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Students Archive for March, 2009

Acceptance and Rejection in the Digital Age

Whether you're a teenager applying for the first time, or a seasoned veteran taking a stab at a continuing degree, waiting to hear back from the colleges of your choice can be incredibly nerve-wracking. That said, it has always been a more private matter -- until today, when social networks like Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, and… | Read More

Applications: The Hidden Costs of College and How to Save

Everyone talks about the cost of college itself, from classes to dorms and how to find scholarships and loans, but in reality the cost of college starts long before you even get accepted. At Today on MSNBC, college admissions expert Katherine Cohen, PhD, explains how to budget for the college application process and all of… | Read More

Enrich Your Dorm Life With Pets (But Do It Right!)

College life can be confusing and chaotic, especially if you are just moving into a lonely dormitory filled with tons of other disheveled college kids you may never mesh well with. Sometimes you just want some unconditional love and companionship, and that's when you buy a brand new puppy... only, wait! You can't have a… | Read More

Surviving the April Before College in Five Easy Steps

The last couple months before summer vacation can be wildly stressful for high school seniors anticipating college. On the one hand, acceptance and rejection letters start rolling in; on the other, there are still spring semester grades to keep level (lest a dropped GPA make your top school choices rethink their decisions). Meanwhile, there are… | Read More

Economic Crisis and the End of Prepaid College Tuition Plans

Just what we needed, more complications springing up from the steady rise of college tuition costs! This time, the problem is with a form of 529 investment plan called the pre-paid college tuition plan. The idea was that parents could put money into a trust fund, a little at a time over many years (like… | Read More

Graduation Rate Gap Widens at State Universities

According to new study findings released today, African-American students are falling farther and farther behind their peers in graduation rates at state universities in Maryland, even in spite of the universities' best efforts to work against such an outcome.
The state university system reported that 40 percent of black students earn a degree within six… | Read More

Scholarships for Mental Healthcare Professionals

New York state is facing a critical shortage of qualified child psychiatrists and mental health care workers.�� The state has children and adolescents who are in need of mental health care, but rural and urban areas are experiencing a shortage of available practitioners.�� To counteract this shortage, the nursing school at the University of Rochester… | Read More

Wall Street Problems Affect Scholarships

We are all seeing our investments dump during this economic down turn with the plummeting stock market.  But how does this affect students and scholarships?  Endowed scholarships are dwindling with the market, due to the low returns on invested funds.

At Napa Valley College, investments have dropped 25 percent due to the stock market… | Read More

Unusual Scholarships - They're Out There

I've said it before, and I'll probably say it a few more times, but there are many scholarship opportunities available to students today - and even some rather unusual ones. The trick is finding the one that may oddly, suit you to a tee.
Simply having the surname Zolp makes you eligible for tens of… | Read More

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