Another way that students try to make ends meet in college is by obtaining and using a credit card. Both students and parents need to beware of the credit card companies that litter college and university campuses with their seductive offers.
Although not everyone parlays their part-time college job into a lucrative career, working during college can help young persons begin to identify areas that interest them or, in rare cases, get started on the next Netscape. Gordon M. Henry, a vice president for business development with i-Open, a start-up dot-com in Philadelphia, encourages college students [...]
Work-study offers students part-time work with employers who qualify for funding under federal or state guidelines when participating in a school’s work-study program. These work-study jobs are usually listed with the financial aid office and are awarded to those students with the greatest financial need.
Students who work during college tend to develop a stronger appreciation of the value of their education than those for whom education is fully paid. Working students generally tend to work and study hard, and master the art of juggling responsibilities better than students whose parents shelter their children from financial responsibility. Given the choice, [...]
A basic premise governing need-based financial aid programs is that families have the primary responsibility to pay for college costs. Part of this expectation is that students, to the extent that they are able,should help pay for their college expenses. Student employment, both during the academic year and over the summers, can make an important [...]
Most of car accidents happen due to driver’s error. If you dig deeper about this, you’ll find a fact that most of them are teenagers/ students just like us. Most teenagers tend to ignore the traffic sign especially at night that’s why they can easily get into accident. To avoid unnecessary accident, you need to [...]
Parents and students interested in academic and other scholarships may find it useful to review college catalogs with an eye to the schools’ emphasis on awards. Does the catalog note how many scholarship winners attended the college in the prior year? Does the catalog include a description of how the college identifies students who may [...]
There are Scholarships and then there are scholarships. In the former category are the Rhodes, Rotary, and, perhaps soon, Bill and Melinda Gates scholarships. The focus here is on the little “s” scholarship programs that can help a student make ends meet and are available to a much larger pool of eligible applicants.
These are general, legally binding trust instruments that cannot be changed and that can receive gifts to remove assets from the donor’s estate. The trusts can be limited to educational purposes or can be more broadly written.