Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, Money
Preparing for and applying to college is no joke — especially when it comes to your top choices. Not only do you want to get into college, but you may also hope to get into a college with a good application.
The application process is also no joke when it comes to your wallet. College application fees can easily cost you nearly $100 a pop, so you’ll need to pick and choose carefully.
Here’s a list of 20 highly ranked colleges that also happen to have free applications.
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Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, College Rankings, International Students, Money, Paying for College
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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Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 under Jobs, Money
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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Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012 under Graduation, 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.
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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Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 under Money, Paying for College, Scholarships
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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Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2012 under Holidays, Money, Student Life
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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Posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 under Choosing a College, Money, Paying for College
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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Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 under Jobs, Money, On 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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Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 under Jobs, Money, On Campus, Paying for College
One way to make money as a college student is to get a work-study job. But this option is not available to everyone, which is why a regular on-campus job may have to do.
Learn the differences between the two options — before you start sending out applications!
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Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2012 under Money, Paying for College
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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Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Money
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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Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2011 under Campus Correspondents, Money, Study Abroad
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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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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