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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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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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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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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.

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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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5 surprising jobs you can get with a business administration degree

Traditional business jobs are great, but if you're looking for a less conventional path as a recent business administration graduate, consider one of these unique career options.

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Leap year: Tips for transferring from community college to a university

Transferring from a community college to a four-year school can be a challenge, but with planning and organization, it can be done. Here's how to make the leap.

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Move to Utah, and 3 other tips to avoid student loan default

Student loan debt might be inevitable for some grads, but student loan default is another matter. Check out 4 tips to set yourself up for success after graduation, including checking out jobs in the best states to repay student loans.

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5 states that step up to help students pay for college

The federal government is the largest source of financial aid for students, but many states also offer robust aid programs that can ease your debt burden. These 5 states all offer excellent support, and many are also on the Schools.com list of best states to pay back student loans.

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8 pitfalls to avoid when paying back student loans

These eight student loan repayment mistakes are all too common among borrowers, but the good news is they're all avoidable. Set yourself up for success by watching out for these pitfalls.

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Legal apprenticeships: Practice law without law school

Want to be a lawyer without going all the way through law school? The legal apprenticeship route requires serious self-discipline but can also save serious cash.

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