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Homeless College Students: Free Tuition? How About Free Housing?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 08.15.2016 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

The Presidential primary season has now ended. On the Democratic Party side, one of the paramount political issues was the cost of college tuition. Mi...

Ask Carrie: Is a High-Priced College Worth the Cost?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 08.15.2016 | Education
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, My daughter is graduating from high school in two years and will hopefully be able to choose between several good colleges. A big questio...

Yes, There’s Enough Money To Make Public College Debt-Free And Tuition-Free

Robert Shireman | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics
Robert Shireman

When Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders joined forces last month, they combined their higher education plans into an approach that aims to make public...

9 Top Tips For College Move-In Day

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.14.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

This is likely to be a stressful day, so the calmer and more patient you can be, the better for all.

Moving To College: 7 Packing Tips From The Pros

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.14.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

Have your piles ready? Wondering how you'll fit everything into your car? Check out these essential tips from those who've been there before you.

Goodbye, Summer in the City: The Dirty, Gritty World of New York's Interns

Elizabeth Harvey | Posted 08.12.2016 | College
Elizabeth Harvey

For as long as anyone can remember, New York City has called like a siren to freedom-seekers hoping for a chance to make their own way in the world. F...

How Trump Is Badly Losing The White College Educated Vote

John A. Tures | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

As Trump appears to sink GOP presidential hopes in 2016, there is a real concern among Republicans that such losses will pull down party advantages in the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, as well as costing the party in future contests.

10 Apps Every College Student Should Download Today

Sammy Solomon | Posted 08.11.2016 | College
Sammy Solomon

After going an entire 24 hours without technology (I encourage you to try it!) for a project in one of my communications classes, I came to appreciate...

Tips For Your First Year Of College

Dayna Steele | Posted 08.11.2016 | College
Dayna Steele

Just because your class starts at noon doesn't mean you should roll out of bed at 11:45 am. Get up; take some time to prepare for your day without being rushed -- review homework, eat breakfast, start a daily routine, stretch, etc.

How Is Teaching Undergrads Different From Teaching Graduate Students?

Quora | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education
Quora

As a physics professor, I've taught students at every level in the university from freshman non-majors through doctoral students.

Don't Leave For College Without These 5 Things

The Huffington Post | Talia Cuddeback | Posted 08.12.2016 | HuffPost Home

Amid the craziness of moving to college and decorating your dorm room, it can be hard to figure out what is essential and what you can leave at home. ...

Most students borrow for college, but are they financially literate?

The Conversation US | Posted 08.11.2016 | Parents
The Conversation US

Catherine Montalto, The Ohio State University and Anne McDaniel, The Ohio State University August is here, and many families are preparing their chil...

Podcast: Why College Won't Fix Poverty

Jennifer Berkshire | Posted 08.10.2016 | Education
Jennifer Berkshire

Have You Heard heads to campus to talk to three low-income students who understand what researchers are just beginning to figure out: that going to co...

An Open Letter To New Liberal Arts College Students: What You Should Know On Day #1

Adam Weinberg | Posted 08.09.2016 | College
Adam Weinberg

Dear Class of 2020: On your first day of college, there is almost too much to think about. Your room. Your roommate. Your family back home. Your cou...

I Left My Successful Career as a Doctor to Become an Art Student

Kathy Varadi | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
Kathy Varadi

Art is magical. I can honestly say it saved it my life. Right now I'm a second-year student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, pursuing a degr...

Helping Hands

Adele Scheele | Posted 08.09.2016 | Women
Adele Scheele

At a recent summer's writing conference at Yale, I experienced a student's life on campus. It included sleeping in a cramped, dirty, un-airconditioned...

Best Storage Products to Make the Most of your Tiny College Dorm Room and Closet

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.08.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

When it comes to packing for your dorm room, keep this motto in mind: Less is best. Dorm rooms are typically very small, including tiny closets, so stick to the absolute essentials (you'll also need to store your stuff in the summers, either through local storage or by carting it back home--one more reason to go easy on quantity).

Five Tips For College Freshmen

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 08.08.2016 | College
Dr. Alan Kadish

The freshman year of college is a time of transition from adolescence to adulthood. Living independently for the first time and directing your own life -- academically, socially and organizationally -- can be daunting but it need not be a time of upheaval.

Does Volunteer Work Matter For College Admissions?

Ishan Puri | Posted 08.08.2016 | College
Ishan Puri

First you have to find your area of interest. Doing general volunteer work is almost never helpful for admission to the Top 100 colleges.

What The Olympics Can Teach Students About the 2016-17 Common App Essay Prompts

Stacey Brook | Posted 08.11.2016 | College
Stacey Brook

I spend a lot of time talking to 17-year-olds about what is valuable in life and what is worth aspiring to. With the Rio games on the horizon, I thought, who better to look to than Olympic athletes for lessons on motivation, ambition, and expression of your greatest self?

Disrupting Higher Education

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.05.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Throughout my career as chief customer officer, and chief marketing officer, I've had the privilege to collaborate and serve numerous executives in t...

Choosing a College for a Common Good

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 08.04.2016 | Religion
Brian E. Konkol

Before asking "where" or even "how much will it cost", perhaps it is most worthwhile to first consider "why" when choosing a college. Why college? For starters, one should challenge the common assumption that campuses are mere four-year corridors to higher wages, elevated social status, and comfortable lifestyles.

Student Debt: A Political Battleground

Bob Hildreth | Posted 08.04.2016 | Education
Bob Hildreth

The politicization of the student loan program is only hurting disadvantaged students further. It is preventing healthy discussions on how to fix the perverse incentives built into the program, or how to better design programs that actually increase access, diversity, and affordability.

6 Businesses You Can Start While in College

John Rampton | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
John Rampton

What do Facebook, Reddit, Dropbox, The Onion, and Def Jam Records all have in common? They were all started by entrepreneurs who couldn't wait to graduate from college to start their own business.

What Exactly Does A College Mean When It Talks About 'Demonstrated Interest?'

W. Kent Barnds | Posted 08.04.2016 | Education
W. Kent Barnds

I think it's probably pretty rare for demonstrated interest to be the sole determinant of an admissions decision, but I do think showing or not showing interest can sway an admissions decision.