The Case For Free Community College
Early in 2015, President Obama announced his plan to make community college free. The plan is formally called “America’s College Promise,” and is based on the successful Tennessee program called the “Tennessee Promise.” President Obama made the case for the program in a January speech at Pellissippi State Community College in Tennessee: “Here in America,
Is Performance-Based Funding the Future of Higher Ed?
The concept of performance-based funding is not new. In fact, it has been implemented by several states since the 1990s, including Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in 2000 (Hillman et al., 2014). It has both its supporters and its detractors. Yet, some believe the concept of performance-based funding is the answer
4 Ways to Save Money on Student Travel
Traveling as a student, whether through a study abroad program, independently over the summer or during a gap year, can be advantageous in many ways and a way to deepen the college experience. The main setback to traveling during college, however, is often finances. Traveling can be quite expensive, and
Make Quick Cash: Easy Jobs for Broke Students
Are you in school and always broke? Do you already have a job but have no money after you pay all of your bills? Here are some ways you can make some quick cash in a few hours or less! Research and Surveys You can sell your body
MOOCs: Is Online Learning an Affordable Option?
It has been several years since the technological revolution turned towards improving the state of education. Many advancements have been made in improving access to higher education with initiatives such as Open Learning and an increase of technology in the classrooms. One of the more recent developments, Massive Open Online
Saving For College: What is a 529 Plan?
For parents who hope to help with their child’s college tuition someday, the looming cost of an education can be intimidating. It may seem impossible, but starting early and saving right can go a long way. One strategy for saving up tuition money is the 529 Savings Plan. Here’s a quick
Financial Tips for Future College Students
College can be a financially difficult time for many students. At the same time students are establishing their independence, they’re dealing with many new and challenging financial issues. It can often be overwhelming to stay organized and ahead of the game. To help you in your research, this article will provide useful
How to Make Time for Scholarship Applications
Most students plan on applying for scholarships, but it’s easy to procrastinate – we can always do it tomorrow or the day after, right? With school, extracurricular activities, social activities and maybe a part-time job, there never seems to be enough hours in the day. Sometimes things just get pushed
How to Highlight Your Study Abroad Experience in a Job Interview
Studying abroad is a chance to develop crucial skills that can prepare you for your career down the road. Upon returning home from a semester or year overseas, it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint how to use your international experience as a selling point on your resume or in a job
Studying Abroad: 3 Basic Questions to Ask
It’s easy to be attracted to the idea of studying abroad. If you’re the adventurous type, chances are you’ve already given it some thought. But when it comes down to the fine details of making the experience a reality, you’re likely to come across a large amount of information to sort through.
What are Scholarships?
When it comes to helping you pay for your higher education, scholarships are a good way to go. In fact, “scholarship” should be your mantra during your final years of preparation for a four or two-year college. They are, to a large extent, free money to spend on everything from tuition
Graduate School: 8 Tips to Help You Get In
Getting into graduate school is a lot of work — finding a program that fits your interests and goals, applications, the GRE exam, letters of intent, coordinating recommendation letters. If you’ve determined that going to graduate school makes sense for your future career, this article will highlight eight ways you can
Is Graduate School Worth the Investment?
At some point during your undergraduate career, you have to face the inevitable question of what you plan to do after you graduate. Are you going to go out into the world and look for a job? Are you going to take some time off to travel? Will you continue going to school
Increase Your Chances Of Getting A Scholarship
Graduating from college is a huge accomplishment. However, many students graduate with substantial debt from both college loans and credit cards – and some of those students go on to accrue even more debt with graduate study. Make no mistake about it, college is expensive. But, not all students graduate