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Why Invest in Youth? One Scholar's Story

Kadar Lewis | Posted 11.01.2012 | Impact
Kadar Lewis

Matriculating to UC Santa Cruz, he struggled to transition his early academic success to the college level, achieving a GPA far below his standard. So we worked with Eric, like all our scholars, through a 1:1 counseling model.

Can Poor People Save for College?

Bob Hildreth | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Bob Hildreth

Spend only half of your paycheck and put the other half in a savings account. It's like portion control. Most of us try it, but don't follow-through.

LOOK: 15 Colleges With The Best Financial Aid

Posted 09.24.2012 | College

Getting into the best college means little if you have no way of paying for it. With so much work to do, it would be great to know that your universit...

Want to Live Green? Try #PGC2012!

Erin Schrode | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Erin Schrode

For years, my friends have asked me: Erin, how can I go green? Where do I begin? Project Green Challenge is my answer.

The Costliest Mistakes of College Students

Tawan Perry | Posted 10.27.2012 | College
Tawan Perry

The following tips will provide advice about how to make school more affordable and how to get freshmen actively involved on campus.

School Vouchers Have Little Effect On College Enrollment, With One Exception: Study

Posted 08.24.2012 | Education

The offer of a voucher to attend private school in New York City had little overall effect on college enrollment, according to a study by researchers ...

WATCH: Vanderbilt Football Walk-on Surprised With Full Scholarship

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 08.14.2012 | College

During a recent preseason team meeting, Vanderbilt University's Commodores celebrated an unexpected and happy moment for a fellow teammate. Mark ...

Back on Track, or Off the Rails?

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 09.01.2012 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

The acknowledged duty of the present Congress is not to enact what's good for the country, but to derail the President so "they" can get "back on track." Or something like that.

A Little Student-Athlete Leverage: NCAA Institutions Roll Out Multiyear Scholarships

Kenneth L. Shropshire | Posted 09.01.2012 | Sports
Kenneth L. Shropshire

Student-athletes about to sign NCAA National Letters of Intent may receive multiyear scholarships instead of the one year renewable scholarships that have been the standard since 1973.

Should Kids Who Can Pay For College Accept Scholarships?

| Posted 05.31.2012 | Teen

By Sam, Emory University College is expensive. There is no way around that -- it takes families years, even decades, to save up enough money to aff...

It's Scholarship Season -- Helping Graduates and Preserving Memories

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

In these difficult economic times where discretionary funds are diminishing, a scholarship, no matter how small, can enhance the life of a young person. It also carries on the living memory of a loved one.

Catherine New

It's Decision Day For High School Seniors

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money

Taylor Lee, 18, can't decide where to go to college. But by Tuesday she must make a final choice between the University of Miami, a private school...

Entrepreneurial Lessons From a 9-Year-Old Boy

Katie Hawkes | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business
Katie Hawkes

While we can't all invest in cardboard arcades and plan to make enough cash to pay off mortgages, student loans and/or bankruptcy fees, we can take a few cues from Caine.

Making a Difference: April Is Community College Awareness Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Community colleges serve often as the access point for education and can also be a catalyst for economic development. Here are five tips about community colleges and your way to celebrate as well as honor them this month.

Derek Jeter To Receive Honorary Doctorate For His Charity Work

Posted 04.17.2012 | Impact

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter might be a game-changer on the baseball diamond. And, according to Siena College in Albany, N.Y., he's making noteworthy...

37 Colleges That Are Cheaper Than You Think

Posted 03.26.2012 | College

There's plenty of bad news about the cost of higher education, but we do not always traffic in bad news here at HuffPost College. A number of scho...

9 Of The Weirdest Scholarships Ever

Posted 03.23.2012 | College

Going to college is expensive, but you don't need to be a genius to get a scholarship to pay for your education. Love Dr. Pepper? The soft-drink co...

Scouring for Scholarships

Jennifer Islam | Posted 05.17.2012 | Teen
Jennifer Islam

The other day I met a college graduate who urged me to apply for as many scholarships as possible and was almost in tears while explaining how much debt she is in.

600 Summer Learning Scholarships for Chicago Students

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago
Earl Martin Phalen

With budget cuts creating a decrease in educational opportunities and an increase in summer violence and hopelessness among youth, it's imperative to keep our children engaged over the summer.

It's FAFSA Break!

Monica Medina | Posted 05.05.2012 | Parents
Monica Medina

What about the tooth fairy? Did she bring you any money this year that you can apply toward the cost of tuition? And exactly how much currency is in your pockets at this very moment? Oh, and do you know, off hand, the value of your grandmother's jewelry?

A Worthy Investment

David Boone | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
David Boone

I am beginning to realize that the majority of my schools cost $200,000 or more to attend. YIKES! There is no way, shy of a miracle, my family can afford such an education.

The Slow March to April

Jada Alexander | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Jada Alexander

I was under the impression that completing my applications would mean the end of stress, the end of frustration. But I was very, very wrong.

'My Secret Strategy To Getting A Scholarship? Applying!'

About the author: Julianne is a senior at Elk Grove and a reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. ...

A Word About Taxes

Daniel Grant | Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

There are approximately 100 designated arts and cultural districts throughout the United States, but Rhode Island is only the second state to legislate tax-free zones for artists in them; Maryland is the other.

10 Scholarships Every College-Bound Senior Should Apply For

| Tricia Taormina | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

You're in the midst of making the most pivotal choice of your academic career: where to attend college. And while tuition rates skyrocket, high school...