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16 Schools that Offer Free College Tuition

Schools without Hidden Expenses

Schools without Hidden Expenses: Part 3

Getting into college is one thing, but figuring out how to pay for it is another.

It's a challenge that millions of Americans face every year. Usually, it doesn't matter where you live; for in-state and out-of-state schools, both public and private, cost of attendance can be thousands — and often tens of thousands — of dollars per semester, leaving you scrambling to find ways to make financial ends meet. Merit- and athletic-based scholarships aren't always available, and need-based grants will only take you so far. Student loans can serve as a short-term solution but, in the long run, can leave you drowning in debt well beyond graduation.

Many schools, however, are aiming to eliminate those financial struggles with a deal that sounds too good to be true but isn't: free college tuition. At these 16 institutions, you can rest easy knowing that the expenses for your education are already covered. More...

10 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer in College

Are you wondering why and how to volunteer in college? Perhaps you’ve heard a great deal about the benefits of volunteering, but aren’t sure that it is right for you. One of the best things about volunteering is that you can choose where to dedicate your time. Choosing something you’re passionate about can make all of the difference in your long-term goals. More...

First College Semester Game Plan

Your first semester of college is a big deal. Leaving home, bunking in a dorm, and managing your own classes are all milestones that help usher you into adulthood, and set you up for future success. So how can you get your first semester off on the right foot? Here are some strategies that should enable you to start your new life in a positive manner. More...

How to Take Faster Lecture Notes

When it comes to college classes, nobody has to tell you that the faster you can take notes, the better. It doesn’t matter if the professor is speaking about world history or 15th century poets, when you’re trying to understand key ideas and facts, you need to write or type quickly. How can you implement effective note-taking strategies in a way that improves your academic performance? To help answer these questions, here’s a look at the benefits of textbook note-taking strategies, why the computer can’t be your only resource, and tips for improving your overall note-taking skills. More...

Skills You Need When Preparing for the Real World

The last year in college involves celebration and anticipation. You’re about to earn a degree, but at the same time, you’re facing the working world and are tasked with starting a career. If the last four or so years were difficult, remember that their whole purpose has been to prepare you for life after school. As you’re about to graduate, it’s time to evaluate: Are you ready for the real world? More...