The Best College Advice See All

  • Whether it’s your first time moving out on your own, or you have made several transitions to new places, making a new apartment feel like home can be a tough task. You likely feel unsettled after the upheaval of moving, and on top of that you are in a completely new space with new surroundings where few things are familiar. Add on that you’re probably living in a place slightly smaller than you are used to, and you have a real recipe for annoyance and inconvenience.

  • In Part One we discussed the importance of preparing our kids for college, covering the finer points of laundry (red + white = pink), the “Freshman 15” and moving beyond Top Ramen. Also included were several suggestions for your supply list like a bike, computer and a membership to Netflix. These things might seem simple, however they are important. But we were just getting started. Let’s move onto some more serious topics.

  • You’ve survived the military and all its joys — there’s only a hint of sarcasm in that — and now you’re ready to tackle your next challenge: College. Or maybe it isn’t you but your spouse or — gulp — your oldest child is about to graduate from high school. Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. Dependants deserve a financial break, too, and we’re here to make sure everyone avoids stumbling directionless while navigating looming college costs.

  • It seems like yesterday, it was a beautiful spring day, I was sitting in parent orientation for my oldest child, who was soon headed off to her Freshman year of college. Flash forward to today I am now sitting here dreading her graduation. But there is one memory that stands out from orientation day, our group leader asked us “How many of your kids know how to do their own laundry?”

  • Being organized can help you balance work, school, and personal time. These are three things that you need to have under control when you want to earn a degree quickly, while working at the same time. Purchasing a quality planner or smartphone app to remain organized is something you should do once you begin contemplating returning to college. It is important to find balance and have a solid plan in place well before you begin attending classes. This helps you visualize what it is that you want to accomplish every day, and it will help you manage your time effectively.

  • Before you start reading, let’s just get this out of the way: college still isn’t free. To get an education, you need to pay an arm and a leg. Almost literally. Millions of college-age students around the world can’t afford higher education, and yet prices keep skyrocketing. Feeling angry? I don’t blame you. Lucky for you, there’s a way to rebel against those expensive universities, save some money and most importantly, get the education you need. How?

  • If you’re pursuing an online engineering degree or any other technical degree program, you’re likely to find a variety of new classroom training styles that are unique, but much more efficient in comparison to traditional methods. Technology is changing everything from how we interact with friends to how education systems are teaching students. Different types of leaning modules are being developed and the ones used today are still being critiqued on how effective they are. Two of these strategies stand out from the rest and are now enjoying widespread use.

  • Congratulations on your degree! What are you going to do now? Get a job and work for a while? Go travelling? What about getting your master’s degree? But, if you’re like me, you probably have a lot of debt from student loans and think that you can’t really afford going back to school. On the contrary, there is a way you can pursue a master’s without breaking your bank, an online master’s program. Below are some things to think about before completely ruling out getting a master’s degree, as well as some of the benefits of doing an online program.