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Almost Half of College Students Are Clueless About How Much Loan Debt They Have — Dollars and Sense

It’s not unusual for college students to graduate with a hefty student loan debt. But according to a new study, many don’t know how much they owe — and some aren’t aware they owe anything at all.

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Half of Recent College Grads Don’t Have Full-Time Jobs

The unemployment rate for college graduates is lower than that for people without degrees, but that doesn’t mean they’re having an easy time of it.

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University Dismisses Entire Student Body In Mass Email Fail

Every semester, college students find out whether or not their grades will keep them in good standing at their university. Recently, students at Eastern Michigan University received a disturbing email.

“As a result of your Winter 2012 academic performance, you have been dismissed from Eastern Michigan University,” reads the first line of an email that caused many a heart palpation throughout the Ypsilanti, Michigan campus Friday.

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Why Is a Man with 11 College Degrees Working As a Crossing Guard?

Bruce Berry is a both a renaissance man and a lollipop man — the latter being British slang for a crossing guard. He has 11 advanced degrees, a completed Ph.D. and another doctorate in the works.

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College Dropout Becomes Math Genius After Mugging

The muggers who brutally beat Jason Padgett outside of a karaoke club in Tacoma, Wa. a decade ago made off with his $99 leather jacket. However, they left the now-41-year old with something much more valuable: A unique genius for math.

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Is Getting a College Degree Worth the Money? — Dollars and Sense

As college tuition and contributions to college savings funds rise, experts are again examining the value of higher education and wondering if the cost is a good investment in someone’s future.

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Learning Local Getting More Expensive After Amarillo College Raises Tuition

Our area is truly blessed to have an institution of higher learning in our own backyard.  It is a wonderful stepping stone for young and old looking to improve themselves.  But it isn't free and next semester is going to hurt a bit more.

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Should Penn State Rename Its Football Stadium After Joe Paterno? — Survey of the Day

A year ago, it seemed inevitable that Penn State would eventually name its football stadium after legendary coach Joe Paterno.

 

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University Of California Considers Asking Incoming Students Their Sexual Orientation

The has said that the question on the entrance form will be optional. Other groups have said that this will just lead to preferential treatment in the end.

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Recent College Grads Make Less Now Than a Decade Ago — Dollars and Sense

Since the economy took a turn for the worse, more and more young adults are moving back home with their parents after graduating from college, and this could be one reason why: recent grads are making less now than they did a decade ago.

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