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So You Got Into College…What Next?

April 17, 2012 | posted by College Money Insider.

This is an exciting time for a lot of you! You’ve likely received decision letters from all the schools you applied to, so now the ball is back in your court. As you gear up to make your final selection in the next couple weeks, here are some things you should be thinking about:

How Important Are College Rankings When Choosing a School?

September 15, 2011 | posted by Jeff Sheely.

Mid-September is upon us, and once again the higher education community is buzzing. But rather than the start of classes or even a new football season causing the commotion, it’s the release of US News & World Report’s all-important Best Colleges Rankings that has whole academic world atwitter (pun very much intended).
While the rankings’ annual…

The Value of a College Degree – Is It Enough?

June 30, 2011 | posted by College Money Insider.

The following post is contributed by one of our summer interns, Elizabeth Ding!
How much is a bachelor’s degree worth? What is the value of your major? What are the chances of getting a job after graduation? Employers typically require a college degree among the baseline of requirements, but studies show that even that is not…

An Open Letter to High School Seniors: Choose Your College Wisely

April 8, 2011 | posted by Tia Peterson.


Will a degree from your dream school guarantee you a job?

Here is the reality: There are very few guarantees in life. While some schools are still considered very prestigious – usually due to the fact that they are difficult to get into – a college degree is most likely not going to guarantee you a…

The Pros and Cons of Taking 5 Years to Graduate

February 24, 2011 | posted by Tia Peterson.

When most students enter a four-year undergraduate degree program, I have no doubt that they actually intend on graduating in four years. There are some programs that are known for taking longer than that – such as music and at some schools, science and education – but students in most other majors are fairly certain…