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Education Tips

Are You Ready for National Decision Day?

Have you made your college decision yet? For high school seniors, the time for choosing a college is slipping by.

Student Loans

How to Whack Student Loan Debt

You’ve finished your education and now the bills are starting to come in. Student loan bills, that is. If you’re fortunate, you have a job to help pay for your loans. If not, you may be able to seek a deferment, at least for a little while.

Campus News

College Savings Plans by the Numbers

You’ve been socking away money for years to cover your son’s or daughter’s college education. Or perhaps you have several children and have been amassing a small college savings plan for each one.

Personal Advice

College Evaluation: Which One is Right for Me?

It happens so often: a high school student narrows down his or her college choice list to just two schools, but is unable to make a final decision. Time is of the essence, both colleges have accepted you, and you want to make your decision so that your final months while at high school are memorable and enjoyable.

Academics

College Schedule Tips and Tricks

College students often experience anxiety while working on their class schedules. Some classes are offered only at certain times of the year while many classes require students to complete prerequisites before signing up.

College Search

Make the Most of Your College Campus Visit

High school seniors still undecided about their choice of college can make their decision during spring break. That week-long respite from school typically takes place in March or April, enabling students to finalize their college choices before the usual May 1 deadline.

Study Tips

How to Survive Your Midterm Exams

Does your university hold midterm exams before or after spring break? Hopefully, that answer is “before” because once your exams are over you’re ready to let loose, at least for one week.

Education Tips

Should You Consider a Gap Year?

Finishing high school and then heading straight to college has been the practice of millions of Americans for decades. It is a rite of passage usually taken for granted, especially among professional career aspiring young adults.

Career Planning

Career Choice: Statisticians

If you enjoy parsing data, then pursuing a career as a statistician might be to your liking. Your strong interest in math or statistical theory can lead to a position where you collect, organize, and interpret numerical data, summarizing your findings into information that people find usable as well as useful.

Career Planning

Career Choice: Vision Rehabilitation Therapists

Individuals with sight problems face many challenges with even the simplest daily tasks difficult to accomplish. Aiding them in this endeavor are vision rehabilitation therapists, individuals who train patients to manage their homes, communicate, and use a computer.

Career Planning

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.

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.