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Nontraditional students

College for nontraditional students: What's different now

College wasn't right for you before? Here's why it's different now. Learn about the variety of educational options that are helping nontraditional students succeed in school.

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Tax credits students can't afford to ignore

The cost of college might be rising, but there are tax incentives that can help students pay for their education. Find out about two of the biggest, and learn how to tell if you qualify.

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5 tips on how to advance your career

When the career ladder gives way to a career lattice, here's how to sidle your way up. Learn how lateral moves can help you advance your career down the road.

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Tutor resources: Everything you need to know

College tutoring is a great resource for students, and it may be particularly helpful for those returning to the classroom after a break. Learn about the many things tutors can potentially help with, and find out how to best use the tutoring services near you.

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Health & STEM: What professional women think

Looking for a solid paycheck in a female-dominated field? Check out these 5 top-paying careers in health care and STEM, and see where you might find some of the best opportunities for women.

IT careers

Seeking success with a two-year degree? It's all about IT

The needs of the business sector are constantly changing, and you don't need a four-year degree to get in on the action. Find out how two-year degrees in technology can help you set yourself up for success.

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Going to college as an adult? Why your 20s are a great time to be in school

For 20-somethings looking for more out of their career, a four-year degree can increase hourly earnings by 98 percent. If you're considering going to college, this is a great time of life to do it. Here's why.

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Planning for success: Smart college choices

Don't let college fly by before you've taken advantage of all its opportunities. Use this checklist to help make the most of your time in college and set yourself up for success after graduation.

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6 smart steps for a super career change

Wondering how to change careers without going broke? Follow these tips to set yourself up for success when it comes to going back to school for a a new job in the new year.

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Making college count: How 3 grads landed dream jobs straight out of school

Worried that going back to school won't be worth it? Take a look at these success stories, of three students who landed their dream jobs straight out of college.

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How to network like a pro in an online MBA program

Wondering whether an online MBA program can work for you? Start your preparation off on the right foot by knowing how to network once you get there.

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How to choose a criminal justice program that's right for you

There are lots of criminal justice degrees out there -- and even more ways to turn them into a career. Find out how to choose the right program for your dream job.

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How some Americans are putting old credits toward new degrees

States and schools are wooing dropouts back to the classroom. Find out how former students are turning their old college credits into the degrees they dreamed of.

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Want your skills to count in school? Consider a competency-based degree

Competency-based degree programs focus on students' skills rather than traditional coursework, often in a flexible environment. Find out about these self-paced degrees and whether they're right for you.

psychology degree jobs

Not sure what to do with a psychology degree? Consider these 5 jobs

Becoming a psychologist isn't the only thing you can do with a psych degree. This versatile major can give graduates a wide-open career field and myriad job possibilities. Find out about 5 surprising options.

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