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Regret 101: To regret or not to regret, that is the question

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 08.04.2012 | College
Hilary Sheinbaum

Collegiate mistakes can make the best memories. Alternatively, many missteps are prone to remorse -- some more regrettable than others.

College Prep

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Even if a bumper sticker with a university logo is already slapped on your SUV, college prep is far from over for parents of upcoming freshman.

The Fear of the Unknown

Serena Lee | Posted 08.03.2012 | College
Serena Lee

I declared a senior thesis and changed my graduation date from Winter 2013 to Spring 2013. Life in college moves at rapid speed and sometimes I wish I could just press pause to breathe.

At A 50th College Reunion, Retired Teachers Offer Life Lessons

Deborah Gaines | Posted 08.03.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

I was recently invited to a 50th reunion luncheon at a local university. The majority of attendees were retired elementary and high school teachers. Many were the first generation in their family to go to college; virtually all had what would be considered "average" lives. There were no heads of state, Nobel Prize winners, or heirs to great fortunes.

Stalled Potential in New York Continue Pushing for the New York Dream Act

Angy Rivera | Posted 08.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Angy Rivera

While there continues to be inequality and exclusivity within the distribution of financial aid, there will be youth fighting to access it. While there are undocumented, and immigrant, youth willing to go to college, there will continue to be a push for change. The ask is loud and clear: Pass the New York Dream Act.

In Transit: From College to Cubicle

Jennifer Langione | Posted 08.01.2012 | College
Jennifer Langione

As college students, we spent four years reaping the freedoms of young adulthood without being occupied by financial stress or parental responsibilities. Now we must start paying for rent, food and transportation.

Don't Worry, the Real World Is Fun

Amy Hansen | Posted 08.01.2012 | College
Amy Hansen

Don't go clamoring back toward your campus, pounding on doors to take you back in. There are a few ways that the real world trumps the college bubble.

Real World Realization

Aubree Eliza Weaver | Posted 08.01.2012 | College
Aubree Eliza Weaver

In the midst of the panic and epiphanies that have plagued my life for over a month now, Marina Keegan's essay was the one thing that put my mind at ease.

Why Homeschooled Teens Are Ahead Of The Game For College

| Posted 06.01.2012 | Teen

By Kelsey Sheehy Between deciphering college financial aid awards and settling into a shoe-box sized dorm room with a perfect stranger or two, maki...

Reflections on the End of Freshman Year

Christian Holub | Posted 07.31.2012 | College
Christian Holub

Having now spent one year at college, allow me to confirm all those great things you've heard about it. What an amazing experience.

So What Does a Professor Do When the Semester Ends, Anyway?

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 07.31.2012 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

This is the amazing thing about teaching -- I learn as much from my students as they learn from me. And each class is rooted in place and time, making every experience completely unique.

A National Service Corps Can Solve the Student Loan Crisis

Adam Levin | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

People need to stop thinking of college as something they borrow for, and start thinking of it as something they work and save for. A National Service Corps could be the catalyst we need.

Imperial University

Nicolaus Mills | Posted 07.30.2012 | College
Nicolaus Mills

Imperial universities reflect a desire for new academic markets. The days when American universities were content to sponsor a series of modest foreign language programs abroad are quickly passing.

Grieving Before Graduating

Laura March | Posted 07.30.2012 | College
Laura March

Grief is not an emotion I expected to experience in college. I struggled to discuss my feelings with classmates who had never considered their parents' mortality.

Sketchy Partnerships Make College Aid More Expensive For Students

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 05.30.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- It took Mario Parker-Milligan less than a semester to decide that he was paying too many fees to Higher One, the company hired by his co...

Money Mindful Meals: Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Small Kitchen College | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Small Kitchen College

This frozen yogurt tastes exactly like something you get at Red Mango or Pinkberry: tart, sweet and healthy. Except creamier, richer and cheaper.

Our Tax Dollars at Work: The Shame of Proprietary Colleges

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 07.29.2012 | College
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

At a time when government support for our public universities has been slashed and slashed again, state support of private, for-profit colleges continues to grow. What's not wrong with that picture?

There is No 'A' for Effort on Student Loan Interest Rates

Rich Williams | Posted 07.29.2012 | College
Rich Williams

This debate is not about partisan gamesmanship in Washington but about a potential post-graduation debt increase of $1,000 for every year a subsidized Stafford loan borrower is in school.

These Are The 10 Types Of People You'll Run Into At Home

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.29.2012 | College

It's officially summer. Once everyone arrives home, they're bound to run into people from high school they haven't seen in a couple years. We'v...

Experts Say Remedial College Classes Need Fixing

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 07.29.2012 | College

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Each year, an estimated 1.7 million U.S. college students are steered to remedial classes to catch them up and prepare the...

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Victim Speaks

AP | Posted 05.29.2012 | College

ATLANTA -- A young Georgia woman battling a flesh-eating disease could hardly believe it when she was able to speak Sunday for the first time since sh...

Class of 2012: Get Uncomfortable

Jeff A. Katz | Posted 07.27.2012 | College
Jeff A. Katz

After you walk across the stage and accept your diploma, there is a question you need to keep in mind and an answer for yourself when things get rough (and they will): What great things have come from being comfortable?

Small, Private Colleges: Endangered Species?

Pamela Trotman Reid | Posted 07.25.2012 | Education
Pamela Trotman Reid

Recently, another small college closed its doors. Are private institutions effectively serving the needs of students, the community, and the nation?

Student Loans: The Real Numbers to Worry About

Ellen Schloemer | Posted 07.25.2012 | Money
Ellen Schloemer

News stories about student loan debt have suddenly become as numerous as stories on the U.S. economic recovery. For some really scary statistics, check out a recent College Board study on for-profit colleges.

The Real Debt of College Education

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 07.25.2012 | College
Yvette Kantrow

It's hard to turn around these days without bumping into a story bemoaning, debating, defending or decrying the skyrocketing costs of higher education.