Seven Volunteer Vacations for an Alternative Spring Break

If the idea of drinking and dancing on the beach all day for a solid week isn’t quite your ideal spring break, there are plenty


Six Cheap Spring Break Destinations and How to Save

What college student doesn’t welcome spring break with open arms? Every year, thousands of students flee their campuses for a wild week away from it


63 Quick Tips to Save Money in College

We know college is expensive, and every little bit you can save helps. That’s why we’ve put together a list of quick tips to save money in

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College Electives That Will Boost Your Job Prospects

Got some room in your schedule for an elective or two? Avoid the temptation to fill that spot with an “easy A,” a course that’s

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13 Great Part-Time Jobs for College Students

Working during college is a great way to reduce your student loan debt while still in school, not to mention beef up your resume a bit.

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Make the Most of a College Job Fair

If your main goal after college is to land a job, attending a college career fair has to feel somewhat like visiting Willy Wonka’s chocolate

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Proposed Changes to 529 Plans Would Dampen Their Appeal

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama proposed changes to 529 college plans that may force the 7 million families using them to


Protect Your Money While Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but you need to take steps to protect your money during your travels. Here is what to do before,


Should You Live at Home to Save Money During College?

What would you say to shaving off about $10,000 a year from your college expenses? The average college graduate leaves school with more than $29,000 in student


Tax Guide for College Students

College is a huge step toward adulthood. Going to class, homework and studying, holding down a job, figuring out a way to pay for college,


Coding Boot Camps: Three Months to Six Figures?

The mention of coding boot camps may conjure images of helmets and laptops. Far from it. They’re intensive programs, nine to 12 weeks on average, that

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How Student Loans Affect Your Credit

Whether you’re making your payments on time, paying extra every month, or struggling to pay the debt, student loans impact your credit report and score

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Should Community College Be Free?

Attending community college is already a great way for some students to ease their student loan burdens. But President Obama unveiled a proposal Thursday that could erase

How to Avoid Scholarship Scams

Anyone who’s in or entering college is certainly aware of the abundance of graduates dealing with student loan debt. Scholarships, like grants, are a way

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How to Choose the Right Major

Spring semester is about to start, and if you haven’t declared a major yet, your “exploratory” or “undecided” days may be numbered. But choosing a college major

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Seven (Extreme) Ways to Go to College for Half Price or Less

College-bound students can be excused for their looming fears of dealing with student loan debt after graduation. We’ve talked about ways to get your student loans

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College Financial Guide: Housing

A huge part of the college experience — and college costs — is housing. Before you sign that lease, choose your roommate, or start packing


Why I’m Going Back to Grad School — Or Not

To go or not to go? That is the question. If you’re in a mental traffic jam about graduate school, this post is for you. The

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