How Work-Study Works.

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  Do you want to get paid to sit at a desk and do your homework? How about giving tours on a campus that you love? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, then work-study is for you! In order to understand how work-study works, let’s first identify what work-study is. According to studentaid.ed.gov here is a quick …

Is Community College Right for Me?

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Well…. That depends. There are many variables that go into making the all-important college decision. But most of all, the question at the heart of the answer lies in your academic, social and financial reality, along with your aspirations. Are you a student that might not have it all figured out right now but know that you want to do …

Common Student Loan Mistakes

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Taking out student loans tends to be a “given” for many students, and a given you feel you don’t need to think about until after college. While that is partially true, do not make these mistakes: Using a student loan to go to a college that expensive. A good way to think about it is this: the amount of money …

What Should Students Do In Summer?

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By Brooke Carleton   Most of us do it every year. countdown to summer. What’s not to like: warm weather, vacations, adventures and having fun with family and friends. Why not take advantage of your vacations and time off to visit and explore new cities and colleges. Whether it is a school you’ve always dreamed of visiting or one you …

Decoding College Lingo

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Higher education comes with its own rules, culture, and even its own language. If you have not been to college in the past ten years it has changed a lot. There are so many acronyms, and politically correct ways to say things that can cause a lot of confusion when you are trying to figure out if this is the …

3 Great Tips to Get Through Finals

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Finals are stressful regardless if you are taking them in high school or college. Some of the best advice someone told me once, was to manage my time, so I could get in enough studying, but also get plenty of rest and relaxation. Three of the most talked about areas during finals week are stress, studying, and rest. Here are …

How to Stay Safe on Campus?

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Millions of students in the U.S. head to college each fall. For most of those students, college represents independence and freedom from their parent’s rules. But with independence comes more responsibilities, especially with regards to your personal safety. Although safety is a priority at most schools, it is important to be proactive in keeping yourself and your belongings safe. Below …

Why Letters of Recommendation for College are Important?

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Colleges consider many factors when reviewing an applicant’s application file, most of which consist of numbers and figures. Letters of recommendation, however, can provide admission officers with information about you that is not provided anywhere else in your application. Because of this, letters of recommendation can be the determining factors in your admission decision. Letters of recommendation can reveal a …