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The holiday season is a time for giving, and college students often are the best examples of that spirit. At CollegeBound, we often hear about college students being leaders and finding ways to involve other students in a cause. [Read More]

Last-Minute Gift Guide for Dorm Dwellers

Lori Johnston | December 18, 2012

For the dorm dwellers in your life, there’s two big things to consider: Gifts cannot take up much room, and they’re even better if they can be shared with roommates and others on the same floor.

Here are five gift ideas for college students who live in dorms, and websites for more shopping ideas. [Read More]

‘Tis the Season for… Scholarships!

Robyn Tellefsen | December 14, 2012

Spending money on presents for the holidays is a bummer when the bill comes due, but you can turn a season of spending into a season of scholarships. Check out some of the cool scholarships you can apply for this month to offset buyer’s remorse… and college tuition. [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]

As always, we had a great group of chatters who somehow made talking about the college admissions process fun! Enjoy the recap… [Read More]

In dorm rooms, apartments, Hillel Jewish Student Centers, and Jewish fraternity and sorority houses, college students are celebrating Hanukkah on campus – and often away from home. Although it may be hard to be away from family, it’s wonderful that students gather to continue Hanukkah traditions at school.

The eight-day celebration begins Saturday night, and to wish our Jewish friends a happy Hannukah, here’s our gift guide for college-bound students. [Read More]

Top Green Campus Initiatives in 2012

Robyn Tellefsen | December 5, 2012

What role can colleges and universities – and students – play in protecting the health of our planet? According to the National Wildlife Federation, the role of higher education in greening our world is an indispensable one. [Read More]

We chatted recently with New York Times editor Jacques Steinberg, whose 2002 book, “The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College,” was re-issued in fall 2012 with a new afterward. For his book, Steinberg spent a year observing the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. The book now brings the story and details about the college admissions process up to date. [Read More]

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