Paying for College

Financial aid 101: What you need to know

October 30, 2017 Heidi Finley

The first question students ask is: “Will I be accepted at college X?” The first question parents often ask is: “How can we afford to pay for college X?” With college tuition prices escalating annually – faster than the cost-of-living […]

Paying for College

Warren Wilson offers new tuition-free programs

October 30, 2017 Heidi Finley

Warren Wilson College has announced two new programs that will give undergraduates starting in fall 2018 the chance to attend the liberal arts college tuition-free. “Our history of providing education to students in this region compels us to focus a […]

Finding the right fit

Triangle schools top WalletHub’s NC rankings

October 30, 2017 Heidi Finley

Triangle colleges dominate the top half of a new top-10 ranking of colleges and universities in North Carolina. Sorted based on their standing in a national ranking for 2018 by personal-finance website WalletHub, Duke University came in first in the […]

Finding the right fit

6 places to study meteorology in the Carolinas

October 23, 2017 Heidi Finley

North Carolina State University The Raleigh campus was ranked No. 12 on collegefactual.com’s list of top atmospheric sciences and meteorology colleges in the United States. Its Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers a bachelor of science in meteorology, […]

For Students

Survival secrets for freshman year

October 17, 2017 Lee Shulman Bierer

While the initial adjustment period is over, there are certainly lots of things freshmen can start doing now to improve their chances of having a successful year. Most college students compartmentalize their college experiences into two distinct areas: the academic […]

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