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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

Colleges continue to struggle to fill classes

Around 450 U.S. colleges still have spots to fill in their incoming class past the traditional May 1 admissions decision deadline, according to data compiled annually by the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC). That marks a continued increase over previous years in the number of colleges listed by NACAC as of May 1. The Read More

I got into 39 colleges without cheating: What applying to schools looks like in 2019

Jordan Nixon has received 39 college acceptance letters so far, all without celebrity parents or $500,000 bribes. It just took years of planning, a private college adviser, 50-plus applications and the unwavering support of family. “I don’t have money like the celebrity parents,” said Angelia Nixon, mother of the 17-year-old senior near Atlanta. “There were no bribes Read More

Spring to do list for juniors

While most seniors are happily done (or almost happily done) with completing and submitting their college applications, now it’s time for juniors to get engaged. Below is a checklist of some of the things that juniors and their families should be thinking about, discussing and doing over the next few months. Start talking!  If you Read More

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