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Crowdfund Your Way Through College

Michelle Grossman | August 8, 2013

Crowdfunding: “The practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet,” as defined by

So, why not crowdfund your education? Many students are aiming to do just that. [Read More]

College Campuses Through a New Lens

Emma Jean Maiorana | August 6, 2013

A newly designed aerial vehicle called an “octocopter” is an unmanned remote control device used to capture a bird’s eye view of an entire college campus. Rather than miscellaneous snapshots posted on a school’s website, prospective students now have the chance to view their schools of choice like never before.

One might say this technology is taking campus tours to new heights…

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We all watched and laughed hysterically to the movie Identity Thief that hit theatres this past February, right? Unfortunately, all jokes aside, identity theft really isn’t a laughing matter.

Did you know that 18-24 year olds are most likely to be victims of identity theft? That according to The Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Resource Center, which found that young adults make up the largest percent of identity theft victims in the U.S. Even scarier? The thieves are commonly people they know. [Read More]

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Laptops, smartphones are key accessories for students, but pen and paper aren't completely out, either.

Hey, you got a pen? You may have whispered that to a friend in high school on a day when you had a test or needed to take notes and completely forgot about bringing a pen or pencil to class.

When you’re in college, it’s more likely you’ll be bringing your laptop, tablet and/or smartphone to class to take notes during a professor’s lecture. But when you’re getting ready for that first week of school, go ahead and grab a box or pencils and pens – you’ll likely need them, too. [Read More]

Uncle Sam Trying to Lower Student Loan Interest

Dawn Papandrea | July 25, 2013

Phase one is done: The Senate voted yesterday to decrease Federal Stafford student loan interest rates from 6.8 to 3.86, affecting anyone who took out a loan since July 1. Looks like students will catch a break after all!

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High Achievers Go Far from Home

Robyn Tellefsen | July 25, 2013

If you’re like most college-bound students, you’re probably wondering where in the world you’ll end up going to school. Perhaps you’re looking at colleges all over the country or even overseas, or maybe you’d rather stay closer to home.

Here’s an interesting fact to consider – how far you’re willing to go from home might be related to your level of academic achievement. [Read More]

College Success Secrets Revealed

Michelle Grossman | July 22, 2013

The most difficult challenge students struggle with isn’t any one course or killer midterm, but simply how to find college success overall. Discovering the framework of what works when it comes to study habits, time management, and other campus survival is key for acing the college years.

And there’s a new guide that tells you how to do all that! Check it out… [Read More]

Summer Campus Tours Are Not a Waste of Time

Robyn Tellefsen | July 18, 2013

Conventional wisdom says that summer is not the ideal time to take a campus tour. Most students have gone home or someplace else for the season, so campus won’t have the same feel as it does during the regular school year.

On the other hand, summer is probably when you have the most free time, when you’re unencumbered by the demands of high school attendance, coursework, and extra curriculars. For that reason, it makes a lot of sense to plan a few campus tours this summer.

Take a look at a few ways to make the most of your summer campus tours. [Read More]