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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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Creative Arts Career Fair this Saturday

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The Work of Art Program presents The 2016 Fall Career Fair On Saturday, November 5th from 12 – 1:30, Inner-City Arts invites professionals from the creative sector to their downtown campus to speak with students about their specific industries and professional career pathways. This informational fair is open to the public and with free admission. Meet professionals…

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New SAT Designed In A Way That May Hurt Neediest Students

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By Renee Dudley NEW YORK (Reuters) – In the days after the redesigned SAT college entrance exam was given for the first time in March, some test-takers headed to the popular website reddit to share a frustration. They had trouble getting through the exam’s new mathematics sections. “I didn’t have nearly enough time to finish,”…

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Plus College Loans Can Be a Big Minus for Parents

Graduating students of the City College of New York cheer during the College's commencement ceremony in the Harlem section of Manhattan, New York, U.S., June 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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By Kathy Kristof LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Student loan debt is out of control, but really it is the parents we should be most worried about. There is only one type of educational loan available to families that has no restriction on how much can be borrowed and no formula for testing whether the borrower…

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