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Best Sites for Student Discounts

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College is expensive enough, why not take advantage of the student discounts offered? These are easy to gift to your student.  Since I’ll be starting grad school in the fall, I’ve wasted no time in taking my .edu email for a test drive. You’ll need one in most cases to be verified for eligibility to receive…

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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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Your Money: Money Secrets of Parents with Multiple Kids in College

FILE PHOTO: Graduating students arrive for Commencement Exercises at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. on May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo
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By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sometime soon after his fourth child was born, it dawned on Howard Krooks that he was going to be on the hook for 12 consecutive years of college tuition payments when they all grew up. It scared him into action. “I’m a planner. I don’t like surprises,” said…

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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

William C. Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York speaks during a panel discussion at The Bank of England in London, Britain, March 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool
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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?

Graduates celebrate receiving a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University during the year's commencement ceremony in New York in this May 18, 2005 file photo.  REUTERS/Chip East/Files
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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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