College Grants and Scholarships
September 4, 2013
College is extremely expensive and no student needs to rely solely on student loans to pay for their education. Scholarships and grants, even...
August 9, 2013
When you’re getting ready to start college many people will tell you that you can’t work while you’re a student. They’ll tell you how hard it is to balance school and work, and they might advise you that you should focus on your studies and not...
June 4, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The job market for fresh college graduates may be strengthening, with 50 percent of U.S. employers say they plan to look among them to hire, according to CareerBuilder...
May 29, 2013
By the time I was 26, I owed more than $30,000 in student loan debt. But nobody knew. Not my friends, not my family and certainly not my co-...
May 29, 2013
Three years into a bachelor's degree and I'm finally realizing just how deep a hole I've dug for myself. When I earn my degree next spring, I'll be just under $70,000 in debt.
How did I get here?
May 22, 2013
I have a confession to make.
I am a deep-south girl, which among other things, means I did a lot of pageants growing up.
Honestly, it’s nothing like you see on TV. “Toddlers & Tiaras” really gives the whole pageant system a bad...
May 20, 2013
When the job market stinks, many college students take refuge in graduate school, figuring the time and money spent getting a master’s degree will boost their career prospects. But with the interest rate on student loans doubling to 6.8 percent...
May 17, 2013
My parents always encouraged/expected me to do well in school, and I realized the only way I was going to be able to get a good-paying job was to study. The only obstacle standing in my way was money. At a very young age, I realized my parents...
May 15, 2013
Don't get me wrong — I'm all about setting goals. But when goals are fuzzy or unfocused, they can start to hold you back.
May 14, 2013
It’s decision time for new college applicants, and the choice can be hard. Which school should your child accept, if there’s a choice, and will you live — financially — to tell the tale?
Too many students pay too little attention to a...