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Taking a Gap Year: Is It Right for You?

Posted on Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 under Applying to College, Money, Paying for College

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Taking a gap year allows students to save money, do volunteer work and get some life experience before enrolling in college. But a gap year isn’t for everyone. How do you know if taking a gap year is right for you?

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Get Rewarded for Your Hobby with These Student Scholarships

Posted on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 under Money, Paying for College, Scholarships

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Just because your grades aren’t stellar and you’re not amazing at football does not mean you can’t get a scholarship for college. As long as you’re good at any hobbies you have, you stand a chance of getting money for college tuition.

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Tips on Saving for College as an International Student

Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 under International Students, Living in the US, Money, Paying for College, Study Abroad

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After doing research on US colleges, you have probably noticed that they tend to be more expensive than the schools in most other countries. And since you won’t exactly get in-state (or even in-country) tuition from most schools in the US, college can be a costly goal.

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20 of the Best Colleges with No Application Fees

Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, Money

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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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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

According to a US News and World Report, these 10 colleges go above and beyond in offering financial aid to 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

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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 application tips for recent college 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, Paying for College

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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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How Important Is the Cost of College?

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

Northwestern University Arch

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

on-campus jobs

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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Work-Study vs. Other On-Campus Jobs

Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 under Jobs, Money, On Campus, Paying for College

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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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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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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

on-campus jobs

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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