Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2011 under Money, Student Life, Video
Saving money in college is tricky. Despite the meal plan and student discounts, the cash in your pocket can go pretty fast in college.
But we have some tips to help you save your money instead of emailing your parents … again.
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Posted on Friday, February 18th, 2011 under International Students, Money, Video
Have you heard the expression “the United States runs on credit”? If you haven’t already, you probably will during your time in the US.
To an extent, this expression is true. However, that does not mean that you should run to the first bank you see to apply for a credit card! In fact, I suggest avoiding credit cards altogether.
If you feel that you absolutely must get a credit card, we do have some advice in today’s video.
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Posted on Monday, January 3rd, 2011 under Jobs, Money, Student Life
In addition to what you learn in tutorials and lectures, there are some invaluable life skills you should strive to master during your college years. Do you know how to network? What about how to handle money? Can you get along with difficult roommates and colleagues?
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Posted on Friday, December 17th, 2010 under Money, Off-Campus Housing, Student Housing
Finding ways to pay less rent can be a big help when balancing a student budget.
There are many ways for students to lower their rent, from living with responsible rent-paying roommates to cutting deals with landlords.
Check out these surprisingly simple ways to pay less rent so that there’s more money for everything from textbooks to spring break trips.
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Posted on Monday, October 18th, 2010 under Money, Paying for College
New research suggests that the value of a college education is greater than ever before and that investing in a bachelor’s degree will pay off in the long run.
What is this conclusion based on? How does the recession factor into this? And what about rising tuition rates? We’ll answer all these questions and more in today’s post.
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Posted on Friday, July 16th, 2010 under Money, Paying for College, Scholarships
As if filling out the FAFSA the first time wasn’t bad enough, renewing it on the web can be just as confusing.
What are the deadlines? What updated information do you need to get from your parents? What happens if your submission is late?
Rest assured that renewing your FAFSA is simpler and more efficient than the initial process of filling out the form. Check out some top FAQs for answers to all your FAFSA renewal questions.
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Posted on Monday, June 28th, 2010 under Money, Paying for College
Many students are turning to peer to peer loans as a simpler alternative to bank loans.
But just because you’re not borrowing money from “The Man” doesn’t make a peer to peer loan any less serious.
Find out what exactly peer-to-peer lending is and see if it’s the right choice for you.
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Posted on Monday, May 24th, 2010 under Applying to College, Money
If you’re taking out a loan for college, there are important questions you must keep in mind before signing any papers!
College is expensive. The costs of tuition, food, and living in a dorm or off-campus apartment really rack up! Loans are sometimes necessary — just make sure you’re getting the best deal!
Shop around, do some research and ask the right questions before deciding on which private student loan is right for you.
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Posted on Friday, May 21st, 2010 under International Students, Money
International students: have you always dreamed of free tuition for college in the United States? Now it can be a reality!
The Community College Summit Initiative Program offers opportunities to qualified students to come study in community colleges in the US for free!
Find out if you are eligible to apply.
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Posted on Friday, May 14th, 2010 under Jobs, Money
Ever wonder what your college career is worth? Before deciding on a college major, you might want to make sure that there’s a (sizable) pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
Are you considering a career in social work? Music? Religion? Take a look at our list of worst paying careers in the country before officially declaring it on your transcript!
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Posted on Monday, May 10th, 2010 under Money, Paying for College, Scholarships
High school students — great news! ULS wants to know what college means to you, and you could win a $500 scholarship just for letting us know!
What catches your eye? What draws you in and excites you about college? As you’re visiting college campuses this year, take a snapshot and show us.
It could be anything — the school’s football team, the famous library, a lecture hall, or something completely different. Be creative!
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Posted on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 under Money, Paying for College
The probability of never-ending college debt after graduation is often what scares students (and parents!) away from applying to many schools.
We all know that the cost of college can be expensive — but it doesn’t have to mean insurmountable debt! There are many things you can do to knock down the sticker price a few notches and make college more affordable.
Find out what you can do before college and after you’re enrolled to minimize your debt.
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Posted on Friday, April 16th, 2010 under Money, Student Life
Students are always on the look out for great easy and cheap college meal ideas.
When you move into your college dorm, you’re suddenly deprived of many things you took for granted when you lived at home, including a fully stocked fridge (that miraculously refilled itself weekly), cooking appliances, and of course — mom’s cooking!
Are you hungry for more easy and cheap college meal recipes? Here’s part two of our list of favorites:
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Posted on Monday, March 1st, 2010 under Applying to College, Money
Are you trying to avoid paying application fees? There are schools that allow you to apply for free.
For this year’s college applicants, here is a list of schools that don’t charge the standard application fees when applying online.
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