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Where Will You Go After You Graduate?

Dawn Papandrea | May 1, 2013

If you’re trying to map out a post-graduation career plan, Kiplinger has some recommendations for you. In its 10 Best Cities for New Grads, the list identifies cities that have strong job potential, a reasonable cost of living, and something most young people are interested in — an active social scene.

Of course, you shouldn’t feel the need to pack your bags just yet. Depending on the industry of choice, and your comfort level with relocating, your hometown or current place of residence can suit you just fine.

Still, it’s fun to take a peek in case you’re considering a change of scenery… [Read More]

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When one considers the staggering statistics — that 1 in every 50 children has a form of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), according to a recent parental survey conducted by the CDC — there’s no doubt that society as a whole needs to help support them and their families. Although you often hear about special education programs at the early childhood level, once ASD kids grow up, there isn’t much in the way of support for them to continue with their studies. [Read More]

How Green is Your College?

Dawn Papandrea | April 22, 2013

On this Earth Day, it’s worth noting that today’s college-bound students are more green-minded than ever.

According to The Princeton Review’s 2013 College Hopes & Worries Survey, 62 percent of students said a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend a school. [Read More]

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What Tina Fey's new movie gets right - and wrong - about the admissions process.

We’re huge fans of Tina Fey, and with her new movie, “Admission,” she enters into the college-bound world, portraying an admissions officer at Princeton University. But Hollywood’s version of the college acceptance process has some inaccuracies.

Here’s a look what is real versus movie-madness in “Admission.”

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College Costs and Financial Aid By the Numbers

Dawn Papandrea | April 10, 2013

Who can blame you for being neurotic when it comes to college cash concerns, when you consider the big numbers involved with borrowing for an education? For starters, last year was the first year that student loan debt was greater than credit card debt — yikes!

The good news is that scholarship and grant numbers can be equally as impressive too, if you’re lucky enough, or should we say, worked hard enough to be eligible.

Take a look at this infographic from for a snapshot of what college costs today… [Read More]

Students in Dunk City are rooting on their school's sudden fame during March Madness.

Even if you’re not a college basketball fan, it’s easy to love the story about Florida Gulf Coast University, or FGCU, a four-year public university in Fort Myers, Fla. This Cinderella team during March Madness has received national attention – fans even include Justin Timberlake – for its amazing dunks, teamwork, and well, just coming out of what seems to be nowhere. [Read More]

The Princeton Review today released its annual “College Hopes and Worries Survey” of college applicants and their parents. Overall there weren’t too many surprises, as the recurring theme seemed to be that they are worried about paying for college, and stressing out over the whole process in general.

Here are some of the key findings… [Read More]

Sequester Hits Military Students in the Tuition Pockets

The CollegeBound Network | March 13, 2013

It’s official: As a result of the sequester’s automatic budget cuts on defense spending, military students may be left without a classroom. That’s because all branches of the military (except the Navy, which is still finalizing its decision) have suspended tuition assistance for thousands of active duty military. Students enrolled in spring semester courses are still covered, but there is little hope for those who were planning to take summer and fall courses. [Read More]