, countless organizations release college rankings. The experts say that these rankings should be taken with a grain of salt, and they’re right. Finding the perfect college for you has nothing to do with the rankings. It’s about academic and social fit and in most cases, proximity to ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    The Best Study Music: What to Listen to While Studying

    The Best Study Music: What to Listen to While Studying
    If you like to listen to music while you study, choosing the right type can be vital to your overall productivity level. Listening to music can calm you down, leading to more conscientious studying, elevating your mood, motivating you to stay focused and studying for longer periods of time. While it can be a challenge to stay away from the hottest ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Friendship Deal Breakers

    Friendship Deal Breakers
    In high school, your friends were the people most similar to you out of the people that attended the same school you did – a “luck of the draw” situation. For some, this was a good thing. For others, not so much. One of the best parts about college? You actually get to choose your friends. Friends are supposed to encourage ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    How to Be a Better Student

    How to Be a Better Student
    Ever wondered why you just can't seem to reach your full academic potential? It's likely that your brain isn't the cause but, rather, your lifestyle. Review the following steps, which outline simple changes you can make and soon you'll be on your way to becoming the student you've always wanted to become. 1. Set goals Goals, both short and long-term, are ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    America Speaks: Higher Ed Must Change

    America Speaks: Higher Ed Must Change
    According to a new survey, most Americans think higher education is still highly valued, but needs to change to compete in the global marketplace. [gate] In fact, 83 percent thought that a college education is necessary to achieving success in the global economy. In reference to their opinions of the nation as a whole, 46 percent consider the state of higher ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Personalizing Your College Visit

    Personalizing Your College Visit
    College visits may seem fairly simple. The information is all prepared by the school and all you have to do is show up and listen. Though it may seem this way, you have to put yourself in the place of an applicant, even if you're not a senior, and consider the questions you may have when it actually comes to applying. ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Summer Bucket List for High School Students

    Summer Bucket List for High School Students
    School’s out for the summer, which means you have plenty of time on your hands to focus on accomplishing other important tasks you need to complete. With a mix of fun, smart and savvy, these tasks are sure to help keep you on track for your college search and occupy your summer down time with meaningful to-do’s. Whether you’re a high ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +30
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    Students Arrested in SAT Cheating Scandal

    Students Arrested in SAT Cheating Scandal
    How much would you pay for a near perfect score on the SAT? $100? $500? How about $2,500? On Tuesday, seven students in Great Neck, New York were arrested amid allegations that they cheated on the SAT, according to the Associated Press. Former and current students at the Great Neck North High School, one of the most prestigious high schools in ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +28
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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 over 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Eyes on the Prize: Recommendation Letters

    Eyes on the Prize: Recommendation Letters
    Humans are naturally social creatures. Therefore, we usually prefer to surround ourselves with favorable companions. We are more comfortable with those we build a connection with. Those connections can benefit us in a variety of ways - from friendships and personal relationships, to networking and employment. When you connect with someone, they are more willing to do you favors and vouch ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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    Berkeley Student Creates Automated Dorm Room, BRAD

    Berkeley Student Creates Automated Dorm Room, BRAD
    Have you ever been curled up with a good book (or a book that you have to read before your 8 a.m. class the next day) and on the verge of sleep, only to realize you left your overhead light on? Or what about those days you’ve slept way past your wake-up time and were late to class – or worse, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Fastweb Launches 2014-2015 Student Contributors Program

    Fastweb Launches 2014-2015 Student Contributors Program
    This September, Fastweb is launching its annual Student Contributor series. The series features articles written by students (who are also Fastweb users) on student-related experiences and issues while giving students the unique opportunity to gain writing experience and share their voice with peers through written article contributions. Articles focus on relevant student-focused issues such as the college applications and admissions processes, ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +15
  • +13

    Top Schools Seek Underprivileged Overachievers

    Top Schools Seek Underprivileged Overachievers
    Every year, top schools experience the same conundrum: they can’t seem to reach higher achieving, lower income students. [gate] Schools strive to find such students in hopes to increase the diversity on campus and combat the belief that elite colleges only accommodate students from wealthier, more privileged backgrounds. Many schools struggle with need-based aid, where administrators feel pressure from overwhelming financial ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +13
  • +15

    College Milestones

    College Milestones
    Your first semester of college is sure to be one of the strangest and, hopefully, most fun times of your life. After living with your family for your entire life, it will be surreal to suddenly find yourself in a new environment with new people. You’ll have more experiences and learn more—in class and out—than you ever have before. Here are ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +15
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