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How I beat student debt (and you can, too)

Chris Couch |

Student loan news is largely doom and gloom, but many borrowers have come up with solutions for paying off student debt quickly. Here's how three people, each of whom tackled at least $80,000 in student loans, beat their debt and never looked back.

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Seeking career skills online? Here's what you need to know about MOOCs

Chris Couch |

If you dream of delving into new classes, you can, regardless of your academic or financial background. Find out about massive open online courses and the opportunities they might afford you.

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Extraordinary Massachusetts Community Colleges

Aimee Hosler |

Massachusetts remains the nation's most highly educated state in terms of overall degree attainment — an honor it owes at least partially to its community colleges. Learn more about 10 of them here.

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3 tips to score more financial aid

Chris Couch |

Beware of the front-loaded financial aid package. Some schools offer freshmen substantial "merit aid," then sneakily reduce those scholarships and grants in subsequent years. Check out these 3 strategies that can help you get more financial aid later in college.

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When it comes to your career, are grades important?

Chris Couch |

Evidence suggests that career-minded students are better off focusing on a well-rounded skill set in order to impress potential employers.

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How to market an online degree

Jon Fortenbury |

Despite online degrees being totally legitimate, some employers still look at them with a skeptical eye. Here's how to alleviate their concerns.

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Inside the $10,000 degree: How some schools are making college more affordable

Chris Couch |

College can be prohibitively expensive, but some institutions are seeking a way to boost their affordability and accessibility: a college degree for $10,000.

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5 things to do in your last year of college that can help you land a job

Jon Fortenbury |

You're less than a year away from joining the workforce for decades. It's understandable that you want to relax. But it's not wise if you want to land a great job out of college. Here's what you should do instead.

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Free community college could be just around the corner

Chris Couch |

Free community college tuition could be coming soon. As college costs rise and the need for educated workers goes unmet, some areas are turning to this solution to bridge the gap.

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How much does your major matter? Not as much as you think

Kate Silver |

New grads without a career-track degree don't have to lack for opportunities. Education and industry experts weigh in on finding a career after graduating from a program with no direct professional path.

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Don't be scared to market your new liberal arts degree

Jon Fortenbury |

Some liberal arts graduates don't take pride in their degree and thus market other achievements instead. But in reality, a liberal arts degree is impressive, if you know how to market it.

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4 awesome campus clubs you've never heard of

Chris Couch |

Whether you're looking to make friends, hone your practical skills or stay in shape while you're in college, there's a weird and wacky student organization just waiting for you. Check out these 4 fabulous choices.

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How student loans will change this year

Chris Couch |

Summer marks the beginning of a brand new school year and with it, changes to the financial aid system. Find out what the government is shifting this year and how it might affect you.

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4-year degrees could be coming to a community college near you

Chris Couch |

Four-year institutions used to be the only option for students pursuing a bachelors degree, but an increasing number of states are passing provisions that allow two-year schools to offer their own four-year degrees.

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Safety first: How a new breed of apps is improving campus security

Chris Couch |

As wired campuses get more tech-savvy, so do their security systems. Armed with the ability to reach students and faculty anywhere and virtually at any time, a bevy of new mobile safety apps is revolutionizing how campus police manage emergency situations.

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