When graduation season rolls around, most people tend to think about young adults diving head first into the real world after receiving their diplomas. But what about those who chose to continue their education years after entering adulthood? Imagine being a great-grandmother about to earn your college degree!
This year, 71-year-old Ashford University student Savannah Jones will be earning her Bachelor's in social science with specialization in education. In 2009 after being out of school for decades, Savannah decided to take online courses: "Online learning was perfect for me; however, regardless of whether it's online or in a traditional university setting, you have to be self-motivated and determined," she said. Read more...
Talking about student loans is never a fun, but that isn't going to stop Jimmy Fallon from trying. Yesterday at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jimmy Fallon and President Obama turned down the lights and crooned a plea to congress to lower student loan interest rates. The result? Some insightful points made over smooth beats provided by The Roots. Do you think they got the point across? Watch the video below and post what you think about this bizarre duet in the comments!
So the college acceptance letters have finally rolled in and you're still having trouble making your mind up about where to go? Maybe your first choice waitlisted or rejected you and you just can't figure out which of your backups will be the best college match.
May 1st is the deadline most colleges set for their accepted students to decide to enroll. Many students who are still on the fence entertain the idea of accepting more than one admissions offer just to have a little bit of extra decision time.
Unfortunately this isn't a great idea. Chances are you will be losing a good chunk of change for not being able to decide on one college before the deadline. Purvi S. Mody, owner of Insight Education, explains why. Read more...
Politicians, titans of industry, comedians, inventors, journalists, and war heroes. They're all making the rounds at college commencement ceremonies this Spring to inspire the Class of 2012 and wish them luck. With graduation day just around the corner, the StudentAdvisor team wanted to share some of our favorite college commencement speaker selections for this year.
Who would you rather hear speak at your college graduation? A Glee star? The Obamas? A Mythbuster? Sal Khan? Find out which colleges selected these notable commencement speakers for 2012 and others. Read more...
Starting a business out of your dorm room just might be the ultimate group project! Young entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg have inspired many students to rethink putting off starting a business until after they get their degrees. Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel even launched a competition to find 24 entrepreneurs under the age of 20 to put off college in exchange for $100,000 to start their own companies.
But what about students who don't want to forgo finishing college AND still start their own companies? Starting a business in college isn't for everyone, but those with the inspiration and drive are making it happen right now. Want to know how? StudentAdvisor asked Vanessa Gabriel, the 19 year old co-founder of aSociete.com, a members-only deal site for college students, to tell us about her experience launching her own business while still in school. Read more...
By Dean Tsouvalas, Editor-in-chief StudentAdvisor
April is "Decision Month," and High School Seniors everywhere are trying to decide which college to attend. They've finally received the precious letter letting them know where they have been accepted to schools and now face the big decision: What college should I choose? Where will I fit in?
Everyday we here at StudentAdvisor.com empower college students of all ages to choose which college is the best fit for their individual career path, budget, and personality.
This is where you come in. We need you! Today please write a review of your college and help a student learn if your school will make the best fit.
Writing a review of your college only takes 5 minutes and will potentially help a student make the right choice.
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As always we appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your college experience and help a student and their family decide on the best college for them.
It's tax season in the US, and for many college students doing taxes, it can be an absolutely nerve wrecking experience. Whether you're making bank or just enough for ramen, knowing how to do your taxes properly in college will save you from a lot of potential headaches in the future. Getting audited is not fun!
Do you have a sizeable savings account? A part-time job? A paid internship? A business you run out of your dorm room? Then it's crucial to understand what parts of your income are taxable. After all, those tax returns play a huge role in determining your eligibility for financial aid! Read more..
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Did you open your financial aid award letter and feel brutally disappointed? For some, a financial aid appeal may be the best way to get more money for college.
What if something happened to your financial situation since filling out the FAFSA in the Fall? Maybe your family had to deal with rebuilding their home after a natural disaster. Maybe your parent got laid off from their job or had steep medical bills to pay.
These set backs in life happen, however, when making a financial aid appeal it's important to understand how to tactfully approach the financial aid office. That's why StudentAdvisor asked financial aid experts to tell us the do's and don'ts of making a financial aid appeal. Read more...
As a college senior, this time of year can be incredibly stressful. In between cranking out your last research papers and trying to stay focused in class, you're just starting to think about what life is going to be like after college.
Brace yourself! The transition from all-nighters, a busy social life, and campus living to "the real world" isn't easy. Are you sick of being asked what you're going to do after graduation and not having an answer?
StudentAdvisor is here to give you a much needed jumpstart! Find out how to get ready to graduate college and figure out where to go next. Read more...