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Scholarships Requiring ‘Thank You’ Notes

If you want that scholarship money – you’d better be willing to say ‘Thank You.’

It would seem that a growing number of colleges and universities are now requiring students to write personalized ‘thank-you’ notes to their benefactors before they can actually receive the funds. With the economy in its current state, colleges are realizing just how precious such endowments are – for both themselves and the students. (more…)

The 10 Highest and Lowest-Paying College Degrees

The 10 Highest and Lowest-Paying College DegreesMoney shouldn’t be the biggest reason you choose a career path, but it’s certainly up there. With that in mind, here are the college majors that lead to the highest and lowest-paying careers, according to recent surveys by PayScale.com. (more…)

13 Strange Scholarships for Online Students

13 Strange Scholarships for Online StudentsContrary to popular belief, good grades and extracurricular activities aren’t the only requirements for earning a college scholarship. Here are some unusual prerequisites for which you can actually get a scholarship. (more…)

8 Scams Targeting College Students

8 Scams Targeting College StudentsEnrolling in college is a positive step in anyone’s life, but it also paints a bull’s eye on students’ backs for opportunists looking to take advantage of their optimism and eagerness to succeed. Here are eight scams that college students in particular might be susceptible to. (Shell games and Three-card Monte, it goes without saying, are to be avoided.)

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Graduate Sues College Because She Hasn’t Found a Job

Graduate Sues College Because She Hasn't Found a JobEarlier this week, CNN.com reported that Bronx resident Trina Thompson, 27, had filed suit against her alma mater, New York’s Monroe College, because she hasn’t found a job in the three and a half months since graduation. Thompson graduated on April 16 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and claims in her court filing that the Office of Career Advancement’s counselors “have not tried hard enough to help me,” citing the fact that they didn’t “call the graduates that recently finished college for an interview to get a job placement.”

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