Back to school season is riiiight around the corner! High school seniors are psyched about being the big deals on campus and college freshmen are itching to move into their new dorms, but what about high school juniors? Eleventh grade is when college planning starts to become a reality. Read on for 10 things to do during your junior year:
Working during college is a necessity for many students but a voluntary decision for others. If you’re one of the fortunate few who doesn’t have to get a job in order to survive, you might want to anyway. Why? There are actually multiple benefits of part-time jobs during your college years, even if they aren’t glamorous or high paying. Read on to learn 7 advantages of student jobs…
Confused about the cost of college? In an effort to help educate families about college costs before enrolling or acquiring excessive debt, the Department of Education and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a one-page financial aid award letter designed to make college pricing easier to understand.
People are deciding to go back to school for a variety of reasons, particularly because unemployment rates among job seekers with high school educations are substantially higher than unemployment rates among college graduates.
If you are thinking about going back to school but feel doubtful or have some questions, consider the following:
Going to college is time-consuming and can be incredibly stressful. The same can be said about raising children. Balancing the responsibilities of parenthood with the responsibilities of being a college student is a challenge, but many people are able to pull off.
You may be wondering if going to college is worth it anymore. After all, the media is full of stories about college grads who can’t find jobs. Student loan debt statistics aren’t pretty, either. If you’re on the fence, here are 5 reasons why a college degree is still a good idea.
Ambitious, driven students throughout history have always been able to graduate quicker than their peers, but some young adults want to finish college faster to save money. Select colleges and universities are already offering new “fast-track” bachelor’s degree programs to help students pay less and other schools have three-year degree options in the pipeline. Why pay tuition and fees for four years when you can earn your degree in three?
Some colleges hold freshman orientation during the summer months while others welcome incoming students the week before classes kick off. Regardless of when your new school hosts its college orientation, attendance is usually mandatory. You might be a little bit nervous, but rest assured that other students share your feelings.
More and more new grads are almost forced to accept jobs that pay less-than-ideal salaries and leave little money for bills, let alone incidentals. It’s just about impossible to pay for food, housing and large student loan payments while earning $8 per hour.
Stores can make you believe that you need everything under the sun (admit it, you’ve stopped to admire those beds-in-a-bag with color-coordinating lamps and chairs!) so a lot of college freshmen overdo it. To help you out, here’s a list of 10 things you don’t need to pack for college: