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Ways Colleges Offer Alternatives to Study Abroad

Virtual global education programs rise in popularity as the coronavirus pandemic continues to restrict travel.

Not everyone has the ability to travel due to financial constraints, immigration complications or family situations, so virtual international education provides access to students who …

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The Most Successful College Students Swear by These 5 Things

Being successful in college means getting the best grades you can. This sets you up for success after college, both academically and financially. But what does success really look like when you break it down?    To be a successful college student, …

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5 Essential Tips for First-Generation College Students

by Bethanny Parker

August 12, 2021

A first-generation college student is someone whose parents did not earn a four-year degree.
Take advantage of student services, such as academic advising and tutoring.
Reach out to advisors …

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Student Success in College: An Expanding Perspective

 

In the 2017-2018 school year, the average cost of attending a four-year public university for out-of-state students was $40,940[1].  With skepticism about the value of a college degree, increasing costs of attendance, …

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Collegiate Times Discusses How First-generation Students Are Pioneers of Higher Education

In an opinion piece entitled, “First-generation students are the pioneers of higher education,” contributor, Lisa Fenjiro discusses why the the hard work that first-gen students put into their collegiate career is something that should be recognized and celebrated more than …

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First in Family Scholarships

As a first-generation student, you are likely to be challenged with navigating the college process without the learning curve that …

Career Planning Guide for College Students

A career planning guide is a vital resource that can help many students achieve their desired occupation after graduation and …

Independent College Fund of New Jersey

Multiple scholarships for the upcoming year are available through the Independent College Fund of New Jersey.

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