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Mothers going back to college face many challenges, ranging from paying for school to finding time to sleep. But it can be done. Here's how.

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With college costs skyrocketing, academics debate whether graduating in three years is a solution. Find out how these accelerated degree programs work and if they might be right for you.

For working adults, earning a degree isn't just academic. These nontraditional college students face unique challenges, and support from their school is the difference between graduating and dropping out.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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From yoga studies to nanotechnology, these five educational programs are on the forefront of new and exciting fields.

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Impressive grades might earn you congratulatory nods from your professors, but beyond college, academic performance takes a back seat to practical skills. Find out what skill employers are really looking for.

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The legal field has always struggled with issues of homogeny and steep barriers to entry, but a California initiative aims at tipping the scales. The Community Colleges Pathway to Law School creates a clear educational track and offers academic support along the way.

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Most community colleges offer the standard fare, but certain two-year institutions also offer highly specialized degree programs for niche professions. Here are 5 of the most wonderfully unique two-year degree programs available.

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