Category Archives: College success tips

Student health for college students: Surgeon general’s report hits 50

This week marked the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General’s landmark report announcing that smoking cigarettes causes serious diseases. Recent Surgeon General Regina Benjamin hosted a summit of former Surgeons General at Xavier University in New Orleans to discuss … Continue reading

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Things college students need to know about federal student aid and FAFSA deadlines

With the cost of a college education rising each year, you’ll want to take advantage of all the federal student aid that you can qualify for. Spring means that you may be filing for aid and meeting your FAFSA deadlines … Continue reading

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Alternative spring break: Benefits of volunteering or planning a staycation

So you’re looking ahead to spring break, but your budget does not support one of the awesome trips some of your peers are planning. You may not wind up on sandy beaches for your spring break, but you can look … Continue reading

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Future jobs for liberal arts majors: What are the job prospects?

Worried that your humanities major might be dooming you to a life of ramen noodles from your basement apartment at your parent’s house? Well never fear. A recent study from the AAC&U and the National Center for Higher Education Management … Continue reading

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DIY college tips for survival kits for dorm rooms and car

Some college students like to wing it from the seat of their pants, while others like to be prepared for any contingency. Here are some ideas for do-it-yourself survival kits for your college dorms, car or trip away from home. … Continue reading

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Degrees that will increase college students odds of finding a job after graduation

If you’re wondering what college degree will guarantee you a job after graduation, there may not be a fool proof answer, but some degrees certainly hold their weight in gold more than others. Recent surveys show that some of the … Continue reading

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College students tax refund—ways to save or smart spending tips

Tax season is upon us, and if you have any income you are probably hoping for a hefty check after filing your return. The big question once your tax refund arrives is what to do with it. Read on for … Continue reading

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Get it while it lasts: Take $15 off your purchase of $150 at CengageBrain.com

Right now you’re probably more acclimated to the new semester and are getting a solid start on the projects and research papers your professors have assigned….or so we hope. Regardless of where you stand, CengageBrain.com wants you to know that … Continue reading

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How college students can stay warm—cold weather survival tips

Baby, it’s more than cold outside—it is downright frigid across most of the U.S. Whether you were born in an igloo or have never seen a snowflake, there is no time like the present to brush up on your cold … Continue reading

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Tax breaks and tips for college students filing returns

With student debt growing and becoming a burden to recent graduates, college students will want to take all the tax deductions they can to save money. Federal tax filing is very complicated and the information here provides just a few … Continue reading

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