College Rivalry Showdowns: Which Schools Have the Happiest Freshmen?

The college experience is never complete without the taste of a heated rivalry.

You know the deal as soon as you set foot on campus; no matter where you spend your four years of undergrad, there is always that one school that you and your fellow students will forever love to hate.

Usually, the hostility reaches its peak during meetings on the gridiron or the court, as the most devout fans can rattle off head-to-head series records faster than they can remember the names of close friends and family members. However, the best rivalries extend beyond athletics, where any sort of bragging rights are fair game.

That includes which school is more enjoyable. More...

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...

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...

Scholarship Time!

March marks the beginning of the end of the school year for both high school and college students. With that, comes the fast approaching deadlines that students face when applying for scholarships.

Below we have put together a small list of some scholarships you may be interested in. The list is ordered by the date they are due with the first one listed being the earliest. Check them out and start applying! More...