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What Upcoming Freshmen Need to Know About Buying Textbooks

There are plenty of surprises that come with starting college — homesickness, roommate quirks, more independence, the dreaded “freshman 15” — but one area where you don’t need to be surprised is textbooks. Sure, textbooks tend to cost a fortune. One book could cost more than $100 retail price. Yet just because you’re new to the college scene doesn’t mean you have to learn how to save money the hard way. Most of the time, you can cut costs significantly with just a little research; all you have to know is how. To help you skip the sticker shock of books this semester, here are top tips to keep in mind when buying textbooks: More...

Back in Action: Recovering from Winter Break

Coming back to school after winter break can be tricky — one day you’re opening presents at mom and dad’s house; the next, you’re back in the dorms going through new syllabi. However, just as a new semester represents new challenges, it also represents new opportunities. Instead of feeling down in the dumps about going back to school, use a new semester as a motivator to implement more effective study habits and improved study skills. With a little strategy and planning, you could make this semester the one where you’re more focused, better motivated and more productive than you’ve ever been. Here’s how: More...

Show Us How Classy You Are for the Chance to Win $10,000!

Summer is wrapping up and the fall semester is about to start. Your “to-do list” just started to get extremely long and somewhat overwhelming. You start to think about all the stuff you need for your dorm room, buying textbooks, looking at your class schedule… and packing! Uhhh…how did summer go by so fast? Don’t freak out. We’ve got your back. More...