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At Schools.com, we connect students and prospective students with the right information, people and schools to help them advance in life. Here in our News section, we cover national education news and cover higher education topics and trends. Scroll through the archive for information on everything from policy to paychecks. To keep up-to-date, check back daily or follow @SchoolsEDU on Twitter.

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Learn what two industrious MIT students accomplished with their technical training and what computer training could mean for you.

The 32 percent increase, or $2,500 bump in fees, for undergraduate tution at the University of California School system has students seething. An affordable solution to high tuition costs is to pursue an online degree program.

Managing people effectively is no easy task. To truly stand out as an effective leader, going the extra mile is beneficial. Learn why online business management classes can help you take your management skills to the next level--and your career.

Many private schools require the College Board's CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE in addition to the FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Here's a guide to filling out this important financial aid supplement.

Middle school, grades 6 through 9, can be some of the toughest years developmentally for adolescents. By earning your teaching degree online or on-campus, you can get one step closer to planting the seeds for growth and change for adolescents who seek guidance--both inside and outside the classroom.

Whether she was studying journalism in college, working in the restaurant business, freelance writing or working in a Veterinary Hospital, Alise Augustine has evolved into a jack of all trades. Learn how her experiences in college and in the career world have molded her into a well-rounded candidate in any industry.

Interested in a career in medicine? Take a few minutes to learn about the journey Graham Lubinsky took to get him where he is today as a first-year medical student. He discusses his personal journey, as well as the way online education has been used to advance physicians' careers.

Brittany Davison earned her online Master degree in Forensic Accounting. Learn more about her experience taking online courses and learning about the fascinating details of forensic accounting. She explains in detail how this degree will be an asset to her no matter where her career path may take her in the years to come.

During this recession, it's no secret that it may be tougher to secure an interview. If you only have one chance to shine, don't panic! Instead, prepare for success. Read on to learn tips that will help you put your best foot forward.

Attention all young women interested in sales! I sat down with Karri Goscinski, a sales representative for John Paul Mitchell Systems, to learn about her educational and career path as a woman in sales. Read on to learn more about how she has carved her way into the sales world, one deal at a time.

Looking for a career in the healthcare industry that offers excellent job prospects? Consider enrolling in a pharmacy technician program.

If you are in college or are planning on earning your online or on-campus degree any time soon, add the professional networking web site LinkedIn to your arsenal. Read on to learn more about how this powerful tool can play a vital role in finding your dream job--while you're earning your college degree!

Barbara Kafka has already received a lifetime achievement award for her wide-ranging culinary pursuits, and she's still going strong. Learn how you too can turn your passion for cooking into a culinary exploration that goes beyond being a traditional chef.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going--to school. In a harsh economy, anything that can make you more competitive in the job market merits serious consideration. Online degree programs fall into that category.

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