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June 29th, 2009 admin

Our sister site, the Pay for College Blog, is usually meant for parents but there have been several posts recently that I thought you might want to take a look at.

It belongs to college industry expert, Deborah Fox (she’s been featured in all kinds of newspapers and TV news reports as a source for information about how to pay for college), and actually might be a good stop for your ‘rents–so send them over and teach them how to subscribe via RSS!

Meanwhile, here are five of Deborah’s best recent posts for the college-aged crowd:

3 Things Students Should Know About Student Loans. Did you know that your parents are NOT at all liable for your student loan debt, even if they’ve agreed to pay it off for you? Find out what else you didn’t know. Yikes!

Cut Costs By Renting Books. Deborah has a play-by-play of BookRenter.com, a website that lets you rent books instead of buying them. Apparently it costs about half as much! She also shares a discount code for 5% off summer book rentals.

States Cut Financial Aid. While states deliberate their new budgets, student wait to see if they may be getting their aid cut. Some states are even considering to retracting offers of aid they have already made!

Ways for Students to Spend Time Wisely this summer. If you want to get ahead of the game, Deborah has some thoughts about how to use up the time between sleeping in and heading to the beach.

And finally, thoughts about Choosing a College Major. Quite some time ago I wrote an article about choosing your major, but Deborah’s article might be a great tool if you’re having trouble reconciling your major choice with yourself–or your parents. You might be surprised that a college expert–and financial planner–believes that following your passion might actually save you money in the long run! Hear that, mom and dad? šŸ˜‰

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  • 1. Dalan  |  October 5th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I agree with the “not wasting time”. I am in college, a Junior. I am currently taking 17 credits, I am actively involved in a campus business organization, I am often working in religious responsibilities, and I decided to try and start a business/online community where college students can come and share their ideas about how to not waste time. I think your site is great, I will probably link to it if it is okay with you?

  • 2. Jamie  |  October 5th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    @Dalan. Of course! Link away, and good luck with all those credits.

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