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Alabama State University Receives $1 Million in Grants for STEM

Grant allows ASU to enter STEM partnership with Tuskegee University and Auburn University

Alabama State University receives $1 million in federal funding to support student research opportunities in…

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6 Musical Geniuses Whose Careers Have Made It to the Classroom

These artists have helped bridge the gap between music and academics

With more universities bridging music and academics, we rounded up today’s hottest artists whose careers…

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Blackboard Accepts the #PayMyTuitionChallenge with New Scholarship Program

Students to be awarded up to $15,000 in tuition money

With the hashtag #paymytuitionchallenge trending on Twitter, Blackboard has responded with a new scholarship program…

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Will.i.Am Scholarship Recipients Share Success Stories on OWN

Five years later, young men have seen tremendous triumphs

After being awarded a scholarship by will.i.am in 2009, Oprah follows up with four young…

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Study: For-Profit College Degree Has Little to No Value in Job Market

For-profit college students and peers with no college experience have same chance at employment

A new study shows that for-profit college graduates have little to no employment advantage over…

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Vince Young Gets Hired by His Alma Mater

Former NFL player returns to the University of Texas at Austin as an employee

Vince Young returns to the University of Texas at Austin to work for the Division…

By Courtney Connley

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Department of Education to Ease Restrictions on Student Loans

New loan restrictions expected to go into effect fall 2015

The Department of Education is making plans to reduce college loan approval restrictions for parents…

By Courtney Connley

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Lincoln Motor Company Lends Support to Black Greek Organizations

New program allows groups to win up to $6,000 for a charity

Lincoln Motor Company shows support for black Greek organizations with its new charity benefiting program…

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University President Takes Pay Cut to Help Minimum Wage Employees

Kentucky State University interim president cuts salary by $90,000

Kentucky State University interim president Raymond Burse agrees to a $90,000 pay cut in order…

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Court Upholds University of Texas Affirmative Action Policy

2-1 ruling keeps affirmative action at flagship Texas school

A federal appeals court decision made Tuesday, upheld the right for the University of Texas…

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Spelman Raises Record $157.8 Million for Academic Initiatives and Campus Facilities

HBCU receives more than 70 percent alumnae contributions to campaign

After a 10-year fundraising campaign, Spelman College has announced they’ve exceeding their monetary goal and…

By Courtney Connley

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UNCF President Responds to Koch Donation Critics and Talks Young Entrepreneurship

Dr. Lomax elaborates on the impact the Koch Brother's donation will have on HBCU students

UNCF President Dr. Lomax responds to Koch donation critics and talks the importance of creating…

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NY Teen Goes From Foster Care to Full College Scholarship

Tyree Grant beats the odds with education accomplishments

New York teen who was in foster care beats the odds and earns full scholarship…

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Tufts University Kicks Out Student After She Was Sexually Assaulted

Wagatwe Wanjuki asked to leave university after becoming vocal about her rape

Former Tufts University student comes forward about being kicked off campus after going vocal about…

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University of Miami Recruits 9-Year-Old Basketball Star

Young athlete gains national attention for basketball skills

Fourth-grader, Jaden Newman, gains the attention of University of Miami’s women’s basketball coach with her…

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Chicago Principal Tells How She Got 100 Percent of Her Graduates into College

Dr. Garland Thomas-McDavid teaches students to treat their education like a job

Dr. Garland Thomas-McDavid, of Johnson College Prep in Chicago, talks how she got 100 percent…

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Michelle Obama Tells Students ‘My College Story Can Be Yours’

FLOTUS uses her story to encourage students to reach higher in education

Michelle Obama pens piece for Education Week encouraging students to dedicate themselves to learning and…

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10 HBCUs With the Highest Alumni Donations

Clafin, Spelman and Morehouse top the list

With HBCU alumni donations falling just below 10 percent, new data from U.S. News shows…

By Courtney Connley

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When Swizz Beatz stopped by the popular radio show "The Breakfast Club" to discuss his decision to enroll in Harvard Business School's nine-week Owner/President Management Extension Program, the music producer, whose estimated net worth is $65 million, was asked why after all of his accomplished success would he enroll in college. Offering up a quick response stating that it was time for him to elevate his brand, Swizz is proof that it's never good to get complacent in your career. But Swizz isn't the only celeb who knows that it's never too late to learn more. We've rounded up a list of our favorite celebrities who prove that fame and fortune doesn't compare to the value of an education. (Photo: Instagram)

10 Celebrities Who Went Back to College After Being Famous

Black celebs who prove that it's never too late to advance your education

With commencement season coming to a close, we rounded up our favorite celebrities who continued…

By Courtney Connley

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Young Genius: Introducing the Kid Who Attended Oxford University at 6-Years-Old

Now, the young scholar has plans to be a neurosurgeon and astronaut

Joshua Beckford studied at Oxford University when he was 6-years-old and has plans to be…

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Don’t Let Future Costs of College Deter Your Saving

Save now, worry later

Knotts says parents should stretch their savings, save smart and be realistic about their goals.…

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Universities Slipping On Income-Based Diversity

Giving poor students a leg up in admissions is expensive for public institutions

If the Supreme Court rules against affirmative action next month, achieving diversity could grow tougher.

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Give Your New Graduate A Financial Head Start

Getting young adults on the right path with their finances is the best way to mark a rite of passage to adulthood.

Getting young adults on the right path with their finances is the best way to…

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Trailblazers of Education: 7 Black Women Who Broke Barriers

Scholar pioneers who advance intellect and innovation of society

Here’s a look a seven female pioneers who advance the plight of education around the…

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College Entrepreneurs Wanted for New Reality TV Series

Show's format will be similar to NBC's "The Apprentice"

Facebook, Google, and Dell were all started in dorm rooms.

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Black College Athlete Graduation Rates Improve

African-American college ballers are scoring in the classroom.

The University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports conduct annual report.

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Black College Enrollment Suffers Due to High Loans

Changes to U.S. Dept. of Education cause a dip in college enrollment.

Is college just unaffordable now?

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Financial Planning for College Doesn’t Have to Be Intimidating

With proper planning and budgeting, paying for college doesn't have to drain your finances

Make sure you’re not letting the process of saving for your child’s education intimidate you.

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For Detroit’s KeY Wane, Graduation Has Two Degrees of Success

For young super producer already killing the game, graduation from Tenn. State Univ. is around the corner.

KeY Wane’s already produced some of the biggest songs in hip hop — and he’s…

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Harlem-Based Education Group Prepares Youth for College—and Graduation

Many of us found adolescence difficult to navigate but got through it, not just with…

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Graduates Encumbered by Debt, Increase of Five Percent

Will college ever become more affordable?

Will college ever become more affordable?

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The Roses are applying a multistrategy approach to pay for college costs

The Business of College Planning

With college costs skyrocketing and many Americans still reeling from the Great Recession, paying for…

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Survey Reveals New Technology is a Better Return on Investment than New Employees

Technology Making College Ultra Expensive For Students

Can you afford all the tools you need for school?

Can you afford all the tools you need for school?

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No. 2: Arts. Aspiring artists will face an 11.1% unemployment rate. Generally, non-technical majors have a significantly higher rate of unemployment.

College Degrees with the Highest Unemployment Rates

Here is a list of the top 7 college degrees with the highest unemployment rate in the country at the moment.

Here is a list of the top 7 college degrees with the highest unemployment rate…

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Leave Justin Combs Alone: Whether Rich or Poor, An Earned Reward is His To Keep

Any wealthy offspring who doesn't embody negative stereotypes should be lauded

The argument that the son of a multimillionaire should return a scholarship he rightfully earned…

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For many recent grads, the next step is finding the perfect job in the perfect location to ensure the perfect post-grad life. To help you get at least close to that, employment Website CareerBliss.com analyzed data based on reviews from college grads to find the happiess place to be after all the classes, parties and papers are done. Factors such as work-life balance, cost of living, and growth opportunities were taken into consideration to come up with 10 locations where young professionals can potentially find their bliss. Take a look at cities that made the cut and their "Bliss Scores" (on a scale of 1 to 5).

10 Best Cities for Young Professionals to Find Bliss

A snapshot of best places to live and work

The best cities for recent grads looking are not necessarily the big ones. Take a…

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How to Get a $10,000 Scholarship from Google

The tech giant offers scholarships to college-bound students studying computer science

Google offering Generation Google scholarships to support college-bound students in their study of computer science.

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Your Major Matters: How You Can Strengthen Employment Prospects

BE Next contributor, John Wilson, highlights worthwhile majors that may lead to lucrative employment opportunities post-graduation

Black Enterprise’s BE Next looks at the numbers in terms of which majors are in…

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College Majors that Lead to High Unemployment

A breakdown of how course of study relates to jobless rates

How your course of study relates to joblessness in the market

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4 Ways a Liberal Arts Degree Can Work for You

How earning a general degree can have its perks

How to effectively market skills learned while earning a general degree

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6 Tips for Getting a Job After Graduation

Tackle the job market with confidence after getting your degree

Here’s how to tackle the job market after getting your undergraduate or graduate degree.

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Making a Difference

Attorney Audrey Chisholm’s nonprofit gets high school juniors and seniors in gear for college and community action

The social and academic stress of college is a full-course load in itself, never mind…

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Ask the Money Coach: 7 Ways to Survive Your Child’s College Costs

The Money Coach tells you the right way and the wrong way to help your child avoid student loan debt

Parents want to help their children avoid the plague of student loan debt from college…

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Student Organization Launches Poster Campaign Against Racist Costumes

Ohio University's Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS) starts a viral poster campaign

The 10-student group Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS) launched a poster campaign to ignite a…

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5 Ways to Cash In On Your College’s Homecoming

See how you can bank on the big event

BE Next gives you five suggestions on how to bank on your college’s homecoming …

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Simple As 1,2,3: Quick and Easy Networking Strategies

Pocket-size read offers convenient reference on how to make quality connections

Shanti Das, entertainment industry veteran and founder and CEO of entertainment and music consulting company…

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3 Huge Problems with Student Loan Debt

And how to fix them...

The Loop 21 offers solutions on how to solve the college debt problem

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How to Negotiate a Better Financial Aid Package

Use these tips to get the best deal on college financing

In addition to buying a home, funding a college education is probably one of the…

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4 Tax Breaks for College Students

How to be smart and save with a tax break on your tuition

A college education is probably the most expensive purchase you’ll make besides a home. Who…

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Use coupons for price reductions. Don’t miss out on a great deal--- compliments of a coupon---when you’re forced to purchase a brand new textbook. Sites like RetailMeNot.com and PromoCodes.com list the latest coupons and special offers by several major retailers that sell textbooks and other college supplies. A quick search is all it takes to find some attractive discounts on your next purchase.  Coupons are a good idea if you have any college courses that require you to purchase the latest edition of a book. Just be prepared for some serious sticker shock. It’s not uncommon for a new college textbook to cost $100 or more.

7 Ways to Save on College Textbooks and Supplies

Use these smart tips to save as much as 80% on books and supplies this year!

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox gives smart tips that could save you as much as 80% on textbooks…

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5 Quick Tips for Creating a Successful College Business

How entrepreneurial college students can get started on building a smart business

How entrepreneurial college students can get started on building a smart business

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How to Handle Separation Anxiety: A Guide for Parents and Students

Whether it's parents worried about becoming empty-nesters or students becoming depressed, experts give advice on how to hold it together when going back to school

Whether it’s parents worried about becoming empty-nesters or students becoming depressed or homesick when they…

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WATCH: B.E. on the Street – Essential Lessons Learned Outside the Classroom

New Yorkers tell how real-life experience prepped them for the workplace

New Yorkers tell how real-life experience prepped them for the workplace

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Your Cheat Sheet: A Quick Guide to Student Loans for College

Student loans may be your only option for college. Here are tips for understanding (and repaying) your college loans

Taking out a student loan may be the only way to make college affordable. But…

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5 Reasons Every Student Should Launch a Startup Business While in College

How getting a head start as an entrepreneur could change your future

Small business expert Felicia Joy tells how getting a head start as an entrepreneur while…

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6. Go to boring lectures. That’s right. That boring speaker that you have no interest in seeing? Go see them. You never know what they can do for you. Whether you’re in high school or college, you need to take advantage of networking with people your school brings in for special programs. Always have your business cards available. Which brings me to my next point…

How to Transition from Full-Time Worker to Full-Time Student

Take these steps to successfully go from the 9-to-5 to the classroom

In the midst of a recession, many people are choosing to turn in their work…

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5 Ways to Beef Up Your Skills for Job Seeking Success

Having just a bachelor's degree won't cut it in today's competitive job market. Use these strategies to help you be prepared

Consider these 5 tips to beef up your knowledge and propel your career success

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Financial Advice for 2011 College Graduates (Beyond ‘Get a Job!’)

Strategies to help students do the right thing after getting that diploma

Our Money columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox offers tips to help college grads do the right (and…

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Dr. Denzel Washington, “When You Fall, Fall Forward”

The award-winning actor advices the class of 2011 to accept that failure will be part of their life's journey

Dr. Denzel Washington addresses the graduating class of 2011 from the University of Pennsylvania in…

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4 Tips for College Grads Seeking Entrepreneurship

See why one small business consultant and best-selling author says college students should consider going from graduation to getting their own businesses

See why one small business consultant and best-selling author says college students should consider going…

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Following your passion is great, but no one wants to struggle to pay the bills after graduating from college. That's why for some students it's important to avoid majors that traditionally don't pay well. A recent study by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce identified a list of college degrees that place African Americans at the lowest end of the pay scale. Following our look at the highest paying degrees for African Americans, here's a look at the majors most likely to leave your wallet a little lighter.

10 Lowest-Paying College Degrees for African Americans

Will you be struggling to pay the bills after you graduate? Graduating with one of these degrees may make that your reality

Following your passion is great, but no one wants to struggle to pay the bills.…

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Michelle Obama Speaks At Spelman Graduation and Urges Graduates to Pursue Life of Service

Historically Black women's college welcomes first lady after 4 years of campaigning for her to appear

On May 15, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the Class of 2011 at Spelman College,…

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7 Ways to Land Your Dream Internship

Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells tells how to score the best summer internship

Buzz Marketing CEO Tina Wells tells how to make sure you have the best options

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Winging It: Will Smith Was Wrong, Sometimes Parents DO Understand

A cooler version of her own mother, the author relives embarrassing moments while touring colleges with her teenage daughter

Touring college campuses is a rite of passage for many teenagers, so is the embarrassing…

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10 Twitter Accounts That Can Prep You For College

From SAT prep to financial assistance, follow these 10 Twitter handles

From SAT prep to financial assistance, follow these 10 Twitter handles

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5 Ways to Avoid Major Student Loan Debt

A financial expert provides tips for handling the dreaded student loan

Preparing for college means planning ahead. Financial expert Curtis Johnson provides parents and students with…

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Not Heading Straight to College? See 6 Alternative Options for Recent High School Grads

A four-year college isn’t the next step for every high school grad. Here, six non-traditional options

A four-year college isn’t the next step for every high school graduate. Check out these…

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Paying for College

College financing has changed since you went to school. In light of the dismal job…

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The HBCU Debate: Are Black Colleges & Universities Still Needed?

Started as a response to racism and starved of financial support, HBCUs have to do more with less

Critics have called them a race-based anachronism. Others have said worse: They’re inferior, they’re in…

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How are you planning to meet your children’s college expenses? If you’re a student, what strategies are you using? Feel free to comment below.

5 Dos and Don’ts of College Financing

Now more than ever higher education comes at a high cost. Here are a few tips to lighten the long term financial load.



College financing has changed since most of today’s parents went to school. The average college…

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Start an internship/externship: While you may only be out of school for a month and a half, it is still enough time to gain on-the-job experience with an externship or an internship. If need a jumping off point, reach out to professors, mentors and your network and spread the word that your looking to work over the break. Also, read your local newspaper to find out which companies are laying off workers--they'll be hard pressed to turn down free labor.

5 Winter Break Career Development Tips for College Students

Here are five things you can do this winter break to boost your resume and…

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Economista: Alternative Ways to Pay For College

Can�t get enough scholarship money and balking at students loans? Look no further.

Even after exhausting all the well-known avenues to help pay for college – scholarships, grants,…

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Should You Get a Three-Year College Degree?

Tight economy has some schools offering a short-cut to the bachelor�s degree

Spiraling tuition costs have some students balking at the idea of a traditional four-year…

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Millions Available to Pay for School

College scholarships for single mothers�and fathers, too

Women Who Rule the World, a one-day networking and dinner event sponsored by eLearners.com, a…

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Chicago Students Defy the Odds

All Urban Prep seniors admitted to a four-year college or university

Four years ago, Tim King, CEO and founder of Urban Prep Academy, led a group…

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Obama Signs Order Boosting HBCU Funding

Investment guarantees students access to low-cost federal loans

President Barack Obama signed the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, proposing…

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Continuing Education

Kristan Murray boosts her income by earning a master's degree

A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that master’s degree recipients earn…

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College Finance 101: A Money-Saving Crash Course for Parents

Lesson 4: Think outside the box when exploring your options

In the closing portion of this crash course, we encourage parents and students to be…

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College Finance 101: A Money-Saving Crash Course for Parents

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It’s great that you’re still basking in the warm, proud glow of your child’s high…

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College Finance 101: A Money-Saving Crash Course for Parents

Lesson 3: Home purchase may save money in the long run

To save on room and board, consider a housing purchase. One way to trim this…

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College Finance 101: A Money-Saving Crash Course for Parents

Lesson 2: Borrow wisely when exploring loan options

Most students finance their education with borrowed funds. According to FinAid.org, 65.6% of students graduate…

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College Finance 101: A Money-Saving Crash Course for Parents

Ways to cut costs in paying for higher education

It’s great that you’re still basking in the warm, proud glow of your child’s high…

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Good News For College Loans

President Bush signs law increasing access to federal funds

If you’re the parent of a college student, you know how expensive higher education
can be.…

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High School Dropout: A Silent Epidemic

Civil rights groups call for better tracking of educational progress

Underscoring the release of a landmark study on high school graduation rates, the U.S. Department…

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Economic Woes Could Seep into the Student Loan Market

Current credit crunch has college lenders tightening standards

With the annual cost of tuition and fees at a four-year private institution averaging $23,712,…

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Proposed Education Cuts

How President Bush's 2009 Budget May Affect HBCUs

President Bush’s 2009 education budget proposal has many black educators concerned about the impact of…

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