The Pros and Cons of Off-Campus Living

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How awesome would it be to have an apartment of your own? It would give you your own space and freedom. It would also give you more bills and a landlord. Off-campus living has many great advantages and plenty of disadvantages to consider before making a move into your own apartment. Pro: Freedom Let's start… Read more »

12 Apps Every College Student Needs

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Your smartphone isn’t just for posting selfies, Tweeting clever observations, and finding the best happy-hour deals in your town, it’s actually a powerful platform for helping you make the most of your college experience, academic and otherwise. We’ve rounded up a dozen apps beneficial for all college students, regardless of your device’s OS and your… Read more »

So You Want to Save on Textbooks?

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If you’re a student, you know that every penny counts. That said, we’ve put together this new video showing you what’s up with CampusBooks.com and how it’s a must-use savings site for high-school students, undergrads, graduate students, avid readers, and anyone who loves a good deal. Whether you’re buying books, renting books, or selling books… Read more »

Dear High School Grad: Here’s What to Expect From College

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Instead of spending full days in high school classrooms, college students spend significantly less time in the classroom, but more time studying. College students experience more independence, which means more academic responsibility and accountability. College Classes As a college student, you’ll choose the courses you take with the help of an academic adviser. Classes may… Read more »

Student Loans Double, But It’s Bigger Than That

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On June 28, we shared (via Facebook) an Inside Higher Ed article about the political deadlock that made it so that the interest rate on student loans would double from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1. At that time, it seemed clear that members of Congress were unwilling to cooperate to get the job done… Read more »

What’s the New Online Reality for Textbooks?

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Not long ago, a college textbook was quite literally that – a physical book. As technology advances, the physical textbook is undergoing dramatic changes. The landscape for incoming college students and their parents is constantly shifting. How students both consume and pay for their educational resources is evolving, as well. A few years ago, students… Read more »