Do Parents Have To Pay For College?

With college tuition constantly rising on the upward climb, it is becoming increasingly difficult for students to single-handedly support their pursuits of higher education. But even more than that, steeper tuition costs may mean that some parents become unable or even unwilling to pay the large cost for their children to go to school. So the next...

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College App Essay Questions

“Why are you interested in our college?” “What will you contribute to our campus community?” “Tell me about a challenge that you overcame.” These questions, along with a few others, are among the types of college app essay questions that can be seen on college applications. Not necessarily difficult, yet the stress of answering them i...

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Quarter System Colleges: Life of a Trimester Student

I attend one of the quarter system colleges in Illinois, North Central College. A small, 4-year liberal arts school seated smack dab in the outer burbs of Chicago, IL. Like any other college, the campus community thrives with a solid academic base and an exuberant amount of school spirit. However, unlike most colleges that begin their 16 week semes...

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How To Stay Healthy In College: Surviving Life on Campus

I realized during my first college cold that it was quite a bit different than being sick in high school. In high school, you can spend the day in your bed, turn in your homework a day late, and you usually have a parent around if you ever need anything.  When you get sick in college, you still have to share a room with your roommate, go get your...

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How To Pick The Right College For You

Finding the college that is right for you can be a difficult and nerve-wracking task. You will be spending about four years at your college of choice and the last thing you want is to feel as if you have made a mistake in the college you choose. This post will help you determine how to pick the right college for you. It is a picky task of weeding t...

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What Grades Matter For College?

Transitioning from Junior High to High School  The transition from junior high school or middle school into freshman year of high school is a considerably large step, and it can sometimes be quite a rough one. At that age, new high school freshmen in their early teenage years are likely still struggling to find their identities and under pressure ...

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How To Build A Wardrobe on a Budget

Entering college is the chance to begin anew. You will be entering a new environment, surrounded by new people and new experiences. It could be the chance for you to re-invent yourself, if you so choose. This would involve a new wardrobe. While shopping for new clothes to begin your college career can be an exciting thought, bringing it into realit...

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How To Fight Depression In College

The Blues…we all get them. Being away at college and on your own for the first time can make the blues even more apparent. Whether you’re feeling homesick, are down about a relationship/friendship or are just in a funk, you’re not alone. Most students will feel blue at some point in their year, especially as a freshman.The trick is findin...

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