Education / Preparing For College

  • 5 ways to save money on your college degree

      

    Getting a college degree doesn't have to break the bank. Here's a new way for you to cut the cost in half and still get the degree you want from a traditional 4-year college. First off...

  • These sites find you the best prices on textbooks

      

    New school year, new courses, new books... The cost of buying textbooks can do some serious damage to your wallet -- especially on a college student's budget. According to The...

  • 27 discounts you can get with a student ID

      

    As students everywhere head back to class and work to minimize their expenses at the same time, it’s important to remember that there are numerous areas in which students can spend less and...

  • Kids complain of having too much homework; study finds they're right

      

    A new study is out, and it is supporting kids' arguments that too much homework equals too much stress.  Students in early elementary school have as much as three times the homework as...

  • International universities offering free tuition to Americans

      

    If the cost of college is a bridge too far for you, here's an outside the box kind of idea that might help you get the degree you're seeking. Go to college for free -- overseas! Nine...

  • Most American students start school too early

      

    Although 8:30 a.m. or later is the start time most often recommended by health professionals, “fewer than 1 in 5 middle and high schools in the U.S. began” at that time or later in the...

  • These students go to school just 4 days a week

      

    Students are heading back to school Thursday in one Georgia county -- and their class model is drawing a lot of attention. Chattooga County students have every Monday off for the...

  • Student lives in tent to avoid student loan debt!

      

    Let's be honest about it: Student loan debt is hurting the country. A big part of the problem is that 92% of all student loans are federal loans. So when those loans aren't paid, we get...

  • Millennials value college education more than older generations

      

    Millennials may be spending more for college and accumulating more debt than older generations, but the younger group still has a more positive outlook about higher education, according to a...

  • Chipotle Offering Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Leave to Part-Timers

      

    By Kristina Webb of the Palm Beach Post Chipotle Mexican Grill just gave employees another reason to love working there — aside from occasional free food. Starting July 1, the company...

  • He Turned Down All 8 Ivy League Schools for Good Reason

      

    In an age of runaway student loan debt, one high school senior has made the decision to skip prestigious Ivy League schools in favor of a free ride from a public university. A conscious...

  • Student Loan Guide

      

    Do you need to borrow to fund college education for yourself or your child? I wrote this guide to tell you about my Clark Smart approach to student loans. If you already have student loans,...

  • New ways to pay down your student loan debt

      

    Student loan debt is now nearly $1 trillion collectively for borrowers in the United States. Yet there could be help on the horizon if you have federal student loan debt.   Here's a...

  • Best 529 Plans To Help Pay for College

      

    A 529 Plan is the best way to save for your kid's college. 529 plans -- aka college-savings plans -- allow you, a relative or a friend to put money aside as an investment for a child's...

  • 6 Ways You Can Reduce Costs for College

      

    It’s no secret: college costs are on the rise and making it more and more difficult for many students to receive their higher education. In 2014, college costs once again outstripped...