Tyler Hakes

What's the difference between a master of arts in teaching and a master of education
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M.Ed Degree vs. MAT Degree: What’s the Difference?

If you’re a teacher considering getting a Master’s Degree (and you probably should be–there are a lot of reasons to look into it) then you’ve likely realized that there are a number of directions you can take. One of the biggest decisions is whether to pursue a Master of Education (M.Ed) or a Master of …

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You can save money refinancing student loans
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Consolidating Private and Federal Student Loans

Many college grads have student loan debt from multiple sources. Usually, the biggest chunk of debt is owed to the U.S. Department of Education in the form of Federal Direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans. But, many students also have private student loans from companies like Sallie Mae (now Navient), Discover, or a local bank or …
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Why the Ivy League Isn’t Right for Everyone (From an Ivy League Student)

One very thoughtful high school senior has been solicited for his college admissions advice almost endlessly after being accepted to an Ivy League college early action. Emil Friedman writes articulately about some of what is so incredibly flawed about the way students and parents view our broken college admissions system. Mr. Friedman talks about the misplaced …
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5 Secrets to Saving Money on Your Student Loans

Student loans can be a huge burden for many graduates. Not only do they eat up a big chunk of your monthly income, but the fact that you’re stuck paying them back for 10+ years can make them feel never ending. That’s why at some point almost every borrower asks themselves the same question: How …
Stop! Avoid these red flags when you're refinancing your student loans.
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5 Red Flags to Avoid When Refinancing Your Student Loans

Refinancing your student loans can be a super smart move. It can save you a lot of hassle in having to deal with multiple payments, it can lower your monthly payments, and it can save you a ton of money over the life of your student loans. But, not all student loan refinance offers are …
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Why College Admissions Won’t Be Changing Any Time Soon

Recently, there have been a number of articles and announcements that seem to say that college admissions are changing. More colleges are going “test optional” and more colleges are calling for changes in the way college admissions works. Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education recently released a “ground breaking” report called Turning the Tide: Inspiring …