BY KIRA HARADA-STONE Chris,* 20 was studying psychology at Colorado State University when his parents told him they could no longer afford it. After he left his dream school and enrolled in the University of Hawaii, where his parents could afford in-state tuition, Chris lost all motivation and stopped attending […]
By DEBORAH LUBANGA As midterm exams were just a week away, University of Georgia student, Austin Simmons, 19, wanted to have a little fun before studying consumed all of his free time. His girlfriend, Jacquelyn Harms, 19, had mentioned a craving for Outback Steakhouse, so he invited her out for […]
By DANIELLE STROLIA When Komal Kazim was accepted into NYU and offered the opportunity to spend her freshman year in Paris, it was a dream come true. Yet her blissful stay on cloud nine was cut short with the gathering of the dark clouds of financial aid. The tuition for […]
Queens native and 22-year-old student Alexa Wolfe, went straight to college after graduating high school, attending the Borough of Manhattan Community College for one year before withdrawing. Tuition for full-time BMCC students runs $4,000 a year and during those first two semesters Wolfe’s parents paid all of her tuition. Things […]
(Photo credit: http://bostinno.streetwise.co/series/boston-student-entrepreneurship/) BY MATT MEYER For aspiring entrepreneurs, going to college doesn’t necessarily mean that business dreams be put on hold. Most continue to chip away at their passion projects—a business venture or nascent smartphone app—during the scant spare hours in their class and activity schedules. However, sometimes academics […]
Most people don’t hang around the trendy coffee shop just for the skinny vanilla latte. The under-30 crowd in particular, is there for the social experience, a fact shops are starting to recognize and contribute to, with mood music, comfy couches and a no-hassle-if –you-sit-there-for-three-hours policy.
A good credit history is crucial when it comes time to take out loans or invest in big purchases such as homes and cars. To many creditors, a person with no credit history is just as unreliable as one with bad credit because there are too many unknown risks. Unfortunately, many […]