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Tuition Discounts, Vaccines, and Mental Health: CC Weekly News Roundup
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Tuition Discounts, Vaccines, and Mental Health: CC Weekly News Roundup

What's new in higher ed this week?

  • After a tumultuous last year of college, the Class of 2021 tries to adjust to post-college…
College Profs and TAs
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College Profs and TAs

What do you think of when you imagine sitting in a college classroom or lecture hall? Do you see images of a bearded, intellectua…

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…

Some College Costs (Mainly Textbooks)
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Some College Costs (Mainly Textbooks)

Parents, you're probably cringing at the thought of tuition, room and board expense for your son or daughter. Well, as you might …

Is Harvard Education Worth the Price ... and the Loans?
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Is Harvard Education Worth the Price ... and the Loans?

Question: My older son was admitted to Stanford and Princeton but I convinced him to go to UCLA because he was given free tuition…

Mandatory Costs at Stony Brook
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Mandatory Costs at Stony Brook

Question: I wish to go to SUNY Stony Brook University and I saw that they have a transportation fee. They have it aside from tuit…

Is Real Job Better than Unpaid Internship?
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Is Real Job Better than Unpaid Internship?

Question: About a week ago, I went on a college tour where many colleges recommended employment as a way to boost admissions chan…

Can a Gap Year in NY Give me In-State Student Status?
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Can a Gap Year in NY Give me In-State Student Status?

Question: I just finished my sophomore year in Florida. I want to move to New York and take a gap year so I can save money and t…

Should We Send Early Refundable Deposit to Safety School?
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Should We Send Early Refundable Deposit to Safety School?

Question:My son was accepted to a college that recommends sending in his school deposit early. This is his safety school so he ma…

What Studies Show that Elite Colleges Are Worth the Cost?
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What Studies Show that Elite Colleges Are Worth the Cost?

Question: Can you direct me to any studies that support what I will call the "reputational difference" of attending an "elite" sc…

What Happens to Student Whose Parents Can't Pay for College as Expected?
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What Happens to Student Whose Parents Can't Pay for College as Expected?

Question: I will be a freshman at USC in January 2012. I never applied for financial aid because my parents said not to. However,…

Should Single Mom Use Savings or Loans to Pay for Son's College?
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Should Single Mom Use Savings or Loans to Pay for Son's College?

Question: I am a single mom with a son who is going to a state school in the fall (approx $18-20,000/year). I have $43,000 saved.…

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