College certainly isn’t cheap, and prices are rising fast. While you shouldn’t decide to completely wing it when your child is a high school senior filling out college applications, it’s important to worry about everyday living as well as retirement savings, too.
College is often referred to as “the best years of your life” by people who have already “been there, done that,” but those four years can seem like a stressful mess at times. Whether you’ll be starting classes for the first time this fall or already halfway into your studies, you’ll wind up realizing that the 13 following things are oh so true.
Taking classes while working or raising a family—or both!—takes plenty of determination and good time management skills. If you’re debating whether or not going back to school is right for you, here are eight reasons why enrolling in college might be a good idea.
Many high schoolers and undergraduates decide to get part-time jobs during their vacations from school, but older students can spend the lazy crazy days of summer camped out in front of the TV or playing games on their computers just as easily as younger ones.
Whatever your age, make an effort to stay smart during your break from school. Implementing these nine ideas just might help make a difference.
Finding the “perfect” career isn’t easy for anyone, regardless of their personality and likes or dislikes, but some careers are better suited for shy people than others.
Most college-bound high school seniors have been itching to head to campus for months, but some savvy new graduates are waiting until next fall to move into the dorms. Gap years, a break between high school and college or other formal education, are fairly common overseas and growing in popularity among U.S. students.
The high school experience is four years of fun for some students and four years of torture for others, with most experiencing a mixture of the two. Whatever high school is like for you, try your best to get the most out of the experience. It will be over soon, and you don’t want to look back with regret.
Whether you’re a non-traditional student with a family who works full-time and takes classes online or a full-time college student in your early twenties with a part-time job, working while going to school takes a lot of dedication and some good time management skills. It’s impossible to add more hours to the day, but you can feel like you have more time when you implement these tips.
Transitions can be stressful as well as exciting. Even though some people try their hardest to resist change out of fear, in some cases it’s inevitable—staying in college forever just because you’re a bit scared of what’s to come isn’t a realistic option!
You don’t want to get caught tossing your belongings into trash bags at the last minute, so start planning now to make your move as easy as possible. Here are 12 items to cross off your moving checklist at the end of the semester.
While it’s advisable to start applying for scholarships as soon as possible, it’s never too late to start looking. Some scholarships have much later deadlines than others; don’t leave potential money for school on the table by assuming it’s too late and you missed your chance. Here are eight suggestions on finding scholarships for the upcoming school year:
It’s that time of year again—the end of the school year is rapidly approaching. Some teens and twentysomethings are arranging vacations while others are scrambling to secure summer employment. Many are even planning both. If you haven’t yet found a job for the summer months…
Going to community college rather than a four-year university is actually good decision in many situations. In some cases, it’s almost a necessity. If you’re on the fence and not sure one way or the other, here are seven things to consider before you sign on the dotted line.
Earth Day is April 22. Whether or not your school is hosting its own environmental awareness festivities, it’s possible to make a difference. Here are 13 easy ways you can help in 2013:
Websites, books, and brochures can be incredibly informative, but a campus tour is one of the best ways to see and learn more about a college or university and what it has to offer. Here are six sneaky ways to make the most of your campus tour.
Your senior status will soon be nothing but a memory, and once you move into the dorms or start classes in the fall, you will be the low one on the totem pole. Age and year aren’t nearly as “important” in college as they seemed during high school. There are other differences, too. Make an effort to break these bad habits before starting college:
You don’t have start taking your kids to college fairs or arranging campus tours during the first grade, but there’s nothing wrong with making tentative plans for the future during middle school. Some middle school students have a better understanding of higher education than others—namely, those whose parents have college degrees and those with other brothers and sisters who are in the midst of applying to or attending college, but the following suggestions will come in handy in most families…
Deciding which college to attend is technically up to your child, but if financing his or her education is a family endeavor you’ll have a pretty big say in the matter. Some parents have been planning and saving for college since their kids were infants; others—often those who didn’t attend college themselves—have no clue where to begin.
If you aren’t quite sure what to get the special high school grads in your life, here are 13 great graduation gift ideas for the Class of 2013 to help you out.
If you got the job you’ve been dreaming off, don’t become the office joke or—worse yet—get fired for your inappropriate behavior. The following 10 tips should be common sense, but unfortunately some employees need a little reminding every now and then.
Some are more fun than others, but we’ve compiled 12 things to accomplish during your final summer before college. Read on and get cracking!
There are definitely some advantages to taking classes during your summer break, but you have to decide if they outweigh the potentially negative factors. Here are 10 important things to take into consideration when making your decision…
Alumni at some schools forget who spoke soon after the ceremony, but the class of 2013 graduates at these colleges and universities will probably remember these A-list commencement speakers for the rest of their lives:
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