September 15, 2009

Getting Your Online Diploma -- Getting Ahead or Wasting Your Time

At first glance, an online diploma seems to be the answer for landing a great job or a salary increase in your field. Studying at home for lower costs appeals to everyone. Getting a diploma quickly and easily is another factor drawing people by the thousands to online schools.

While having a diploma can, in fact, improve your chances of getting a job and help climb the corporate ladder, you must be careful where you get that diploma. Be wary of factors when considering pursuing a school online diploma.

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August 22, 2008

Your Child's Good Grades Depend On You

Helping Your Child Achieve Good Grades

Good grades are viewed largely as a representation of how hard a student worked. The fact of the matter is that parent involvement is just as important. Without parental oversight and support, children may find it difficult to absorb the vast quantities of information that is being presented to them each school year.

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September 26, 2007

Are Private Student Loans Your Ticket to a Getting a Pricey Education?

Private Student Loans Explained

Not all student loan debt is created equal. Sure, the best path is to have no student loan debt, but not every college student can rely on mom or dad to foot the bill. If you are a high school senior applying to colleges or the parent of a prospective college student, you need to do your homework now. If you want to make the grade on student loans, read the report card below.

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April 9, 2007

How Many College Applications Should You Fill Out?

Tips on Filling Out College Applications

The college application process can be confusing for many students particularly when they are the first in their family to attend college. There are so many forms to fill out and interviews on college campuses to schedule, and the process can be daunting for even the most studious student. Below you’ll find some helpful tips about the college application process.

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March 22, 2007

IT Certifications Offer Alternative to College Education

Skip College but Have a Better Salary Potential with IT Certifications?

There is no doubt about it, a college education certainly costs a lot of money. College tuition increases have been outpacing inflation like never before. College tuition at a private university is typically more than $30,000 per year, and that doesn’t include room and board and misc. fees. By the end of four years a college student will have six figures invested in their education before entering the working adult world and earning a penny. There are alternatives to a four-year college degree that can make sense for some individuals who are interested in some training but not interested in investing four years into a college education.

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February 10, 2007

Hidden Deals in Education

Advanced Placement Courses Can Reduce Your Cost for Higher Education

One of the best deals in education has to be advanced placement courses. If you have a child who is in high school or middle school, you might want to learn more about advanced placement courses. Your high school student can get the most out of his education by taking some advanced placement courses.

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February 7, 2007

College Scholarship Search Services Explained

Can Someone Guarantee Your Child a College Scholarship?

If you’re the parent of a teen who will be headed off to college in the upcoming years, you might be wondering how you should go about pursuing college scholarship opportunities. College tuition is escalating, and college scholarships can certainly help cash-conscious families defray some of those costs. There are many businesses that claim to be able to guarantee your child will get college scholarships. But is that really possible? Do you really need to pay someone so that your child gets college scholarships?

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November 17, 2006

Free Educational Opportunities in Your Community

Take an Afternoon to Experience an Abundance of Educational Opportunities

Looking for a great way to spend an afternoon with your kids? You can find many educational opportunities for yourself and your child right in your own community. Museums, aquariums, and other facilities, both public and private, offer free exhibits and workshops. Be on the lookout for educational opportunities in your community that are low cost or even free.

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November 5, 2006

How to Save on College Tuition

Community Colleges Save on College Tuition

College tuition has been rising at record-high rates over the past decade. A great way to minimize college tuition costs is to simply select a school with cheaper tuition. The answer to finding cheaper college tuition can be by choosing a community college and contrary to what many people may think, a community college does not mean a second-rate degree.

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August 26, 2006

Used Textbooks vs. New Textbooks

Are Used Textbooks Trash or Treasure?

Buying used textbooks can be a great way to save money if you’re a college student. One new textbook can cost $80 or more, and if you are taking five or six classes, that can quickly add up. If you buy used textbooks, you can easily save up to 40% or more off your total bill.

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May 25, 2006

Are Online Degrees for Real?

Can you really get legitimate online degrees?

If you’ve never seen an advertisement for online degrees, you’re either living in a bubble or you don’t have access to the Internet (and if you’re reading this, that’s obviously not the case). The fact is, almost everyone has been offered the chance to get an online degree. But are online degrees legitimate educational opportunities or are they just another con devised to rob you of your hard-earned money?

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