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    Education Tax Breaks Can Add Up

    Education Tax Breaks Can Add Up
    WASHINGTON — College is one of the most expensive investments a parent can make in a child's future. But there's a consolation prize that comes with the hefty price tag: bigger tax breaks. With average yearly in-state costs at $13,589 for a public university and $32,307 for a private college, according to the College Board, any education tax break is a ...
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    Seven Great Study Habits and Time Management Tips

    Seven Great Study Habits and Time Management Tips
    It's Monday morning. My alarm clock screams at me to get out of bed. First things first: I have to check my e-mail to see if those five people I'm supposed to interview today replied. After my morning classes - Advanced Spanish and Microeconomics - I'll have to run back here for lunch, soon after which I'll be running off to ...
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    Academic Adjustments

    If you graduated high school near the top of your class, you probably didn't see many B's or C's on your report cards. And chances are you had a comfortable routine you used to approach tests and projects. There's no doubt you're capable of studying at the collegiate level, but you will have to adjust. Many good students "get their first ...
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    College Tips for Nontraditional Students

    You've decided to continue your formal education. But how can you make college a success while still meeting work and family obligations? Check out these expert tips to help you during that all-important first term: *Begin with classes that you feel confident about*. Sure, it's good to get requirements out of the way. But don't feel you must tackle the most ...
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    Returning Students: Finish Your Undergraduate Degree

    Returning Students: Finish Your Undergraduate Degree
    Life on a college campus is a relatively carefree time for students entering from high school. But there's a more stressful side to campus life for transfer or returning students - many in the midst of career changes and some with families - who enter with partial degrees from other schools, or having completed preliminary work at a community college. Shelly ...
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    Five Reasons to File Your FAFSA

    Five Reasons to File Your FAFSA
    Submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be a complicated process. From digging through information on your family's assets to decoding income tax forms, filling out the FAFSA is a hassle, so why bother? Here are five reasons why it's worth it. 1. Federal Aid Do you want some of the more than $80 billion the federal government ...
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    Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Study Part Time

    Working and going to school at night is no picnic: Getting a degree seems to take forever, and the toll on social and home life should not be dismissed either. Nonetheless, working and being a part-time student is the best option for many ambitious employees. Here are some reasons to carry your briefcase and your book bag at the same time. ...
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    A Free Ride on College Tuition

    A Free Ride on College Tuition
    Students in Kalamazoo, Michigan, recently learned they could get a free college education. A program called Kalamazoo Promise offers students who've spent their entire academic career in Kalamazoo public schools a free ride to any public college or university in Michigan. Anonymous donors interested in furthering economic development set up the scholarship fund. In 2007, 458 students were accepted to receive ...
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    Get Your Company to Pay for Your Learning

    Get Your Company to Pay for Your Learning
    Sheepish about seeking reimbursement for your educational expenses? Don't be. Companies wouldn't offer to pay for your courses if they didn't benefit from doing it. Sheri Mullin, HR director at Verilytics, Inc. explains that "having the most educated staff fulfills the company's goals." Mary Rose of Sapers & Wallack, an HR consulting firm, says benefits such as tuition reimbursement help companies ...
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    Five Resume Tips for College Students

    Five Resume Tips for College Students
    You’re still in college, and the world of work can wait a few years. So who needs a resume? You do. Armed with a well-constructed resume, you will be prepared for potential opportunities throughout your time in college. These include seasonal, part-time and temporary work, as well as assistantships, internships and fellowships. Another plus: You’ll be ready to update your resume ...
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    FAFSA Checklist (February Deadline)

    FAFSA Checklist (February Deadline)
    It's time to fill out the mother of all financial aid forms: the FAFSA. Don't worry, it's easier than you think. But before you sit down to complete the form, make sure you have all the necessary materials. You'll need: 1. Your Social Security card and driver's license, and/or alien registration card if you are not a US citizen. 2. Your ...
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    Mixing Continuing Education With a Full-Time Job

    Mixing Continuing Education With a Full-Time Job
    The alarm goes off at 5:30 am, and you could swear you went to sleep five minutes ago. First a quick shower, followed by the finishing touches on that homework assignment due tonight over coffee and breakfast — if there’s time. Then it’s off to work, a solid eight-plus hours of time where you’re busy with assorted tasks. At the end ...
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    Common Errors on the FAFSA

    Common Errors on the FAFSA
    A mistake on your FAFSA can delay the processing of your application by up to three weeks. One in seven FAFSA forms is returned due to errors. It could happen to you. Avoid the most common mistakes: 1. The most frequent mistake made is leaving a field blank. If the answer is zero or the question does not apply to you, ...
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    Quick Tips for Filing Your FAFSA

    Quick Tips for Filing Your FAFSA
    Filling out the FAFSA can be tricky. Keep these tips in mind and you shouldn't have any problems. h4. Identify Yourself • Use your legal name as it appears on your Social Security card. Nicknames or aliases will cause a processing delay. • Read the questions carefully. The words "you" and "your" on the FAFSA always refer to the student, not ...
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    Should You Go Back to School During a Recession?

    Should You Go Back to School During a Recession?
    Two Laid-Off Workers Rethink Careers, Rediscover Passions by Heading Back to Class On the heels of more than 10 years as a professional journalist, Heather Lalley has found herself back in class. After taking a buyout from The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, then moving to Chicago to work as a freelance writer for a year, Lalley decided it was time to ...
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    The FAFSA - Step One for Financial Aid

    Applying for financial aid is easier than you think. Your first stop: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For many schools, this is the only form you need. h4. What is it? The FAFSA is the form the federal government uses to determine your eligibility for federal assistance (loans, grants, work-study appointments and some scholarships). Schools also base their ...
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    FAFSA on the Web: The Road to $86 Billion Starts Here

    The U.S. Department of Education provided more than $86 billion in student financial aid in 2006-2007 (the most recent year for which statistics are available). But you won't see a penny of that unless you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can simplify the process with FAFSA on the Web. Resources • Health Care Scholarships • ...
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    Discover the Best Health Graduate Degree Programs

    Discover the Best Health Graduate Degree Programs
    With the many avenues available for health education, choosing a degree program - one of the most important decisions you can make - can be overwhelming. Your list of prerequisites may include "location", "cost", and "number of years to complete", but have you thought of adding "prestige", "student life", and "atmosphere" to that list? If you are going to spend 2+ ...
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    FAFSA and the Independent Student

    "I am a college sophomore and I pay for school myself. For the last two years, I have used my parents' tax information on the FAFSA. Since I pay for school myself without any help from my parents, should I list only my own tax information to be eligible for more aid?" This is a common question about the FAFSA: When ...
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    Associate of Arts in Medical Records

    Associate of Arts in Medical Records
    Obtaining an Associate of Arts in Healthcare Administration with an emphasis in Medical Records is the first step toward a rewarding career in medical records, medical transcription or billing and coding. Because of the wide variety of paths you can take, this degree is particularly attractive to both job-seekers and employers. What's more, an Associate of Arts lays the foundation for ...
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