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Preparing For College

11 things we learned in college (but not in class)
11 things we learned in college (but not in class) College & University August 9, 2017
Going to college for the first time is a unique experience that forces students to take on multiple new responsibilities …
Man pays down $32,000 in student loans in 2 years
Man pays down $32,000 in student loans in 2 years Education August 7, 2017
Some people go to great lengths to eliminate their student loan debt. Such is the case of Ken Ilgunas. Ken…
30 essential items for college students
30 essential items for college students Shopping & Retail August 1, 2017
Going to college usually means moving out of the house and into a dorm or apartment. Whether they're just starting…
University of Michigan unveils free tuition plan for some students
University of Michigan unveils free tuition plan for some students College & University June 16, 2017
In the midst of rising costs for higher education, the University of Michigan has announced how it will go above…
Your approval letter for student loan forgiveness may actually be invalid
Your approval letter for student loan forgiveness may actually be invalid College & University April 14, 2017
The harsh reality of the student loan debt crisis in America seems to be getting worse by the day — with…
12 best ways to find a college scholarship
12 best ways to find a college scholarship Education April 10, 2017
The idea of student loan debt can be pretty terrifying — especially considering the average 2016 college graduate left school owing…
School’s Facebook post about kids’ ideal bedtimes draws cheers, jeers
School’s Facebook post about kids’ ideal bedtimes draws cheers, jeers Education March 13, 2017
A school thought they were simply being helpful by posting a chart outlining recommended bedtimes for students ages 5 through…
Best 529 plans to help pay for college
Best 529 plans to help pay for college Education February 1, 2017
A 529 plan is the best way to save for your kid's college. 529 plans -- aka college-savings plans --…
How to qualify for student loan forgiveness
How to qualify for student loan forgiveness Education January 25, 2017
With 43 million Americans struggling to pay of their student loan debt, more and more people are looking for ways…
New app lets you buy used textbooks from fellow students
New app lets you buy used textbooks from fellow students Education November 7, 2016
Nobody likes having to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars a year on used textbooks! Thankfully, there's a new app…
College students are blowing loan money on clothes, vacations and alcohol
College students are blowing loan money on clothes, vacations and alcohol Education October 19, 2016
Many college students take on big loans without really realizing what they're getting into, and unfortunately, it very often leads to…
6 ways to keep costs for a college degree less than $10K
6 ways to keep costs for a college degree less than $10K Education October 17, 2016
Student loan debt has reached a record high of $1.3 million for Americans, and it’s rippling through the economy. Analysts…
10 best college majors that lead to high-paying, satisfying careers
10 best college majors that lead to high-paying, satisfying careers Jobs & Military October 6, 2016
As the cost of college has continued to skyrocket over the past decade, many high school graduates have questioned whether a…
6 student loan mistakes to avoid at all costs
6 student loan mistakes to avoid at all costs Education August 17, 2016
Every time I read the news, I hear how America’s problems with student loan debt have gotten worse. For example,…
9 ways college students can live on the cheap
9 ways college students can live on the cheap Money & Credit August 12, 2016
These days, the average college graduate leaves school with over $28,000 in student loan debt, according to the Institute for College…
How to save big money on textbooks
How to save big money on textbooks Holiday Shopping August 11, 2016
Read more: How to find the lowest prices on textbooks Do comparison shopping for college textbooks online Amazon now renting…
These sites find you the best prices on textbooks
These sites find you the best prices on textbooks Education July 29, 2016
New school year, new courses, new books... The cost of buying textbooks can do some serious damage to your wallet --…
Beware of these identity theft hot spots on campus
Beware of these identity theft hot spots on campus Protect Your Identity July 28, 2016
When you're off to college, the thought of identity theft is probably the last thing on your mind. But it…
Where to take free online courses
Where to take free online courses Education July 26, 2016
As we ramp up for back to school time, it's important to remember that there are a wealth of free…
The ultimate free and cheap guide for college students
The ultimate free and cheap guide for college students Education July 25, 2016
College is a time of change, a shift from the strictures of the public school system to the autonomy of…
Why the “official bank” of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with
Why the “official bank” of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with Money & Credit July 21, 2016
When you're at a college, have you ever noticed there seems to be one bank that has a lockdown on…
New website helps students get noticed by colleges
New website helps students get noticed by colleges Education June 16, 2016
Read more: Top 40 highest-paying college degrees 9 ways to pay for college without student loans Going to college: Your…
6 fast food restaurants that offer tuition reimbursement
6 fast food restaurants that offer tuition reimbursement Education June 1, 2016
Years ago, Clark got a job with IBM as a bill collector after college because he knew they would pay…
Half of parents now expect kids to cover the cost of college
Half of parents now expect kids to cover the cost of college Education May 12, 2016
With college tuitions skyrocketing, it’s no surprise parents are worried whether they have enough to cover the cost. According to the…
6 free ways to learn how to code
6 free ways to learn how to code Education April 13, 2016
The future of education is all about lifelong learning, but too many people don't further their education after they get…
This essay about Costco got a high school senior into 5 Ivy League schools
This essay about Costco got a high school senior into 5 Ivy League schools Education April 4, 2016
Most high school seniors have received college acceptance letters by April and must decide which schools they'll attend by May. …
6 ways to eliminate student loan debt from your life
6 ways to eliminate student loan debt from your life Education March 29, 2016
Student loans are a backbreaking burden on many people in this country both young and old. Collectively, our borrowing for…
These 25 colleges had the biggest tuition hikes
These 25 colleges had the biggest tuition hikes Education March 10, 2016
On March 4, the University of Southern California announced its tuition for the 2016-2017 school year will surpass $50,000 for…
10 great colleges that don’t require you to take student loans
10 great colleges that don’t require you to take student loans Education February 25, 2016
With so much student loan debt out there, it may seem hard to believe that not every college and university…
The college majors that earn the most and least money after graduation
The college majors that earn the most and least money after graduation Education February 8, 2016
There are a few ways to go about choosing a college major. If you pick a field you're interested in,…
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