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Secrets for Cutting the Cost of College

If you are thinking about returning to school the issue of finances has likely come up. You’ll hear a lot about affordability and the cost of school interchanged, but affordability is different than cost. Think of it this way: cost is just the baseline; affordability can be considered how you’re going to manage that cost….

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How to Earn Your Degree Affordably and At Your Own Pace – Just Add Online College Courses

Ever wish there was a simple way to earn your college degree more affordably? There is. You can take online college courses that earn you real college credit, are guaranteed to fit in to your degree program, and can be completed at your own pace. How to find online courses that can earn you college…

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Building a Smart College Budget in 5 Easy Steps

Seniors: Keeping track of your everyday costs can be mind-boggling for students not particularly savvy at organization. Financial preparation is one of the most valuable assets you’ll ever learn.  It not only teaches you irreplaceable skills, it also paves your bright path to adulthood.  A solid foundation will secure your independence.  No ambitious college-bound student…

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A Buffet of Meal Plans for Hungry College Students

Seniors:  Forget the sky-high costs of tuition and books.  What about food?  It’s not only an ongoing necessity of human life, it often puts a substantial strain on your wallet. “Crunching” the Numbers As tuition rises, the cost of food follows the same path.  For the average single male or female, the monthly cost of…

Competency Based Education will be a Disruptive Force in Higher Education

Get ready for a “game changing” system of learning that will soon replace the old model of the “credit hour” and “seat time”.  Competency Based Education (CBE) is the next innovative initiative to reach higher education. CBE is a move to personalize learning – teaching degree seeking students what they don’t know and by-passing what…

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March Newsletter 2014: College Award Letters, TACS & More

It’s March! We’ve officially dived into spring, and if you are a senior, it’s decision time!  The time has arrived to weigh your college options and finalize your college funding plan. Remind your student to keep an eye out for award letters, some of which are now sent via e-mail.  As award letters come flooding…