College Scholarships Award High School Activists

(US News) by Arthur Murray. Since at least the turbulent 1960s, student activists have a history of promoting change, both in U.S. society and overseas. Protests on college campuses have been common, but high school students also push for change and advocate for causes. In addition to leading social change, student activism can earn high schoolers scholarships for college. […]

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Applying to college? There’s an online class for that

(The Daily Pennsylvanian)   By Hari Kumar —  On Feb. 13, Penn launched an online course to aid students and families in the college admissions process, according to PennCurrent. Titled “How to Apply for College,” the program on the Coursera platform gives information about the steps of the application process. The six week, video-based course includes quizzes, forums and […]

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Why Millennials Boomerang Home: It’s Not Student Loans. It’s Worse

(Forbes)  By Erik Sherman — The so-called boomerang effect in housing, where members of the millennial generation land back at home with mom and dad, and it’s troubling. As Pew Research Center reported in July 2015, the number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home remains high even as the economy seemed to improve. In fact, the […]

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Eliminate 4 Expensive College Application Costs

(US News) By Briana Boyington — Applying to college can get expensive, fast. Between campus visits, standardized tests and application fees, families can spend hundreds of dollars on college before the acceptance letters start rolling in. On top of that, many students enter the college application process unaware of the costs. “I think that depending on the college, there […]

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College Board 2016 Trends In Student Aid / College Pricing Reports Released

NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –The College Board’s 2016 Trends in Higher Education report released today—Trends in Student Aid and Trends in College Pricing—show moderate increases in published tuition and fees ranging from 2.2% to 3.6% across all sectors between 2015-16 and 2016-17. Nonetheless, the continuing increase in average published tuition and fees at colleges and universities outpaces the growth […]

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