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    Majors and Earnings Segregated by Race and Gender

    Majors and Earnings Segregated by Race and Gender
    A recent study found that students’ choice of undergraduate major was strongly tied to their future earnings, with the highest paid making 300 percent more than the lowest-paid. No news flash there. But, the study also found something else: student’s choice of majors is highly segregated by race and gender. A recent article on NewsOne.com, detailed the study which was based ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    No Credit Card Debt at Graduation: Priceless

    No Credit Card Debt at Graduation: Priceless
    Owning at least one credit card has become the norm on college campuses. Nevertheless, credit card ignorance continues to exist at universities throughout the nation. Credit card companies have historically targeted the college-age population. [widget:3_quiz_list_widget] “Credit cards are extremely useful for younger people,” business professor Glenn MacDonald said. “They solve a problem younger people have.” Among these problems are access to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!

    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!
    The days of stark, boring dorm rooms are gone, at least, at some colleges. Who would choose to live in a room resembling a jail cell when there’s an option for a room with a view – city style? Enter, Campus Crest Communities, Inc., a company devoted to the creation of fully furnished, luxurious dorm accommodations. The publicly traded company, based ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    6 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Student Loans

    6 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Student Loans
    Graduating means it’s almost time to start paying your student loans. As much as thinking about it probably dashes your elation over finally being done with school, unfortunately, they’re not going away. And, if you still haven’t found a job, the thought of loans is no doubt a source of even more stress. But as much as you may hate to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    In Unpredictable Times, Count on College Tuition to Keep Going Up

    In Unpredictable Times, Count on College Tuition to Keep Going Up
    Everybody has their own welcome-to-the-real-world moment. Staring at your first paycheck and wondering what all those deductions are. ... Waking up at 2:30 in the morning with your 5-year-old at your beside, saying, "I think I'm gonna frow up." ... Hearing the mechanic say, "Looks like your tranny's shot," in rural Georgia on your first family vacation to Florida. There's a ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Study Abroad? Some College Students Rethink Travel Plans

    Study Abroad? Some College Students Rethink Travel Plans
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Economic reality and money problems may be cooling the enthusiasm of U.S. college students to study abroad, just two years after students' interest in foreign study was at an all-time high. Four times as many students went abroad in the 2007-2008 academic year as 20 years ago, according to a survey of 985 schools released this week by ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Median Student Loan Debt for BA Degree Now $17,700

    Median Student Loan Debt for BA Degree Now $17,700
    BOULDER, Colo. -- Ryan Nowakowski -- a University of Colorado graduate with an aerospace engineering degree -- juggled jobs, sometimes working 40 hours while taking a full load of classes. That way, his paychecks helped cushion his debt load, paying for rent and his monthly $400 grocery bills. ("I'm 6'6 and eat like it's nobody's business," Nowakowski admits). But he used ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Manage Your Student Loans After Graduation

    Manage Your Student Loans After Graduation
    You may be excited about graduation, but our guess is that all that excitement ends when it comes time to start paying your student loans. Paying student loans is never fun, but it’s especially tough in the current economic climate, where many graduates will have trouble finding a job, and others may be underpaid. Unfortunately, there are serious consequences to not ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How the Nation's Debt Crisis Could Affect You

    How the Nation's Debt Crisis Could Affect You
    It’s hard to miss the debates over the federal budget crisis. If the government doesn’t raise the debt ceiling by fast approaching August 2, 2011 the country will default on its loans. But what does that mean for you, the average fresh-out-of-college, American worker? It could mean everything from a freeze on student loans to higher credit card payments. If the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Surprisingly Strong Jobs Data Signal Turning Point

    Surprisingly Strong Jobs Data Signal Turning Point
    It's the clearest sign yet the recession is finally ending: Employers laid off far fewer workers in July, the jobless rate dipped for the first time in 15 months and workers' hours and pay edged upward. Those are the kind of figures that could give Americans the psychological boost necessary for recovery to take root after the worst recession since World ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Programs to repay student loans target unemployed grads

    Programs to repay student loans target unemployed grads
    New public, private and college-based programs are targeting a grim and growing market: unemployed college graduates who can't afford to repay their student loans. This week, BridgeSpan Financial, a start-up based in Washington, D.C., introduced SafeStart, a product designed to protect borrowers from the risk of defaulting on their loans. For an upfront payment of $40 to $60 per $1,000 of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Would Forgiving Student Loans Stimulate the Economy?

    Would Forgiving Student Loans Stimulate the Economy?
    Several grass-roots groups were established on Facebook in early 2009 calling for the cancellation of all student loan debt under the theory that this will stimulate the economy. Most noteworthy is the group Cancel Student Loan Debt to Stimulate the Economy (see also www.forgivestudentloandebt.com) founded by Robert Applebaum, a New York attorney. This group has grown to have more than 220,000 ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    In a Recession, is College Worth It?

    Darla Horn, 26, acknowledges she didn't give much thought to the cost of college when she enrolled at State University of New York in Purchase. "My plans were to get out of Texas, and college became incidental," says Horn, who grew up in Nacogdoches, a city of about 32,000 near the Louisiana border. Because she didn't qualify for financial aid, she ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Economy Changing Plans for College Students

    Economy Changing Plans for College Students
    HOUSTON -- One-third of students are changing their college plans because of the economy, according to the 2009 Back to College survey. The nationwide survey, conducted by Money Management International, a nonprofit full-service credit counseling organization, measured the toll of the economy on students' plans for attending and paying for college. Tuition, room, and board for the average undergraduate student in ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Private Sector Job Market Grows for 12th Straight Month

    Private Sector Job Market Grows for 12th Straight Month
    MARCH 2011 -- The nation’s jobless rate fell to 8.9% last month – its lowest level since April of 2009. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 222,000 private sector jobs were added in February— which marks the 12th straight month of private sector job growth that has added 1.5 million jobs at private firms. However, the total net increase ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Money Saving New Year's Resolutions

    Money Saving New Year's Resolutions
    It's about to be 2017, which means that everyone is about to make their New Year's Resolutions. That means, the timing could not be more perfect to focus on resolving to focus on your education and, of course, a way to pay for it! Here are some suggestions of resolutions you can take on this year to improve your financial situation: ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Jobs of the Future

    Jobs of the Future
    Searching for the perfect career? Or, perhaps, you’re still looking for your passion to lead to your perfect career? Wherever you are in life, it’s okay to need help finding a little direction. Have you ever considered that perhaps you haven’t discovered the career of your dreams is because it’s still an emerging field? It’s more possible than ever that this ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Should Rich Kids Pay Full Price for College?

    Should Rich Kids Pay Full Price for College?
    William G. Tierney is the director of USC's Center for the Study of Higher Education. He's also the mentor of a high-achieving high school senior from a dismal L.A.-area school whose parents don't have anywhere close to the amount of money needed to send him to one of the University of California schools that would likely admit him. (And this, by ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The State of the Workforce for Grads

    The State of the Workforce for Grads
    MAY 2011-- According to the U.S. Department of Education, about 1.7 million students will graduate with bachelor's degrees in 2011 this spring. And while the job landscape is looking better than previous years, it will be no cake walk for the grads. Those who find jobs will be better off in the long run than those who don’t—research indicates that those ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    SPIN METER: College aid outpaced by college costs

    SPIN METER: College aid outpaced by college costs
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a bill in Congress would help him send millions more Americans to college. But the measure may fall short of Obama's goal. The bill would boost Pell Grants for needy students. But it does nothing to curb college costs, which rise much faster than Pell Grants do. And it spends precious federal dollars on things ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -3