Of the millions of young people entering college for the first time this fall, approximately one in four of them will make a terrible mistake that will cost them time, money, and most importantly, impede the fundamental purpose of their college experience. They are… double majoring.
With all the issues on campuses these days, why is double majoring such a big problem? Because it’s emblematic of an academic system that is more focused on having students... Read more
PayScale introduced its first college salary report in 2008, and the College Scorecard from the federal government followed last year, ushering an elephant into the hallowed halls of college admissions: What do the schools’ graduates actually earn?
Despite the hand-wringing of many in academia, who saw the immeasurable richness of a college education crassly reduced to a dollar sign, the data has wrought a sea change in the way students and families evaluate prospective colleges. Earnings... Read more
At the University of South Carolina, sophomore Madeline Wann registered on Oct. 16 for a Nov. 2 internship fair, only to learn that it was already filling up.
Situations like this are far from uncommon. Now more than ever, students are urged to stand out, get involved, and apply to internships as early as possible. If you’re not applying to internships right now, you should be — at least, that is what it feels like on... Read more
We just got our most detailed look at how a president Donald Trump would curb student debt.
Invoking his famed book “The Art of the Deal,” Trump vowed to tackle the student debt crisis, saying he would “work it out big league” if elected. Specifically, Trump told a crowd in Columbus, Ohio, that borrowers would never be required to spend more than 12.5% of their income paying down their student loans and if they make payments... Read more
A defamation lawsuit filed by a former University of Virginia dean against Rolling Stone magazine for its botched article about an alleged gang rape at the Charlottesville school is set for trial starting Monday.
Nicole Eramo was the associate dean of students who counseled “Jackie,” an otherwise unidentified student whose tale of sexual brutality in a fraternity house set off a nationwide firestorm when the magazine published the article in November 2014. Eramo is suing the magazine for almost $8 million, saying A... Read more
The Department of Education is making some changes to your favorite form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Here’s what you need to know about the new submission process:
1. You can submit your FAFSA three months early
Students have been able to submit a FAFSA for the 2017-2018 academic year since Oct. 1, three months before the usual Jan. 1 submission date. This is a permanent change, so you can submit your FAFSA as early as... Read more