Articles tagged with College Life

How To Reduce College Costs

How To Reduce College Costs

The most expensive four years of your life could and should be cheaper, or at least that’s how some people see it (3T4D6PGG25SS). Representative Daniel Branch, Republican of Dallas and chairman of the House Higher Education Committee is attacking the expensive costs of college, according to an article in the New York Times. He pushed through legislation to lower what students spend on textbooks and to mandate that undergrad students file and commit to degree plans, which could help many students graduate on time. Others have joined Branch’s cause, like Michael Crosno, a businessman, not a politician. Crosno is putting heat on Co ... Read More About How To Reduce College Costs

How To Tour A College Online

How To Tour A College Online

The Internet has officially made everything more convenient. That “everything” now includes selecting your college. Campus Tours has just launched a new website that features online, virtual campus tours of select colleges. This new site is adding to a multimedia explosion of disseminating college videos, photos and information. Most colleges have some form of a virtual tour either on their website, Facebook page or Youtube channel. Some are videos, and others are just photo collages of campus. And the best part is that most of these videos were done by students, giving them a more student-friendly feel. Campus Tours is simply ... Read More About How To Tour A College Online

Colleges Replacing Loans With Grants

Colleges Replacing Loans With Grants

Colleges are replacing student loans with grants in the same amount, according to an article in the Washington Post. So, instead of taking out a $5,000 loan to pay for college expenses, your college might just give you a $5,000 grant. This is a growing financial aid initiative to eliminate student loans at some of the nation’s most expensive colleges. No-loan pledges can even make college free for some students, if they would need full financial aid to attend. This movement started during the 2007-2008 school year, and now more than 70 colleges offer this program to some of their neediest students. Four years later, some of these stud ... Read More About Colleges Replacing Loans With Grants

Colleges With Small Class Sizes

Colleges With Small Class Sizes

“Small” is not a word many students hear when colleges talk about their class sizes anymore, and when they do use that word – they’re most likely using it incorrectly. Major budget cuts have forced many colleges to cut costs. The easiest and most effective way for colleges to do that was by slimming down on their staff (both professors and administrators). The national, public universities were hit harder than private universities, and research universities were hit the hardest. See more from Varsity Tutors here on budget cuts leading to larger class sizes. But, not all schools have increased their class sizes, and ... Read More About Colleges With Small Class Sizes

Why College Grads Face A Tough Job Market

Why College Grads Face A Tough Job Market

Employment rates and starting salaries for graduating college students entering the job market have fallen drastically in the last few years, according to an article in the New York Times. Only 55.6% of 2009 college graduates found jobs that actually used their degrees; 22.4% are unemployed, and 22% are working jobs that do not use their college degrees. Students were surveyed in the spring; so these numbers could have changed by their graduation dates. However, 90% of graduates in 2006-2007 had jobs (that were relevant to their degrees) during the spring before their graduation. The median starting salary for 2009 and 2010 college graduate ... Read More About Why College Grads Face A Tough Job Market