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Go to Business School for Free
Getting a free ride at business school takes a bit of work and planning. Here are some tips to give it your best shot. Many business school applicants figure their essay writing is done when they learn they've gotten into one of the top business schools. ... the Howard E. Mitchell Scholarship, a two-year, full-tuition scholarship covering Wharton's $80,000 per year tuition and fees. With tuition for a top MBA program averaging $150,000 for two years, and nearly 90% of students taking out loans, business school is increasingly becoming a more expensive proposition. The average debt for a student attending one of the top 20 business schools hovers around $80,000...

Planning for the Cost of Higher Education
College costs continue to rise, but through regular saving and investing for growth, you can help a child realize his or her goals. On average, college graduates with a bachelor's degree earn 62% more per year than high school graduates. According to 2005 data from The College Board and Standard & Poor's, the projected average cost for your newborn's four-year degree at a public college could total $151,425...

Colleges Struggle to Preserve Financial Aid
Today educational institutions are cutting spending, delaying projects and holding off on hiring. ... president of the American Council of Education, a group of 1,800 public and private colleges, said the problems would be worse... About 18 percent of its students are from families with less than $60,000 in income and receive financial aid...

What Is The Value Of A College Education?
It may surprise you that, on average, an individual with a bachelor's degree earns approximately $54,392 per year, compared to the $31,044 average yearly salary of a worker with a high school diploma. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2007, Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers - People 25 Years Old and Over...

College Applicants, Beware: Your Facebook Page...
High-school seniors already fretting about grades and test scores now have another worry: Will their Facebook or MySpace pages count against them in college admissions? A new survey of 500 top colleges found that 10% of admissions officers acknowledged looking at social-networking sites to evaluate applicants. Of those colleges making use of the online information, 38% said that what they saw "negatively affected" their views of the applicant. Only a quarter of the schools checking the sites said their views were improved, according to the survey by education company Kaplan, a unit of Washington Post Co....

College Scholarship Grants
So if you are very smart but you do not have the money to pay the college tuition fees, you are going to have a hard time earning money for college. Opportunely, there is a solution for this kind of situations, and that is through college scholarship grants. Scholarship grants are those offered by different sources, majority of them coming from the universities and colleges themselves. When you apply and qualify for a scholarship, then you will get your college education for free...

Colleges share applicants' anxiety
Many colleges and universities in California and around the country report unprecedented uncertainty about how the depressed economy and state budget cuts could affect fall enrollments. As a result, they say they cannot rely this year on the admission formulas that typically help them hit enrollment targets without overcrowding dorms...

Simplifying FAFSA process would ease workload on parents, students
Any parent or student who has ever wrestled with filling out federal financial aid forms should appreciate this proposal. Buried about halfway through President Barack Obama’s budget plan — along with proposals that would increase Pell grants and modernize the Perkins Loan program — is one sentence that calls for simplifying the federal student aid process...

More Financial Aid For College Students
It may be getting a little easier to foot growing college tuition bills. The government is making more money available to pay for education. Right now families are busy filling out the FAFSA forms --usually online. It's the first step in getting money for college. And this year, more people will get more help through the recent economic stimulus bill...

Online jobs tool opens doors for select University
Instead, the Badger Career Network Alerts program seeks to connect mostly graduates who are now in mid-career and executive-level positions with companies seeking new management, scientific and professional talent in those fields...

Online learning update
Some new research is showing how always available, multi-media lectures may be more effective than the old fashioned live kind. New Scientist reports on a study conducted by the State University of New York in Freedonia which shows that being able to review a lecture multiple times leads to improved grades. ...

UT professors halt online grad program
The University of Toledo's talks with a private company to provide online graduate programs have been silenced by faculty opposition. The university had been in discussions with the Texas-based company Higher Ed Holdings about providing two UT master's degree programs in education through the company's online platform. ...

CSUMB Launches New On-Line MBA Program
California State University, Monterey announced a fully online Executive MBA program now available to students anywhere in the world. CSU Monterey Bay is accepting applications for the first online-only class, which begins April 27, 2009. The online EMBA program refines a hybrid version that combined online and on-campus components when it launched in summer 2008. Experienced professionals commonly seek online education to attain a balance between work and school. CSUMB, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, is recognized as a university "with outstanding examples of academic programs that are linked to student success" by U.S. News & World Report. ...


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