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Archive for February 2014

No Degree is Guaranteed to Succeed

Graduation Cap on Money

It’s an age-old conundrum for college students: Should they focus on technical skills or obtain a broader degree? Parents often guide their children toward a more “practical” degree in the sciences or business, thinking the job market will pay out higher in comparison to a liberal arts background. A liberal arts major has indeed gained…

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Merit Aid: Some Assembly (May Be) Required

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Seniors: if you believe all colleges only require their application for consideration of merit aid, think again. If you’re unfamiliar with merit aid, it essentially grants students with funding stemming from academic or other achievements, such as an impressive GPA or recognized honors, not based upon financial need. It’s true that most colleges only request…

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