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College Applicants Sweat The SATs. Perhaps They Shouldn't

With spring fast approaching, many American high school seniors are now waiting anxiously to hear whether they got into the college or university of their choice. For many students, their scores on the SAT or the ACT will play a big role in where they get in.<p>That's because those standardized tests …

Why going to college is important

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts an in-depth survey that collects data about family income, net worth, credit use, and a host of other variables that weigh on the health of the American consumer. The most recent survey was released earlier this month and reveals, among other things, …

Most HS Grads Aren't Interested In Becoming Teachers, But Here Are Some Reasons Why They Should Be

Educators are currently in especially high demand, but fewer and fewer high school graduates want to become teachers, a new report finds.<p>The number and percentage of high school graduates reporting they are interested in pursuing education majors dropped from 7 percent in 2010 to 5 percent in 2014, …

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Families Are Saving Less For College, Investing Poorly

Money<p>A majority of Americans believe college is an investment in their child's future, but it's one they're not adequately preparing for.<p>Only 48 percent of parents are saving for their child's education, down from 51 percent last year, according to Sallie Mae's new "How America Saves for College …

Ways to pay for college without student loans

Credit.com - College isn't cheap - and the price continues to rise year after year. Student loans are the first place most prospective students look …

University education: Which country is the cheapest to study in?

With British students soon to decide which universities they want to study at, The Telegraph looks at the cheapest countries for overseas study<p>The United Kingdom is one of the most expensive countries for British students to study in, according to new figures.<p>With increased tuition fees and rising …

Stop Comparing And Start Living: Why We Must Always Forge Our Own Paths

It's an old tale about a fork in the road.<p>Honestly, that's about as much as I can recall.<p>I feel like it has something to do with our decisions and …

Low Voter Turnout? Give People a Reason to Vote

Much has been written in recent weeks about the <b>record low voter turnout (8%)</b> in the recent city elections. Unfortunately, the trend is in keeping …

College Freshmen Will Get Sick. Here’s How to Prepare

Freshmen get sick — a lot.<p>“Every year freshmen come into my office and say, ‘I have never been sick like this in my life. There must be something wrong with me,’” said Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, director of medical services at the University of Connecticut student health center. “And I say, ‘Yes, you …

Here's the big problem free college won't solve

Only one about in three students enrolled in community college will actually graduate, and a lack of money isn't the only thing in their way.<p>That may sound low, but only about 20% of full-time community college students get a degree in three years, education professor Susan M. Dynarski wrote in The …