Finding Cheap Stuff for Your College Dorm

So you’ve taken out your student loans, paid for tuition, bought a new laptop, and spent the rest on expensive textbooks. You’re all set for college now, right? Well, if you’re like most students and will be moving into a dorm, unfortunately, you still have a bit more shopping to do. Your dorm will probably […]

When Roommates Have Different Sleep Schedules

Nothing tears roommates apart quite like different sleep schedules. It doesn’t matter how strong your friendship is with your roommate, if they’re constantly waking you up or depriving you of sleep, you’re probably going to come to resent them for it. If you yourself are the sleep offender, it’s time to change your ways (or […]

Tips for Getting Along With Your Roommate

Although most colleges and universities go to great lengths to ensure that roommates are matched with like-minded individuals, it’s almost inevitable that conflict will arise between you and your roommate. Even if you and your roommate are good friends, emotions can run high when you’re forced to share such a small space with someone who […]

Conversation Starters for College Freshmen

Starting college is scary enough, but when you add in the pressures of social life, the whole prospect of starting school could feel downright overwhelming. Making new friends in college isn’t all that hard, though, especially when you have some solid advice about where to start. While it’s important to always be completely yourself, the […]

Financial Aid Spotlight: GSA Research Grant

The Geological Society of America (GSA) runs a grant program to enable students in higher education to conduct research relevant to the fields of geology or earth science. This grant can be worth up to $4,000, and it can be used by students in need of financial aid for their education and research so they […]

How to Stay Safe at College Parties: Part 2

In part one of this article on how to stay safe at college parties, we discussed staying safe (sexually and otherwise), staying hydrated, and planning your nights out in advance. While you should never feel pressured to drink in college, if you do choose to do so, the tips below can help you stay safe: […]

Student Loan Repayment Options

Most college students dread looking at their student loan statements, and with the average student in 2008 graduating with over $23,000 in student loan debt, it’s no wonder why. Student loan payments, coupled with the expenses of everyday life and the difficulties college graduates face with today’s job market, can make the prospect of repaying […]

Should I Buy an e-Reader for College?

With roommates, classes, finances, and all the other potential sources of stress involved with college, textbooks are probably one of the last things on your mind. But for many students, the high cost and numerous choices surrounding college textbooks end up being a surprising source of woe. Forget spending a mere $100 on textbooks in […]