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The $50,000 Club: Most Expensive US Colleges

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 at 10:34 am

The Chronicle of Higher Education releases its list of the “$50,000 club” – the colleges and universities that cost more than $50,000 a year to attend.  This year it includes a public university, UC Berkeley. Also on the list?  A number of schools our bloggers attend or have attended: NYU (Terence), George Washington (Chris), USC […]

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Finland #1 in College Accessibility, Affordability

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 10:45 am

A new study ranks countries in terms of how accessible and how affordable higher education is.  Finland came out on top in both categories.  The U.S. came in 12th in affordability and 4th in accessibility (via The Chronicle of Higher Education).

Advice: Applying to Exchange and Study Abroad Programs

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 at 9:04 am

When you’re looking into applying to the U.S., should you apply for specific sponsor programs like the Fulbright Program, or is it better to go it alone and find other sources of financial aid?  If you do want to apply to one of these programs, what will it take to get accepted? Our bloggers have […]

The Financial Aid Battle

by Jaime Bellemare - Posts (5). Posted Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 9:26 am

Three days before I was supposed to arrive on campus for my junior year at Syracuse University, I received a phone call.  My “work study” award hadn’t been renewed for the fall semester.  This was a problem, a big problem.  When you attend a university that costs more than $50 thousand a year, every penny […]

How Much Would You Pay?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Saturday, October 9th, 2010 at 7:20 am

Don’t trust everything you eavesdrop, but a blogger in Shenzhen relates three conversations she’s overheard about the prices Chinese families will pay to send their kids to the U.S.

Foreign Students Choose U.S. for Job Prospects, Germany for Low Tuition

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 9:41 am

The Independent (UK) writes about why thousands of Brits choose to do their postgraduate education in the U.S., and offers some tips for applying. The article echoes research completed by the British Council on how students make study abroad.  They found that students who choose a U.S. education are likely to be motivated by future […]

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Beyond the Ivy League

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, September 27th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Is an Ivy League education all it’s cracked up to be? CollegeWise counsels that if “you think that only Harvard will do and that a Kenyon education just won’t get the job done, you’re falling for the sham.” Meanwhile, CollegeBound takes a look at the “Budget Ivy League” list of top-notch public universities.

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Is College Still a Good Investment?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 at 1:42 pm

MSNBC‘s Life Inc. blog asks the question, “Is going to college still a good investment?,” looking at whether the benefits gained are worth the cost. A new report by the College Board answers, “Yes,” arguing that college graduates are more competitive in the workplace (via USA Today).

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Schools that will pay you to attend

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

International Counselor looks at the top 20 most generous schools for international students, using his own calculations to figure out where you’re most likely to get aid

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