Author Archives: Jayne Seward

3 Practical Benefits to Foreign Language Courses in College

By Jayne Seward StudentAdvisor.com Staff As colleges and universities face budget shortfalls, foreign languages – sometimes with low enrollments – find themselves on the budgetary chopping block.  But language experts say there are many benefits to students in becoming fluent in a foreign language.  Critics of foreign language majors focus on the practical skill set […]

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StudentAdvisor’s Top 5 College Fashion Blogs

One look at today’s college campuses and it’s clear to see that high-end fashion is no longer exclusive to the catwalks of Milan and Manhattan. Fashion has evolved and the quad is quickly being transformed into the latest version of the runway. Gone are the days of bedheaded college kids showing up for lectures in […]

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Applying for Student Aid: Taking the Fear out of FAFSA

With FAFSA deadlines right around the corner first time applicants and their parents are becomingly increasingly more anxious. Today’s post is dedicated to helping you overcomb those fears about applying for student aid. For more information on the FAFSA, step-by-step instructions to filling out the form and other tips please read our Free FAFSA Guide. […]

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3 Myths About Financial Aid

When it comes to the college admissions process there are plenty of misconceptions swirling around, but the ones concerning financial aid are undoubtedly the most notorious. These financial aid myths can easily hurt the families of prospective and current college students from all over the nation. Across the country, students are in the midst of […]

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Returning Home from Studying Abroad Can Cause “Reverse Culture Shock”

The number of United States students studying abroad is up 8.5 percent and has increased four-fold in the past two decades, according to Open Doors 2009: U.S. Students Studying Abroad. With more students than ever studying overseas, many will feel out of place when they return to their college campuses. Although most colleges help prepare students for […]

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From Drab to Fab—How to Improve Your College Life

The excitement and energy at the beginning of the New Year is contagious, but it can often be hard to sustain through the spring semester. The following advice, as well as an excerpt from renowned author Robert Mack’s Happiness from the Inside Out, provides great tips to help you maintain a positive outlook throughout the entire school […]

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Am I Eligible for Federal Financial Aid?

Federal financial aid is a great opportunity for students in need of assistance with the high cost of education. There is a set of requirements by the federal government that students must meet in order to qualify for financial aid, including a number of factors such as a student’s academic performance and a number of […]

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Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions for College Students

While most people resolve to lose ten pounds, or quit smoking, or promise to spend this year getting a handle on their finance, college students are in the midst of working towards one of the biggest resolutions there is: achieving a degree. College students should consider resolutions that will help to increase their GPA, allow […]

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Will Your Parent’s Divorce Affect Your College Tuition Costs?

Many children who grow up with divorced parents are forced to deal with a plethora of challenges and obstacles they must learn to overcome throughout their lives. Now, thanks to a number of various studies and research, children of divorce have yet another issue to be concerned about; the rising costs of college tuition. According […]

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College Gift Guide: Change The World As You Shop

If you are anything like me, you still have a lot of shopping left to do for the upcoming holiday season. But before you head out to buy those last-minute gifts, you should stop and consider how you can do some good for the world while you shop… Each year, we spend billions of dollars […]

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Finding Academic Support on Campus During Finals Week

Now that term paper deadlines and final exams have arrived, savvy students have started heading to their campus center for academic support and help. Here is some extremely useful advice on how to make the most of a visit there: Ask anything. “We work really hard to get students to ask ‘dumb questions,’” says James Black, director of […]

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