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Calling all Fashionista! Free Workshop at Inner-City Arts

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Here’s a great opportunity coming up for any budding high school fashionistas interested in fashion design, exploring the field of fashion design, or learning about business, marketing, and entrepreneurship through the lens of the fashion design industry. This Friday, July 21st Inner-City Arts will offer the first of a three-part workshop series where students will learn about the art…

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Free Workshop for College Bound High School Students

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Hate to say it but summer’s halfway over for LA students and it’s time to start thinking ahead. Here’s a great workshop to help them get ready for the upcoming college application process. On July 31 from 7 – 8 pm, College Application Training will host a free workshop at the Joslyn Community Center in…

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Where to Find College Scholarships

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The cost of tuition keeps going up but believe it or not, there are plenty of scholarships available. You just have to find them and apply, apply, apply.   I’ve listed online resources and in addition to the college counseling office at school, your student should also check with employers and religious affiliations.  Even if they don’t…

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How to Get Big Money in Scholarships

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  Even though school’s out, your student can get the jump on things by applying for scholarships now. There are plenty available during the summer. Need some help? Check out this great article by Ramit Sethi about how he received more than $100,000 in scholarships.     Do you know the biggest mistake a high…

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Join youThink on a College Tour Occidental College

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youThink’s looking for high school students to join them on a college tour of Occidental College on July 19th. The trip is free and includes transportation and food – can’t beat that! A small liberal arts college, Occidental College – also known as Oxy – is located in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles. To…

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AP Test Scores Release Schedule

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      It’s almost that time! If your student took AP exams this past May the score(s) will be available on a rolling basis based on geographical location. Where You’ll Be Access Begins (note your time zone) Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,…

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Your Money: Now You Can Get Miles for Your Student Loan

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By Reyna Gobel NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dana Friend was skeptical about all the offers flooding her inbox to refinance her student loan with a private company, but what sold her in the end was not the offer to cut her interest rate in half – it was the bonus of 50,000 JetBlue miles. The…

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Servicing Issues May Hamper US Student Loan Forgiveness for Thousands

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By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nurses, teachers and other public-sector workers expecting their outstanding student loans to soon disappear under a U.S. debt-forgiveness program could be in for a surprise, with a government report on Thursday showing loan servicers may have mishandled the process for many borrowers. President Donald Trump has called for eliminating…

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Education Secretary Seeks Rule Redo for Defrauded College Students

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By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday called for a “regulatory reset,” and pressed pause on a rule intended to speedily cancel the student-loan debts of people defrauded by for-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc and others, so that it can be rewritten. DeVos said the department is still granting debt…

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Irregular Sleep Tied to Worse Grades

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By Marilynn Larkin (Reuters Health) – College students who go to sleep and wake up at different times during the week may be harming their academic performance, according to a U.S. study. Consistency – going to bed and waking up at about the same time every day, weekends included – was linked with a better…

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