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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Rad Technologists Advance with Distance Learning

    Rad Technologists Advance with Distance Learning
    For working professionals who want to move into or up within the hot field of medical imaging, there's a new game in town -- Internet-based distance-learning programs. Many colleges offer online programs that allow practicing radiologic technologists (RTs) to complete a bachelor's degree. A unique graduate program helps career changers fast-track into entry-level technologist positions. Another allows students to obtain a ...
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    Learning from a Distance

    In the past decade, distance education has expanded from correspondence courses and use of interactive audio and video to Web-based courses that meet in a virtual classroom on the Internet. Fifty-one percent of respondents to a survey by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing reported offering distance education courses. Many nursing programs are also using distance education technologies to complement ...
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    New Incentives for Students of Respiratory Therapy

    New Incentives for Students of Respiratory Therapy
    The statistics alone might lead you to explore a career as a respiratory therapist. The US Bureau of Labor predicts about 36,000 new respiratory therapists will be needed by 2010, and the respiratory care field is already experiencing a significant shortage of practitioners. But if you need more motivation to explore the field, consider this: In many cases, once you've earned ...
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    A DPT in Your Future?

    In 2000, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) set forth a vision statement that by 2020, every practicing physical therapist would be trained at the doctoral level, earning a doctorate in physical therapy (DPT). This level of education is essential, according to the APTA, given the growing body of knowledge in physical therapy and the needs of an aging America. "The ...
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    Pursue a Health Career with a Four-Year Degree

    Pursue a Health Career with a Four-Year Degree
    You'd like to work in healthcare, but you don't want to spend years in school becoming a physician or dentist? Well, how about exploring your career options if you "only" have a bachelor's degree? There are plenty of opportunities available. Here are just four of the many healthcare careers that require a bachelor's degree, but not necessarily more. Resources • Health ...
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    Heading Back to School?

    If you've decided to pursue a higher degree in healthcare, you may need a little help getting organized. Try these survival tips for juggling work, school and your personal life. Choose Your Program Carefully Many schools tailor programs to working healthcare professionals by offering evening and weekend classes. Some schools provide distance learning opportunities, which allow students to take courses via ...
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    Continuing Ed for Med/Lab Workers

    Continuing Ed for Med/Lab Workers
    Medical lab workers could be described as the detectives of the healthcare industry. Just as detectives use fingerprints to help police and prosecutors find, arrest and convict criminals, medical technologists use patient specimens to help doctors diagnose, treat and monitor diseases. Likewise, just as detectives must strive to keep up with the latest sleuthing techniques and technologies, medical lab workers must ...
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    What It Takes to Get into Pharmacy School

    What It Takes to Get into Pharmacy School
    The well-publicized pharmacist shortage has led to stiffer competition for students with apothecary dreams. Colleges big and small, flooded with promising talent, are forced to become more selective about who gets acceptance letters. What can you do to give yourself a competitive edge in the admissions process? A lot depends purely on academics: higher-than-average grades in math and science and good ...
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    Nonprofits and Healthcare Are Hiring MBAs

    An MBA is an admission ticket to careers in finance and consulting. It's tough to enter the inner circle without one. But now the degree is opening less-traditional doors, too. Case in point is Tim Walter, CEO of the Bethesda, Maryland-based nonprofit Association of Small Foundations (ASF), which provides investment and grant-making advice to small, philanthropic foundations with few or ...
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    Students Describe the Benefits of Internships

    If you're on the fence about whether or not to pursue an internship during college, the statistics alone should convince you to do one. Employers overwhelmingly point to internship experience as the most important factor they consider in hiring new college graduates for full-time positions, and they have a variety of self-serving reasons for feeling that way. How do you ...
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    Is Online for Real?

    Is Online for Real?
    Many prospective students have concerns about getting an online degree. They wonder if it will hurt their career aspirations or ability to build on their education goals. In other words, they want to know if an online degree is for real. [widget:1102] Fear not, online programs are real, and they are offered by many big-name, fully accredited and well-known schools like ...
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    Judging Online Schools

    Judging Online Schools
    An AllHealthCare member recently wrote that he had seen a well-known online university campus and was shocked that it looked more like a recruiting office in a strip mall than a college. Considering there are so many diploma mills around, he wanted to know how to tell if a school was legitimate or not. [widget:1102] The first thing to understand is ...
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    The Online Option: What You Should Know

    The Online Option: What You Should Know
    Are you a full-time employee, a single parent or both? Does it seem you just don't have enough time to pursue a "real" degree? If so, then online education may just be the thing you need. It's a great way to earn a degree while working. Online courses and degree programs are developed specifically to provide the flexibility needed to fit ...
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    Accreditation - Make Sure It's the Real Deal

    Accreditation - Make Sure It's the Real Deal
    Getting a college degree requires time, effort and money. These three things are as precious to you as sleep -- and like sleep, they are often in short supply. As a result, if you’re thinking about getting your degree, you might be tempted to go through a mail-order or online program that saves you the hassle of taking classes and offers ...
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    Clinical Ed Checklist for Radiologic Technologist Students

    Clinical Ed Checklist for Radiologic Technologist Students
    If you’re studying to be a radiologic technologist, you know that working in a clinical setting will be an integral part of your education. Such experience helps solidify your clinical skills, build professional contacts and prepare you for the working world. How can you get the most out of this critical learning experience? Clinical coordinators at three radiologic technology programs have ...
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