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    Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search

    Where to Begin Your Scholarship Search
    Remember those days when our most significant monetary concerns circulated around being a quarter short of getting a bouncy ball at the grocery store machines? When a plastic piggy bank filled with four cents was a gold mine? When a splurge would consist of an extra teddy bear outfit at Build-a-Bear? Sorry to break the reminiscence, but colleges are asking for ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +17
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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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    Better Looking? Better Grades

    Better Looking? Better Grades
    Please don’t shoot the messenger – we don’t create the news, we just report it. In this particular case, the sensitive subject is one’s looks help in the success of a college career. A recent national study, released within a study, found that physically attractive high school students are more likely to complete college than those who are considered to have ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +22
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    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters

    Obtaining College Recommendation Letters
    The Mystery Every part of the application process is completely transparent to you, the student applicant, except for one: the recommendation letter. The recommendation letter is the only portion of the application that you will not submit, edit, or write yourself. Your knowledge only extends to the writer and the due date. However, this is not to say that you have ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +17
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
  • +21

    Communicating with Your Roommate

    Communicating with Your Roommate
    Living with a roommate is a uniquely collegiate experience which comes with its own set of challenges. You may have shared a room with your sister back home, but your relationship with your college roommate is not likely to be as immediately comfortable as your relationship with your sister. Unfortunately, it’s less acceptable to yell at your roommate to turn off ...
    Published 7 days ago | Rated: +21
  • +14

    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 about 2 years 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 9 months 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 8 months ago | Rated: +27
  • +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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
  • +15

    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 almost 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Top 10 Safety Tips for College Students

    Top 10 Safety Tips for College Students
    Being on a college campus is fun but it’s easy to gain a false sense of security and feeling of safety when surrounded by your peers. After all, they’re just honest students like you, right? Wrong. It’s important to acknowledge and remember that you don’t always know who you can trust, even when you’re in the college campus bubble. While the ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +21
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
  • +21

    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 about 3 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 over 2 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Preparing for the Practice Exam: PSAT Tips

    Preparing for the Practice Exam: PSAT Tips
    All around, pencils tap furiously, students chomp nails to nibs and teeth chatter like a parade of woodpeckers. Suddenly, the proctor’s wearily-spoken instructions blur together and the walls seem to close in - right before many high schoolers’ most important test. The SAT room pressure can escalate to unfeasible extents, and sometimes just knowing the material is not enough. Experience in ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +13
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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 almost 2 years 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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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