Internships: Get paid to aid

Sadly, it’s no longer enough to just show up at college, do well in classes, and then step right into a six-figure, soul-satisfying job after four years.  In order to increase your chances of getting […]

Community colleges helping students get degrees faster

Community colleges across the country are responding to the call by many education experts to get the lead out and meaningfully decrease their students’ time to degree and program completion.

Southern West Virginia Community […]

Should You Go Back to School? 8 Questions to Ask Before Going Back to School

1. Why are you thinking about going back to school?
2. What exactly do you want to accomplish?
3. Can you afford to go back to school?
4. Does your company offer tuition reimbursement?
5. Can you afford not […]

How To Find a College Scholarship


How To Apply for Federal Student Aid

Getting financial aid starts with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. By filling it out, you apply for the U.S. Department of Education’s federal student aid programs, the largest source of […]

Beware: College Credit for Life Experience

Although many legitimate institutions give academic credit for life and work experiences, beware of institutions that offer college credit and degrees based on life experience, with little or no documentation of prior learning. These institutions […]

For-Profit Colleges Find New Market Niche

Kaplan University has an offer for California community college students who cannot get a seat in a class they need: under a memorandum of understanding with the chancellor of the community college system, they can […]

Senator Calls for New Rules for For-Profit Colleges

At the first in a series of oversight hearings on for-profit colleges, Senator Tom Harkin  made it clear on Thursday that he saw a need for new regulation of for-profit colleges, to prevent waste of […]