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Student loan debt has become a harsh reality for the majority of college graduates in the United States. According to the Institute for College Access & Success, 70% of graduates of public and nonprofit colleges in 2014 had student loan debt, with an average of $28,950 in student loans. For
Studying abroad can be a great way to spend a semester or an academic year of your undergraduate education. It’s an opportunity to develop skills and experience that can positively impact your education and career. However, one apprehension many students might have, especially if traveling independently, is study abroad safety. We’ve all
Studying abroad means having to function and navigate life in an unfamiliar environment. While encountering the unfamiliar can definitely be exhilarating, it can also be stressful if you do not have tools at your fingertips to help you find your way. Luckily today we have a plethora of convenient apps available
Studying abroad can be an excellent chance for students to develop skills that will make them stand out to potential employers, including foreign language skills, cross-cultural communication, problem solving, independence, and adaptability/flexibility. Studying abroad can also be a chance for personal development and growth, an opportunity to experience the world
The high prices of textbooks can feel painful, especially if you’ve been trying to save money in college. And, you’re not just imagining it: the average college student at a four year public college spends roughly $1,200 per year on textbooks alone, according to The College Board. And if it
It’s that time of year again, when high school students around the country sit impatiently waiting to get the coveted acceptance letter from their top college. Many students are nervous and worried that they won’t be accepted to their top-pick and most prestigious institutions, and instead will have to “settle” for
We’ve all heard the old saying, “It’s not about what you know, but who knows you,” and there certainly is truth to this. 80% of jobs are not advertised, according to Howard Poplinger, owner of human resource company Epic Development and Evaluation. What does this mean for the college student?
College can be a time for gaining financial independence and an opportunity to create positive financial habits that you will hopefully carry with you after graduation. While gaining new independence can be an exciting adventure, there are certain financial mistakes that can be easy to make and can have long-term
Happy New Year, SchoolMoney.org’s readers and followers! We covered a wide variety of exciting education-related topics in the year 2015 geared toward students, educators and anyone else who is committed to student success. To recap, here’s a snapshot look at our most popular articles from last year! Most Popular Posts