December 06, 2012 by William Frierson
In the current economy, it is natural for parents and/or guardians to wonder how much it will cost their student(s) to attend a particular college or university. In the following post, learn how tour guides should handle a personal question about their financial aid.
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December 04, 2012 by William Frierson
College students and their families understand certain costs come with going to college. However, what about those unexpected times when extra cash is needed? Find out how military students and their families, and other people can get through challenging situations.
For many college students, class is back in session, which means there are books to read, homework assignments to complete, and papers to write. It also means another year of tuition bills, housing costs, and other expenses. Financing a college education is no small feat, especially for military parents and students whose education budgets have very little wiggle room. So what happens when an unexpected education expense pops up? For military parents and students, the answer is easy: a military loan.
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November 30, 2012 by William Frierson
October 31, 2012 by William Frierson
Student debt is growing by leaps and bounds. This is breaking past all records previously held by other lines of credit. For the first time in the history of US, student debt surpassed credit card debt in 2010 and then it overtook auto loans in 2011. Finally, the Consumer Protection Bureau had to admit this March 2012 that student debt has swelled over $1 trillion mark. Therefore, students need to plan their finances to pay for their college fees since the debt relief programs provided by the government are very tough to qualify. Continue Reading
October 30, 2012 by William Frierson
Prospective and current college students should be aware of all financial aid options to further their educations. The following infographic provides information about the types of assistance available to these students. Continue Reading
October 05, 2012 by Steven Rothberg
Even as tuition rates continue to escalate, the number of working adults re-entering the classroom to earn college degrees is on the rise. Many employers have picked up on this trend and are seizing the opportunity to offer a valuable benefit to their workforce. TheBenefits USA 2012/2013 survey results found 56.6 percent of employers now offer tuition reimbursement to all employees, which is a significant increase from 34.9 percent reported in 2009.
“Enrollment rates are expected to continue rising, and companies offering tuition reimbursement to their employees are putting themselves in a competitive position,” said Amy Kaminski, director of marketing for Compdata Surveys. “Not only are employers creating a stronger workforce, but they are arming themselves with a valuable tool in employee retention, as reimbursement benefits are becoming increasingly important to their employees.” Continue Reading
September 25, 2012 by William Frierson
A huge investment in STEM scholarships may be a sign that these career fields will represent the jobs of the future.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, yesterday announced scholarships totaling approximately $4.2 million to 1,100 recipients during the NBC News Education Nation Summit in New York City.
The students, who come from all 50 states, were honored for excelling in the classroom and the community. They will receive financial resources to pursue a college degree within the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), or other related fields of study. Continue Reading
September 13, 2012 by William Frierson
Here is an opportunity to help women who are multicultural pursue their dreams of careers in healthcare.
Tuition hikes at colleges and universities across the nation are putting the squeeze on many young people and forcing families to find new ways to pay for higher education or consider forgoing college altogether. In an effort to ease the burden to students during these rough economic times and increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women(TM)and Macy’s, its national sponsor, offer the Go Red(TM) Multicultural Scholarship Fund. Continue Reading
August 13, 2012 by William Frierson
It is no secret that a college education can be expensive, especially in a tight economy. However, the good news for college students is that financial aid such as scholarships and grants has increased over the last decade. Take a look at the following graph, which highlights financial aid to full-time college students individually. Continue Reading
Partnership Between FindTheBest and CollegeRecruiter.com Puts College and Scholarship Data into ContextJuly 20, 2012 by Steven Rothberg
FindTheBest and CollegeRecruiter.com have partnered to help students find not only the best colleges and graduate schools for their educational needs, but also the right scholarships to help pay for that education.
FindTheBest, a data-driven comparison engine, has created six customized comparisons for CollegeRecruiter.com—the leading job board for college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities.
The comparisons are divided into three categories: colleges, graduate schools and scholarships. Each of the comparisons provide students with key filters and sorting functionality needed to narrow options, as well as a comparison feature that allows students to view their options side-by-side.