- December 02, 2013 by William Frierson
Attending college can be very expensive. With the price of tuition constantly on the rise, students find that attending college is increasingly expensive. Most students do not qualify for Pell grants so loans are their only option. It is very important for students to receive the best deal possible on student loans so that payments are both low and easy to accomplish. However, most students have no idea where to start. Below are a few tips on how to acquire a good deal on student loans without breaking the bank. Continue Reading
- November 22, 2013 by William Frierson
College was once considered a path to financial stability and security. These days, however, with the cost of tuition increasing 500 percent in the last 60 years, paying for college has become a major source of financial stress for many students and their families. Most won’t be able to pay for the cost of living expenses and tuition outright, and will turn to student loans—which can add up to hefty debt. In fact, the average student loan for a four-year institution is $25,000, which can take up to 40 years to pay off and are not eligible for assistance from conventional services that assist with these matters, like most debt relief agencies. Continue Reading
- November 11, 2013 by William Frierson
Congratulations on graduating from law school! Now, while you’re focusing on finding a job, there also comes the responsibility of paying off your student loans. Even though this might be a stressful thought, there are options to help you eliminate this debt. Learn more in the following infographic. Continue Reading
- October 16, 2013 by William Frierson
It’s the understatement of the century to say that college is expensive.
According to The College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees in the 2012-13 academic year was $8,655 for public, four-year colleges as an in-state student; $21,706 for public, four-year colleges as an out-of-state student; and $29,056 for private, nonprofit, four-year colleges.
But did you know that some companies may be willing to pay for your tuition and fees? Apple, UPS and Starbucks are just a few examples, according to a Huffington Post article. It may take some convincing, though, if they don’t have a tuition reimbursement program already in place.
Here are three ways to possibly get your employer to help pay for your college. Continue Reading
- September 27, 2013 by William Frierson
If you’re an undergraduate who wants to attend graduate school, it’s important to know your options to finance this type of education. In case you ask and college recruiters don’t tell you, the following post has five ways you can pay for grad school.
Featured: Featured This is a guest post by Anna Hicks. Pursuing graduate school is a great idea if you want to advance your education and give yourself an edge in experience. However, someone has to pay for it, and you will have to be the one to find out how
- September 17, 2013 by William Frierson
If you’re going to college before hitting the entry level job market, it’s important to prepare for all of the costs associated with getting a higher education. The following post includes an infographic with more information to help you.
Every year, thousands of students select a college to attend. Decisions hinge on factors including convenience, cost, financial aid or grant availability, location or simply because the college is the same one a parent or sibling went to. Wherever you wind up, the costs of college can quickly add up. Depending on which side of the country
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- September 12, 2013 by Steven Rothberg
Last week I had the good fortune to be able to participate in the eighth truLondon unconference. What’s an unconference? Well, if you’ve ever been to a conference for recruiters and other human resource professionals then you can picture the typical presentation room with rows of chairs for attendees and the presenter at the front of the room with her trusty podium, microphone, name badge, and PowerPoint presentation. None of that is anywhere to be seen in an unconference put on by Globaltru.
Bill Boorman, Aki Kakko, and Craig Fisher are the principals of the tru conferences, which are spreading across the globe faster than guppies reproduce and likely are the world’s largest series of recruiting events. Just about every week there’s a tru conference in cities such as Sydney, Dublin, Seattle, New York, Helsinki, Toronto, and London. Last week’s unconference was at the University of Westminster in London and attended by about 150 organizers, track leaders, and attendees. The agenda was thrown out the window before the conference started and we immediately descended into what Bill affectionately refers to as “organized chaos.” There were six classrooms with one being set up as a mini studio for Kelly Services’ The Talent Project from which they broadcast via Internet livestreaming a series of discussions. Continue Reading
- August 16, 2013 by William Frierson
Today, getting a quality college education is costly to students. However, taking a look back at history, tuition wasn’t always as expensive as it might seem today. The following infographic takes a look at the past and present of college tuition. Continue Reading
- August 13, 2013 by William Frierson
While college students may have people supporting their education financially, the cost of this higher education is worrying many of these contributors. Learn more in the following post.
School might be out for summer, but a new nationwide survey conducted for TheStreet’s MainStreet by GfK North America finds that one in three adults are currently helping or planning to help pay for a child’s higher education, and that 71% of them are worried about how they will cover the cost. Continue Reading
- July 23, 2013 by William Frierson
Graduating with a diploma in one hand and a hefty I-owe-you in the other hand has increasingly become the new normal.
There are more than 37 million borrowers with outstanding student loans in the United States and their numbers are rising. Meanwhile, interest rates on federal loans are rising steadily. While you may panic when you imagine that first monthly loan payment bill arriving in the mail, remember that you have options you can pursue before signing any promissory notes. Also, if you do decide to borrow, remember that not every loan offers comparable terms. Continue Reading