How to be Financially Responsible in College
For many students, college is their first time juggling financial responsibilities on their own. Poor planning and budgeting can lead to severe and stressful consequences that can be long-term. With proper planning and preparation, however, college can be an essential stepping stone in a student’s journey to becoming financially wise and independent.
7 Programs that Give Scholarships for Volunteer Service
Did you know that you can raise money for your education by volunteering for great causes? While volunteering is a fantastic way to help your community, make friends, network, or make your college applications stand out, some volunteer jobs “pay you back” with scholarships after you complete your assignment or make you
College Tuition: Where Does the Money Go?
As college tuition and fees continue to rise, many complain that an education has become too expensive. It’s not exactly an exaggeration; tuition as increased 1,228% since records dating back to 1978, according to Bloomberg. Every term, students across the U.S. pay, and sometimes, go into debt because of these
Scholarships: Where to Look and How to Get Them
As the cost of an education in the United States continues to increase, it is becoming more important for parents and students to consider alternatives to taking out bigger loans to pay for school. Though they are highly sought after, scholarships can help offset the price. With a little work and
Farm to School: Sourcing School Meals Locally
Education is more than what happens in the classroom. Students are learning about the world they live in, how to interact with each other, and how to stay healthy. People are becoming more environmentally aware and conscious of what children put in their bodies, particularly as awareness about obesity has
How to Learn a Language for Free
Learning a language can be invaluable in a number of ways, in terms of career as well as personal growth and development. But it only takes a basic search of language classes and programs, such as Rosetta Stone to realize that learning a language can carry a pretty hefty price
Free College for Starbucks Employees: Worth It?
Last summer Starbucks launched the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, a program that offers free college tuition for its employees. At first glance, it may seem too good to be true – working toward a college degree without the student loan debt many American college graduates take on. But how exactly does the
College: Considering the Cost Beyond Tuition
When you’re planning for the cost of attending college, the expenses don’t stop at tuition. There is rent to pay, books to buy, the price tag of any athletics or activities you choose to pursue and more. Some fees depend on the university you attend, while others might be impacted by
English: The Impact on Higher Education Abroad
We live in a closely connected world where globalization has diminished boundaries between countries and regions. Higher education institutions around the globe have certainly played an enormous role in this shift by opening their doors to an international population and integrating intercultural aspects into university curriculum. It is more common
Are Smaller Classes Better for Students?
Though the debate over class size is ongoing, research, in general, indicates that students tend to learn better in smaller environments. Yet, as state budgets are cut, class sizes are only increasing. Why Smaller Class Sizes? Since the 1970s, research has suggested that smaller class sizes lead to higher academic
How to Attend College for Free in Germany
Did you know that as an American you are able to enroll in college courses and complete degrees at institutions in Germany for free? Over 4,000 American students enrolled in German institutions in 2014, a recent report by the German Academic Exchange Service found. Getting a free college education in
Teaching English Abroad: What to Know Before You Go
It’s not uncommon for a travel-minded college student’s eyes to light up at the thought of packing his bags and heading out of the country on a one-way ticket to teach English. Teaching English is indeed a great way to fund travel and studies abroad, and there are several ways to become
Is Higher Education in the United States Unaffordable?
Most students go to college so they can get a good job once they graduate. If an individual wants to succeed in today’s economy and become part of the workforce, a diploma is increasingly necessary. Yet, the cost of enrolling in higher education is only increasing, and students are graduating with
Teaching the Arts in Schools: Why is it Important?
As school budgets are cut and with the emphasis on math and science, many schools are forced to trim away at their art curriculum. The arts may seem like a fun break from learning and unimportant to student success in our technological world, but the arts play a very important role in the development