Education / College & University

  • 6 student loan mistakes to avoid at all costs

      

    Every time I read the news, I hear how America’s problems with student loan debt have gotten worse. For example, I learned recently that collective student loan debt...

  • What to look for in a school backpack

      

    When it comes to buying a backpack for your kid, there’s one thing you need to look at...and it's not the price!

  • 9 ways college students can live on the cheap

      

    These days, the average college graduate leaves school with over $28,000 in student loan debt, according to the Institute for College Access & Success. But even with the costs of...

  • How to save big money on textbooks

      

    The best way to get college textbooks is...not to buy them? Here’s a great way to save big on your textbook expenses.

  • 11 things to do before you head to college

      

    Recent high school grads throughout the country are gearing up to head off to college this fall and are discovering this year’s back-to-school prep comes with a modicum of growing up. If...

  • 9 ways to save on college textbooks

      

    Heading back to college this fall? One of your biggest expenses (outside of tuition, of course) is likely to be textbooks. The College Board estimates that college students will spend anywhere...

  • How to choose the best credit card for college students

      

    There are a lot of things to remember to get before your child goes to college, from books to whatever they’ll need to make their dorm feel more like home. But there’s...

  • How to find online schools that aren't a scam

      

    Are you enrolled in an online school? The scandals with for-profit online colleges like University of Phoenix points to a greater problem in higher education — the easy availability of...

  • These sites find you the best prices on textbooks

      

    New school year, new courses, new books... The cost of buying textbooks can do some serious damage to your wallet -- especially on a college student's budget. According to The...

  • Easy way to cut the cost of your bachelor's degree in half

      

    It's financially smart to get your core classes done at a community college, especially if you're not sure what you want to major in yet.  As Clark has said before about...

  • Beware of these identity theft hot spots on campus

      

    When you're off to college, the thought of identity theft is probably the last thing on your mind. But it shouldn't be! 18% of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission...

  • Where to take free online courses

      

    As we ramp up for back to school time, it's important to remember that there are a wealth of free online courses out there. You can learn just about anything you want to learn and not spend a...

  • The ultimate free and cheap guide for college students

      

    College is a time of change, a shift from the strictures of the public school system to the autonomy of higher education, where young adults are given the opportunity to spread their wings and...

  • Why the "official bank" of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with

      

    When you're at a college, have you ever noticed there seems to be one bank that has a lockdown on all the ATMs at the student centers, in the dining halls and everywhere else on...

  • The FAFSA is changing this year: Here's everything you need to know

      

    People starting college in the fall of 2017 probably haven’t yet decided where they’re going to school, let alone figured out how much money they’ll need to do it, but it’s...