Twice the College Advice

January 2012


What Does a College Budget Look Like?

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What does an actual college budget look like—and how can you be smart with yours? Here's a peek into one family's costs.

JULIE:

Lindsey is halfway through her sophomore year at the University of Kansas, so money spent during her freshman year has long been in the books. As parents, we spent exactly ...

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TAGS:
colleges
financial aid
financial literacy
fraternities and sororities
parenting
scholarships
student engagement
students
tuition

3 Reasons to Consider Public, In-State Colleges

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Public or private? In state or out? Theses are just some of the decisions a college-bound student will have to make.

JULIE:

Lindsey was an attractive college applicant. She had top grades, excellent test scores, and a number of service and leadership experiences on her résumé. For many ...

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TAGS:
college admissions
colleges
financial aid
students
tuition
Cornell University
Kansas State University
University of Kansas
University of Notre Dame
University of Virginia

Why You Should Pick a Major You Love, Regardless of Salary

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When choosing a major, should you follow your head or follow your heart?

JULIE:

When I talk to my kids about what they want to do with their lives, I have two pieces of advice:

1. If you don't have a passion that you're dying to follow, major in something practical. You may discover a passion later in ...

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TAGS:
academics
careers
colleges
education
employment
journalism
parenting
students

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