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How Google’s Expanded College Search Will Affect Colleges and their Applicants - Student Research Foundation

How Will Google’s Expanded College Search Affect Colleges and their Applicants?

If you Google the name of a college or university today, you will be surprised to discover that a lot more information appears than did only a few months ago. That is because Google is now putting up a lot more data about American Colleges and Universities, some of which comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Google is also serving up a variety of data about colleges that it appears to have generated internally. 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

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

Aspiring to Community College - Student Research Foundation

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

Get the facts about the Federal Work-Study Program - Student Research Foundation

Four Things Students Need to Remember about the Federal Work-Study Program

Chances are you have heard rumors that the Federal Work-Study will soon be canceled, due to coming government cuts in funding to college education. At the time we publish this post, those rumors seem to be nothing more than rumors, and it seems that the Federal Work-Study program is not under direct fire.

That’s the good news. But even so, we would like to utilize today’s post to dispel some common misconceptions about what the Work-Study Program is and how it works. Read more