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What Happens to Your Debt if Your College Closes for Good?

The pandemic has created worldwide economic challenges, and colleges and universities are feeling the strain. While only a few schools have permanently shuttered, experts say there could be more in the future. If this happens while you’re enrolled, you may have two options: transfer credits, or apply for discharge.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How COVID-19 May Impact Applying for Financial Aid

If you’re applying for financial aid this fall, the process may be different. Here’s why: Your financial aid forms for the 2021 to 2022 academic year will consider your family’s income from 2019. If your income has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, you may need to ask for an awards adjustment.Read more… […]

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How COVID-19 May Impact Applying for Financial Aid

If you’re applying for financial aid this fall, the process may be different. Here’s why: Your financial aid forms for the 2021 to 2022 academic year will consider your family’s income from 2019. If your income has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, you may need to ask for an awards adjustment.Read more… […]

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Money-Saving Tips Every College Student Should Know

While coronavirus may be on the decline in the U.S. the threat of new cases still lingers, particularly among college students. With the added challenge of staying healthy—and fewer safe ways to socialize—you may not have the same energy to look for money-saving opportunities this fall. Luckily, there’s a new thread…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Money-Saving Tips Every College Student Should Know

While coronavirus may be on the decline in the U.S. the threat of new cases still lingers, particularly among college students. With the added challenge of staying healthy—and fewer safe ways to socialize—you may not have the same energy to look for money-saving opportunities this fall. Luckily, there’s a new thread…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Should You Buy College Tuition Insurance?

As college students return to school, many are bracing for the possibility of campus closures. Some schools—like the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Michigan State University—have already moved fall classes online. These changes have left students wondering about getting their money back—and it turns out,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What to Know About Coronavirus Charges on Your College Bill

As college students return to school, some have noticed a new line item on their bill: a coronavirus fee. With new costs for screening, testing, and safety configurations, the New York Times reports some colleges and universities are passing part of the expense along to students. While schools are hoping that federal…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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These Countries Let Americans Study Abroad for Next to Nothing

According to Forbes Magazine, student loan debt in the United States has jumped to $1.56 trillion spread across 45 million borrowers. With the pandemic raging and over 17.5 million Americans unemployed, and the cost of college averaging between around $20,000 for a public college and over $45,000 for private, going to…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Help Your Graduate Turn a ‘Gap Year’ into a ‘Purpose Year’

This year’s high school seniors didn’t exactly get the full graduation experience this year. In many cases, they missed the last few months of school and with it, proms, spring sports, end-of-school-year celebrations and even their own graduation ceremonies. As uncertainty about the fall looms, graduates may be…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Where to Take Free Online Classes While You’re Stuck at Home

If you’ve always wanted to go back to school, why not put your ongoing involuntary stay-at-home downtime to good use with a free online class? There are literally thousands of virtual university courses (known as Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs) and one-off videos to help you exercise your brain and fight back…Read more… Continue […]

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Professor Calls Student’s Idea To Teach Class On Twitch ‘Terrible,’ Does It Anyway

NYU Game Center professor and independent developer Robert Yang never thought teaching a class on Twitch would be a good idea, but only once he was in the thick of things did the enormity of the task dawn on him. “Oh hello, Amber,” he said to a student who’d identified herself in chat. “And hello, […]

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How to Tell if Your College is Using Facial Recognition to Monitor People on Campus

A growing number of college and universities have started using biometrics surveillance as a way to monitor students while they’re on campus. The problem is, not all of them are 100% upfront about that surveillance. This week digital rights organization Fight for the Future, published a scorched for close to 100…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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