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Scholarship hunting? Now accepting applications for The Dan Coiro Scholarship by CengageBrain!

America’s Top TA In May of this year, we at CengageBrain introduced our national competition, America’s Top TA, as part of our ongoing dedication to education. College students from across the U.S. were given the opportunity to recognize the teaching assistants (TAs) … Continue reading

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Why study abroad: Save money on international programs and graduate on time

According to a recent report published by the Institute of International Education, more American students are studying abroad than ever before, however, overall numbers show that only 14 percent of college students as a whole participate in a study abroad … Continue reading

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America’s Top TA scholarship coming soon: The Dan Coiro Scholarship by CengageBrain

In May of this year, we at CengageBrain excitedly introduced our first ever national scholarship competition, “America’s Top TA.” College students from all around the country nominated their favorite teaching assistant by telling us why their TA deserved to be … Continue reading

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College scholarships: Begin your search here and you’ll be ready to hit the ground running this school year!

Let’s face it: college isn’t getting any cheaper and loan rates are rising whether we like it or not. Why not alleviate some of that unnecessary stress by applying for scholarships to help pay for your education now? Need a … Continue reading

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Federal student loan repayment plans: Get in the know with what you’ll owe!

Whether you’re an entering freshman or a first-year grad student, being in the know with what your federal student loan debt looks like is a good way to stay ahead of the game for when the time comes to begin … Continue reading

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Poll: Stafford loan interest rate increase, students consider cheaper education alternatives

Unless Congress acts quickly to stop it from doubling, the federal subsidized Stafford loan interest rate is scheduled to revert back to 6.8 percent on July 1 from the current 3.4 percent, affecting millions of students across America. Effects on … Continue reading

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Student loan debt crisis: What does it mean to college students?

If you’re still in school, chances are you haven’t given much thought about how much student loan debt you’re carrying. If you’re nearing the end of your program though, you’ve probably had nightmares about how you’ll make payments while trying … Continue reading

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Seven fast FAFSA tips: How to jumpstart your federal student financial aid application

The end of winter break brings the beginning of the federal student aid application season. But, don’t sweat it! Whether this is your first time dealing with financial aid or you’re planning your FAFSA renewal, there are several basic tips … Continue reading

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Changing school demographics: More working college students enrolling

Not long ago, the typical college student was under age 25, single and without children. The college years meant dorm living, new freedoms and transitioning to life without the constant presence of parents. Getting a degree was possible in four … Continue reading

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Cost of college education and the rise in college tuition

The job market has always been competitive—now, even more so in this strained economy. When you begin your job search, you’ll need every edge possible to leap to the top of the resume pile, and a college degree might just be … Continue reading

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