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The True Cost of College

Americans have become acutely aware of the cost of attending college in the past few years. Tuition and rates for the essay writing service help had been rising faster than household income even before the recession. Post-recession, income is harder to come by, savings have dwindled, and university endowments, the pool of donations that often fund professorships and scholarships, have shrunk. In a 2009 survey, 70 percent of prospective college students responded that they were changing their college plans as the result of the recession. 24 percent of students considering private colleges said they were more likely to choose a public one. 16 percent of families cited cost as the factor “most likely [to] dictate their decision.” Whether cost is the primary factor or a lesser one, the fact remains that a substantial portion of students are forgoing the best education available to them because of financial concerns.

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Application Intimidation

April is an exciting, desperately anticipated month for countless high school seniors across the country who eagerly await the bulky envelope containing that coveted acceptance letter. However, for an unfortunately large percentage of soon-to-be high school graduates, April means the end of their formal education. This phenomenon, perpetuated by financial concerns, past academic failures, and […]

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Sleep and Teenagers

For most of us, waking up is unpleasant. The first thing we hear in the morning is a blaring alarm, or the radio turning on, or in many cases, someone walking in and yelling at us that it’s time to get up. With this type of emergence into wakefulness, it is no surprise that most […]

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Gleeks

It was first seen in high schools across the nation during September of 2009. It would be seen on shirts and in speech, and it would be alien to anyone who did not watch TV. Then, slowly but surely, it would make its way into the magazines, into the words of talk show hosts, and […]

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