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The 8 Benefits of Going to a Trade School

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The 8 Benefits of Going to a Trade School

After graduating from high school, young adults have so many opportunities to pursue that the choice of what to do next can be overwhelming and daunting. Going to school or taking a gap year may both seem like the obvious choices, but there’s another option: trade school.

Unlike …

Simplifying the Management of Digital Content: Visibility, Accuracy, & Accountability

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Simplifying the Management of Digital Content: Visibility, Accuracy, & Accountability

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By Bruce Schneider, Vice President of Business Engineering, Ambassador Education Solutions

 

Throughout higher education, institutions are supplementing print textbooks with digital course materials—not only feeding students’ digital appetites and evolving learning patterns, but also boosting course quality and measuring outcomes. This …

Financial Literacy: Understanding Debt

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Understanding Debt

Debt is often a difficult subject to discuss: as a financial tool, it can be leveraged to help you take advantage of new opportunities—but it can quickly become a burden that stunts your financial growth or puts added stress on your life. The Imagine America Foundation has compiled some of the most important information …

From classroom to career: Here’s what to do when you’re offered a job

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Celebrate the offer—but don’t accept it without thinking

There’s a small group of college students that is the envy of the rest of the student body. Believe it or not, it isn’t those attending on full scholarships—it’s those with a job (in their chosen career field, no less) already lined up before graduation. For them, the …

Online Degrees for Hands-on Careers

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Online Degrees for Hands-on Careers

 

Online education can open a whole new world of possibility to prospective students who have been putting off attending an on-campus program—or those who don’t have a school nearby that offers their chosen career training program. It may seem counterintuitive to get training online if you plan to pursue a hands-on …

Living and Learning: A Student Housing Series

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Finance and Your New Apartment

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If you’ve been following our series on apartment living, you might have found your dream digs and are now wondering how to pay for it! The Imagine America Foundation is here with some handy recommendations for handling a budget and staying on top of your total housing …

Due Process or Delayed Announcements?

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What students don’t immediately know about a college being placed on probation won’t hurt them. Will it?

 

On Aug. 23, the regional accreditor for New England announced that Lincoln College of New England had been placed on probation because it did not meet seven standards.

The college in Southington, Conn., had decided to stop enrolling new students, its …

$100 Increase in Maximum Pell Grant

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Congressional spending deal includes gains for student aid and NIH.

 

An appropriations deal reached by House and Senate negotiators last week largely reflects the priorities of the upper chamber, including higher spending on student aid, career and technical education, and university-based research.

The spending bill for fiscal year 2019, which begins October 1, would increase the Education …

General Overview of CompTIA Certification Courses

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CompTIA, Computer Technology Industry Association, is an organization that helps in the promotion of standards and competences in the IT field. CompTIA brings professional experience for the people related to the IT sphere to gain recognition around the world with the help of entry-level certificate courses. These courses include such certifications as Security+, A+, Network+, …

Eligible for Aid, but Not Getting It

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Low-income students in California are missing out on millions of dollars of federal aid they’re eligible to receive, according to a new research brief.

The state’s community college students missed out on nearly $130 million in federal Pell Grant funds in a single semester, according to research from the Wheelhouse Center for Community College …

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