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When you created a budget for college, you probably factored in tuition, a meal plan and room and board. These are bound to be the highest costs throughout college, but may not represent the full price of sending your child to college. There are several costs that can easily be…

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - March 9, 2015: the University of Melbourne was founded in 1853. It has over 38000 students, mainly at its Parkville campus.

The majority of students going through the college selection process face the same question: should I stay local, or head elsewhere? Not only is it a lifestyle preference, but where a campus is located can also have big financial implications on the average annual cost of college. Before you decide…

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It’s the seasonal affliction that all high school seniors and parents are warned about. Many high school seniors, fresh off of winter break and finishing up the last of their college applications, begin to lag. Missing class, not doing homework, getting lower grades on assignments they would usually ace —…

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As I sat in bed, nervously chewing my lip, obsessing over the seconds as they trickled by, I tried to prepare myself for a rejection from my top college choice. I had spent the last few weeks attempting to harden myself to the idea, and had been very cautious about…

Campus of Trinity college in Dublin, Ireland.

For families who are very concerned about college affordability, attending a state public institution could be a great choice. Not only would the average cost of living for a college student be significantly lower, but some of the most respected institutions of higher learning in the country happen to be…

Customer buying food at supermarket and making check out with cashdesk worker in store

In researching my forthcoming book on why so many recent college graduates are struggling to launch into a career, one concern I heard repeatedly from employers is that too many of today’s college students lack basic work experience. Though plenty of students completed internships while in college — a critical…

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