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The Department of Defense has a novel idea when it comes to keeping recruits from washing out of boot camp: make sure new soldiers belong there in the first place. The DoD thinks all students should take in-depth personality tests. Unfortunately, the Pentagon believes only 15% of high schools offer such tests. Personality tests, of course, not only benefit the Army and Navy, but are good for colleges, employers, and students. Reasons Students Should Take Personality Tests Narrow Your Career Choices. Personality tests help students decide if college, the workfor... More
Career Prep | Comments (0)
Ask high-school students what they want in a job and you’ll get almost as many answers as there are jobs. “Money,” “Respect,” or “Helping others” often top the list. But repeated research reveals that as important as money is to students, it doesn’t determine the careers they pursue. That answer is a bit more surprising. How Students Make Career Choices What is the top factor influencing student career interests? Would you believe parents? Parents. Students take direct and indirect cues from their paren... More
Selecting a College | Comments (0)
Money is an undeniably important part of the American college system. Parents start saving when their children are young, then worry they haven’t saved enough. Students worry about the debt they’re taking on, then spend 15 or 20 years paying it off. Families struggle to look past money when it comes to college, but in the end, it influences the top two reasons students choose the colleges they do. Student Factors In College Selection Cost. Students look at the bottom line: tuition, fees, dormitory expenses (ro... More
Financial Aid | Comments (0)
A 2010 study revealed that saving for college is a parent’s second biggest savings investment. Saving for retirement is first. Of course, when you consider that many families dip into their retirement funds to pay for their student’s higher education, the balance tips a little more toward college. That’s not necessarily the best approach. Why Parents Are Borrowing From Retirement to Pay for College Fortunately for their children, most parents intend to pay for some, if not all, of their child’s education. That’s when financial reality an... More
College Prep | Comments (0)
Most people know about the high cost of college, from skyrocketing tuition (up 300% since 1990) and high-interest loans (tripled since 1999), but there are two areas where they remain a little vague: the cost to get into college and extra fees once their student is in: The Cost of College Prep Americans spend $2.5 billion per year on college prep and tutors Some SAT or ACT test prep courses can cost upwards of $5000 Some college prep courses cost $1500 or more for just four months of training A high-end private tutor can earn $35,000 per year, per student... More