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Does Financial Aid Cover Campus Housing?
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Does Financial Aid Cover Campus Housing?

Question: I was wondering (and praying) if financial aid would cover campus housing. My mother and I have been unemployed for ov…

College Cost Cutting
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College Cost Cutting

Tuition, room, and board costs are just the beginning of paying for college. Those "incidentals" (if you can consider a $300 text…

Don't Let College Move-In Day Bug You
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Don't Let College Move-In Day Bug You

Ah, my memories of moving our kids into their dorms on their first freshman day at college. I think the one thing that I remember…

What's the Poop on College Dorm Bathrooms?
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What's the Poop on College Dorm Bathrooms?

Question: How bad is sharing bathrooms in the dorms?

For starters, it depends on whom you're sharing with .. Neatnik Nellie or Slo…

Help for apprehensive boarding-school freshman?
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Help for apprehensive boarding-school freshman?

Question: What words of advice do you offer to parents of a very apprehensive 9th grader who is going away to boarding school for…

Effects of Crowed Dorm Room on Freshmen?
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Effects of Crowed Dorm Room on Freshmen?

Question: Have there been any studies conducted that suggest the optimal living situation for freshman students (single, double, …

Help .... My "Non-Smoking" Roommate is a Smoker
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Help .... My "Non-Smoking" Roommate is a Smoker

Question: On my roommate-matching questionnaire, I wrote down that I do not smoke and expect to live with another non-smoker. I f…

Changing Penn State Campus Choice Post-Admission
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Changing Penn State Campus Choice Post-Admission

Question: My son was accepted at Penn State Berks. (This was his second choice; his first was University Park.) Unfortunately, t…

Must Honors Student Live in Honors Housing?
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Must Honors Student Live in Honors Housing?

Question: I was recently admitted to the University of Connecticut for next fall, and I was pretty surprised to find out that I w…

How Are Roommates Selected?
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How Are Roommates Selected?

Question: After you apply to college and have been accepted, how can you arrange who will become your roommate?

Colleges have dif…

Do colleges pay attention to roommate preferences?
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Do colleges pay attention to roommate preferences?

Question: Do colleges really pay attention to the roommate preference questions on my college application?

A lot of smaller colle…

What do TAs do at a college?
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What do TAs do at a college?

Question: What do TAs do at a college?

TAs are Teaching Assistants. They are usually graduate students who are working as assist…

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