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The Truth About Going to College and Getting Into Debt

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could make your own decisions by meditating and listening to that small still voice that whispers, 'Don't go to college; you're not ready yet. Save your money instead.'

Dr. Aaron Bruce Urges Students of Color to Prepare to become International Leaders

Monica Medina | Posted 08.27.2014 | College
Monica Medina

Studying abroad contributes to global, regional and national economies in a significant way. It opens up doors for international trade, commerce and understanding, as well as for peace building, communication, and national security.

The Best Answer To The Question, "What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?"

Alicia Jessop | Posted 08.27.2014 | College
Alicia Jessop

As a sports law professor, I realize that only 15 to 25-percent of my students have any interest in going to law school. Thus, I need to create value beyond the in-class material for the rest of my students.

The Overachiever's Guide to Junior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

Identify a second faculty mentor for research. Meet at least once a semester with both of your faculty mentors to explore research opportunities, including paid summer experiences. Also, if you plan on applying to graduate school, request letters of recommendation.

After Orientation, the Real Work Begins

Beverly Low | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
Beverly Low

For the past 20 years, I've been directing orientation programs for incoming college freshmen. All of a sudden, I am the on the other side of the equation -- I am the new face -- a little nervous, but eager to get started.

Making the Most of a Dorm Room 101

Laura McHolm | Posted 08.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

A dorm room is probably the most difficult space to organize and make it feel like yours. But, having a clean homework space and having a place to relax that feels like home is all very important to your success at school.

13 Ways You Know You're a Broke College Student

Pixable | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Pixable

2. You wipe your mouth with the napkins you hoarded from Chipotle. What, is the huge corporation going to miss a few napkins? You're basically Robin Hood.

A Letter to My Niece As She Starts College

Shaun Sperling | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Shaun Sperling

The worst decisions that we make in life can almost always be traced back to not believing we are good enough and therefore not living in our truth.

Extra, Extra! How to Get Your Face On Screen

Uloop | Posted 08.20.2014 | College
Uloop

Most movie extras are not professionals in the acting business, but rather just people who you would see on the street. Everyone has the opportunity to become a movie extra, if they only know how.

The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.

Dear Daughters: 'Because You Can' Is a Reason to Drink to Excess -- Just Not a Very Good One

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.15.2014 | College
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Is advising women going off to college -- or out dancing, for that matter -- to be as safe as they can be given what we know about our dangerous world, filled with dangerous people, a way of condoning victim-blaming? Or is it simply encouraging good common sense?

5 Things I Didn't Buy My College Kid

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 08.14.2014 | Parents
Sherri Kuhn

My son is leaving for his freshman year of college in four days (but who's counting?). I may have blogged about it a few times here and there (OK, maybe more than that).

The End of Summer Family Vacation Survival Guide

Uloop | Posted 08.11.2014 | College
Uloop

Summer is also the time most students go home, which results in their parents wanting to take the two words many college kids really don't want to hear: (a) family vacation.

Slumming It Sweetly: What to Do if You Wake Up Late

Uloop | Posted 08.08.2014 | College
Uloop

Your alarm goes off at 7 a.m. sharp. You decide to hit the snooze button. The alarm stops and you let out a sigh of relief, letting your heavy lids drift shut for a few more minutes. Only, it isn't a few more minutes. You startle awake and have a mini panic attack. You know you won't have time to get ready, so what should you do?

A Professor's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to-Follow Tips

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 08.06.2014 | College
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Here's to ivy-covered buildings, critical thinking, independence, making friends for life, asking hard questions, becoming global citizens, and discovering who you really are.

The Ultimate Style Guide To Packing For College

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 08.05.2014 | Style

It's August, which means it's nearly time to go back to school. And for lots of people, that school is brand new. As college freshmen, you're in a...

Got College Prep Questions? Answers Are Here!

Jeannie Borin | Posted 08.04.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Whether they are questions about college lists, filling out applications, writing resumes and essays, visiting colleges or who to ask for recommendations, getting the appropriate guidance is crucial.

Iggy Azalea and Macklemore: White Rappers in a Black Genre

Uloop | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Uloop

The braggadocio nature of a lot of hip-hop songs and the genre's roots as an outlet for African American youth has made Iggy Azalea's rise to popularity controversial. She has the longest run for a female rapper as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy."

How I Paid Off $117K Of Student Loans

Credit.com | Posted 07.25.2014 | College
Credit.com

When Richard Kline graduated from law school in 2003, he had $117,000 in debt and jobs in the legal field were scarce, so he took a job as a mortgage loan officer. Despite his hard work and a housing market that was just starting to boom, he was barely making a dent in his balances.

Getting Kids and Wallets Ready for College

Jacob Gold | Posted 07.26.2014 | College
Jacob Gold

Use the college process as an opportunity to teach financial lessons to your children by getting them involved in the decision-making process around savings and budgeting. By saving early and planning ahead, you and your family will be in a stronger position to tackle all of life's expenses from college to retirement.

College Women Gain Valuable Career Experience This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.24.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

The summer months are the perfect time for college students to add relevant experience to their resume. This experience, whether you're going on to graduate school or launching your career after graduation, gives you a chance to stand out.

Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Lawrence Wittner

Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators -- unlike their faculty (increasingly reduced to rootless adjuncts) and students (saddled with ever more debt) -- are thriving.

Study Supports Getting Onboard With Financial Literacy Education

Mary Johnson | Posted 07.17.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

Recent news that Florida is the first state in the nation to adopt the Council for Economic Education's National Standards for Financial Literacy is an encouraging development -- and hopefully other states will similarly follow suit.

Rethinking What a 'Traditional' College Education Entails: Five Misconceptions About the Online Learning Experience

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

While a few naysayers may remain, online learning models are here to stay and the quality debate between online and campus learning will continue to fade.

Choosing Your Professors and Keeping Those Ties

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 07.04.2014 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Among the most important people who will influence your college life and, even life after, will be your professors. And they will help you increase your grades if you know how to engage them.