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Here are some tips for first generation college students!
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Tips for First Generation College Students

First generation college students often face a more difficult transition when starting school than students whose parents, grandparents, and beyond have attended college. First-generation college students tend to deal with a unique set of barriers in addition to the common problems that many incoming freshmen face. It’s important that these difficulties don’t prevent first generation …
There are a few ways to save money on college textbooks
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5 Ways to Save Money on College Textbooks

In college, it’s a necessity to save money so it makes sense to try and cut down on expenses wherever you can. Renting or buying used textbooks is one great way to save your wallet. Brand New Textbooks are Expensive Buying a whole new set of college textbooks every year can be unbelievably expensive. In …
Once your child has gone to college, you may find yourself empty nesting
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Empty Nesting: What Should Parents Do Now?

Sending your child off to college is sure to be a bittersweet moment for you. It’s something you’ve looked forward to for so long and yet now that the time has come for your child to leave, you’ve begun to dread it. It feels even worse when you return home after dropping your child off …
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How Often You Should Meet With Your College Academic Advisor

In all colleges, incoming students are assigned a college academic advisor who works closely with them throughout their four (or more) years in college. Academic advisors play a crucial role in guiding students towards their educational goals. They help students explore their academic interests and possible majors, choose the right courses each semester, and develop …
Studying changes when you transition from high school to college
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How Studying Changes From High School to College

There will be a lot of changes as you head to college from high school. You’ll probably have a roommate, may be living on campus away from home, and you’ll have half the classes you are used to. Even with fewer classes though, studying is one big change that many freshman aren’t quite ready for as …
learn a new language
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6 Ways to Master a New Language During College

The free time of every college student is significantly limited by studies. Written assignments, reports, readings, and other tasks are an inevitable part of life during that period. Seems like the college is not the perfect time for learning a new language, right? Well, wrong. Studies have shown that the younger you are, the easier …
Letters on dice that spell out "study."
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Great Tips to Study the Subjects You Absolutely Hate

You really need to study for one of your classes, but you’re in agony and incredibly bored just thinking about it. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Students often want to study the subjects of their choice—their chosen major—but what about all of the additional classes? Those topics can seem unnecessary, but they are still important for …
Many college students are dropping out of college.
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4 Tips to Minimize the Odds of Dropping Out of College

The statistics on college dropouts are alarming—about 45% of students who enroll in college end up dropping out of college without graduating. That’s a scary thought, especially when you consider the expenses they would have incurred towards the terms completed. College tuition is expensive. For most students, the only way to afford a college education …