College Disrupted – A Pandemic Gap Year Could Cost You $90k

90,000 is definitely a chunk of change. Find out how delaying college can cost that much or more, and what to do about it.

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What do you like to put off? Work? Chores? How about college? Because of the pandemic, more and more college-aged kids decided to delay starting their freshman year. There are a lot of reasons for this; some would say that in-person learning, surrounded by like-minded peers in the pursuit of…education? Partying? Both?… is an integral part of the college experience.

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How-To Time: Finding Under-the-Radar Scholarships & Nailing Your Application

Forget the NFL. It’s Scholarships Season! Just kidding, that’s year round; But how to get one? Or two? Here’s a quick guide on not just finding scholarships, but nailing your application too.

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Where are you right now—work? Home? School? Wherever you find yourself, the odds are you qualify for some kind of scholarship. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of scholarships out there, for people of all walks of life, not just graduating high school students. There are job-specific scholarships; there are regional scholarships; there are those aforementioned high school scholarships, and a whole lot more besides.

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Going Back to College During the Pandemic

If you’ve lost your job due to COVID-19, going back to school may be the smart move. Here’s a few tips on how to get started.

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Let’s not beat around the bush. This has been an extremely tough time for so many people, around the world, and all across the United States. The current pandemic has stretched our patience, our budgets, our health, and our wellbeing beyond words. Besides the number of global and American lives lost, for many people this time has been even worse for one simple reason: they lost their job.

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Understanding Anxiety and Depression

A primer on how to talk about anxiety and depression, two of the most prevalent mental illnesses facing college students and Americans in general.

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My balance was off kilter. My vision blurred. My breathing was shallow and quick, like I’d run a marathon without rest. But my legs wobbled to the point that I could hardly walk. I felt like vomiting. I stumbled from the shower without completely washing and collapsed on my bed. I had no idea what was happening. All I knew was that I didn’t want to play the baseball game that I was supposed to play later.

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