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  • Student Loan Forgiveness Programs: How to Choose a Job That Qualifies

    Sep 25, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Student Loan Forgiveness Programs: How to Choose a Job That Qualifies

    According to The Project on Student Debt, in the class of 2011, the average student loan borrower graduated with $26,600 in loan debt. Thankfully, though, according to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, an estimated 25% of the U.S. workforce is eligible for student loan forgiveness programs. With some early planning and awareness, college students can ...

  • How to Be Confident in College Courses (or How to Fake It)

    Sep 24, 2013 • Noelle Held • College TipsRead More »
    How to Be Confident in College Courses (or How to Fake It)

    The middle of the semester is always tough for me. The initial excitement of the first month of school has worn off, and classes are starting to pick up. College courses can be overwhelming at times, and feel even more so when you add in student organizations, sports, friends, and family life. My confidence always ...

  • How to Afford a Smartphone on a College Student Budget

    Sep 23, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    How to Afford a Smartphone on a College Student Budget

    Do you need to balance giving your college student the cell phone he or she wants against keeping your student on a budget? Don’t worry, there are ways to afford a smartphone on a college student budget. My oldest daughter made a convincing case for having a smartphone before she started college. On campus, the ...

  • Fit Entertainment Into Your College Budget: It’s Possible!

    Sep 23, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Fit Entertainment Into Your College Budget: It’s Possible!

    Last year, I lived right next to a movie theater. It was great to see movies all the time, but it was expensive on a college budget. Luckily, a friend told me about AMC’s discount Thursdays, when college students can go to AMC theaters for free. I promised myself that I could only go to ...

  • No More Excuses! 30 Minute Dorm Room Cardio Workout

    Sep 20, 2013 • Rachel Braedyn • College LifeRead More »
    No More Excuses! 30 Minute Dorm Room Cardio Workout

    No more excuses for not finishing your daily cardio workout. Getting in shape doesn’t require a gym or lots of time. Just 30 minutes in your dorm can provide a quick cardio workout in between study sessions. Between classes, a part-time job, studying, and extracurricular activities, it seemed like I never found time to go ...

  • A 30-Minute Pilates Workout Is a Great College Stress Buster

    Sep 19, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    A 30-Minute Pilates Workout Is a Great College Stress Buster

    It’s no secret that college is stressful, but squeezing in a 30-minute Pilates workout before classes or after finishing a paper is a great way to stay healthy while in school. Like many college students, I fell victim to the dreaded “Freshman 15,” even though I played a sport. I was also pretty stressed just ...

  • Scholarship Scams: 5 Warning Signs You’re Being Had

    Sep 19, 2013 • Brenda High • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Scholarship Scams: 5 Warning Signs You’re Being Had

    Too many students become victims of scholarship scams. Students are enticed with promises of money for school in exchange for service fees or personal information. A major part of my job as a College and Career Readiness Coach is to help students find money for college using free resources. One of my students recently received ...

  • Squeeze 30 Minutes of Weight Training Into Your Busy College Schedule

    Sep 18, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College LifeRead More »
    Squeeze 30 Minutes of Weight Training Into Your Busy College Schedule

    I remember starting college dreading the “freshmen fifteen.” Thanks in part to my fears, I tried my best to work out every day. College, however, is a busy time, and weight training sessions were hard to keep on my list of priorities. I found it was easier to fit in short 30-minute weight training sessions ...

  • Top STEM Education Textbooks for College Students

    Sep 18, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Top STEM Education Textbooks for College Students

    Right now, there’s an exciting national initiative in place to encourage more students to pursue expertise in fields like mathematics and technology. This educational program, called S.T.E.M. (short for science, technology, engineering, and math), preps students for rewarding careers as inventors, programmers, engineers, and scientists. The idea, of course, is that the more students we ...

  • Score College Student Discounts with a Student Advantage Card

    Sep 17, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Score College Student Discounts with a Student Advantage Card

    When my school offered me the chance to sign up for a card that would give me college student discounts, I was reluctant. I wasn’t sure whether I would use it, and I was worried it wouldn’t be worth the cost to enroll. The card in question? The Student Advantage card. Though it cost $45 ...