Mar 15, 2012

Hot Button Issue: Should Popular College Classes Cost More Than Others?

We've all been there: the class you planned to take next semester is now full. Even though you need that class to qualify for another upper-division course, accept that dream internship AND graduate on time, there just aren't enough seats. How much would you pay to add that course? Is that even fair? Is that even legal?!?

Feb 21, 2011

The Weekly Ten: President for a Day

Remember (see I told you) when you were a little kid and you use to have to write those essays about what you did over summer vacation, what you wanted to be when you grew up, and oh yeah, what you would do if you were president for a day? Well, I’m finally getting around to writing mine. In honor of Presidents' Day I present to you, the top ten things I would change if I were president.

Aug 31, 2010

Zac Bissonnette Explains How To Get Through College Debt-Free

Whether you’re a first year student or heading back to campus for yet another year of academics and parties, there is indisputably one book you need to bring along with you: Debt-Free U: How I Paid for An Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching Off My Parents, by Zac Bissonnette.

Duke It Out: Super-Seniors?

I know what you're thinking - no, I'm not talking about really active senior citizens, I think they're great (go Betty White!) - I'm talking about those people who hang around undergrad for 6 or 7 or 10 years "finding themselves" without ever actually bothering to get a degree.

What’s Happening To Obama’s Student Loan Plans?

I'll start this post with the disclaimer that I'm not one that usually gets involved in (or understands) politics. But what I do understand is the massive amount of debt I am incurring by spending four years at a university. And I'm sure that is something many of you also understand all too well.

Mar 15, 2010

Some Idiot’s Bright Idea: Let’s Cancel Summer

A US Senator, Lamar Alexander (yes, please send him nasty letters and kick him on the street), stated in a recent Newsweek Article that “an educational schedule of 3 months of summer is not relevant in today’s world and [college] students should take more credit hours and graduate in 3 years, saving 25% in tuition costs.”

Jun 20, 2009

Confession: I Miss School!

Ahh summer time. The heat is blistering, the Natty Lite is chilled and the pool beckons. For those of us not taking summer classes, these three months are a glorious break from homework, studying and fluorescent lighting. Yes, the whole summer yawns out blue skies and cut-offs until late August and it’s hard to imagine ever going back to school.

May 28, 2009

Senior Skip Day…er…Year

We're all feeling the effects of the recession; we've gotten pretty good at cutting back on expenditures, and super creative reusing the resources we already have. Despite the economic downturn, though, most of us have not forgone the chance at a college degree, even with the extremely high price tag. But wouldn't it be nice to have about $10,000 or so of that cost shaved off?

Feb 25, 2009

Money Matters: 5 Smokin’ College Success Stories

Last night, President Obama addressed the current economic crisis, assuring America that “We will rebuild, we will recover, and the...

Jan 4, 2009

Rich Guy, Poor Girl: Keeping The Economy Out of the Relationship

Let’s face it, the economy sucks right now. Not all of us can afford the things we want, and many...

Dec 18, 2008

Candy Dish: All I Want for Christmas is Jews

Seven Pounds premiere was just full of beautiful people. Student political party promises more sex. Need some help with tuition?...

Nov 8, 2008

Community College: Blessing in Disguise?

When you think of community college what comes to mind? Cheap, slackers, immature kids with bad grades. These are the...

Oct 27, 2008

If You Poop Money, Go To These Schools!

With the economy in the sh*tter…it’s not crazy to ask yourself how the eff you are gonna pay for college....