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The 3 C's of Reducing Costs in College.

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Natalie Pace

Education is the highest correlating factor with income. Americans with a Master's Degree or higher earn twice as much (or more) than those with only a high school diploma.

Want to Get Into the College of Your Choice? Develop an Elevator Pitch Now

Gina Davis | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Gina Davis

I promised my best friend and nieces I'd get their daughters into the college of their choice for free. That's correct. Free. I want to help them apply for all the scholarships and grants available so they won't have to take out loans to attend school.

5 Reasons Teenagers Should Join FIRST Robotics

Natalie Kalin | Posted 04.16.2015 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

More than just the networking, though, the friends and students I have met in my FIRST robotics experience have been some of the greatest people I have ever met.

Financial Aid Guide For Families

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 04.29.2015 | College
WiserAdvisor.com

Most families aren't able to cover the full cost of their children's college experience, which means financial aid will play at least a part of their college planning. If you're thinking about applying for financial aid for your college-aged student (or thinking ahead for a child who's got some time left to go), here are the fundamentals you need to know.

'Union Scholars' Can Open New Doors for Themselves, Workers

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 04.21.2015 | College
Lee A. Saunders

Organizing -- the process of one-on-one engagement and relationship-building -- is the best strategy for building on millennials' social-media-oriented brand of activism. AFSCME sponsors a program that puts college students on the front lines of union-organizing campaigns across the nation.

The Great Scholarship Hunt: How To Save $40K On College

Maureen Hannan | Posted 04.19.2015 | College
Maureen Hannan

Recently, I had a big realization: In 27 years of teaching and parenting, I've never actually met a student who's received more than $3,000 of assistance from writing a bunch of time-sucking essays. So, I set out on a mission: Find the most effective strategy for an 11th-grader to rack up serious merit-based scholarship dollars.

10 Weird But Worthy Scholarships for Students

Christie Garton | Posted 04.14.2015 | College
Christie Garton

Today, scholarships are necessary for students so they can get the most out of college experience. But not all scholarships are the same. There are some really unique and truly bizarre scholarship opportunities for prospective students.

You Can Get A Scholarship For Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 01.25.2015 | College

For students who love video games, life can be a constant battle between making it to the next level and doing something more productive. At least tha...

8 Startup Tips from Student Entrepreneur and Investor Christopher Gray

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

I recently got to interview Drexel University Senior, former Dorm Room Fund partner and Scholly Founder Christopher Gray who has been featured in mult...

President's Plan for Free Two-Year Community College Must Support High-Achieving, Low-Income Students Planning to Transfer

Harold O. Levy | Posted 03.22.2015 | Education
Harold O. Levy

As encouraging as the president's "America's College Promise" proposal is, the bigger picture remains incomplete, especially for high-achieving, low-income students seeking to transfer after two years--many of whom embody our nation's greatest strengths: native ability and persistence.

Alena Hall

These Moms Are Helping Knit The World's Largest Christmas Stocking For The Best Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact

When both Lori Kleppe and Sarah Greene received news that their husbands would not be returning home from their military service, they lost more than ...

Why LGBTQ Scholarships Are Crucial: One Gay Man's Personal Story

Tommy Craven | Posted 02.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Tommy Craven

As a young gay man in conservative southern Indiana, I had lots of reasons to argue that LGBTQ scholarships were indeed very necessary. I dreamed of going to college in NYC where I could express myself freely. However, with my mom's very low income the idea of affording college in NY seemed an impossible dream.

The Powerful College Application #Selfie

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 02.09.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Please use the rest of December to help seniors finalize their college applications essays and apply for scholarships by helping them promote themselves powerfully. Use their selfies, tweets, and videos as starting points for powerful celebratory essays.

Community College Students Now Have Access to $200,000 Scholarship for Graduate School

Isa Adney | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Isa Adney

Money is a huge barrier for community college students, and in more ways than just the practical. Sometimes, when you don't have money for something, it can create a tape inside your head that says you're not worthy. It's not logical, but it happens.

Fulbright and the Peacemaking Power of International Education

Betty Castor | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Betty Castor

The strength of the Fulbright Program remains its commitment to immersion through which participants form lasting international connections, gain a deep understanding of other countries and cultures, and work collaboratively to find solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges.

Increasing Transparency in College Tuition Costs

Abigail Seldin | Posted 01.14.2015 | College
Abigail Seldin

One of the best-kept secrets in the college admissions process is the fact that tuition sticker prices rarely tell the whole story.

Back to the Future: American Studies' Noble Dreams

Jim Downs | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Jim Downs

ASA has opened a creative and intellectual space to cultivate scholars, and unlike other conferences, where most attendees spend their time at the hotel bar or touring the conference city, the sessions at the ASA are teeming with audience participants.

The College Olympics: How to Choose the Right College and How to Get the Right College to Choose You

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 01.11.2015 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

Finding the right fit for college is a complex process requiring considerable effort. While not for everyone, higher education will not only expand your earning power by developing your skills and intellect, but also open the doors and windows to the pleasures of reading and the joy of learning.

Slain AP Photographer Inspires Photojournalism Scholarship For Women

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.24.2014 | Media

The International Women's Media Foundation will sponsor a $1 million scholarship in honor of Anja Niedringhaus, the German AP photographer killed this...

How Important Are Your Children's High School Grades?

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Bradford M. Pine

Of course, we all know on an intellectual level that our children's grades matter, but it's hard to appreciate their significance until you've gone through the college application experience yourself.

Your Opportunity to Prevent Another Ferguson

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Ama Yawson

It has been nearly two months since the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and the beginning of the uprising that the murder triggered. Most social critics have observed that the uprising was not simply about racism and police brutality.

Funding Your Future When Opportunity Knocks

Christie Garton | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Christie Garton

You've worked hard and pulled more than a few all-nighters to get closer to your dream. But what happens when opportunity knocks and you can't afford to answer the door?

I Graduated Debt-Free with $40,000 in the Bank. Here's How.

Amanda Reaume | Posted 11.23.2014 | Money
Amanda Reaume

While it's too late for those who already went to school and racked up high debts, it's not too late for those who are in school now or heading off to school soon. Those members of Generation Y can stop the cycle of racking up debts that will take decades to pay off.

Secrets, Chokeholds, and the Sprouting of Wings: Latina Writer Sparkles

Melanie Bishop | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
Melanie Bishop

My reading life was enriched last week with the discovery of Vanessa Martir's blog. Wordpress featured one of her posts in their Freshly Pressed column. I followed the link, read "Rationalizing the Privacies We Invade," and then kept on reading, as hours passed by. Martir's is a voice I want to keep listening to.

Life Lessons Learned During The Back-To-School Season

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

In February 2006, I started over with an empty refrigerator, two children, two months of outstanding mortgage payments and $120.00.