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College Textbooks Don't Need to Break the Bank: 10 Tips to Save You Money

Nicole Allen | Posted 07.22.2014 | College
Nicole Allen

Even though textbook prices can be pretty outrageous, there are many ways to reduce how much you spend. Being smart about how you shop could save you hundreds of dollars this year.

College Football Needs More Student Athletes Like FSU's Jameis Winston

John A. Tures | Posted 07.22.2014 | Sports
John A. Tures

Just a few years ago, Winston would be called greedy if he demanded more money for his likeness or signature. But it's refreshing to see someone of his generation, tabbed as self-centered, realize that a college education is, indeed a privilege.

A Love Letter To Your Teen Daughters

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Your moms worry that you may make bad choices that will follow you into adulthood. Here, through my lens and summarizing years of conversations with your moms, is what they actually want for you.

4 Steps to Graduate from College Debt-Free

Michael Price | Posted 07.21.2014 | Money
Michael Price

Since you lived at home with your parents for 18 years of your life, is 4 more years really going to kill you? Doing so would save you approximately $40,000.

Paying for a Performing Arts College Education

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

Receiving training in a performing arts degree program within a liberal arts college, affords students an opportunity to learn their craft while receiving a college degree.

New College Grads' Wages Are Growing Slower Than Everyone Else's

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21 (Reuters) - New college graduates have seen their wages rise more slowly than the rest of the U.S. workforce since the Great ...

This Is Why You Should Proofread A College Diploma (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.21.2014 | College

There's a reason proofreading exists. And apparently, its pitfalls are all too real for this guy, whose diploma from the University of California-B...

How Higher Education Can Prepare The Volunteer Generation

Drew Stelljes | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Drew Stelljes

The volunteer generation has come to adulthood. They are bringing skills learned in the classroom and practiced in community into the workplace and, yet, more often than not, they are settling into jobs that fit their skillset but not their budding passion.

Higher Education and Rising Inequality

Harry Boyte | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Harry Boyte

Higher education today embodies individualistic, hypercompetitive achievement norms which contribute to inequality in a number of ways. And it has enormous, if often unacknowledged, power shaping career plans of its students and helping to authorize "what counts" in the intellectual life of the nation.

Academics vs. Athletics: It's Not a Choice

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 07.18.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

Athletics has a place in our students' lives for the lifelong value it can bring. It should not be overinflated on a college campus any more than it should be sidelined.

The Inevitable College Essay Question: Why Are You a Good Match?

Jeannie Borin | Posted 07.18.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

Some of you will be making plans to visit colleges. Many of you will be doing web research on colleges and just about anyone applying to college will need to eventually answer an inevitable college essay question, "Why are you a good match?

Understanding the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Avi Yashchin | Posted 07.17.2014 | College
Avi Yashchin

The authorization for the statute expired in 2003; since then attempts to reauthorize the legislation were undertaken in both the House and Senate which culminated in the act that was passed last month.

13 Reasons Homemade Pizza Is Way Better Than Delivery

Spoon University | Posted 07.17.2014 | Taste
Spoon University

Delivery might be easier, but homemade will always take the cake (or dough, in this case).

To Move Back in with Your Parents After You Graduate or Not: That Is the Question

Uloop | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Uloop

After the caps have been thrown and the goodbyes have been said, it's time to decide where you are going to live post-college life. Moving back in with your parents is always an option, but is it the right one for you?

The Best of Summer 2014: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Uloop | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Uloop

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an incredible thriller like no other. It's much smaller in scale than its predecessor, but that only allows for it to tell a more intimate story. The political and family drama is intensely engaging and the action-packed climax is the most fun half hour you'll spend at the movies this summer.

The Adjunct's Progress: Cyrus Duffelman, 10 Years Later

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Joseph A. Domino

Adjunct professors rarely if ever show up in fiction, but Alex Kudera of Clemson University traced a day in the life of Cyrus Duffleman, representative of the academic underclass majority that fills most faculty slots.

Questioning Your College Student's Career Path?

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty
Mary Anna Dennard

When the choice of major is one that prompts concern, especially one in the arts, it can cause tension and strife among families. With uncertainties about the world economy, and a high unemployment rate, parents have legitimate worries about their child's future: How are you going to make a living as an artist?

American Money: 529s a Higher Education Tool

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 07.16.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

A 529 is an IRA-like education investment account that allows consumers to invest in mutual funds, withdrawing the money later to cover tuition, books and other educational fees.

How to Make the Most of College as an Activist

Erin McKelle | Posted 07.17.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

When you're going into college (whether you're a freshman, senior, or somewhere in between) as someone who is, or aspires to be, an activist, the amount of preparation involved can seem overwhelming or even impossible to navigate. Believe me, I've been there.

5 DIY Dorm Art Ideas

Domino | Posted 07.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Don't let cramped quarters keep you from showing your true style. Bet your new roomie will also be grateful.

#AOLBuild Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

Okay, You've Graduated from Homeschooling. What's Next?

Blake Boles | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Blake Boles

For those of you taking a path that doesn't include college right now, if you're not sure what to do with your life, choose the path that will make the best story later. You must continue to be an interest-driven, self-directed learner.

How Professors Help Community College Students Transfer

Isa Adney | Posted 07.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Around 75 percent of community college students who enroll in a community college report that their primary goal is to transfer and ultimately earn a bachelor's degree. Unfortunately, according to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement fewer than half of those students currently reach that goal.

A Tale of Two Graduations

Bill Marriott | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

I recently attended the graduation ceremonies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Our grandson, Matthew, was receiving his masters in hotel administration. It was a great thrill to see him walk across the stage and receive his diploma.

Yagana Shah

Son Drops Out Of School, And Dad Reacts Perfectly

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty

Most parents would be devastated, even furious, upon hearing their child had dropped out of high school. But not this dad. After his son dropped o...