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10 In-Demand College Majors

High school seniors and non-matriculated college students are nervously scanning the news these days to see if their intended career path is still open or whether they’ll need to adjust their plans accordingly. Fortunately, an economic downturn usually means that hiring for key jobs is only temporarily curtailed while the long term prospects for most in-demand careers remain bright.

Advanced Education Featured

Grad School: Why Going Makes Sense

You’ve considered attending graduate (grad) school, but are wondering if the investment is worth it. Grad school means about two more years of higher education, but the per credit costs and fees are greater than undergraduate school and your financial aid options are limited.

Career Planning Featured

Finding Work Months After College Graduation

It is a fact that college graduates are finding it difficult to launch their careers. Despite officially lower unemployment numbers, record numbers of Americans are not in the workforce. Moreover, job growth is weak with the best growth occurring in the service sector.

Academics Featured

Should You Transfer to a Different College?

Ideally, students will start and finish their undergraduate work at the same school, enjoying the familiarity, consistency, and the security of attending one school. There is something to be said about student and faculty relationships that are built over four years, what can provide a lifetime of mutually satisfying support.

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Get Ready for Your College Scholarship Interview

With the cost of higher education as high as it is, students should apply for college scholarships to help defray their expenses. Billions of dollars in college scholarship money is offered every year with awards ranging from one-time gifts of a few hundred dollars to full-ride scholarships at top-notch universities.

Featured Study Tips

New Study Habits for the New Year

Are you satisfied with your academic progress? Specifically, are your grades where you want them to be? Let’s face it: students with a high grade point average (GPA) stand a better chance of landing a job or receiving grad school acceptance than those with average scores.

Featured Finance

Will This be the Year You Return to College?

When older adults return to college, they’re often labeled as “non-traditional students.” That means these individuals do not fit into the usual 18-24-year-old age category that describes the traditional college student, although not necessarily the “average” college student these days.

FAFSA Form Tips Featured

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.

Featured 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 Featured

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 Featured

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.

Featured 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.