At the University of South Carolina, sophomore Madeline Wann registered on Oct. 16 for a Nov. 2 internship fair, only to learn that it was already filling up.
Situations like this are far from uncommon. Now more than ever, students are urged to stand out, get involved, and apply to internships as early as possible. If you’re not applying to internships right now, you should be — at least, that is what it feels like on... Read more
We just got our most detailed look at how a president Donald Trump would curb student debt.
Invoking his famed book “The Art of the Deal,” Trump vowed to tackle the student debt crisis, saying he would “work it out big league” if elected. Specifically, Trump told a crowd in Columbus, Ohio, that borrowers would never be required to spend more than 12.5% of their income paying down their student loans and if they make payments... Read more
A defamation lawsuit filed by a former University of Virginia dean against Rolling Stone magazine for its botched article about an alleged gang rape at the Charlottesville school is set for trial starting Monday.
Nicole Eramo was the associate dean of students who counseled “Jackie,” an otherwise unidentified student whose tale of sexual brutality in a fraternity house set off a nationwide firestorm when the magazine published the article in November 2014. Eramo is suing the magazine for almost $8 million, saying A... Read more
The Department of Education is making some changes to your favorite form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Here’s what you need to know about the new submission process:
1. You can submit your FAFSA three months early
Students have been able to submit a FAFSA for the 2017-2018 academic year since Oct. 1, three months before the usual Jan. 1 submission date. This is a permanent change, so you can submit your FAFSA as early as... Read more
On a recent Thursday afternoon at Ohio State University, about 30 students sit in a classroom listening to instructor Kipp Pietrantonio lecture. “Imagine you were just handed your physics test, what would happen?” he asks.
“You sweat,” calls out one student.
“Your heart starts racing,” says a young woman.
“You get jittery,” answers another.
It is a meeting of the twice weekly “Beating Anxiety” workshop” and Dr. Pietrantonio is a clinical psychologist who works at the university’s counseling center.... Read more
The phrase “student debt crisis” might conjure up a person in their 20s worried that their six figures of debt will keep them from marrying or buying a house. It should probably be someone more like Maria Hurtado.
Hurtado, 46, who left school in 2000 with $6,000 in loans, is now an administrative assistant for a window and door manufacturer in Montebello, Calif. But she only recently began paying her debt back regularly after years in... Read more