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Author: kmurphy Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Starting in 2007 more than 30 elite private colleges adopted policies that replaced loans from financial aid packages with grants, in an effort to eliminate student debt upon graduation. It wasn't entirely altruistic though, as...

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Seattle is just one of many cities across the U.S. that are hosting college fairs over the next few months. With huge crowds and students vying for an admission counselor's attention, fairs can be chaotic, especially if you just...

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In a recent New York Times "The Choice" Blog entry, Martha Merrill, Dean of Admissions at Connecticut College offers...

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Colleges across the U.S. continue to report an increase in the number of applications from the previous year. New York University is reporting that it received the most applications in its history, with over 38,000 students vying...

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At year's end, it's traditional to give thanks for all the many blessings received during the previous twelve months and to look forward to the coming year with a renewed sense of optimism. The following are fifteen reasons college-bound...

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The news is pouring in and one thing is clear – applications are up at colleges across the country this year. Despite major budget cuts, applications soared to record highs at public universities across the nation. The California...

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Everyone tells you what you need to pack for college, what classes you should take, but no one talks about tips for staying healthy. I came across an article on Fox News recently, that gave 5 tips for college students. All...

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It used to be that you had to budget $500 per semester for textbooks.  When the semester was over, you could try selling them back, but your $100 textbook would only be worth $5 three months later.  I know that most of mine ended...

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Think that college athletics are immune? You would guess wrong. With the economic turndown, more and more college athletic programs are dropping varsity sports.  You might even be surprised where it is happening and what sports...

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The New York Times featured an article on August 9th that highlighted how the arts are weathering college budget cuts across the nation.

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