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    6 Ways to Get Rich After College

    6 Ways to Get Rich After College
    When I graduated college I was interning for $12 an hour making cold-calls to financial firms. For me, the thought of being able to afford certain luxuries almost seemed out of the cards. Everyone feels that way after getting their degree. It's a very big hill to climb, but take it one step at a time, make intelligent decisions and try ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +16
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    2009 in Pictures

    January Airplane Lands in Hudson A US Airways pilot ditched his disabled jetliner into the frigid Hudson River after a collision with a flock of birds apparently knocked out both engines. Rescuers pulled all 155 people on board into boats as the plane sank. (AP Photo) Next Photo [page] Barack Obama Inaugurated President of the United States History is made as ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    2009 in Pictures

    2009 in Pictures
    2010 is almost here. Before we jump too far ahead, it's time to look back on 2009. MonsterCollege collected some of the best photography from each of the year's biggest stories. Come with us on a stroll down memory lane. View 2009 in Pictures.
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    April Unemployment Numbers More of the Same

    April Unemployment Numbers More of the Same
    The official unemployment rate rose slightly in April to 9 percent, due to a 200,000 person drop in the number of employed Americans. But according to PBS’s comprehensive number of the un- and underemployed (U-7) the number rose to nearly 18 percent. Even more depressing, last month's unemployment insurance claims shot up dramatically, numbers PBS says are more recent data than ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Student Loan Debt Rising

    Student Loan Debt Rising
    It's tough out there. And that shows when it comes to student loans. Students are borrowing more and more. According to CreditKarma.com, a consumer credit advocate, which recently released its U.S. Credit Score Climate Report with trend data for April 2011, student loan debt increased over last year. In fact, nationally, average student loan debt per consumer increased six percent since ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rate This
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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 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    College Turmoil Increases Need for Financial Planning

    College Turmoil Increases Need for Financial Planning
    Aug. 24--Families have always agonized over how to save money for their children to attend college, but these days planning can be even more difficult. Colleges and universities have been raising fees sharply and often, making it particularly difficult for families to plan. The phenomenon also has widened the gap between low-income families who can secure enough student aid to pay ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Top Ways Online Learning is Changing

    Top Ways Online Learning is Changing
    The online sector is an ever-changing, ever-growing market, especially in terms of education. Though many areas are still new and in development stages, many advances have been made within recent years to improve the learning experience, both for users and institutions alike. Below are some of the most significant changes that have occurred as a part of the online learning movement. ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +9
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    Keeping Score on Colleges

    Keeping Score on Colleges
    Introducing the College Scorecard, a tool designed by the U.S. Department of Education to provide data and information to prospective students and their families about a college’s affordability and value. While a rough version was released in June, the full version was just released to the American people this month. The College Scorecard includes five areas with key pieces of information ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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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 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Positive Changes for Student Loans are Expected

    Positive Changes for Student Loans are Expected
    Big changes may be coming soon to the student loan industry, and those involved are preparing for the adjustments. The Obama administration's plan is to eliminate the Federal Family Education Loan Program, which has provided education loans to students and parents through a public and private partnership with lenders since 1965, if Congress approves the measure. Direct lending from the U.S. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    The “Free” Tuition Experiment

    The “Free” Tuition Experiment
    No matter where you attend college today, costs have skyrocketed, leaving students with the impending doom of student debt for years to come. Meanwhile, public funding for education has been declining to the point of nonexistence, as far as many students are concerned. So, what can be done to combat the issue? It seems as though many are considering the recent ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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    How America Pays for College

    How America Pays for College
    Sallie Mae, the nation’s number one financial services company specializing in education, in conjunction with Ipsos, has released a new national study, "How America Pays for College 2013." The study’s findings were based on survey results from around 800 undergraduate students, between the ages of 18 and 24 years old and the parents of undergraduate students. According to the study, families ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +16

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