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10 Colleges That Offer the Most Financial Aid to International Students

Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, College Rankings, International Students, Money, Paying for College

Stanford University

According to a US news report, 10 colleges go above and beyond in offering financial aid to international students.

International students are not eligible for US federal aid programs, though some state schools will offer in-state tuition to international students. Usually, though, attending college in the US is a very costly option for international students.

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3 Budgeting Tips for International Grad Students

Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 under Choosing a College, Graduate School, International Students, Money, Paying for College

grad school budget

Going to grad school in the US as an international student can be an exciting and rewarding experience.

But if you’re not prepared for the the financial burden of graduate school, it could keep you from being able to complete your studies. Don’t let this happen to you!

Before you choose a grad school in the US, you should keep the following tips in mind as you prepare your budget.

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3 Job Application Tips for Students and Recent College Grads

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 under Jobs, Money

job tips recent grads

Whether you’re still in college or recently graduated, you might need some help finding a job.

Instead of feeling intimidated by the process, check out our job applications tips and feel a little more confident about your chances of being hired.

The following tips are simple but essential, and may set you apart from the crowd.

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Your Alumni Donation

Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012 under Graduation, Money

Money

Now that you’ve graduated from college, you are faced with many decisions, including the age-old question of how much money your alumni donation should be.

Wait, what?

Your first response may be shock, since you just spent at least four years paying for college, and now you are being asked for more money.

But after about the fifth letter pleading for additional financial help, you might start contemplating what the right amount would be for your alumni donation.

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Need-Aware vs. Need-Blind Admissions

Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 under Money, Paying for College, Scholarships

Princeton University building

It’s the little details on the college application that suddenly become daunting as you begin to apply to schools.

An example is the box that asks if you will apply for financial aid. Should you check it?

Before you decide, you need to acquaint yourself with the basics of need-blind and need-aware admissions.

And no matter which one appeals to you, be honest about your financial situation when you apply to college!

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Inexpensive Gifts for the Holidays

Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2012 under Holidays, Money, Student Life

Gift box from www.audiolinks.com

As a college student, it’s no secret that you might not have a lot of extra cash, which means inexpensive gifts are all your loved ones will likely receive from you during the holidays.

Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to give inexpensive, thoughtful presents.

You can give a variety of gifts that require your time or talent more than your money, or you can just set a low budget for each present.

Read on for some ideas, and feel free to branch off this list with some inexpensive gift ideas of your own.

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How Important Is the Cost of College?

Posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 under Choosing a College, Money, Paying for College

University of California campus building

The cost of college has gradually increased over the years, and students are taking notice.

In fact, a recent study shows that more people than ever are considering college costs before choosing a school.

While the cost of tuition should not be the only detail you consider, it is wise to pay some attention to it before applying. Consider factors such as your savings, your willingness to take out loans and your ability to hold a job while maintaining your studies.

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Which On-Campus Jobs Are Right for You?

Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 under Jobs, Money, On Campus

Duke University campus

As you look for on-campus jobs at your college, feel free to think outside the box. You do not have to end up working at a coffee kiosk or in the cafeteria (though these jobs are great if they appeal to you)!

In fact, there may be some on-campus jobs that allow you to get experience in the field you intend to enter. Before you update your resume, get an idea of some interesting jobs on campus before you apply just anywhere.

Look through your options, including library jobs, cafeteria jobs and jobs for professors, and find which one is a good choice for you and your schedule.

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How to Pay Off Student Debt Without Going Broke

Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2012 under Money, Paying for College

student debt

If you’re borrowing loans, you’ll have to pay off student debt sooner or later.

Your best bet is usually to do it sooner, however.

Whether you’re ready to enter college or ready to graduate, it’s never too soon to think of a plan to manage student debt.

Luckily, you’re not alone — and there are a lot of resources to help you!

Find out how to plan for paying back your student loans.

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4 Ways to Save Money in College

Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Money

Baristas working in a coffee shop

Perhaps the biggest concern of college students besides maintaining good grades is money. We’re all broke!

Well, not all of us, but most of us are. We have phones to pay for, food to buy and shopping to do, and there doesn’t ever seem to be enough money for it. Even when we do have enough money, it seems to disappear as soon as we get it. Saving is the last thing on our minds for many of us as college students.

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How to Economize While Studying Abroad

Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2011 under Campus Correspondents, Money, Study Abroad

Euro coins and bills

Studying abroad is a wonderful and enriching experience that can open eyes to new sights, sounds and discoveries. However, it is also a venture that can be very expensive.

Unless you have a rich great-uncle or you are a beneficiary to a trust fund, it is likely that you will have to budget and economize during your time overseas.

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The Great College Student Job Debate

Posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2011 under Jobs, Money, Student Life

Getting a student job in college is a smart move. Not only will it provide you with some extra dough to spend on late-night pizza, trips to the movies and that must-have pair of shoes – it’ll also provide you with some invaluable experience to boost your resume and introduce you to new, interesting people, giving you the opportunity to expand your social circle.

But how do you choose where to work?

To help you narrow down the list and find the perfect student job for you, we’ve come up with a list of some of the benefits and drawbacks of on-campus and off-campus jobs.

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The Cheapest College Tuition

Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2011 under Choosing a College, Money, Paying for College

Money

With skyrocketing college tuition rates across the country, the schools that rank among the cheapest colleges in the US come as a breath of fresh air.

For those wanting to get a higher education without the burden of insurmountable debt accumulated from student loans, it’s nice to know that there are some more affordable options out there.

If you are looking for colleges in the US that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, here is a list of schools that will give you a real bang for your buck.

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Most Expensive Colleges in the US

Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2011 under Choosing a College, Money, Paying for College

Money

With sky-high price tags on many colleges in the US, and the prospect of a lifetime of debt a reality for many students, college tuition costs are an important consideration in choosing which college to attend.

Thankfully, the US Department of Education has released data on college tuition rates, revealing the most expensive colleges in the US.

As more and more people are questioning the value of a college education, this increased transparency in tuition rates and holding colleges accountable for their rising price tags is a big step forward.

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Colleges Lure New Students with Free Stuff

Posted on Thursday, July 14th, 2011 under Choosing a College, Current Events, Money

Tablet

An increasing number of colleges are giving students free stuff, from computers to smartphones.

Universities and colleges that provide incoming students with such gifts often claim that the tech swag they are giving out is necessary for students to keep up in classrooms that are making increasing use of such devices.

But can the free swag that colleges give students be considered a bribe?

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