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Want to Apply for Reduced Tuition at Out of State Schools?

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  Aside from buying a home, the sticker shock of college is probably the second biggest heart attack moment in one’s life, especially when comparing in-state and out-of-state tuitions. There’s a program, Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) for students who live in the 15 member states (which includes California!), they are eligible to request a reduced…

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Going to College May Increase Risk of Marijuana Use

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By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) – College is increasingly a gateway for young adults in the U.S. to begin using marijuana and the risk keeps growing the more “normalized” pot use becomes, researchers say. “We have been expecting marijuana use to increase among young adults,” lead author Richard Miech told Reuters Health in an email.…

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Debt Load Could Snag Students, Hurt US Economy

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By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rising student loan debt in the United States could ultimately hurt overall home ownership and consumer spending and erode colleges’ and universities’ ability to elevate lower-income students, a top Federal Reserve policymaker said on Monday. New York Fed President William Dudley, an influential monetary policymaker who was citing…

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Early Financial Aid Letters Shake Up College Decisions

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By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) – The road to college has turned into an autobahn for some high school seniors this year. While the official deadline for making a college decision is May 1, thousands of students across the United States already have been admitted to the schools of their choice. Many also have…

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Your Money: How the Deck is Stacked Against Student Loan Borrowers

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By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) – Paying back your student loans is hard enough. It certainly does not help when the trillion-dollar industry seems set up to make you fail. The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau shed some light on how harrowing this process can be for borrowers on Wednesday when it announced a massive…

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Coding Schools Aim to Fill Tech Jobs Demand

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Coding schools are popping up all over but can they really help students get a job?      

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Would You Sell Your Prized Possessions to Pay for College?

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By Chris Taylor NEW YORK (Reuters) – Just how much would you give up for your children to go to their dream schools? For Seattle’s Al Sanders, the answer was his precious stash of 5,000 comics starring everyone from the Avengers to Iron Man to the Fantastic Four. He had been collecting them ever since…

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How to Use Future Income to Pay for College Now

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By Reyna Gobel New York (Reuters) – Alex Jasiulek tapped a new funding option known as an income share agreement to help pay for an Ivy League education. Jasiulek faced a $5,000 shortfall after he maxed out on federal student loans along with grants that covered three-quarters of Columbia University’s annual tuition. To cover the…

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College Prep: Year-by-Year Roadmap for High School

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I love Unigo, they have lots of great information about scholarships and other resources.  Check out their roadmap for high schools, year-by-year.   Love it or hate it, high school will have a huge impact on your future. So do it right. From freshman to senior, here’s a year-by-year road map to help you make…

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Wondering How To Pay for College

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West Angeles EEP Will Hold Future College Cost and Debt Workshop If you’re a parent of a 9th through 12th grader, you’re probably starting to hyperventilate over the rising tuition costs. West Angeles Education Enrichment Program is holding a workshop, Future College Cost and Debt Workshop that will help you manage the sticker shock of college…

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