Attending college has numerous expenses associated with it. Not only do you have to worry about paying for tuition and room and board, but you also have to pay for the textbooks and supplies you need to attend each of your classes. When it comes to college textbooks, you have three primary choices: rent, buy… Read More


For decades, community college has been the starting point for students earning a college education. For students that cannot afford to pay the tuition costs for a four-year university right after high school graduation, the local community college offers a lower cost option for getting their education on its way. In spite of community colleges… Read More


When full-time moms go back to school, either full-time or part-time, moms have to find a school life balance. School life balance allows back-to-college moms to juggle all of their home and family responsibilities with their commitment to earn their college degree. The key element to accomplishing school life balance is to get and stay… Read More


Apparently, a lot of students choose colleges because of the weather, because it’s where their boyfriend/girlfriend is going or other reasons that have nothing to do with the education the college provides. While you may not realize it as a high school junior or senior, when you choose a college, you should choose it for… Read More


The ethnicity of a person and the likelihood they will attend college has always gone hand-in-hand. Caucasians, for example, college attendance numbers are much higher than Hispanics or African-Americans. Primarily, this relates to the income level of the households that these children come from, but it is not the only factor. With the economic downturn,… Read More


Fortunately, for students heading off to college, or those that are currently enrolled, there are several different sources of money to choose from to cover the tuition, books, room and board and other costs of college. Does the students’ academic success depend on who pays for their college—be it themselves, parents, scholarship or financial aid?… Read More


According to a Cornell University study, the plummeting value of homes is having an adverse affect on the number of students that are heading off to college. The head of the study, economist Michael Lovenheim, found that the steady decline of housing prices is reducing the overall wealth of parents, which is also prohibiting parents… Read More


According to a study released by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, in May 2011, only 56% of college graduates in 2010 were able to find a job after graduation, as compared to the 90% of graduates from the 2006/2007 class. This statistic alone shows the sign of how hard… Read More