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Our Paying for College Advice, Featured on Mint.com!

The CollegeBound Network | February 19, 2014

We were thrilled for the opportunity to share some thoughts on the value of a college education, how to afford it, and the creative ways people are saving thousands of dollars.

Head on over to Mint.com for the full article, and let us know what other financial aid and college topics you’d like to know more about. [Read More]

College in Canada: 5 To-Knows for Studying North of the Border

The CollegeBound Network | October 28, 2013

Today’s guest post comes from Jeremy Bernard, a writer with Equals6, an online community for students.

This year, thousands of students from the US will cross the border to study in Canada. While many go there to save money, there’s a lot more to think about before you head north. Here are five key things to consider about attending a Canadian university… [Read More]

Embrace Campus Life: How to Get Involved

The CollegeBound Network | October 4, 2013

Today’s guest post comes from Priya Sudendra, a junior at the University of Colorado and a staff writer for CollegeFocus.

After getting settled into college, the next step is to become a part of the campus life. College brings so many great opportunities with clubs and organizations to join on campus. There is a club for practically every interest. It’s a great way to make friends and feel like you’re part of the college experience. Becoming involved can have a lot of benefits for your college and professional career as well. [Read More]

4 Tips for Applying Your Degree in the Real World

The CollegeBound Network | August 28, 2013

Today’s guest post comes from Georgiah Cook, an education blogger.

After four years of hard work, you’ll have  a shiny new degree in hand. However, once the celebrations and congratulations simmer down, you’ll find yourself thinking: Now what?

If you are a graduate of the Class of 2013, you’re already standing on the precipice of adulthood and the “real world,” and you realize that you actually need to get a job. Fortunately, even if you did go against your parents’ wishes and avoided so-called “practical” or “career-focused” majors in college, all is not lost. No matter what you studied, you can still find ways to apply it post-graduation. Here are just four tips for taking that next step after college. [Read More]

Telecommuting Jobs You Can Do in Your Area of Study

The CollegeBound Network | May 15, 2013

telecommuting jobs for students

Today’s guest post comes from Jennifer Parris, a career writer for FlexJobs.

If you think post-graduation you’re doomed to a life of gray cubicles and idle office chitchat, think again. There are many opportunities to launch your career within your field — and all from the comforts of home. Here are some job opportunities that all offer flex schedules:

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Budgeting for College Students: A Refresher Course

The CollegeBound Network | February 28, 2013

Today’s guest post comes from Reyna Gobel, author of “How Smart Students Pay for School: The Best Way to Save for College, Get the Right Loans, and Repay Debt.”

Anyone can calculate the price of tuition, books, and dorm fees using a university cost of attendance calculator. But it’s the rest of your budget that could throw a college budgeting plan out of whack. [Read More]

5 Ways for College Students to Survive the Holidays on a Budget

The CollegeBound Network | December 12, 2012

Today’s guest post comes from Sani Golriz of CollegeFocus

There’s nothing quite like heading home for the holidays after a semester of hard studying. You’ll discover, perhaps for the first time, the joys of spending time with friends you haven’t seen for months, the small pleasures of the holiday season and the importance of family.

You may also discover the dubious pleasures of living through the holidays on a tight budget. With the rising cost of tuition and living expenses — not to mention the cost of a round trip home from college — students this year will have less money than ever to enjoy the festive season. [Read More]

Scholarships for Online Students

The CollegeBound Network | November 9, 2012

Today’s guest post comes from Melissa Woodson, the community manager for @WashULaw.

With the increased enrollment in online degree programs over the last five years, one of the biggest concerns potential online students have is about the amount of scholarships or financial aid available, and if this amount differs greatly from more traditional programs. The good news is that scholarships abound for online classes and degree programs – the bad news is that (like scholarships for more traditional programs) they’re not always easy to find. Here are some online resources that you should utilize when looking for financial aid for your online education. [Read More]

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