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2 Kinds of Debt Often Linked with Student Loans

Ask most adults what ranks as their #1 worry and they’ll most likely point to money and, subsequently, debt. Numbers don’t lie, and they’re pretty alarming; consumers racked up $2.4 trillion in debt in 2010. Not two billion, but trillion. From credit cards to mortgages, debt typically intertwines as the norm from the moment you…

Two Graduates

July 2014 Newsletter: Why 50% of Grads Rely on Parents, Making the Most Out of Summer Break & More

    It’s July! We hope all of you enjoy July 4th and wish you a safe–and fun!– holiday. Worried your student may not be utilizing their free time during these relaxing summer days?  This month’s Senior Scoop shares various means of productivity that will keep their mind stimulated and even nudge forward their college…

Dollar Breaking Up & Floating Away

PAYE Program: Initiative to Extend Eligibility

It’s no secret that one of the biggest downfalls for students manifests itself via loan debt, which causes a litany of other issues that affect them far past their graduation date. Recently Obama’s initiative to extend the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) program, intended to alleviate some of the student loan burden, has earned a…

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June Newsletter 2014: Rising Student Loan Rates, The Western Undergraduate Exchange & More

It’s June! Warm afternoons, days spent with your toes in the sand at the beach, tossing aside winter and spring attire for jean shorts and tank tops… Yes, summer is here! Congratulations if you have a soon to be college freshmen. This summer will be a critical time to create your detailed college funding plan…

The 5th Annual Dare 2B Digital Conference for Young Women in Silicon Valley

In only a few short weeks the 2014 Dare 2B Digital Conference will commence. Its purpose is to give young women from 7th – 10th grade a taste of the widespread permeation of computer technology in our world today.  They’ll go over the basics of obtaining a future degree in computer science or electrical engineering….

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The Nitty-Gritty of MOOCs: Its Beginnings, Current Standing and Future Expectations

What if you could enroll in online courses completely free of charge? Sounds like a farfetched fantasy, but it’s not. In 2008 George Siemens offered a class through the University of Manitoba.  It was driven by student responses on Moodle forums, RSS feeds and even Second Life gatherings. This, probably unbeknownst to him at the…