Posts for College Life

12 Tips for Nontraditional Students to Make the Most of Their Education

Nontraditional students are a major part of the postsecondary educational world. To understand just how big of an impact they have on enrollment, one must first possess a clear understanding of what nontraditional students are. The National Center for Education Statistics applies the “nontraditional students” label to anyone meeting one of seven criteria — delayed […]
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55 Student Jobs To Help Pay For College

Student jobs may seem like they are few and far between. After all, most people tell you they need experience before they are willing to hire, but how do you get the experience if no one is willing to hire? You can see how this might create a vicious cycle of frustration. Fortunately, we live […]
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18 Scholarship Opportunities You May Have Missed

Scholarship opportunities are essential to helping one defray the rising costs of college. Let’s face it. They’re not going down any time soon, and financial aid will only take you so far. The good news: there are many more scholarship opportunities out there than you probably realize. For the next few moments, we’re going to […]
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25 Money Saving Tips for College Students

Every college student needs money saving tips when they get out on their own. After all, for many, this is the first time in their lives that they are faced with making major monetary decisions. Unfortunately, there is too much inconsistency in the public school system with regards to financial literacy. While we cannot teach […]
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Lessons in Frugality: Ideas to Make Freshman Year a Little Cheaper

Your freshman year is usually a time of excitement and self-discovery. You’re out on your own, making your own decisions, and testing your freedom. And if you’re like millions of other freshman, you’re also broke. Don’t let your financial situation get you down though, part of the fun of being a freshman is learning how […]
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Getting Your Feet under You: Tips to Adjust to College Life Quickly

Going off to college can be simultaneously frightening and exciting for new young adults who get to be off on their own for the first time. But it can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life and you will want to take full advantage of what a college environment has to offer. […]
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24 Tips for Dealing With Difficult People: A Student’s Guide

Dealing with difficult people is a skill set that you should be working on long before you get to college. If you arrive on campus without it, you’ll get a trial by fire. Professors, study group partners, other classmates, your first really serious relationships—all of this is in your future, and you need a constructive […]
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Finding Time to Study for Working Students

Working students face many challenges. Making time to study can be difficult, and sometimes it can feel impossible. The best thing that a working student can do is to face their own challenges with a positive attitude and a vision of how getting their degree with enhance their future. Many decisions can be made to […]
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Student-Saving Tips: What to do in a Laptop Emergency

As a busy college student you know your laptop is your storage device for practically every project you turn in and if anything goes wrong with it, you might be doomed. There are many to go about handling a laptop emergency. These strategies include backing up your hard drive, knowing your resources ahead of time, […]
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7 Class Scheduling Tips for College Students

Class scheduling can have a tremendous impact on how well you are able to make it through a semester, and thus stay enthused about your college prospects. If you have already gone through the obstacles before, then you may not need to hear this, but if you are still uncomfortable with scheduling classes or you […]
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