Saving Money on TextbooksAug 14, 2019
In the 38 years between 1977 and 2015, textbook prices skyrocketed 11 fold, nearly three times the rate of inflation. For years, students were a captive audience for booksellers. The College Board estimates that the average student will spend more than $1,200 on textbooks this year.
Is Your Data Safe? A Cybersecurity Expert’s PerspectiveMay 22, 2019
For decades, security meant locking the doors and windows of your home, maybe turning on an alarm system, keeping your banking information and credit cards away from strangers, and placing your personal papers and passport in a safe. Today, you have hundreds of doors and windows into your life, and your banking, credit card, passport…
The Joys and Woes of Summer SchoolMay 9, 2019
Many summer classes are hybrid in-person/online or feature small class sizes. For those taking courses outside their core competencies, that can be extremely helpful. At the Lowcountry Graduate Center, classes generally contain no more than 20 students and many are much smaller.
Credit Counseling for Student Loan DebtMar 28, 2019
A panel studying the crisis of student loan debt led by Ivanka Trump announced recently that it would recommend borrowing limits to help prevent students from drowning in debt upon graduation. Student loan debt has tripled since 2003 to about $1.5 trillion nationally. An average college graduate leaves school with $42,000 in debt, with payments…
10 Realistic Tips to Planning for a Successful SemesterJan 2, 2019
The start of another semester is upon us. If you’ve been struggling with the school (-work) – life balance, perhaps it’s time for a new plan. The key to a new plan is … planning. So get ready to do a little advance legwork to get your semester on the right foot. We asked around…
Studying for FinalsDec 11, 2018
Photo by Angelina Litvin via Unsplash For many courses in graduate school, the final exam determines a substantial part of the overall grade. That means a semester of work can be undone by one bad exam. So what’s the secret to studying for finals? Three veteran exam takers with very different studying styles share this…