Students

Life after college is full of new exposure into the real world, and a significant portion of this transition has to do with attempting to build your career and job prospects—you’ve put in the hard work, and now you’re ready for this hard work to pay off. If you’ve read

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Financial Aid, TuitionStudents

If you’ve decided grad school is something you are interested in, and you’re ready to plunge into more years of higher education, one of the first questions you’re likely asking yourself is “How on Earth am I going to pay for all this?” As if your undergraduate education wasn’t expensive

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Financial Aid, Tuition

It’s the time of year when students across the country graduate with four year degrees. While it’s exciting to finally be done with studying, the majority of today’s college graduates have to deal with the burden of student loan repayment starting six months after graduation. For many graduates who aren’t even sure how they

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Financial Aid, TuitionStudents

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

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Education, News

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

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Education, News

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

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Study Abroad

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

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Students

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

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Students

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

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Education, NewsStudents

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?

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Financial Aid, TuitionStudents

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

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Top articles of 2015
Classroom, eLearningEducation, NewsFinancial Aid, TuitionStudents

Happy New Year, SchoolMoney.org’s readers and followers! We covered a wide variety of exciting education-related topics 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! Most Popular Posts of 2015 1. “Homeschooling: Advantages and Disadvantages”

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Students

Gaining financial independence and responsibility in college means learning to be organized and create a realistic budget. Long gone are the days sitting and balancing a checkbook. The technology we carry around with us today certainly gives us an added level of convenience when it comes to finances, including some great

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Education, NewsStudentsStudy Abroad

There are many aspects of studying abroad that students must consider when choosing their program and preparing for the trip: What kind of program is right for me? What will studying abroad be like? What should I pack? How do I travel on a budget?   The first step in

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