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January 30, 2013
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  • 5 tips on covering the cost of a college education
    When it comes to college-acceptance time, carefully consider your family's financial options and have an open conversation with your child before he or she makes a final decision, experts recommend. Analyzing each college-acceptance letter to find out the exact details of the financial package, exploring financial-aid options and considering a payment plan are among the tips suggested to avoid taking on too much debt. The Wall Street Journal (1/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Reviewing financial-aid packages in the new year
    The beginning of a new year gives families a crucial chance to review their college financial-aid packages, write Julie and Lindsey Mayfield in this blog post. The pair note that some scholarships and other aid may not be renewable, while others are subject to deadlines and other requirements. In addition, families should be on the lookout for new scholarship opportunities to bulk up the aid package, they suggest. U.S. News & World Report/Twice the College Advice blog (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Should you contribute at meetings if you're new?
    Don't feel guilty about not speaking up at meetings during your first few weeks at a job, Alison Green writes. "Simply listening and taking it all is very normal at the stage you’re in, and I promise you that your coworkers almost certainly don’t think anything of it," she writes. You might, however, want to approach your boss afterward with a few specific questions about things you didn't understand. Ask A Manager blog (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How honest conversations can help your teen deal with stress
    About 30% of college freshmen say they felt overwhelmed during their senior year in high school, a feeling that could easily continue as students enter higher education, according to a report by the University of California, Los Angeles. Parents can help their students de-stress by having a frank conversation with them about how they personally deal with stress, one expert suggests. "Now's the time to really stop preaching ... and start sharing with them," offers Jennifer Bernstein, a professor at Le Moyne College in New York. U.S. News & World Report/High School Notes blog (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  NSCS News 
  • EMU NSCS Chapter hosts Prom Dress Donation Drive
    The Eastern Michigan University (EMU) NSCS chapter hosted a successful prom dress drive in which the chapter received over 80 donations. The dresses will be donated to young ladies in local high schools who otherwise may not have been able to afford a prom dress this year. Learn more about the EMU chapter here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Irish-American actor, writer and politician


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