Paying For College

Student Loan Rates Low

If you have been looking for a silver lining in these troubled economic waters, you may find it in student loan interest rates. Students who need extra funding for college can take advantage of changes in the law and improvements in the economy which mean student loans at among the best interest rates in the ...

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Have A Profitable Summer Break

Whether you’re a high school upperclassman or a college student, summer vacation is a great time to earn some money. Summer break used to mean fun in the sun for many students, but the extremely high cost of college (and life in general for high school students) means many must keep their noses to the ...

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Student Checking Accounts

When I was in college back in the day, I used to look forward to that special card or letter from home that had a five or ten dollar bill folded neatly inside. Those were the days when five or ten dollars were really worth something, not like today when a five will get you ...

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Scholarship Opportunities for U.S. Citizen in No. Ireland

Question: My daughter is an American citizen living in Northern Ireland since the age of 1. She will be entering her last year of schooling in September and will be looking to attend college in September 2012. She wants to do Engineering and is a top student in a top school. How can I find ...

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Interning into The Wind

Perhaps one of the shortest distances between both high school and college students’ lives and a good job comes courtesy of internships. What, exactly, is an internship? Well, no less an authoritative source than Wikipedia defines an internship as “a system of on-the-job training for white-collar jobs, similar to an apprenticeship. Interns are usually college ...

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Gifts for Grads

How many of you readers out there have a son or daughter graduating from college this year? Granted, many state universities and some private schools have already held graduation, but many are close to sending their seniors out into the “real world.” Sure, an all-expense-paid trip to Europe seems like the ultimate graduation gift. However, ...

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Is College Worth It?

That’s a question many parents are asking themselves when faced with the likelihood that they will be entering into a much deeper world of sacrifice and debt when the Ivy gates open wide for their son or daughter. I’ve written before here about the rising tsunami of student debt. It’s a fact, not speculation. Beginning ...

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Prom Planning Beats College Costs Planning

A survey conducted by Sallie Mae released yesterday revealed several surprising, if not shocking, statistics on how serious high-school seniors take paying for college. The survey, which compared their prom decisions to their financial loan decisions discovered about half of senior girls and senior boys spent more time planning for their senior prom (such as ...

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