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Florida Universities Agree to Provide Free Education to Eligible Students

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A group of Florida universities have reached a settlement agreement with the Florida Attorney General over complaints about promises and claims made to student in marketing it’s services. Everglades College, Keiser University, Everglades University, Bar Education, and Keiser Career College have agreed, without admitting any fault, to provide retraining for students that attended the organizations since January 1, 2008 to ... Read More »

Another Day, Another Class Action Suit Against For Profile Colleges

A new batch of students, 39 to be exact, are filing a suit against Daymar Colleges Group. Allegedly they were mislead in enrollment and given “false claims about transferability of its credits, job placements, and the terms and availability of student loans.” They are apparently left lacking jobs and gaining debt. The students also claim they were “deceived” into buying ... Read More »

Unbelievable Back To School Money Saving Tips

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As most of us all know, our wallets have been tested the past few years to see just how far we can squeeze them. Some of you most likely trying for a completely 360 degree twist. Many of you are probably sweating in your sleep thinking about the money spent or money you need to spend on back to school ... Read More »

Students Fight Back Against For-Profit Colleges: Westwood College Sued For Fraud

We’ve covered this topic time and time again (see Know Your For-Profit College ABC’s: Assertive, Bold and Cheeky. How I Almost Became a For-Profit College Statistic and Government Finds Fraud and Deception in Marketing for For-Profit Colleges); for-profit colleges and their deceptive practices to get students to enroll and take out loans they cannot afford. However, on August 21, 2010 ... Read More »

Off to College: How to Use Credit Cards and Not Get in Over Your Head

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Let’s face it: when it comes to getting credit, most students have it easy these days. Most college students do get credit cards — and plenty of them if they want. According to a recent study for the Education Resources Institute and the Institute for Higher Education Policy, many college students have credit cards and some of them got their ... Read More »

Know Your For-Profit College ABC’s : Assertive, Bold and Cheeky. How I Almost Became a For-Profit College Statistic

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In one of Steve Rhode’s latest articles he reveals the recent report from the United States Government Accountability Office’s (GOA), “Undercover Testing Finds Colleges Encouraged Fraud and Engaged in Deceptive and Questionable Marketing Practices”. Because of the billions of dollars in federal grants and loans utilized by students attending for-profit colleges, you asked us to (1) conduct undercover testing to ... Read More »

How to Be Financially Successful When You Graduate

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Congratulations! You’ve made it through the starving student years and now you’re ready to start a job and earn some real money. You’re probably thinking about all the things you’ll be able to buy, places you’ll go and things you’ll be able to do when those paychecks start rolling in. Not so fast. If you’re like all the people who ... Read More »

How to Afford to Go Back to School as an Adult

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Adults are going back to school for lots of different reasons these days, including career changes, keeping up with developments in their field, learning new skills and personal enrichment. At many colleges students may be senior executives, retirees or working moms. Going back to school when you’re older, whether it’s to get an advanced degree, brush up with a few ... Read More »

College Students Rack Up Debt

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I recognized the school in this video, it was the first college I went to, Montgomery College, in Rockville, MD. Embedded video from CNN Video Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Read More »

Website Offers Helpful Advice for Those Looking for Student Loan Forgiveness

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The IBR Info site at www.ibrinfo.org appears to be a good source of information on income based repayment options and student loan forgiveness programs. For those working in public service jobs, the site give you information that can help you to eliminate your student loan debts based on your job. Read More »

An Interesting Way to Cut the Cost of a College Degree

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Just when I thought that a four year degree was a standard set in stone, apparently it is not. Recent talk about rolling out three year degree programs might be a good way to cut the cost of college by 25%, as long as tuition does not keep rising. Anyway, here is the story that caught my eye today. Some ... Read More »

Graduate From College With Good Grades And Get A New House

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An inovative new program from Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas significantly rewards students that graduate within five years, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, secure employment in the Dallas metropolitan area, maintain a good credit history and donate 400 hours of volunteer time to the community. University president Michael Sorrell is quoted as saying “This program ... Read More »

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