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8 Ways to Find Scholarships at the Last Minute

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:

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Summer Jobs for Students: From the Interview to the Daily Grind

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…

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Should You Go to Community College?

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.

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13 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2013 on Campus

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:

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How to Make Your Campus Tour Worthwhile

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.

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12 Bad Habits to Break Before Starting College

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:

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Get Ready for College during the Middle School Years

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…

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College Advice for Parents: Preparing for College

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.

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13 Great Graduation Gift Ideas for the Class of 2013

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.

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Got the Job? Keep It by Avoiding these Office Mistakes

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.

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Head Start: 12 Things to Do Your Final Summer Before College

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!

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Pros and Cons of College Summer Classes

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…

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Spring Commencement 2013: Celebrity Graduation Speakers

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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