How to Cut College Costs

College costs are skyrocketing. From tuition to books to room and board, earning a degree at an accredited university can become a heavy burden on your pocketbook. Despite these expenses, you have options that will help cut your college costs.

According to a LiveScience article, experts say a university education is still worth the cost, regardless of soaring college expenses.  Sandy Baum, an independent higher education policy analyst, states, “On average, the rate of return is very high, and it is continuing to rise over time.”

Saving every dime for your college education can dramatically help achieve your educational goals. Below are some helpful ways to cut your college costs.  Continue Reading…


Nursing Scholarships

college nurse Do you enjoy helping others? Do you have a desire to work in the health care industry? Great! You may be interested in working in the nursing profession.

Nursing is caring for individuals so that they will maintain a good quality of life. Nurses have jobs in a variety of settings, including, hospitals, schools, clinics, and the military. There are different areas of the nursing practice, ranging from caring for children, to caring for pregnant women, even caring for cancer patients.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Lisette Buechner, 23, was a senior in high school when her cousin was seriously hurt in a car crash. Visits to see her cousin in the hospital helped inspire her to become a nurse. Continue Reading…


How to Choose the Right College

studying girl How do I choose the best college for me? Selecting the “right” college can be a challenging feat. You may be nervous about the location, the type of people you will meet, or, even, the availability of academic programs, if you decide to change your major. Relax! Don’t get overwhelmed. Help is available!

According to a New York Times article written by two professors, “Your personal commitment to learning, your individual learning style, your ability to withstand the increased competition at college — all of these are important determinants of how well you’ll learn — and grow — at college.” Continue Reading…


Study Habits: Getting Organized

studying girl College can be a stressful experience. You will be juggling multiple classes, relationship issues, and, maybe even, work-related challenges. That’s why it is so important to establish good study habits. Getting organized is the key to making sure you are achieving everything you desire.

Procrastinating can be a detriment to your college studies. Margot Bell, associate director of student development at the University of British Columbia, states, “Starting to study early is critical to your success for so many reasons — it allows you to strategically map out your time.”

Below are a few great tips to help you achieve academic success. Continue Reading…


Benefits of Volunteering in College

volunteers During college, you may desire to live the party life and have your focus set on the three F’s: Food, Fridays & Fun! However, you can get all those goodies and more by volunteering at a local food bank, school, or homeless shelter.

Based on a report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals with higher levels of educational attainment are more likely to volunteer. In 2010, 42.3 percent of college graduates volunteered. Moreover, you are not alone in the community service movement. Young people, like you, are making a difference across this nation. You may even want to discuss your service with others at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New Orleans on June 6-8, 2011.

Think about how you can serve your community, and then review the benefits that volunteering will have on your life. Continue Reading…


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