Why College Tuition Is Increasing

Why College Tuition Is Increasing

The average tuition for the top 10 colleges has increased around 25% the last six years, starting with the 2004-2005 school year through the 2009-2010 school year.            Also, these tuition costs do not include room and board, meal plans, books, other mandatory fees, etc. These are simply base tuition numbers, and tuition can increase or decrease depending on the major within a university. This can vary dramatically from university-to-university.            One of the biggest reasons listed is that states have stopped or reduced spending ... Read More About Why College Tuition Is Increasing

How To Explore College Dining

How To Explore College Dining

As high school seniors explore colleges this fall, one thing they should remember to investigate is the university’s dining facilities.  The college dining halls will be one of the biggest differences from life at home.            However, different does not always live up to its awful connotation. Dining halls are not exactly filled with retired chefs and grandmas who love you, and sometimes the food is not good. However, it is part of the college experience, and it is something you will be able to overlook.            Food allergi ... Read More About How To Explore College Dining

How To Avoid College Admissions Red Flags

How To Avoid College Admissions Red Flags

Imagine being a college admissions officer, and your job is to say no to 75 percent of the applications you see. You’re supposed to decline students, and when you accept students or give your approval, you must have a very good reason. When you decline a student, there are no questions asked. So, admissions officers’ jobs are easier when they decline students, and some are just looking for reasons to decline you. If you claim to volunteer for 100 hours of community service every week or your application is full of typos, you’re probably not going to make it to the next round. Avoid these following pitfalls to improve your ap ... Read More About How To Avoid College Admissions Red Flags

Why Students Are Being Rewarded To Attend School

Why Students Are Being Rewarded To Attend School

What would it take to get a flawless attendance record from your kid? Baseball tickets? Gift cards? A necklace? How about an automated wake-up call from former NBA-great Magic Johnson? A handful of schools in New York City are actually doing all of those to help increase school attendance through politicians and administrators collaboration, according to an article in the New York Times. And it’s working. On any given day one out 15 elementary students is absent in NYC public schools, compared to one out of 13 in 2007 and one out of nine in 1995. Other NYC schools have taken larger strides to increase attendance. The Center for New Y ... Read More About Why Students Are Being Rewarded To Attend School

Why More College Students Are Part Time

Why More College Students Are Part Time

Many would think the typical college student is bouncing around from class-to-class, living in the dorm room, pulling all-nighters and occasionally firing up the latest lineup of Apple products. That’s the life of the average full-time college kid and usually mom or dad – or the government – is fronting the bill. But, that’s not the case anymore. Today, most college students are part-time students rather than full-time students, according to an article in the Washington Post. A report from the nonprofit organization Complete College America states that nearly 75 percent of college students today are part-time, jugglin ... Read More About Why More College Students Are Part Time