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3 ways to tour an online college

You might miss out on the physical campus tour, but you can still tour a college as a prospective online student. Here are three ways to make that happen.

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5 initiatives that give grads a leg up after college

If the value of an education is best gauged by how marketable grads are, then alums from these schools are in great shape. Here are 5 initiatives that are helping college students around the country boost their resumes and experience.

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What are you worth? How the government calculates financial aid packages

A sweet financial aid package can mean the difference between heading to the college of your dreams or taking a cheaper route to your degree. Find out how the government calculates your expected family contribution and what you can do to improve your chances of getting a good aid package.

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Two-year degrees that pay off faster than four-year degrees

Questioning whether college is worth it? Some two-year degrees outpace the payoff of a four-year education.

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5 ways to nail your summer internship

With the job market still tight for new graduates, making your time count at an internship is absolutely crucial. Here are 5 tips for making the most of the opportunity.

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How much is income-based repayment helping?

Student loan debt in the U.S. is nearly $1.2 trillion, and income-based repayment plans are one of the main ways new grads finance their debt. But who are those plans helping most?

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4 ways to earn college credits before hitting campus

Students who start their college tenure with a few credits under their belts can often shave a significant amount of time — and tuition — off of their higher education bills. Find out how.

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4 research resources for online students

Being an online student doesn't mean missing out on the research opportunities your on-campus counterparts have. Find out about 4 important research resources for distance-learners.

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5 outside-the-box ways to pay for college

If your financial aid package isn't helping as much as you need, there are other ways to fund your education. Check out these 5 unique strategies that can help you pay for college.

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How do you get into a great college as a B student?

Just because you got B's in high school, doesn't mean you can't get into an A college. You just have to know how to go about it.

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Should you refinance your student loans?

Graduates strapped with student debt don't have many options when it comes to reducing the total amount they owe on their loans, but refinancing can be a good one for many borrowers.

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5 on-campus gigs that can build your resume

You might not have to wander far from campus to build your resume — not with these excellent opportunities, at least.

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Career Toolbox: Technical writing

Wondering what you might need to get started on a career in technical writing? Check out the latest article in our Career Toolbox series for ideas on what to do next.

4 ways veterans can pay for college

Serving your country could be a ticket to a free education. To thank current and former military personnel, the federal and state governments, private organizations and colleges across the U.S. offer substantial financial aid packages.

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3 ways to choose a hybrid degree program

Hybrid degree programs -- which blend online and on-campus courses -- can be the perfect compromise for busy people who still long for the college experience. But not all are created equal.

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