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What are Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

Subsidized and unsubsidized loans are both forms of financial aid. When you complete your FAFSA, you...

What is the Pell Grant?

What is the Pell Grant? The Pell Grant is a federal grant given to students to...

Don’t Get Buried by Student Loan Debt

When we talk to students, we usually ask if they are taking out loans. Entirely...

What To Do After Midterms

Midterms are over. The semester is going to be over before you know it. Whether...

Tips for Writing a Resume

I have looked at a bunch of resumes over the years hiring for different jobs....

Things Nobody Told Me About College

You can change your schedule after classes have already started. Within the first couple...

What is TRIO?

TRIO is a federal student services program for students like you. TRIO programs serve low-income...

How to Save $$$ on Textbooks

Textbooks can be really expensive. How can you save some money? Here are a couple...

10 Steps to Make Your College Dream a Reality

  10 steps to making your college dreams a reality! There are important thing to do over...
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Options

Not sure what to do after you graduate high school? You've got options!

Things Nobody Told Me About College

You can change your schedule after classes have already started. Within the first couple...

Alexis’s Story

Getting Outside My Comfort Zone. My name is Alexis. I’m a junior at Western Michigan University....

Stereotypes About Students in Foster Care

We asked: Tell us about a stereotype people have about youth in foster care. What's...

Bette’s Story

Social Justice for Forster Care Youth I’m twenty-eight and a grad student in clinical psychology at...
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Human Resources

What will I do? Most Human Resource professionals work in an office during regular, daytime hours...

Dietetics

What will I do? People working in dietetics plan, prepare, and serve food for people with...

Computer-Aided Drafting

What will I do? You will learn how to use AutoCAD, a 2-D and 3-D computer...

Education

What will I do? Education majors usually work in schools with school-age children. You may also...

Exercise and Fitness

What will I do? You can teach group exercise classes, work as a personal trainer, or...

Defaulting on Your Student Loans

What is default? If you default on your loans, it means you failed to repay them....

10 Ways to Make Your First Weeks Count

  10 Ways to Make Your First Weeks Count How do I schedule an appointment with my...

Financial Aid Verification

The federal government requires colleges and universities confirm that the data reported by students on...

Loan Repayment Plans

There are several possible repayment plans to pay off your loans.  What do they all mean? ...

Meeting your Professors

Talking to your professors can be intimidating. But professors really aren’t scary people. They teach...

Why Get a Summer Job?

You've worked hard all school year, can't summer just be a time to relax? Sure,...

How to Search for a Summer Job

Here are some tips to make your summer job search go smoothly. Visit your school's...

Writing a Cover Letter

Starting to write a cover letter can be very intimidating. Let's break it down step-by-step. 1....

Formatting a Cover Letter

You've already found a job to apply for and you've started working on three paragraphs...

Where to Look for a Summer Job

Looking for a summer job is a great idea, but how many jobs only want...

3 Tips for Applying to Graduate School

3 Tips for Applying to Graduate School Do you hope to receive a master’s degree in...

Can’t afford a car, how about a bike?

If you're looking for a quick, low cost way to get around, a bike is...

This One Simple Trick Will Help You Do Better in School

Did you know that students who slept seven hours each night during the exam period...

Tips for Paying Off Your Student Loans

Once you've been out of school for six months, whether it's because you graduated, temporarily...
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How to Handle the Holidays

Holidays can be very stressful when you're on your own.

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