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Berkeley Law Students Booked For Decapitating A Guinea Fowl

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DSC_0905.JPG”] If true, the shocking animal abuse allegations against two Berkeley law students are pretty sick.Witnesses claim they saw Eric Cuellar and Justin Teixeira, both 24, emerge from trees at the Flamingo hotel’s Wildlife Habitat carrying the body and decapitated head of a 14-year-old helmeted guinea fowl after […]
Berkeley Law Students Booked For Decapitating A Guinea Fowl
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Ted Bundy and 9 Other Famous People Who Couldn’t Handle Law School

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=ted%20bundy&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1349110325&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=4fa5bb98eee6da11af9f0014c2589dfb&dbm=PY2000&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] With employment for recent law school graduates at just 85.6 per cent, the lowest since 1994, you can’t be blamed for failing to complete law school.These 10 individuals started but never finished.
Ted Bundy and 9 Other Famous People Who Couldn’t Handle Law School
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Ending Affirmative Action Would Shatter The America’s Ability To Compete

[credit provider=”Flickr/alamosbasement” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/alamosbasement/3279278837/”] The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin, in which the university will defend its consideration of race in admissions.As an alumnus of this great American research university and as an executive who has spent a lifetime building businesses, […]
Ending Affirmative Action Would Shatter The America’s Ability To Compete
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Quebec’s Striking Students Have Won

[credit provider=”flickr: ricardoaraujoara” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricardoaraujoara/page2/”] The Canadian province of Quebec saw a huge conflict between students and the Jean Charest’s regional government this year over a proposed tuition hike.Despite the fact they pay unusually low fees for Canada (or anywhere else in North America), Quebec’s student unions refused to accept the […]
Quebec’s Striking Students Have Won
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Sarah Silverman Goes On Four-Letter Tirade Over Voter ID

[credit provider=”Youtube/Sarah Silverman” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ypRW5qoraTw”] Appearing in a short film published to YouTube on Thursday, comedian Sarah Silverman attempts to explain why 12 states have passed laws that require voters present photo identification before casting a ballot.In short, she said that “lawmakers are trying to [screw] you” — although she used […]
Sarah Silverman Goes On Four-Letter Tirade Over Voter ID
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The Law School ‘Shark Tank’ Is Literally Driving Students Crazy

[credit provider=”Getty Images/Joe Raedle”] By the third year of law school, roughly 40 per cent of students show signs of depression, according to a new National Law Journal report.As part of a special report on stressed-out students, NLJ reported Monday on what’s driving students crazy.
The Law School ‘Shark Tank’ Is Literally Driving Students Crazy
Markets

Here’s What Your College Student Doesn’t Want You To Know

[credit provider=”Flickr / anil bhatt” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/anilbhatt/5933391461/in/photostream/”] When it comes to college and money, there’s not much that is a secret these days. Tuition is transparent — pricey, but transparent — and the costs of room and board are readily available with a few clicks of a mouse.Likewise, it’s no secret […]
Here’s What Your College Student Doesn’t Want You To Know
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Columbia University Freshman Falls To Her Death From Dorm Window

[credit provider=”Columbia University ” url=”http://www.college.columbia.edu/cct_archive/sep05/images/cover_ccquad.jpg”] A Columbia University freshman fell to her death from her 10th floor dorm window last night in an apparent suicide.Martha Corey-Ochoa, 18, had also recently been valedictorian at her high school, the New York Post reported. Some fellow students found her on the street after […]
Columbia University Freshman Falls To Her Death From Dorm Window
Lifestyle

The World’s First Electric Vehicle Made Of 3D Printed Parts Is Remarkably Fast

[credit provider=”Formula Group T” url=”http://www.formulagroupt.be/pictures/view/Car%20presentation”] The claim that 3D printing is the next trillion dollar industry is backed up by the results of last month’s Formula Student 2012, the annual event that challenges engineering students to build and race single-seat cars.The Areion, entered by Belgian Group T, is not only […]
The World’s First Electric Vehicle Made Of 3D Printed Parts Is Remarkably Fast
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College Students Who Binge Drink Are Happier With Their Social Lives

[credit provider=”Flickr/dpstylesâ„¢” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpstyles/3382442722/”] DENVER — The allure of the beer funnel for college students may have less to do with the need for a buzz and more to do with a desire for social status, new research finds.College students who binge drink report being happier with their social lives than […]
College Students Who Binge Drink Are Happier With Their Social Lives
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Here’s A Quick Guide To Selling, Swapping, Buying And Renting Textbooks

[credit provider=”Flickr/CUNY Academic Commons” url=”http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/2685-women-men-iq-scores.html”] Malls and e-commerce sites are packed with deals on back-to-school basics like electronics, but finding ways to shave the soaring costs of textbooks can be tricky.From e-books to online swap meets, there’s absolutely no reason to plop down big money for glossy hardbacks when you […]
Here’s A Quick Guide To Selling, Swapping, Buying And Renting Textbooks
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What To Stock In Your Dorm Room Pantry This Fall

[credit provider=”Kathleen Franklin/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathycsus/408020988/sizes/m/”] The expensive dorm meal plan you’re paying for might cover most of your meals, but hunger doesn’t schedule itself around study sessions, and sometimes you’re just too busy to make a stop at the cafeteria.Whether you’re lucky enough to have a fully operational kitchen in your […]
What To Stock In Your Dorm Room Pantry This Fall
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Senior Florida Law Student Allegedly Shot His Younger Classmate In A Drunken Brawl

[credit provider=”Leon County Sheriff’s Office” url=”www.leoncountyso.com/docs/news-releases/lcso-daily-booking-report-07-28-2012.pdf?sfvrsn=4″] A third-year law student at Florida State University College of Law allegedly shot a second-year student over the weekend after the second-year student threw water on him.But here’s the kicker, the third-year student says he doesn’t remember anything about that night.
Senior Florida Law Student Allegedly Shot His Younger Classmate In A Drunken Brawl
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Suffolk University Law Student Died Friday In Possible Suicide

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Suffolk_Law_Lobby.JPG”] Boston police are investigating a possible suicide after a law student apparently jumped from a university building Friday, Boston.com is reporting.Willie Carlton Sellers attended Suffolk University in Boston where he was pursuing a joint law degree and master’s degree in business administration.
Suffolk University Law Student Died Friday In Possible Suicide
Markets

Two New Ways To Pay Off Your Student Loan

[credit provider=”jjinsf94115/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6295236991/”] Paying off student loans is a challenge that more than 37 million Americans face. But at least two websites have launched novel ways to make the process a little less painful–and maybe even fun.  [Consider the positives of a student loan burden.] 
Two New Ways To Pay Off Your Student Loan
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5 College Degrees That Aren’t Worth The Cost

[credit provider=”Flickr / Sewanee: The University of the South” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewanee/6082887755/in/photostream/”] No degree guarantees that a college graduate will earn more over a lifetime than a high school student.Worse still, there are many degrees where the average high school graduate will likely out-earn a college graduate.
5 College Degrees That Aren’t Worth The Cost
Markets

This South African Student Invented The World’s First Waterless Shower

[credit provider=”Youtube.com” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxUS6Kkh1mM&feature=player_embedded”] (Reuters) – With inspiration from a friend too lazy to take a shower and a few months of research on the Internet, South African university student Ludwick Marishane has won global recognition for an invention that takes the water out of bathing.Marishane, a 22-year-old student at the […]
This South African Student Invented The World’s First Waterless Shower
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Here’s What College Education Costs Students Around The World

[credit provider=”AP”] Outstanding student debt in America has hit $1 trillion, students are on the streets of Quebec, demanding no rises in tuition fees, and French professors are bemoaning the rising costs and “Harvardization” of higher education.But how much do students actually pay around the world?
Here’s What College Education Costs Students Around The World
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It’s Time To Start Watching The Giant Student Protests In Quebec

[credit provider=”flickr: ricardoaraujoara” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricardoaraujoara/page2/”] You’ve probably noticed a few headlines, on BI and elsewhere, about some kind of student protest for the last few months in Montreal and Quebec, just over the border in Canada.Well yes, it’s true. Many of Montreal’s students (and there are a lot—the city has 6 […]
It’s Time To Start Watching The Giant Student Protests In Quebec
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P. Diddy’s Son Is Under Pressure To Fork Over His $54,000 UCLA Scholarship

[credit provider=”Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com”] Less than a year after P. Diddy’s son, Justin Combs, committed to play football at UCLA, some consumers are raising questions over whether the well-heeled freshman should turn over his $54,000 scholarship to students who need it more.In an interview with CNN, education contributor Dr. Steve Perry […]
P. Diddy’s Son Is Under Pressure To Fork Over His $54,000 UCLA Scholarship
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People Are Overlooking One Of The Simplest College Savings Tools Out There

[credit provider=”Flickr via orangeacid” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangeacid/252090910/”] College tuition rates are heading nowhere but up these days, leaving parents and students more reliant on state-funded financial aid and student loans to finance higher education.What might be the most accessible and simplest way to save for college–a 529 savings plan–is also one of […]
People Are Overlooking One Of The Simplest College Savings Tools Out There
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Students Trying To Build Their Credit Should Look No Further Than These Cards

[credit provider=”flickr/tulanesally” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tulanesally/5887771701/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Getting your first credit card is a critical first step into adulthood. With a line of credit comes a new level of maturity, and the decision about what card to start out with should not be made lightly.But before you venture out for your own piece of […]
Students Trying To Build Their Credit Should Look No Further Than These Cards
Markets

How To Be Richer, Smarter, And Better-Looking Than Your Parents

Back when he was in college, Zac Bissonnette wrote Debt-Free U, a witty, intelligent polemic which argues that student loans are like nuclear waste and explains how to fund a great college education without them.Now 23, Zac is back with How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents, an all-around […]
How To Be Richer, Smarter, And Better-Looking Than Your Parents
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Here’s What You Can Do To Lower The Crazy Costs Of College Tuition

[credit provider=”Flickr / rkeefer” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rkeefer/2501907849/in/photostream/”] Back in 1980, the average annual cost of attending a year of undergraduate college was about $3,500, including tuition, room and board.Today, that figure is more than $20,000 — a 7% annual increase over three decades, well above the rate of inflation. The current cost […]
Here’s What You Can Do To Lower The Crazy Costs Of College Tuition
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Good Luck Trying To Score A Grant At One Of These Colleges

[credit provider=”Streeter Lecka/Getty Images”] With prices at state universities continuing to spiral ever higher, affording college has become increasingly difficult for many families.Some states, however, are making it even tougher for students to afford college by directing much of their state grant aid to more affluent students who don’t need […]
Good Luck Trying To Score A Grant At One Of These Colleges
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Seniors Reveal What They Wish They’d Done Right After Graduation

[credit provider=”Elizabeth/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/brixton/2679561287/”] New graduates looking for advice on what to do next may be surprised to find out what their elders have to say: Go have some fun. That’s what many of the seniors interviewed for a new book advised young people to do before getting too serious about […]
Seniors Reveal What They Wish They’d Done Right After Graduation
Markets

This Family’s Story Helped Convince Sallie Mae To Forgive A Dead Student’s $120,000 Loan

[credit provider=”chrisbryski.blogspot.com ” url=”http://chrisbryski.blogspot.com/p/pictures-of-christopher.html”] Two grieving families have won battles against private lenders that refused to forgive their dead children’s student loans. In the most recent case, Amanda Greenhalgh’s parents told the Star-Ledger’s Kristen Mueller-Price they were left with $120,000 in student loan debt after her untimely passing at age 24. 
This Family’s Story Helped Convince Sallie Mae To Forgive A Dead Student’s $120,000 Loan
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MARK CUBAN: The Student Debt Crisis Is The Biggest Economic Problem In America

[credit provider=”jdlasica” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdlasica/4036342674/”] This is what I see when i think about higher education in this country today:Remember the housing meltdown? Tough to forget isn’t it. The formula for the housing boom and bust was simple. A lot of easy money being lent to buyers who couldn’t afford the money […]
MARK CUBAN: The Student Debt Crisis Is The Biggest Economic Problem In America
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9 Ways To Stop Stressing About College Loan Debt

[credit provider=”Flickr / unclefuz” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/unclefuz/4605482933/in/photostream/”] College students throughout the country will graduate this month, and with that rite of passage comes a new source of stress: paying off student loans.According to the Project on Student Debt, 2010 graduates with student loans owed an average of $25,250—quite a significant sum, especially […]
9 Ways To Stop Stressing About College Loan Debt
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Blame Marketing And Admissions Letters For America’s College Debt Crisis

[credit provider=”Flickr / mhonpoo” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3561790263/”] In a fascinating report in the New York Times, Andrew Martin and Andrew Lehren argue that misleading marketing and admissions letters are at the heart of America’s college loan debt problem. Assuring bright-eyed students and parents their return on investment will outweigh the cost, “professional companies […]
Blame Marketing And Admissions Letters For America’s College Debt Crisis
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Homelessness Didn’t Stop This 40-Year-Old From Earning Her College Degree

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Shawna Machado”] At 8 a.m., the University of South Florida campus is all but deserted. Most students won’t start trickling in for another hour or so and Shawna Machado, 40, knows this is her chance. She slips into a bathroom and turns the lock. Despite appearances, the fourth-year psychology […]
Homelessness Didn’t Stop This 40-Year-Old From Earning Her College Degree
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Even A PhD Couldn’t Keep This Man Off Food Stamps

[credit provider=”Chronicle of Higher Education” url=”http://chronicle.com/article/Video-Now-That-Im-Relevant/131805/”] Tony Yang is getting beaten to a pulp. He’s not wanted by mobsters nor is he another Cybercrime bully. The former University of California doctoral student (c/o ’09) says that’s what it feels like each quarter when he wraps up an adjunct teaching gig and […]
Even A PhD Couldn’t Keep This Man Off Food Stamps
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Here’s Your No-Stress Guide To Graduating College Without A Penny Of Debt

[credit provider=”Flickr / Katelyn Fay” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ktktphotography/3558042578/”] Student loans have been in the news lately. The current brouhaha comes as interest on student loans is about to double. That sounds a bit more ominous than it really is.The rate will go from 3.4 to 6.8 per cent—still quite low by historical […]
Here’s Your No-Stress Guide To Graduating College Without A Penny Of Debt
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Turning Student IDs Into Prepaid Cards Is Making Colleges Rich

[credit provider=”Flickr / Gueоrgui” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacelion/464863918/in/photostream/”] It looks like banks are getting a partner to promote prepaid cards: American universities.In a recent article in Time, Martha White covered the rise of prepaid offerings on college campuses and the benefits some of these schools may receive from marketing them to students.
Turning Student IDs Into Prepaid Cards Is Making Colleges Rich
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UC Berkeley Student Rigs His Dorm Room And Makes It An Amazingly Automated Experience

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x1GkgbVP1I&hd=1″] When Derek Low was a freshman at UC Berkeley, he spent a few hundred dollars decking out his dorm room with technology.He was able to turn on his lights with motion sensors, open the curtains with his tablet, and turn the room into sleep mode (or romantic […]
UC Berkeley Student Rigs His Dorm Room And Makes It An Amazingly Automated Experience
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Credit Lenders Are Already Back To Wooing College Students With Prepaid Cards

[credit provider=”Flickr / breezy421″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/breezy421/4892362165/in/photostream/”] Federal law now prohibits lenders from using certain tactics to market credit cards to young adults, so now some major lenders are looking for new ways to make a name for themselves on college campuses across the country.One new strategy is partnering with colleges to make […]
Credit Lenders Are Already Back To Wooing College Students With Prepaid Cards
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HBO’s ‘Girls’ Hits Too Close To Home For Millennials

[credit provider=”HBO” url=”http://www.hbo.com/girls/index.html#/girls/about/index.html”] In the opening scene of HBO’s new show “Girls,” Hannah, a 23-year-old college grad living in New York City, flips out when her parents tell her she’s cut off—they’re not giving her anymore money.As two professors, they simply can’t afford it anymore, her mother says, and besides, her mum […]
HBO’s ‘Girls’ Hits Too Close To Home For Millennials
Lifestyle

Here’s One Way To Stop Your College-Aged Child From Slacking Off

[credit provider=”Screenshot via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIC0T4fWQLc”] If you’re worried that your child in college is not studying enough, or acting out, or just doing stupid things, there may be a way to quell your concern. A new study out of the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University has found a correlation […]
Here’s One Way To Stop Your College-Aged Child From Slacking Off
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Baruch College Has Initiated A Draconian Policy To Fight Grade Inflation

[credit provider=”Stuart Rojstaczer and Christopher Healy” url=”http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=16473″] [credit provider=”Stuart Rojstaczer and Christopher Healy” url=”http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=16473″] Teachers in the accounting department of Baruch College who give too many A’s “automatically and permanently become disqualified to be rehired by the department,” reports Gizelle Lugo for The Ticker.Professor Jimmy Ye, chair of the Stan Ross […]
Baruch College Has Initiated A Draconian Policy To Fight Grade Inflation
Markets

900 Poor High Schoolers On UCLA’s Wait List Were Accidentally Sent Acceptance Letters

[credit provider=”flickr: JMR_Photgraphy” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmrosenfeld/3172427658/”] If you were on UCLA’s wait list and then got an acceptance letter, we don’t mean to alarm you, but it might have been an accident.The NY Daily News reports that 900 accidental acceptance letters were sent out to high school seniors on the school’s wait […]
900 Poor High Schoolers On UCLA’s Wait List Were Accidentally Sent Acceptance Letters
Markets

Two British Grads Are Selling Their Faces To Pay Off Student Loan Debt

[credit provider=”Buy My Face” url=”http://buymyface.com/”] Millennials are coming up with all sorts of innovative ways to fund education and battle student debt.A recent endeavour by two British graduates can now be added to the list—the pair have launched BuyMyFace.com, in which they use their faces as billboards to earn money […]
Two British Grads Are Selling Their Faces To Pay Off Student Loan Debt
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The Smart Way To Spend Your First Paycheck After Graduation

[credit provider=”Flickr / HckySo” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/hckyso/2617407808/in/photostream/”] This year’s new grads have extra reason to celebrate: According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, companies say they will hire 10.2 per cent more grads from this year’s class of graduates compared to the previous year, and they’ll also pay them more.The median […]
The Smart Way To Spend Your First Paycheck After Graduation
Markets

What Every Boomer Should Know Before Taking Out College Loans

[credit provider=”Flickr / kamshots” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kamshots/4134710686/in/photostream/”] Yesterday we reported that boomers are getting pummelled by college loan debt. But here’s what we hope they realise: They should never borrow more than they can afford to fully pay off by retirement.
What Every Boomer Should Know Before Taking Out College Loans
Markets

UCLA Accidentally Deposited $27 Million Into Students’ Accounts

[credit provider=”Flickr via jmrosenfeld” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmrosenfeld/3002298792/in/photostream/”] Thousands of UCLA students were in for a treat when they checked their bank accounts last week. They’d received double their regular dose of financial aid, CBS 2 Los Angeles’ Cristy Fajard reports.But it was all a big mistake.
UCLA Accidentally Deposited $27 Million Into Students’ Accounts
Markets

Even Boomers Are Getting pummelled By College Loan Debt

[credit provider=”Flickr / Offbeat Photography ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/b1ltr1te/2814483778/in/photostream/”] Here’s a shocker for all you kids out there: Americans over 60 still owe 4.2 per cent of student loan debt, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.Compared to millennials, they’re not doing that bad, but the total is still $36 billion. 
Even Boomers Are Getting pummelled By College Loan Debt
Markets

Next On The Blame Game: Student Loans

[credit provider=”Richard Seely” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rdseely/2929187214/”] In an email to its clients, Dominion Bond Rating Service (DBRS) proclaims “STUDENT LOAN DEBT WEIGHS ON U.S. ECONOMIC RECOVERY”. Student Loans will prevent a generation of potential home borrowers from every qualifying for a loan.According to the CFPB and the Federal Reserve Board, Americans have […]
Next On The Blame Game: Student Loans
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This Connecticut School Board Wants To Kill The Legging Craze

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayhem/5026526829/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] The Meriden School Board of Education in Connecticut is mulling over a proposal to ban skin-tight clothing because it distracts other students, New York Daily News’ Nina Mandell reports. According to WFSB-TV, the new dress code policy would prohibit “leotards, jeggings, skinny jeans and revealing and form-fitting materials such […]
This Connecticut School Board Wants To Kill The Legging Craze
Markets

Some Colleges Are Cutting Tuition, But Don’t Rejoice Yet

[credit provider=”Flickr / Aka Hige” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/akahige/352836471/in/photostream/”] Some colleges are reducing their tuition by at least 10 per cent for next year, reports CNNMoney’s Blake Ellis.The University of Charleston cut its tuition by 22 per cent to $19,500 per year, while others are promising to keep theirs steady for the next […]
Some Colleges Are Cutting Tuition, But Don’t Rejoice Yet
Markets

Today’s 20-Something Is Carrying An Average $45,000 In Debt

[credit provider=”Flickr / vidrio” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/thatrileygirl/9110214/”] Millennials carry an average $45,000 in debt, according to a study by PNC Financial Services Group. The debt ranges from $12,000 for early 20-somethings to $78,000 for a 28 and 29-year olds.
Today’s 20-Something Is Carrying An Average $45,000 In Debt
Markets

Consider A Credit Union When Shopping For Private College Loans

[credit provider=”Flickr – I-5 Design & Manufacture” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/i5design/4902176282/”] If you have to borrow for college, the best college loans are the ones available through the federal government, which provide the same student loan rates and terms for everyone.If you are interested in pursuing private college loans, you need to proceed carefully. Here are seven things […]
Consider A Credit Union When Shopping For Private College Loans
Markets

The Rate On A Popular Student Loan Is About To Double

[credit provider=”Flickr / joshuawillis” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshuawillis/143939634/”] The interest rate for a popular federal student loan is about to double for millions of college students.The prospects of this happening has prompted students to petition Congress to stop the dramatic rate hike.
The Rate On A Popular Student Loan Is About To Double
Markets

4 Reasons Giving Your Kids An Allowance Always Pays Off

[credit provider=”Flickr / joeduty” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jduty/3778707992/in/photostream/”] According to DoughMain, most parents start awarding their kids an allowance at age 5.Yet 2,034 parents surveyed by the site were nearly split on the issue: half said they give an allowance, while the other half said they do not. 
4 Reasons Giving Your Kids An Allowance Always Pays Off
Markets

Texas Is Paving The Way For $10,000 College Degrees

[credit provider=”Flickr / RonaldWong ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwong/19645256/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Governor Rick Perry’s call last year for Texas colleges to develop a $10,000 degree in his state may have just been answered, reports Texas Tribune’s Reeve Hamilton. Speaking at a SXSW Edu panel in Austin this week, Marrier Ferrier, president of Texas A&M at San Antonio, said […]
Texas Is Paving The Way For $10,000 College Degrees
Markets

Earn Money On The Side Even When You Have No Free Time

[credit provider=”Richard Lawrence Cohen/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncohen/152850884/”] One of the biggest complaints or obstacles people have about starting a side business or moonlighting is they just don’t have any free time.They have full-time jobs, families, school. One person, however, writes how she had all those and earned over $50K last year on […]
Earn Money On The Side Even When You Have No Free Time
Markets

America’s Soaring Student Loan Debt Load Is A ‘Ticking Time Bomb’

[credit provider=”Flickr / SLU Madrid Campus” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/slumadridcampus/5736489595/in/photostream/”] Some experts have called the nation’s soaring college debt load a “ticking time bomb” — a looming crisis threatening young adults, their families and the broader economy.A new report raises even more alarms: It’s likely that as many as 1 in 4 borrowers […]
America’s Soaring Student Loan Debt Load Is A ‘Ticking Time Bomb’
Markets

Students Looking For FAFSA.gov Are Mistakenly Going To FAFSA.com

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:High_school_students.jpg”] High school students looking to file for the government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) have been paying $79.99 to file with Student Financial Aid Services, Inc., reports CBS Boston WBZ-TV’s Kathy Curran.There’s only one problem: Student Financial Aid Services is not affiliated with FAFSA (Fafsa.gov).  Its similar […]
Students Looking For FAFSA.gov Are Mistakenly Going To FAFSA.com
Markets

Student Loan Debt Is Crushing The American Dream

[credit provider=”Angela Radulescu / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingthedeepfield/3554591718/”] Megan Curtis put herself through college and graduate school by working part-time jobs and taking out substantial student loans.The southern California native dreamed of a career in international affairs, but she struggled for more than a year to find a job after obtaining a […]
Student Loan Debt Is Crushing The American Dream
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High Schoolers Are Finally Getting Smart About Saving For College

[credit provider=”Rachel from Cupcakes Take the Cake” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rkbcupcakes/2499658763/”] Even with the trillion-dollar student debt bubble ready to pop and college expenses soaring, a promising new survey shows teens aren’t ready to give up on funding their education just yet.”Today’s high school students are tackling the escalating costs of college by saving and […]
High Schoolers Are Finally Getting Smart About Saving For College
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Private Colleges Are Using Facebook To Snoop On Potential Scholarship Applicants

[credit provider=”Flickr / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/berkeleylab/4863700123/in/photostream/”] If you are competing for private college scholarships, you need to worry about more than getting your scholarship applications just right.A new survey of members of the National Scholarship Providers Association, whose members award more than $1 billion in prize money each […]
Private Colleges Are Using Facebook To Snoop On Potential Scholarship Applicants
Markets

5 Tax Breaks For Broke College Students

[credit provider=”Flickr / University of Denver” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/uofdenver/6300414018/in/photostream/”] As a student, you need all the tax breaks you can get.After all, the sky-high prices of textbooks and the expensive tuition fees can really hurt the wallet.
5 Tax Breaks For Broke College Students
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Show And Tell: Carnegie Mellon Brought In An Insider Trader To Scare The Bejeesus Out Of Students

[credit provider=”flickr: Aberdeen Proving Ground” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/usagapg/5619602279/”] Imagine you’re an excited and optimistic Business School student, trying to figure out how you’re going to spend the rest of your life.Then one day you walk into class, and BOOM! You’re sitting through a lecture about how you too could end up working […]
Show And Tell: Carnegie Mellon Brought In An Insider Trader To Scare The Bejeesus Out Of Students
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L.A. Students Are Getting Fined Hundreds Of Dollars For Being Late To Class

[credit provider=”Flickr/usnavy” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/5866440254/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] If L.A. really wanted to get students to come to class on time, maybe they should have taken a page from Ohio’s playbook.Instead of incentivizing attendance, they’ve decided criminalizing tardiness is the way to go, the LA Times’ Angel Jennings reports.
L.A. Students Are Getting Fined Hundreds Of Dollars For Being Late To Class
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An Ohio High School Has Found A Way To Keep Its Students In Class

[credit provider=”Flickr / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/berkeleylab/4863700123/in/photostream/”] A Cincinnati, Ohio high school has found an interesting way to get its students psyched about learning. As of last Monday, Dohn Community High School is awarding Visa gift cards to students who come in on time and stay out of trouble, reports Cincinnati.com’s […]
An Ohio High School Has Found A Way To Keep Its Students In Class
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Here’s Why You Should Never Trust An Economics Major

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1210/46599.html”] Follow @bakadesuyo“What did you major in at college?” might be a good questions for that next first date or before starting a business partnership.
Here’s Why You Should Never Trust An Economics Major
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Some States Are Making College Aid Available On A First Come, First Served Basis

[credit provider=”Flickr / Sewanee: The University of the South” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewanee/3096466118/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] The clock is ticking for college students applying for state-funded financial aid.Most states offer priority consideration to all students submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the deadline, but that won’t happen this year. 
Some States Are Making College Aid Available On A First Come, First Served Basis
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A New IRS Tool Will Make Completing Your FAFSA Form Easier

[credit provider=”Flickr / Sewanee: The University of the South” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewanee/3209343527/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] (MoneyWatch)If you have ever filled out the FAFSA form, you can appreciate how complicated it can be.
A New IRS Tool Will Make Completing Your FAFSA Form Easier
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Dartmouth Student Who Wrote Op-Ed Exposing Frat Hazing Is Planning On Writing A Book

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dartmouth-hall.jpg”] Dartmouth student Andrew Lohse wrote a damning opinion piece that ran today in his college’s newspaper exposing some egregious acts of hazing allegedly committed by his fraternity.  Now he’s planning on writing a book. “I’m hopefully going to write a book about this,” he told Business Insider […]
Dartmouth Student Who Wrote Op-Ed Exposing Frat Hazing Is Planning On Writing A Book