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Time-Saving Solutions to Finish Your College Degree


It's a goal of many recent post-high school students -- go to a great university and graduate with a bachelor's degree in four years. But why is that easier said than done, and what can be done to stay on schedule?


How to Survive College Move-In Day Pain-Free


College move-in day is full of aches and pains. There are, of course, the heartache and worries that accompany what for most parents is their children's first time away from home. On top of that, there are the back, neck and arm pains that are incurred as you haul TVs, shoe collections and clothes up five flights of stairs to your new student's college abode.


Gripping the Realities of Graduate School


According to a 2009 study by the U.S. Census Bureau, less than 5 percent of the U.S. population has a graduate degree. The post-recession economy has placed increased pressure on job-seekers and working professionals to join this minority and gain a leg up on the competition. However, many prospective graduate students still need assistance in deciding whether they should attend graduate school.


Seniors at DeVry University Tackle Real Business Needs


For business and technology students at DeVry University, the name of the game was innovation -- not just graduation -- as they presented their final senior projects to industry experts and local leaders.


DeVry University Seniors Learn There's Value in Pro Bono Work


Despite conventional wisdom, the axiom "You don't get something for nothing" isn't always true. It seems particularly untrue when college students provide communities with services on a pro bono or discounted basis in an effort to gain necessary experience.


Prepaid College Tuition -- The 'It' Gift This Holiday Season


This holiday season, contributing to a child's college education can be the gift that lasts a lifetime. Parents and grandparents alike want to give their children and grandchildren the tools to succeed in life, and a college education can do just that.


Freshman Survival Guide: Get Ready for Class for Less


Moving away from home for the first time can be scary -- for both students and parents. But life in the dorm shouldn't cause freshmen fear. Get started now preparing for your college career, and you'll be ready for class in no time.


Auto Care Advice for College-Bound Students


There's one more item for college-bound students to add to their checklists before heading off to campus this fall: Make sure your vehicle is in good working condition and that routine services have been performed to minimize the chance of a breakdown during the school year, note the experts at the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).


Finding Scholarships to Fund Your College Education


As economic conditions prompt consumers to cut back on spending, scholarships are an ever-more important way to help pay for college. Unlike other forms of financial aid, scholarships do not have to be repaid.


Competition for College: New Stress for Today's Teens


To compete in the global workforce, students must earn college degrees. But getting into college has become increasingly difficult.


Students: Don't Forget Your FAFSA


Students can find federal money to help cover college costs, but 25 percent of families do not fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) according to a recent study by Sallie Mae and Gallup on "How America Pays for College."


Affording College in a Down Economy


Ups and downs on Wall Street, the pinch of the current credit crisis and an uncertain economy make students and parents worry about college tuition payments.


Finding the Right Major Without the Stress


The pressure to choose a career path can start as early as junior high, but there's no reason to force the issue. College students routinely explore three to four majors before graduating, and adults often switch careers.


High School Seniors: Online Tools Help Find Schools


Thousands of high-quality colleges and universities exist across the country, so finding the right college can prove daunting. Some high school students hire consultants to match them with schools, but there's no need to hire a professional if teenagers do their homework.


Tips for College Move-Ins, Without the Pain


Moving your belongings - the Xbox and its accessories, television and DVDs, shoe collection and clothes - to your college dorm can be a pain in the back, neck and arms.