The Recession & Your College Plans

College & the Recession America’s economic recession is affecting everyone, even students. A survey released by Longmire & Company, an educational consulting firm, reported that the recession is forcing more than 70 percent of prospective students to change their college plans. Based on the survey results, 53 percent of students were considering attending a less expensive college, and 47 percent were planning to get a job as freshmen. Incoming students also are likely to seek financial aid counseling (43 percent) and to borrow more money (38 percent).

Despite the gloomy statistics, there is still hope for you to conquer these short-term obstacles. You possess unique talents and skills that can open doors to numerous opportunities, including scholarships and internships. Here are a few tips to help you stay afloat during these hard times: Continue Reading…


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