Every time a new year rolls around, people wake up a little bit and count all the things they wish were different about their lives: they want better diets, better bodies, and better jobs. We all do it. But most people who make resolutions also fail to achieve or maintain them. So here’s a little insight for you–what are the most popular resolutions and how to stick with them so you can make the changes you’ve always wanted.
One of the most important aspects of college is the relationship you have with your roommate. While your roommate might not be your best friend, there are some things to remember to make sure you get along.
Let’s face facts: stress doesn’t just affect your happiness and your sleep. It also affects your health. That’s why it’s important to know if your stressed, find out why, and take steps to calm down and live a little more smoothly. Below are some sobering statistics that may surprise you–and hopefully motivate you to make some changes.
Student lenders often offer incentives to make their loan products stand out from the crowd. The industry calls these borrower benefits but they may also be called borrower rewards or incentives. While they can often save you lots of money over the life of a loan, you should consider them carefully to see if they will really benefit you.
In college? Have student loans? Graduated and are now trying to pay those loans off? If so, you’re a member of the $1 Trillion Club–all the students and graduates across the nation that have a cumulative of $1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt. But what does that number really mean? Find out here.
Budgeting during breaks is a unique challenge: while you’re not on-campus and don’t have the typical expenses you would during the year, there are arguably more opportunities to spend your money during breaks, which can feel like long vacations. You may find yourself going out to eat more often with friends, spending more on other forms of entertainment, and/or blowing the benjamins on travel.
Paying for college is hard, which is why most students have to rely on student loans to cover their costs. But the more you save on the cost of college in the first place, the less you have to borrow. In light of that, here are four hidden ways to save on the cost of college. […]
Tuition, fees, room and board, and books are not the only college costs that can empty your bank account. If you’re a new student, or are moving off-campus, there’s an often neglected cost that can sneak up on you: furniture, appliances, and, yes, even decorations.
Finishing school is only half the upward battle of paying for it. Now that you’ve got your degree, you’re understandably anxious to use it—because what good is an education that doesn’t pay for itself in the long run? Here’s where to start.
The processs of deciding where to go to college is like an international flight: it’s long and it makes your back hurt. That said, you should at least consider visiting your top schools in order to get a feel for the overall vibe of the place. Here’s a few tips to help you make the […]
Picking the right college to attend is a mindboggling process of elimination. But there are thousands of schools to research, meaning that process could take forever if you don’t focus your search. Fortunately there are a lot of resources out there designed to help you. Below are some of the best: 1. College Board. A […]
If you like throwing around a football more than life itself, then that’s great, but it’s time to get down to the brass tax: if you’re banking on an athletic scholarship to pay for your education, it might be time to admit that there aren’t enough for everyone. According to The College Solution, the odds […]
College textbooks are a necessary evil. They cost a fortune and you can’t study without them. However, there are ways to curb your costs and battle back against bookstore prices.
Busy bees have nothing on busy college student. But fortunately for you there are ways to combat your hectic schedule. Here are five ways.
Scoring good grades is hard enough. Maintaining them throughout your education is a whole different beast. Here’s where to start.
With so many majors to choose from, picking what you study is harder than picking what you wear. Fortunately we’re here to offer a little guidance.
First: an application. Second: an interview. Sound a little like job hunting? It does, but it’s also a common application procedure many students have to endure if they want to get admitted into college. If you are one of those students, here are five tips to help you survive.
In only a couple of short months you’ll be moving to school and into a dorm room. Packing can be tedious—and of course, expensive—but it’s vital, as you need to bring your life’s essentials with you. So here are ten must-haves, as well as some tips on how to get them cheaper:
Now that it’s the season of fireworks and cookouts, we often pay tribute to the distinct history of our country: its founders, Presidents, and milestones. It’s only natural, then, that we take note of some of our nation’s most historic colleges.
Face it: the price of college is swelling more than the summer surf. So here are five things you can buy that will actually cut your overall costs, ensuring that your next semester will be as affordable as it can be. If that’s not a bit of metaphorical sunshine, we don’t know what is.
While today’s economy is almost as bad as the politicians and investors that ruined it, take solace in the fact that some industries are still hiring. Based on a recent survey of nonprofits, things are actually looking up; in total, 43% of them plan to hire new employees in 2012. Interested?
Our friends over at Valore Books put together an in-depth look at the student loan crisis and what it could mean for you. Check it out. But don’t get too frantic or depressed. At SimpleTuition, we’re here to help you get out of debt years faster and for thousands less.
If your blood pressure rises higher than a neglected balloon when you even think of finding a job then you’re definitely a victim of this vicious economy. The good news is that there are ways to find work even when Wall Street is waging war on your wallet: 1. Contact your school’s Career Planning Office […]
When you get right down to it, a job interview is nothing but a sales pitch in which you’re selling yourself. Sales people are masters of understanding the needs of potential clients and knowing how their product or service can meet those needs. Even if you aren’t born to be a salesperson, you may find […]
Student loan debt crossed the $1 trillion threshold and has become the second largest form of private debt in America, beat only by mortgages. But what’s really scary is what will happen if trends hold true and the system doesn’t change. Check it out. Then talk to your school, your congressmen, and your bank. See […]
Is a graduate degree worth the time and expense? William Pannapacker, a professor of English at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, stated, “I would not recommend enrolling in any graduate program – if your primary goal is full-time employment – without some hard, externally verifiable evidence that the program is successful at placing its graduates […]
Here’s a numerical rundown or what really matters when you’re applying for college. Check it out and adjust your focus accordingly. Then, if you’re still wondering how much college is going to cost, check out our College Cost Adjuster and dig deeper than the sticker price. From: OnlineCollegeCourses.com
Eating is expensive. Driving is expensive. Getting an education is expensive. These days just being alive is expensive. But here are a few ways you can save more green without sacrificing a larger lifestyle. That’s easy money and more affordable living, so never waste money on: ATM fees. If you’re getting hammered with ATM fees every month, […]
Are you LinkedIn? That’s the question we’re asking. And the inforgraphic below will help you discover the answer. It’s LinkedIn by the numbers, and it can help you see the potential impact of putting yourself out into the world–digitally. The only better way to chase a brighter future is to crush your student debt. That […]
Money can’t buy happiness. But it can buy you an education. And a house. And a really nice vacation. That’s why we think spending less and saving more throughout college is an integral part of doing life the right way: affordably. However, when high college costs and poor financial planning combine, money becomes a barrier […]
By Paul Wrubel: The days are getting warmer and longer and the beach is beckoning. But looming in the background is the challenge of college admissions with its seemingly endless demands for scholarship and social purpose clouding the summer’s promise. What to do; what to do? First, you are still a kid and you have […]
Let’s get a sad fact out of the way first: while summer is a good time to have fun, it’s an even better time to get out and get working. And who couldn’t use a little extra cash in their wallet? Maybe you’re in high school. That means you’ve got four years of tuition in […]
If you aren’t already in the know, here’s the skinny: the interest rate on federally subsidized Stafford Loans for undergraduate students is set to double on July 1st, 2012–from 3.4% to 6.8%. The White House estimates that the average student affected by this change will rack up an extra $1000 in debt over the life […]
Almost 40% of college students check their email, tablet, laptop, or smartphone at least once every ten minutes. That and other crazy stats that suggest one thing: we’re addicted to tech.
Are paper textbooks going the way of the dodo? You know, extinct? Check out the below infographic for more. But it hasn’t happened yet, and until it does you’re still going to have to read your textbooks the traditional way. That doesn’t mean, though, that you have to pay traditional prices for them. Check out […]
Call it whatever you want: test stress syndrome, stress sickness, performance anxiety, etc. We all get it in one way or another. Maybe we can’t sleep before an exam. Maybe we panic and forget things. But no matter when it strikes, there is a scientific explanation for why it happens. That also means there are […]
The power of interest is always working against you: it means the amount of money you borrowed is always less than the amount of money you’ll end up paying back. However, you can still fight back. The faster you pay, the less your debt will cost you. The below infographic will show you why. After […]
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SimpleTuition has always been here to help you find the money you need for college. We’ve always been here to help you find the most affordable, best-fitting loan out there, saving you thousands of dollars over the life of your debt. But did you know we have plenty of other tools to help cut the […]
By: Emily Matthews For college students just beginning the new semester, summer break might seem too far away to think about. The warm season might be on the back burner, but your plans for how to fill summer’s balmy days, and get ahead in your career, should be front and center. Whether you are thinking […]
While most scholarships are based on academic merit and well-written personal statements, some reward students for more…non-traditional qualities or skills. Like being able to design a tuxedo out of duct tape.
There’s only two inevitable truths about spring break. One, it’s never long enough. Two, it’s never cheap enough. And while we’re never going to be able to slow down time or convince your school to give you an entire month to hit the beach, we can help you have more fun using less money. Here’s […]
Thanks to research by Lab42, we’ve finally got a sense of why parents flock to Facebook almost as much as their children. The big reveal? A lot of them are doing it to “spy”–which, of course, is a term we use loosely. Perhaps it’s a practical way of parenting in our digital age: a way to […]
By: Evan Thomas Without a post-graduation plan, graduating from college can feel like getting dropped out of a plane without a parachute. It’s scary. Knowing that you’ll be joining the demographic with the highest rate of unemployment in the country – 16 to 24 year olds – isn’t comforting either. So you’re probably scouring job […]
Finding a job has always been hard. Finding a good job is even harder. Finding a job you actually enjoy is borderline impossible. But if you search hard enough and long enough, you just might find the kind of dream opportunity you’ve been waiting for. And when that opportunity arises, you don’t want to screw up […]
The installment of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was initially seen as a breakthrough step in helping all children reach academic proficiency standards while simultaneously helping to create better schools and educators. But as Bush’s education law celebrates its 10th birthday, many are finally realizing that NCLB’s promise was just too good to be true. […]