The Grand Debate Finale: Off-Campus Housing

The debate is coming to a close, and Team Off-Campus Housing will now present its case. You’ll see that this post is formatted the same way as The Great-Debate Beginnings: On-Campus Housing, including statements from Team Off-Campus with rebuttals from Team-On Campus. This round of the debate will focus more on how these housing options will affect your finances. Before enrolling in a college or university, it’s critical for you factor in all of your expenses, including where you choose to live. [Read more…]

The Great-Debate Beginnings: On-Campus Housing

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When it comes to campus housing, there’s a lot to consider before making your decision. Depending on the school you’d like to go to, you may be able to rule out some of your living options right away. On the other hand, comparing different living options to your personal preferences can help you choose between schools.

In this two-part post, you’ll hear from both sides, Team On-Campus and Team Off-Campus. This week, Team On-Campus will present their case, and each statement will be followed by a rebuttal from Team Off-Campus. The debate begins now, and only you can decide which side wins.

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Decode Your Financial Aid Award Letter

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You know you’re going to college, you’ve filed your FAFSA, applied to colleges and universities, and now you’re getting financial aid award letters. Since there is no standard format that colleges have to follow, it can be difficult to decode you award letters. Despite how varied these letters initially appear, they all contain the same information and it’s just a matter of knowing what to look for and what it all means. [Read more…]

5 Essential Podcasts for College Students

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Whatever your plans are for this summer, I recommend adding a few podcast channels to your to-do list. Podcasts are, in a word, amazing. There are literally hundreds of thousands of podcast channels available, giving you quick (and often free) access to expert advice, interesting stories, a good laugh, and more. [Read more…]

5 More .Gov Sites to Bookmark for College

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There’s a lot of information available online, but not all of it can be trusted. Government websites are excellent resources for students to find accurate information and discover a variety education and career opportunities. I wrote a post some time ago with Five .Gov Websites to Bookmark for College containing websites about college affordability like grants, scholarships, and filing your FAFSA. Today is part two, with a short list of government websites to help you find and manage career opportunities while you’re still in school. [Read more…]

Study Hacks to Help You Survive Finals

‘Tis the season for finals, where all-nighters and caffeine consumption are aplenty. Getting through your finals can be challenging, but trust me when I say that you can, and will, survive finals. Luckily there are those who have come before you, succeeded, and were generous enough to share their knowledge. Before you deprive yourself of sleep, try these hacks that will improve your studying and your overall well-being for when its time to actually take those finals. [Read more…]

Quick Links – Insider Advice on Admissions and Interviews

expert keyboard button Applying to colleges and universities is an exciting process. Part of this process is researching what those schools are looking for in your essays and transcript, and what they are hoping to find out about you in the interview process. I’ve compiled sources that give you an insider’s advice that ranges from admission advisors to successful students. [Read more…]

5 Videos On Getting Involved in College: Extracurricular Activity Edition

You’ve heard it time and time again, “join extracurricular clubs and organizations in college.” These videos go beyond the cookie-cutter advice that you will find with a quick Google search. Each source provides their own informative, fun, and personal insight into what getting involved in college means to them. [Read more…]