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College Costs Are Daunting, Even For The 'Comfortable'

<b>Listen · 2:48</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>President Obama thinks more poor kids who are good students should be enrolled in the country's best colleges and universities. Too often, he says, kids from lower income families don't even apply to the best schools, where they might have a good …

Student Debt: When to Pull in the Reins

In the next few months, students will be hearing back from colleges with admissions decisions. Before you hopefully hear the good news from your …

High School Seniors' January - June College Admissions To Do's, Redux 2014

Seniors! If you're not completely finished with your college applications now, surely you will be very soon. There are a few more things you need to do before you say "buh bye" to high school. Since it's easy to forget about admissions details once applications are submitted, this blog will help …

The College Degrees That Get The Most Job Offers

Nearly 70% of computer science majors had at least one job offer before they graduated from college last year, according to data gathered by the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), which surveyed nearly 10,000 college seniors who were set to earn bachelor’s degrees in the spring …

What Is The Real Cost Of Rising College Tuition Fees? Here's A Hint - It's Not Money

The cost of getting a higher education isn't just increasing in America, it's happening in the United Kingdom as well. The more people find themselves in unbearable mountains of debt, the more their college experience must be compromised.<p>British actor, writer and comedian, David Mitchell, recounts …

10 Must-Have Apps for the Spring Semester

We’re back to bring you even more awesome mobile apps that will help boost your productivity this semester! With classes, tons of assignments and …

Which College Should You Actually Go To?

Admit it: This is where you wish you went.

For Parents of College Applicants: Who Not to Talk to Until April 1st

Once college applications are completed, high school seniors enter a lull period, an interminable limbo, worsened by the pressure to keep their grades up.<p>These months can be even more terrible for parents, who need to remain cheery even though they can no longer "make things right" for their …

How To Not Suck… At Saving For College

(<i>This is Part One of a two-part feature on paying for an education. Part Two looks at the best way to borrow for college.</i>)<p>Next to a home purchase, …

First Semester College Reflections

<i>Photo credit: Stephens College</i><p>For this blog post, I thought it would be fun to re-visit with first-year students to see how their first semester at college went. Last fall I asked several high school girls why they decided to attend a women's college and shared their reasons in my blog post "Why I …

Looking for Your First Post-Graduation Job

My most recent question on Klout’s Cinch came from a college senior: <b>I’m a senior at UC Davis and it seems like everyone is stressing out about</b> …

The Highest Paying College Majors in America

There are seven general categories of college majors, and one of them has an average starting salary of more than $60,000 a year.<p>With the spring …

Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know

Whether you're a student in college (or earlier) or a lifelong learner, Google is an essential tool for learning. Here are a few tips for using …

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Jobscan Analyzes Your Resume, Helps You Get Past Computer Screeners

Applicant screening software may be all that's standing in the way between you and a job interview. To get past it, you need to make sure your resume …

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The Formula That Determines Your College Cost

How much are you going to fork over to send your kid to college? I have a formula that will give you a very good idea.<p>The formula is buried inside the calculators used by colleges to determine need-based aid. Each college has its own refinements on the formula. The formula, then, won’t tell you …

Why Are American Colleges Obsessed With 'Leadership'?

What's wrong with being a follower? Or a lone wolf?<p>Earlier this month, more than 700,000 students submitted the Common Application for college admissions. They sent along academic transcripts and SAT scores, along with attestations of athletic or artistic success and—largely uniform—bodies of …

College Search & Scholarships: College Decision Resources

Cappex<p>Find Colleges and Scholarships<p>College Search<p>Compare colleges, find tuition and admission information and discover your admission chances from …

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When Helping Your Child Choose the Right College, Ask the Right Questions at the Right Time

"How can I help my daughter choose the right college?"<p>This was the question during a parents' information session at a program hosted on campus this weekend. I heard the sincerity in this nervous parent's voice. There was clear longing for some revealing answer that would result in a perfect …

22 Of The Most Creative College Essay Questions From 2013

What sets your heart on fire?

How Community College Was More Enriching Than Going to Yale

New friends who first learn of my story as an un­doc­u­mented im­mig­rant and even­tu­al Ivy League gradu­ate are quick to as­sume that it was Yale …

What I Learned About Myself From Applying To College

After my winter break marathon of eight college applications, I feel as though a huge boulder has been lifted off my back. One thing I learned during this process: the best essays aren't written at the last minute. Don't do it, don't even let it cross your mind; given that you have less time than …

The End of the College Roommate?

More and more schools are letting students live in single dorm rooms.<p>When Spencer Kiessling was a freshman at the University of South Carolina, he had a terrible roommate experience. “I really didn’t want to have to share a room again,” he says. So when he transferred to the University of Southern …