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Tax breaks (and pitfalls to avoid) for students in 2016

College is expensive. Let Uncle Sam take a bite out of your costs with these five tax breaks ... and we'll fill you in on the mistakes not to make.

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7 majors that lead to awesome jobs for sports fans

Want to get paid to go to major sporting events like the Super Bowl ... without being a pro athlete? It's not as far-fetched an idea as it sounds. Here's some detail on the training and education you need to make it happen.

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Best community colleges in Georgia

Georgia's two community college systems each offer some valuable options for degrees and career training, but how can you tell which ones are the best? We gathered some statistics and ran them through our system of metrics to find out which community colleges are the top 10 traditional and online schools in Georgia.

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Baby boomers and online education: Why are they choosing the Web?

Think it's only the younger generation who is embracing online learning? Think again. Boomers are all about getting their degree over the internet.

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The 10 highest-paying fields for college professors

If you dream of a career in academia, you don't want to teach classes about education. Trust us. You want to teach one of these ten subjects instead.

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5 underappreciated higher-education professionals you should be thankful for

There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes in higher education. This season, join us in giving thanks for these unsung heroes of the back office and all the work they do to make your college experience possible.

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Best community colleges in Pennsylvania

Most Pennsylvania residents know that their state's a great place to get an education, but which two-year institutions stand out from the crowd? We gathered some data and crunched the numbers to find out which ones could be called the best community colleges in Pennsylvania.

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5 facts about the college ambition of today's 30-somethings

Call them late bloomers if you want, but there's no shortage of 30-somethings hitting the college books this fall. Do you know why?

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Want to be a nurse? 5 insightful tips from nursing instructors

Looking for advice from nurses? Read here for an inside peek at the profession from six nursing instructors.

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10 grad degrees with the most salary-boosting power

Based on data from Payscale.com, here are 10 majors where salaries increase impressively fast for master's degree holders. After you take a look, check out grad and even doctoral degree options that could be right for you.

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Best community colleges in Ohio

Thousands of students might already be aware that Ohio is a great state for community college, but which of its many campuses give you the best bang for your buck? Check out our list of the top Ohio community colleges and find out if a school near you made the grade.

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Feeling underpaid? 5 steps to make what you're worth

If you're not making what you think you should be making in your chosen career, what are you doing to improve your salary outlook? Here are 5 steps to take to get paid market value or better.

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College after 40: 5 surprising facts about baby boomers going back to school

Older Americans are hitting the books this fall, and you may be surprised about why and how they're doing it.

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3 ways to turn old college credits into 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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Best community colleges in Florida

Florida is home to dozens of junior, technical and community colleges designed to help students get ahead academically and in their careers, but how do you know which ones are the best? We've analyzed some vital data on the top Florida community colleges and figured out the ten most accessible, affordable schools with a commitment to student success.

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