Strategies for Finding College Jobs - Student Research Foundation

Last-Minute Strategies for Finding College Jobs

September is a month when college students typically need an extra infusion of money. Fortunately, it is also a month when new opportunities for student employment arise.

Here are some proven strategies that can help college students start the new school year with new jobs. Read more

Finish college in 3 years to Save 25% of Your College Costs - Student Research Foundation

9 Finance Blogs Offer Advice to Help You Pay For College

Are you a parent, a student, or a college admissions counselor who needs to know more about paying for college?

In addition to books and magazine articles that offer insights, there are also a number of blogs that offer advice. Here is a list of some we found that offer good information. Read more

How Valuable Is an Associate's Degree - Student Research Foundation

How Valuable Is an Associate’s Degree?

Associate’s degrees could represent one of the most significant educational bargains today. Some students are saving money by earning these degrees at community colleges, then transferring to state schools and private universities. The result is a big reduction in educational costs. Still other students are earning associate’s degrees, then going on to matriculate in colleges after they have worked for a few years and saved enough money to pay for tuition and other costs. And then there are students who simply earn associate’s degrees, start working, and never feel the need to return to college. Read more

Academic Neutrality: How to Tell If a College Has Been Taken Over by Special Interests - Student Research Foundation

Academic Neutrality: How to Tell If a College Has Been Taken Over by Special Interests

Most colleges need money. Many foundations and companies like to give large sums of money to them. It’s a win-win situation. But what happens to a college if it accepts large donations from a think tank or other organization that has a political or other agenda that it wants to advance? If that happens, will that college lose its integrity and academic neutrality? Read more

Transferring from a Community College to a Four-Year College - Student Research Foundation

Is Transferring from a Community College to a Four-Year College Still a Good Strategy?

To save on college costs, about 100,000 American students every year follow a simple strategy . . .

They go to community colleges for two years, then transfer to four-year state or private colleges and complete their undergraduate work there.

This strategy is appealing for some very sound reasons: Read more

Finish college in 3 years to Save 25% of Your College Costs - Student Research Foundation

Want to Save 25% of Your College Costs?

Finish College in Three Years

With college costs soaring to new heights, completing college in three years is becoming more attractive. It’s basic math. If you finish an undergraduate degree in three years instead of four, you will save something on the order of one-quarter of your college expenses. Read more

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Why Transferring Can Be the Greatest College Plan of All

We watched a segment on the evening news last week that showed a group of students who were gathered in their high school’s college counseling office, happily logging in and discovering all the wonderful schools where they had just been accepted.

There were whoops and shouts. They all looked happy, except for two students in the back of the room, away from the computer. They looked glum. Could it just be that they, unlike the cheering students, had just gotten bad news about their college prospects? It could be. One thing for sure was that the news segment wasn’t focusing on students who had been rejected. Read more

People Who Act Like Students but aren't - Student Research Foundation

Colleges Deal with Young People Who Act Like Students, But Aren’t

“College Dropout Refuses to Leave Her Dorm Room,” an article that Julie Marsh and Ruthie Weissman published in The New York Post on Feb. 28th, tells the story of Lisa S. Palmer, a student who reportedly dropped out of Hunter College two years ago, but refuses to vacate her dorm room. The article reports that Ms. Palmer, who is 32 years of age, has now run up $94,000 in unpaid resident fees. The school is having a hard time cooking up a legal strategy for ousting her. From her side of the dispute, Ms. Palmer claims that she has a right to occupy the room because the school, due to some mix-up, refused to let her re-register back in 2016. So she is just going to stay there. Read more

can I afford college and what are my options to pay for school - Student Research Foundation

“Can I Afford It?”Colleges Dance Around the Biggest Question on Applicants’ Minds

Spring is the time of year when all across America, students and families get college acceptance letters and offers of financial aid. Parents and students are taking out pencils, opening calculators apps, and trying to answer the question that is really on their minds . . .

“Can I afford to go to this college?” Read more

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Details on Tuition-Free Community College Programs

U.S. News Provides Details on Tuition-Free Community College Programs

“These States Offer Tuition-Free College Programs,” an article that Farran Powell published in U.S. News & World Report on February 1, offers some current information about state-administered programs that offer free or partial tuition to community college students. You’ll want to read Ms. Powell’s very useful article, but we are summarizing the programs it describes in today’s post. Read more