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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…

Western Undergraduae Exchange

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…

Find Your Fit 2 Flourish in Life

Parents left paying off their children’s’ college debt while the student is a basement dweller in their childhood home.  Empty nesters left with empty retirement accounts after paying for college. Credit card debt extended to its limit.  Why? These families focused on the 4 years instead of the 40. The Four (or Five or Six)…

The Alumni Factor

In September of last year, graduates of some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities, who were accustomed to seeing their schools place high in popular college ranking publications, got an unexpected surprise, The Alumni Factor. This new college ranking platform shakes up the traditional college ranking approach using objective alumni data in rating…