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FAFSA Form Tips

FAFSA and College Aid Assistance

If you are in college or planning to attend college, the acronym FAFSA should be familiar to you. FAFSA stands for Free Application For Student Aid, a form used by the US Department of Education to determine financial need, particularly your “expected family contribution” or EFC. FAFSA conducts a “need analysis” based on your income, assets and other household information.

Personal Advice

Are Credit Cards a Trap for College Students?

You’ve heard the warning: credit cards for college students are a bad idea. Well, there is some truth to that statement. Especially when credit is easily dispensed, overused, and not properly managed.

College Budgeting

Tax Breaks and the College Student

College students and their families should know that there are certain tax breaks available to them. With college costing more now than ever before, any sort of tax assistance can help keep these costs under control.

Career Planning

Career Choice: Critical Care Nurses

Nurses may specialize in different medical areas including critical care. Critical care nurses are licensed professional nurses who are tasked with helping individuals with life-threatening problems.

Personal Advice

Wellness Advice for College Students

You need to take good care of yourself! That statement may be obvious to most people, but it has a certain urgency for college students. After all, if you miss too many classes because of health problems you may find it difficult to keep pace for the semester.

Personal Advice

7 Timely Tips for College Seniors

College seniors have much to consider over the next several months as they wind down their collegiate years. Soon, you’ll be walking up on the stage, receiving your degree, and turning your tassel.

Campus News

College Students Make a Fashion Difference for the Disabled

People with disabilities face challenges including what to shop for in new clothing. Finding clothing that looks and feels right for an amputee and for others with specialized needs can be daunting.

Study Tips

7 Life Points for Today’s College Students

College is a big part of many young adults’ lives, but its importance sometimes is magnified at the expense of everything else. The four years or so you spend on campus will soon be over, leaving you prepared for the workforce.

Scholarships

College Scholarships: December 2013 Edition

College-bound and current students that land scholarships can help defray the cost of their education. Scholarship recipients should know that these funds are not repaid and along with grants can reduce their higher education costs. Billions of dollars in college scholarship monies are awarded every academic year, money that you may be missing out on.

NCAA Football

5 “Other” Bowl Games You Won’t Want to Miss

From Dec. 21, 2013 through Jan. 6, 2014, there will be 35 bowl games played featuring 70 FBS (Division 1) teams.

Study Tips

Get Prepared For Your Final Exams

With your final exams looming, months of attending class, taking notes, studying and research will reveal if your hard work has paid off. Hopefully, you are not cramming for your exams, rather you have been working carefully toward taking your finals with an eye to getting the best possible grades.

Campus Cars

4 Driving Tips for College Students at Winter Break

As college students finish up the fall semester to enjoy a break over Christmas and into the new year, many will find themselves making the long trip from campus to their homes far away. For some students, that trip will be by car as they take their personal transportation on roads that might be fraught with wintry dangers.