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    College Degrees Drive Dollars: The Entry-Level Salary Chart

    College Degrees Drive Dollars: The Entry-Level Salary Chart
    A lot is made of the earnings gap between those who graduate from high school versus those who graduate from college. And for good reason: Over the course of a lifetime, projected income between the two groups ranges anywhere between $500,000 to more than $1 million. But even in a lackluster economy, the general consensus is that college graduates still fare ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Whatever Happened to When College Was Free?

    Whatever Happened to When College Was Free?
    These days, tuition at public colleges commonly rises five, seven, or even 15 percent in a single year, and students shoulder five- and six-figure debts to pay for their degrees. It’s easy to forget that it hasn’t always been this way: Many public colleges and universities were once tuition-free. In 1847, Baruch College, now part of the City University of New ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +16
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    New Recruiting Tool: Companies Promise to Help Pay Student Loans

    New Recruiting Tool: Companies Promise to Help Pay Student Loans
    For years, there has been the same formula to enticing new employees: health benefits, 401K and opportunities for growth. However, with the rise of millennials in the workforce has come a variety of creative benefits to lure some of the best minds to tech, financial and creative industries. These range from lounge rooms filled with ping pong tables to six-week sabbaticals ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    Department of Education Launches New Income-Based Repayment Plan

    Department of Education Launches New Income-Based Repayment Plan
    For years, President Obama has advocated for college students and graduates, and one of his biggest proposals to help the student loan debt crisis has become a reality for millions of borrowers. This summer, both President Obama and Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, called for changes to the current student loan repayment system, and as of the end of October, a ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    “Food Insecurity” is the New Hunger & its Prevalent on U.S. College Campuses

    “Food Insecurity” is the New Hunger & its Prevalent on U.S. College Campuses
    Food. It’s one of the most basic human needs, yet for 49.1 million Americans, hunger is a constant struggle. Many of these Americans are also students – the people in your courses who you’d least expect. It makes sense, though. With college affordability being a constant struggle as well, it’s no wonder that many students go hungry. “Food insecurity” is the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +17
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    Loan Gifting: A New Way to Help Pay Off Student Debt

    Loan Gifting: A New Way to Help Pay Off Student Debt
    When you know you have debt up to your ears that exists in your student loan account, the stress is constant. In terms of gifting, that's what you really want - and need. Understandably, family members and other loved ones may not want to give you cash because they may feel it’s boring, would prefer to see the tangible gift that ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    Unemployment Rate Remains Even Over Last Month

    Unemployment Rate Remains Even Over Last Month
    JUNE 2011 — Unemployment for the month of May remains at 8.7%— the same as April, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The economy did gain jobs in May —54,000 —but that’s down from a 232,000 gain in April. Meanwhile, the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose again remaining above the 400,000 mark for the ninth ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Unemployment Rises in June

    Unemployment Rises in June
    JULY 8, 2011 -- The Nation’s Unemployment rate rose to 9.2% last month – up from its two year low of 8.8% in March. The bad news is adding to spreading fears that the recession is headed for a “double dip”, where things could get worse again before they get better. In June, employers added almost no new jobs. Only 18,000 ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -9
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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 5 years ago | Rated: +4
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    President-Elect Trump & Student Loan Debt

    President-Elect Trump & Student Loan Debt
    Though you may be jubilant or grief-stricken over the Election results, we can all most likely agree on one thing: this country has a huge student loan debt problem. HUGE. While student loan debt was never a focal point of the Trump campaign, the President-elect does have strong opinions on student loans, college costs and debt forgiveness. He revealed these sentiments ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rate This
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    Student Loan Debt Clock Reaches $1 Trillion

    Student Loan Debt Clock Reaches $1 Trillion
    The student loan debt clock reached the $1 trillion milestone at about 6:40 am ET on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Although the student loan debt clock is for entertainment purposes only, reaching this milestone demonstrates that student loan debt is a macroeconomic factor, with the potential to affect the economy, albeit modestly at present. Student loan debt will not derail the ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +9
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    College Costs Alter Dreams: Education: $9,000 for Dorms Put UW Out of Reach for Freshman

    College Costs Alter Dreams: Education: $9,000 for Dorms Put UW Out of Reach for Freshman
    Aug. 31--OLYMPIA -- For Maureen Lutz and her daughter, Lauren, 18, hard work paid off in an acceptance letter from the University of Washington in May. However, this month the Lutzes had to make a difficult decision -- Lauren had to withdraw from the University of Washington because the Olympia family couldn't afford $9,000 for the residence halls. Maureen Lutz said ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -4
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    State Budget Crisis Good for Private Colleges

    State Budget Crisis Good for Private Colleges
    Aug. 31--California's budget crisis is creating a business opportunity for private colleges and trade schools in the central San Joaquin Valley. [widget:crunch_apps_callout_] Students faced with class cuts at community colleges and California State University, Fresno, are finding -- and paying more for -- educational alternatives. It's more expensive, but in many cases it's easier to get into classes and faster to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    EBay Sells Part of Skype for $2B

    EBay Sells Part of Skype for $2B
    NEW YORK - EBay Inc. is trading control of the online telecommunications service Skype for about $2 billion, reversing a 2005 acquisition that many analysts considered a head scratcher from the beginning. The company famous for its online marketplace said Tuesday it is selling a 65 percent stake in the business to a group of private investment funds for $1.9 billion ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Restoration of Lower Student Loan Rates

    The Restoration of Lower Student Loan Rates
    Remember when student loan rates doubled in July after a lack of congressional action to stop it? That’s been reversed, after President Obama signed a law that restores lower interest rates for students. Republicans and democrats were finally able to come up with, what the President called a sensible, reasonable approach. The compromise came about after a series of summer negotiations. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    The Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges in America

    The Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges in America
    Everything comes at a price and education is no exception. While most colleges are costly, these schools really break bank. The following schools are the top ten most expensive in America, according The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Almanac of Higher Education.” 10. University of Chicago Cost: $57,711 Tuition, room/board and other fees cost $57,711 in 2012-2013 at University of Chicago, according ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Crowdfunding for College

    Crowdfunding for College
    Crowdfunding, the latest trend in the startup craze, allows the public to view and donate to causes and projects via a public platform. Students have jumped on the bandwagon, utilizing crowdfunding resources to fund the often astronomical student loans that have accumulated. Here are some resources that students can utilize crowdfunding for debt payment, as well as manage a current financial ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +20
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Jobless Rate at 9.7 pct.; 216K Jobs Lost in Aug.

    Jobless Rate at 9.7 pct.; 216K Jobs Lost in Aug.
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The unemployment rate jumped to 9.7 percent in August, the highest since June 1983, as employers eliminated a net total of 216,000 jobs. The level of job cuts is less than July's upwardly revised total of 276,000 and is the lowest in a year. Analysts expected the unemployment rate to rise to 9.5 percent from July's 9.4 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Learn From the Recession: Choose a Strong Company

    [photo:156116] Countless individuals were laid off or fired in the last two years due to their companies’ dire financial situations. Whether you are currently unemployed or employed but thinking of working somewhere else, you should know how to avoid this scenario in the future. Your safest bet is to select a new company with a high profitability ratio. In short, companies ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1