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These Libraries Elevate the Studying Encounter

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Often times, the library on campus is a dark, windowless building filled with rows of dusty, little-touched books. Quiet, institutional, such libraries do little to inspire great thoughts — more like great naps, really. In other cases, however , the library is the campus centerpiece: an iconic building, the mere image of which brings to mind the school and sparks great dreams of academic glory. Recently, Business Insider did a survey of this kind of campus libraries. While clearly not comprehensive, [...] Continue Reading…

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Reading through the Fine Print on College Honor Letters

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It’s finally April, and even when spring hasn’t arrived in many parts of the country, financial aid award words most definitely have. Several families are now wondering if what they see is what they get. In my experience as a College Coach finance educator , I’ve found that extra research may be required to fully understand those educational funding awards.   Here are our top five tips [...] Continue Reading…

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Deciding on the best College for You

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“Where do you want to go to college? ” is a simple question at first glance. But for most high school students, it’s one that is fraught with anxiety and can raise more questions than solutions. Sure, there is an easy, simple answer for a few students: that one dream school they’ve set their sights on for years. For most though, the decision about where to invest your college years is the first big decision of your life, [...] Continue Reading…

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University Is More Than A Career Stepping Stone

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A couple days back, we posted a piece hear that will looked at the value of a college training from an economic standpoint and examined whether or not a degree is actually “ worth” the time and money it takes in order to earn. This question along with concern of greater accessibility encapsulates that will great, polarizing debate that seems to be swallowing much of the dialogue regarding higher ed. From the perspective on most of the policymakers involved in the [...] Continue Reading…

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Monetary Literacy Game App Could Help Students Avoid Debt

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In several studies released last year, experts linked student overborrowing of having a lack financial literacy. Borrowers — both parents and students, alike — simply don’t understand what they are getting into debt-wise. This is speaking not only in terms of the amount of money that will need to be paid back but also how student loans work as well as the ramifications for default. According to U. S. News and World Report, politicians, academics and [...] Continue Reading…

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Ivy League Waitlists – What you Need to Know – Part 2

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In part one of this blog series, I outlined the fact of the waitlist at Ivy League schools. Today I want to share several quick thoughts on acts that can help or hurt your odds of going from waitlist to admit. Hoping to take some action to back up your application? Try these things: Write a letter to reiterate your excitement about nevertheless being in the running, updating your own admissions [...] Continue Reading…

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Ivy League Waitlists – What you Need to Know – Part 1

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It’s that time of season again: waitlist season. If you’re currently waitlisted by an Ivy Little league school (i. e., a member of the most famous sports conference in the world), here are a few things to keep in mind: You have a lot of company. With huge applicant pools filled with many qualified learners, one of the toughest parts of the process is saying [...] Continue Reading…

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Private Loan Disclosures At Center of ‘Know Before You Owe’ Bill

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With many incoming students unable to afford rising tuition expenses, and low-cost federal loans just providing some assistance, private student loans have become a necessary evil for some in recent years. But those higher-interest loans are usually leading to increased levels of debt among young Americans. Lawmakers are once again promoting a long talked-about bill to protect students. This week, Sen. Sherrod Brown from Ohio agreed upon on as a co-sponsor and began promoting the Know [...] Continue Reading…

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Community Colleges Forge Non-Tuition Revenue Avenues

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As condition funding for public colleges shrinks, community colleges are continually looking for ways to keep budgets afloat while staying affordable for students. One way several community colleges have found to do this is usually by offering training to companies. Inside Higher Male impotence reports that Arizona covers lower than 1 percent of the budget for the Maricopa Community College District. The 10-college system, which enrolls 265, 500 students, now receives an annual condition contribution of [...] Continue Reading…

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Springtime Break: College Road Trip Ideas

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This 30 days, many high school students from across the country may receive a well-deserved respite from the rigors of academic life. While I wouldn’t deny anyone the opportunity to spend some of their break in front of PlayStation four or simply hanging out with family and friends, high school juniors should seriously consider using at least a few vacation days for college visits . Even sophomores can get into the action; starting earlier to determine your most basic college preferences can help ease some of [...] Continue Reading…

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