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    Alternative Spring Break

    Alternative Spring Break
    What was once a time to party and kick back with friends has now become a time to give back and serve others – at least if MTV has anything to say about it. The network that infamously hosts annual Spring Break specials has put the party agenda aside this year in order to encourage college students to make a difference. ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
  • +15

    SAT Spruce Up

    SAT Spruce Up
    It’s been less than a decade since the last revamp but, the SAT is getting another face-lift, according to David Coleman, the new president of the College Board. The exam, which has been around since it was first administered in 1926, is the most commonly used entrance exam among prospective college students, at least, until recently. [gate] 2011 marked the first ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
  • +10

    Monster Study Reveals Entrepreneurial Spirit in All

    Monster Study Reveals Entrepreneurial Spirit in All
    Monster.com and Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and management consulting firm, have released a study that reveals new data on multi-generational entrepreneurship. While many studies finds Gen Y (ages 18-29 years) as more entrepreneurial than other generations, the study actually found that the inverse is true. [gate] According to the data, 41% of Gen X (ages 30-49 years) and 45% ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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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
  • +12

    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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    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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Born to Lead

    Born to Lead
    Are you a born leader? The truth is, you don't have to be. While there are characteristics commonly found in good leaders, many of the qualities can be learned traits or part of your personality. So, if you find yourself exploring the possibilities of taking on more leadership roles, check out the following qualities which are some of the most valued ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +18
  • +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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
  • +12

    College Options from a Business Perspective

    College Options from a Business Perspective
    Within this economy, the smartest students aren't those opting out of school because they fear the looming debt. They’re the students that are prepared with a well thought out college value plan. [gate] What classes can you take online or at a local university to save costs? While it was once traditional to attend one educational institution for four consecutive years, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
  • +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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    20 Bizarre College Courses

    20 Bizarre College Courses
    From wacky to downright weird, colleges and universities are offering unusual courses to their students. The pros? The interesting approaches may engage students in subjects that they may not otherwise have paid attention to expressed interest. Schools also argue that the offbeat courses breed creativity and provides different ways of looking at the usual or mundane. Cons? Many feel these courses ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
  • +13

    Students Seeking Arrangements

    Students Seeking Arrangements
    Applications for scholarships, check. Applications for student government aid, check. Application to become a sugar baby—wait—what? Many students are currently finding themselves in the all too common money squeeze and are turning to dating sites that brand themselves as “sugar” web sites, in hopes to help pay off their overwhelming debts.[gate] As tuition costs increase, memberships to sites like SeekingArrangement.com and ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Dealing with Rejection from College Applications

    Dealing with Rejection from College Applications
    It’s always hard when you had your heart set on a college only to get the letter through the post, ‘We are sorry to inform you that your application was unsuccessful…’ So, what happens next? It might seem like your life has ended, especially if that specific college played a huge role in your life plan. But all is not lost- ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Spoiled Stupid?

    Spoiled Stupid?
    Are students that receive full financial support for their education from their parents more likely to rank lower on the grading scale against those who pay for their own education? [gate] Yes, according to a new study by assistant professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of California. Laura Hamilton puts forward that the lowest ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    Tech Trends of the Future

    Tech Trends of the Future
    Ask the most tech-savvy genius out there and they’ll tell you there’s not surefire list of what’s to be expected in the upcoming year. As in life, nothing is certain or one-hundred percent predictable, but wouldn't everything become boring if it was? While there’s no way to pinpoint or predict every technology trend that will continue this year, we've got a ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +11
  • +10

    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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    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 over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
  • +16

    Roommate Rehab

    Roommate Rehab
    First semester seemed to go well but, once second semester rolls around, things can go awry in an instant. Don't get too discouraged, it's difficult to live with anyone and a stranger can be even more of a challenge. There are ways to work out your issues easily and effectively. Use the following tips as guidelines to alleviate common roommate issues ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +16
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