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The Three-Year Plan: Getting More Bang For Your College Buck

Between a downturned economy and the rising costs of college, everyone's looking for a way to cut their spending and minimize debt. For some students, that means putting college dreams on hold for a while while they work to save money; for other students, it's the other way around. The average student takes a whopping… | Read More

College Degrees: Personal Protection as well as Personal Achievement

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting today that neither the incumbent lieutenant governor, running for reelection, nor the Republican challenger for governor (and current secretary of state) have college degrees.�� The article goes on to discuss successful people who have gotten to the top without a degree: Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft), Steve Jobs (founder… | Read More

Online Summer School an Option for Busy High School Kids

Online Summer School an Option for Busy High School Kids Kaplan University, a veteran online school that also has campuses across the country, has opened up an online summer school for secondary school students. ��Students who have summer travel plans that conflict with educational obligations can manage both, with a little discipline and internet access. According to… | Read More

College Degrees Wanted -- and Online Education Could Help

There are more students in college nowadays than ever before -- but education officials are saying it's still not enough to fill the growing number of career opportunities requiring college graduates.
There are certainly roadblocks along the way. According to the Sun-Herald, The Southern Regional Education Board has released its 2009 "Fact Book on Higher… | Read More

Top 15 Part Time Job Opportunities for College Students

Sure, between your studies and your internships and your extracurricular activities, you already have a full plate — but whether you’re paying your way through school or just need some extra beer-and-burrito cash, a part-time job with decent wages and a flexible schedule is a necessity for most college students. Most companies can manage that much, but some go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to their employees or just plain keeping… | Read More

Avoiding Oppenheimer College Fund Disasters in the Future

Today in Bloomberg News, iMoney author and regular Bloomberg columnist John F. Wasik discussed the recent nationwide epidemic of 529 savings plan collapses, taking a detailed look into the trading practices of investment firms like OppenheimerFunds and what led to their downfalls.
For some reason, Oppenheimer's Core Bond and Champion Income funds had been… | Read More

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

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