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Posted June 13, 2014 by

Searching for Scholarships? The Money is Waiting for You

One way to fund your college education is through scholarships.  There are a variety of them available, and a lot of money is just waiting for students to snatch it up.  In the following infographic, learn more about scholarships. (more…)

Posted May 22, 2014 by

Saving for College? What You Need to Know

I am sure going to college is a goal for many students.  While getting a higher education can set you up for career success, it can be expensive.  That’s why prospective students who are saving for college need all of the knowledge they can get concerning this decision.  The following infographic shares some points to help you plan ahead. (more…)

Posted May 12, 2014 by

Want to Land Entry Level Jobs by Getting an Online Education? 4 Tips to Get Off to a Good Start

For students who plan on getting entry level jobs by pursuing an online education, the following post has four tips to help them get off to a good start to this form of learning.

With online and distance learning, students with tight schedules are able to get the education they want on a timeframe that works for them. While the flexibility of online learning is alluring, it takes dedication and self-motivation. Here are a few tips to maximize your success when pursuing an education from home: Research Well Yes, it’s important to

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Posted April 17, 2014 by

Four Costly Student Loan Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Gold image of graduate chained to debt

Gold image of graduate chained to debt. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re in a lot of student loan debt. In fact, as a country we’re in considerably more student loan debt than we are in credit card debt. However, student loan debt isn’t necessarily a bad thing especially if it helped or is helping to fund an education that will pay dividends for the next several decades in the form of a higher income. Having said (or written) that, there are several mistakes that students make regarding the use of student loans and they can be easily avoided. (more…)

Posted December 17, 2013 by

10 Dorm Room and College “Life Hacks” for College Students

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Amanda Greene

If you are not yet familiar with the saying “life hacks” you should look them up for many aspects in life, as the real meaning is basically a short cut or easy way to do something. This article features tips and tricks known as life hacks for college students. Most students and their families start preparing for college ahead of time, but some of these things about life on campus, you just cannot prepare for and you just have to learn as you go. One of the great things about the internet is that people love to write about their experiences and you can use that to your benefit when you start college and need to learn about life on your own. Many of these college dorm and college life tips we found from Reddit. Do not forget to ask other students, alumni, and professors for additional tips to make your time at college easier. (more…)

Posted November 22, 2013 by

What Career and Degree Should You Choose?

With so many career opportunities available to choose from, it might be hard to decide on one if you don’t exactly know what your passion is.  In the following infographic, explore some potential career paths and some top graduate degrees. (more…)

Posted November 22, 2013 by

How Students Are Turning to Unconventional Methods to Pay Tuition

Money in a jar for a college fund

Money in a jar for a college fund. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

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. (more…)

Posted October 16, 2013 by

How to get your employer to pay for college

Money saved for college with a small graduation cap

Money saved for college with a small graduation cap. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

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. (more…)

Posted September 19, 2013 by

Are You Prepared for College Fairs and to Meet College Recruiters?

High school students who plan on going to college can get a head start by attending college fairs.  These events are opportunities for prospective students to get information on various schools and speak with college recruiters.  The following post has tips on what to do before, during, and after a college fair.

Enter: the college fair! A college recruiter and students at PUSD College and Career Fair, 2012. College fairs are a great way to see what’s out there and interact with recruiters from different schools. There are different kinds of…

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Posted September 18, 2013 by

5 Reasons college students are in debt

Chalkboard showing credit plus loans equal debt

Chalkboard showing credit plus loans equal debt. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As tuition cost increase annually, students are finding themselves more and more in debt. Students tend to be overburdened with debt when they graduate. Some go on to pursue advanced degrees; therefore incurring more debt. The professional career that these students are hoping for is sometimes not available upon graduation. This tends to cause a bigger issue for them. Some have to go into forbearance or default the loan; neither of which are ideal options. (more…)