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Small Things You Can Do to Get Your Student Loans Under Control

Paying off student loans is a slog, and for many can feel like a never-ending financial black hole. While Congress doesn’t seem bothered by our collective $1.6 trillion (and ever growing) debt, and any possible relief seems a long way off, there are small things you can do to lessen your loan load.Read more… Continue […]

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Why You Should Make Student Loan Payments During Your Grace Period

When you graduate college (or drop to less than half-time status), you’re given a six-month grace period before you have to start repaying your loans. For many, it’s a godsend: You can hopefully find your financial footing before your first payment is due, lessening your money anxiety. But there’s a big reason you…Read more… Continue […]

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I’m Fashion Institute of Technology President Joyce F. Brown, and This Is How I Work

This year Dr. Joyce F. Brown celebrates her 20th year as president of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, the SUNY arts and business school whose high-profile alumni include Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Joel Schumacher, Frankie Knuckles, Nina Garcia, and Michael Kors. Before becoming the first woman and the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Decode Your Financial Aid Letters

Congrats, grad! If you’ve received a financial aid letter from a prospective undergraduate or graduate program, that means you filled out the FAFSA correctly—no easy feat—and you’re on your way to accomplishing your dreams. But before you sign on the dotted line, here’s what you need to know about those financial aid…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Get the Most Out of College Visits With Your Kid   

There’s a wistful idea about college visits that the moment you and your kid step onto the perfect campus, you’ll just know: This is home. In reality, it’s not like that. After a few tours, schools end up feeling more similar than different, and you may be more confused than when you first began. Read […]

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Some Dude Put His Nissan 350Z Into A Canal While Battling For A Parking Spot

Last night in Coral Gables, Florida, on the campus of the University of Miami, a Nissan 350Z ended up in a canal, after its driver tried to, “to cut another driver off to enter a parking space,” according to The Miami Hurricane, the university’s student newspaper. Reader, be careful out there.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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This Might Help You Get Into Harvard 

It’s college-acceptance-letter season, so if you have a kid in high school, you know that students across the country are anxiously waiting to find out whether they got into Dream U or will have to settle for something less. If you’ve got a high-school junior (or are a high-school junior), you might be thinking ahead…Read […]

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Compare Salaries for Different College Majors Across States With This Online Tool

If you study the humanities in college, you’re probably not expecting to make as much as your engineering or computer science friends when you graduate. But with our cultural avoidance of discussions about money and salary, you may be (blissfully, in this case) unaware of the exact difference in earnings you can look…Read more… Continue […]

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