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How to Save Money As A Freshman

Kelly Peeler | Posted 06.22.2016 | College
Kelly Peeler

Graduation has come and gone. Now it's time to look forward to back to school season. Sometimes exciting, sometimes overwhelming. Especially when it comes to spending money.

Not Enough Hours in the Day: Work Study Students and Sleep

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 03.29.2016 | College
Zachariah Ezer

Picture a college student. What is she doing? My guess is, most of you have a mental image of either a raucous party or a frantic cram session. One thing you probably aren't picturing is her sleeping.

Work Study Isn't Setting Up Students For Jobs The Way It's Supposed To

Young Invincibles | Posted 07.10.2016 | College
Young Invincibles

The job-training program, known as Federal Work Study (FWS), is supposed to help college and university students like me to build foundational skills in our fields of study.

You Got Into College! Now What?

Abigail Seldin | Posted 05.12.2016 | College
Abigail Seldin

From packing up your room to shopping for dorm décor to saying goodbye to your closest high school friends, preparing for your first year of college can get pretty hectic.

Paying for College: 5 Things to Know About College Financial Aid Letters

Abigail Seldin | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
Abigail Seldin

Don't let the headache of untangling financial aid letters spoil the thrill of getting into college. Here are five things to keep in mind as you evaluate your options for attending and paying for school.

The President's Plan for Tuition-Free Education at Community Colleges

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.19.2015 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

The President has introduced only the grand idea of providing tuition-free education for all students attending community colleges, an idea which, at first glance, seems to have great merit. But at this point we know very few details.

Student Success: Words of Wisdom

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

The ways in which colleges and universities support student achievement in colleges and universities are very much contextual -- sensitive to the needs of their students, and hopefully to those from underprivileged backgrounds.

Financial Aid Doesn't Always Mean Free

Alexandra Rice | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

The term encapsulates two types of aid: One that is free (grants and scholarships) and one that has to be paid back (loans).

What it Means to Be Financially Disadvantaged in College

Audrey Cheng | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Audrey Cheng

As a college student with almost full-financial aid, I work four jobs to pay for my tuition, housing and other activities. And I love it.

The Best College Jobs... While You're In College

Scott Weingold | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Scott Weingold

Any job you take during college is a good one.That's because it shows employers you can balance school and work at the same time. The best college jobs, though, are the ones that help you land the career you want, right after you've graduated.

Are Parents Flunking College Financial Planning?

Jodi Okun | Posted 10.30.2013 | Parents
Jodi Okun

Don't flunk out when it comes to saving for college. Learn about the true costs and honestly assess your financial situation.

How To Make Real-World Use of Big Data

Michael J. Schroeck | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Michael J. Schroeck

Today, through the use of instrumentation, such as RFID technology, companies and individuals can monitor in real-time everything from the status of a bullet train racing across the countryside to hourly energy usage in their homes and even individual appliances.

Citizen Schools Illinois -- The Struggles and Satisfactions in the Back of the Yards

Jake Oher | Posted 02.02.2013 | Chicago
Jake Oher

It was amazing to see my students engaged, taking information they had learned in their apprenticeship programs and applying it to real life examples. Because of this apprenticeship, some students now look at the world in a whole new way.

Turning Schools Around

Michael J. Brennan | Posted 10.28.2012 | Detroit
Michael J. Brennan

On a daily basis, our kids and therefore our schools face an onslaught of challenges stemming from the ravishing effects of poverty and the culture of violence in the neighborhoods around them.

Bright Spots on the Educational Landscape

Michael Khoury | Posted 10.28.2012 | Detroit
Michael Khoury

The state of education in Detroit continues to draw increasing attention, which is a good thing. However, the attention continues to focus on the negatives and the many positive solutions are relatively unnoticed.

Working With Colleges to Find Financial Aid

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 04.14.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Many families assume their search for college cash ends when they file the FAFSA. That's really just the beginning -- here's what to know after you hit submit.

Work-Study Is About Work and Study

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 11.19.2011 | College
Jamie Merisotis

It is fair to say that the Federal Work-Study program is the Rodney Dangerfield of financial aid programs.

Top 5 Jobs To Hold While You're In School

Unigo | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Consistently keeping a few extra Andrew Jacksons in your wallet will require some work on your behalf. And by work, we mean an actual paying job. Don'...

Thousands Of Work-Study Jobs CUT

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

More than 160,000 federally funded work-study jobs will not exist this school year, according to U.S. News and World Report. A Department of Educatio...