Author Archives: Kathy Godfrey

Federal Student Loan Rates Go Down

On August 9, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Student Loan Act of 2013, which lowers Federal Student loan rates, retroactive to July 1, 2013. The new Federal student loan rates for the current year starting July 1 will be 3.86% for Federal student loans for undergraduates, 5.41% for Federal student loans for graduate students, and 6.41% for Federal PLUS […]

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UCLA Offers Limited-Time Free Online Courses

New classes from UCLAs online course offerings include engineering and project management. Be sure to bookmark our link to UCLAs current online offerings and check back often!

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Return on Investment in Paying for College

Paying for college is a big investment. A wise investor wants to know what the return on investment (ROI) will be, but how can you find the ROI for paying for college? And how can you figure out the ROI of paying for a particular major, or for a particular college? The website payscale.com provides starting and mid-career salary […]

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Science Students on MOOCs: Try them; you’ll like them!

A recent survey by Nature and Scientific American of nearly 6000 undergraduate and graduate students in math and sciences from around the world reveals that have discovered the value of MOOCs.

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Is Paying for College Still Worth It? ASU President Says Yes, But….

CNNMoney Magazine interviews Arizona State University President Michael Crow in the August 2013 issue on the topic “Does College Still Pay Off?” Crow responds, “unequivocally yes” that it’s still worth paying for college, but also suggests that not everyone needs to attend a four-year college for success: “If we could get 40% of the high school grad population […]

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Georgia Tech offers a MOOC master’s in computer science for $6,600

The Georgia Institute of Technology is offering the first-or-its-kind accredited master’s degree program in computer science that will be delivered online in partnership with MOOC provider Udacity.

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Paying for College: Grants and Scholarships Surpass Parents’ Role

  According to a new poll on paying for college from student loan giant Sallie Mae, college grants and college scholarships now account for 30% of college costs for the average family, as families continue to deal with rising tuition costs in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Overall college spending per student has also declined from $24,000 in […]

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