These Are Master’s Degrees That Pay for Themselves the Fastest

More than ever, students have to consider the return on investment of their degrees, and that means factoring in the average salary of that degree. Financial services company Earnest crunched some data to rank the graduate degrees that pay off fastest.

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You Can Actually Save Money By Going to College Abroad

We all want that “finding myself through travel” experience in college, but going to school abroad seems like an impossible, expensive dream. Surprisingly, it’s actually cheaper in some cases, thanks to rising tuition costs in the States. But don’t hop on a plane just yet. There are a number of variables to consider.

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It’s Harder Than Ever to Apply for Student Aid, Here’s What to Expect

 

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Ask an Expert: All About Paying off Your Student Loans

I feel a tinge of dread just thinking about my student loans. Even though I have my payments automatically set to pay on time, the balance doesn’t seem to ever decrease and it feels like something I’ll still be paying for after I retire. So what are my options?

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Think Backwards When Proofreading Your Writing for Spelling Errors

Our brains are actually pretty great at filling in gaps, but that’s a bad thing when you’re scanning for spelling errors. If you want to focus more on each word, you need to put things in reverse.

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What You Should Know If You Need to Delay Your Student Loan Payments

If you’re struggling with a medical emergency, unemployment or other financial crisis, making your student loan payments can be impossible. Rather than fall behind, you can opt to put your payments on hold through student loan deferment or forbearance.

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Research Suggests High School Students Shouldn’t Work More Than Fifteen Hours a Week

Many high school students get part-time jobs to help pay for expenses or start saving for college. In her book Make Your Kid a Money Genius, author Beth Kobliner suggests students shouldn’t work more than 15 hours a week, though, citing a University of Michigan study.

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The Colleges That Offer the Most Bang For Your Student Loan Buck

The only reason so many students are willing to take on huge student loans is because of the promise that they’ll earn more after college. This tool shows just which colleges give you the best boost to your salary for the amount of money you sink into your education.

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College Meal Plans and Dorms Are Getting More Expensive

If the cost of college wasn’t high enough, there are a handful of “hidden” costs to consider, too. Food, for example, can add up. According to the Department of Education, college meal plans have increased almost 50% in the last ten years.

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Improve Your Test Scores With the “Hard Start-Jump to Easy” Technique

Exams can drain your focus and mental energy fast, so it’s best to get the tough stuff out of the way first. This super simple approach to test-taking can help reduce your stress and improve your test scores.

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