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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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    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 4 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 4 years ago | Rated: +16
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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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    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 3 years ago | Rate This
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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 3 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 3 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 2 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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    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 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 4 years ago | Rated: -4
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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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    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 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Debt Worriers

    Debt Worriers
    At this point, it’s old news that student loan rates have doubled. It’s also nothing new to hear that student debt is higher than ever, surpassing $1 trillion. Student loan debt inflicts one out of five Americans over the age of 20; two out of three college seniors (2011). The average amount is nearly $27,000 – not a small amount by ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +17
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    The Best Cities for Young Adults

    The Best Cities for Young Adults
    Are you a relatively educated, culturally with-it young person looking to live in a city with same? Well, here is your list of places to live. Above, from left to right and top to bottom, are America's best metropolitan areas for young adults, as calculated by Portfolio. They picked cities with "strong growth rates, moderate cost of living, and lots of ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +28
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    Guidelines for Financial Freedom

    Guidelines for Financial Freedom
    When you’re a student trying to pay for school, one of the greatest challenges can be managing your finances in the best way possible. With so many options out there, it’s difficult to decipher right from wrong and what will be best for you in the future. Following these guidelines will help you understand how to determine what’s best for you, ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +18
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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 8 months 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 7 months ago | Rated: +16
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    The Participation Problem Solver

    The Obama Administration's Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation is charged with finding, amplifying, and scaling innovative solutions to social issues. The office’s five full time staff members are innovating where they can and asking others to fill in where they can’t. Not quite a year old, the office has written its job description on the fly, figuring out ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1

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