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Credit Card Facts and Risks for College Students

  It is easy to be lured in getting a credit card when you are in college. This is due to the expenses that you need to pay and the limited amount of money that you have. Getting a credit card won’t be a problem if you know you are able to repay what you […]


Infographic: How College Rankings Work

  College rankings are important to millions of incoming students a year, yet few actually know how the rankings are compiled. To give viewers a more clear look at what’s involved with compiling college rankings at the top rankings organizations, the editors at College Choice have created this graphic to explain methodologies.   Source:


A Financial Aid Flowchart

  Financial aid can be confusing for parents and students. From scholarships, to loans, to 529 funding, it can be an overwhelming process. Student financial aid comes in all shapes and sizes – and one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to paying for college. With many different student loans to choose from, finding […]


Creative Ways to Fund Your Education

  If you’ve been to college, are in college or are planning to go, you know that a college degree can cost enough to affect your personal finances for years – sometimes for life. We look at some facts and figures about college, tuition, and some of the ways that students pay for their degree. […]


Scholarships Demystified

  Everyone knows that students in America love scholarships. Each year, millions of students apply for financial aid as they prepare for college in the hopes of easing the financial pain of rising tuition costs. But did you know just how much money was being dished out every year? Or where that money came from? […]


How Much Do College Students Drink?

  There are 17 million college students that drink alcohol, and 8.5 million of them are binge drinking. We’ve heard the terms “poor” or “struggling” college student before, but it’s no wonder they are living off of Ramen Noodles when there was a reported $163 billion spent on alcohol in America in 2011. It’s not […]


College isn’t cheap (an infographic)

  There’s no denying that college is outrageously expensive. And, unfortunately, it is only getting worse; while the average family income in the United States grew 147% in the years between 1982 and 2007, the cost of college grew by a staggering 440% in that same period. What that means in terms of real numbers […]


The trouble with College Tuition

  What is the trouble with college tuition? Ask any parent and they will say, “it’s too high!” This infographic breaks it down and shows how it has increased over the years and what that means for the average college student. Click on the graphic below and see the entire infograhic.


Education vs. Income Level

  To help parents and students better understand the value of higher education, Varsity Tutors, a premier one-on-one private tutoring and test prep provider, today released an infographic that delves into the perceived importance and actual effects of higher education on income and career prospects. Entitled “Education vs. Income Level,” the infographic compares educational attainment to […]

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A Dropout Nation

  The U.S. is often considered a dropout nation. Graduating from high school is important for many reasons, including higher employment rates and taxable incomes for graduates. However, while high school graduation rates in the U.S. are rising, there’s much improvement to be made – especially among disadvantaged students. Have a look at the state-by-state comparison of graduation […]