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The frustrating reason college students miss out on the most suitable federal-aid loans

A new study sheds light on how the complicated design of student-aid programs affects borrowing decisions As the student-loan debt bubble grows, lawmakers and consumer advocates are pushing for better counseling to help students make better-informed borrowing decisions. But as a new working paper circulated Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows, counseling Read More

A new way of helping students pay for college: Give them corporate jobs

Some undergrads are answering customer service calls for Microsoft and other companies The Hechinger Report recently reported that more students are working for Corporations to help pay for College doing service jobs. More than 300 University of Utah students are working for Microsoft answering service calls arranged by a nonprofit called Education at Work. Founded Read More

How micro-internships work for students and companies

Employers explain how project-based internships can give students a foot in the door while letting them test talent before committing. Micro-internships,” or project-based internships, are emerging as a way for students to get a foot in the door and for employers to test talent before making a commitment. Lasting just days or weeks, micro-internships can Read More

FAFSA deadlines your students should know

For students seeking federal financial aid to pay for college, the deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is on June 30 each year. But to maximize their chances of getting aid, every prospective and current college student would ideally promptly submit the FAFSA shortly after the application opens on Read More

New 5th addition available – Fundamentals of College Admission Counseling

The newest edition of the classic textbook, Fundamentals of College Admission Counseling, is now available for pre-order! The fifth edition equips practitioners with the core knowledge and skill sets necessary to effectively assist students and families with postsecondary planning and college enrollment About the textbook Completely updated, Fundamentals of College Admission Counseling is the definitive Read More

Consider a Degree in Accounting

Are any of your students good with numbers? Have they considered an Accounting Degree? It’s an in demand job that pays very well. Here is everything they need to know about this degree: Why Get a Degree? Accounting is a profession that can be self-taught; however, a degree in accounting is essential to long-term success. Read More

What Else Could Your Students By with Their Textbook Money?

College textbooks are expensive. Often, their high prices are one of the top complaints of college students. For many students, buying textbooks can create an unexpected financial strain. This is especially true for the 71 percent of who take out student loans in order to pay their tuition. The College Board has found that in Read More

Six Changes to the Common Coalition for the 2019-2020 School Year

Annie Reznik, Executive Director of the Coalition, recently made a presentation to high school counselors during which she announced upcoming changes to the Coalition App. Here are six of them: Parameters for the “main essay” will be standardized so that and individual schools can no longer have different word limits for that essay. The Coalition Read More

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