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A little college can be worse than none

One expert says that if you start on a four-year degree, it's important to finish. It's easy to infer that getting a little college under one's belt will help, but that may not be true.

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 05:21am EDT

Tags: Melissa Korn

College majors matter for future paychecks

Economists have long-known there's a link between educational level and earnings. Generally, higher levels of education produce greater earnings.

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:44am EDT

Tags: college major, majors, Dick Uliano

Helicopter parents reach college; expert offers tips

Helicopter parenting is more of an issue than ever on college campuses. An expert offers tips on how to back off before kids are off on their own.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 07:32am EDT

Tags: Leslie Morgan Steiner, helicopter parenting, parenting, Rachel Nania

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Data: University of Maryland among nation's most caffeinated schools

Area colleges are back in session, which means many students are gulping down coffee and cramming for tests. New data show one local school is among the top in the nation with the caffeine jitters.

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 07:05am EDT

Tags: coffee, caffeine, GrubHub, food, University of Maryland, energy drink, Sarah Beth Hensley

What are the best ways to save for college?

The cost for four years of college in 18 years could reach nearly $800,000. Tips and advice on when to start saving and how to go about paying for college.

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 05:30pm EDT

Tags: Barry Glassman, saving, money, Finances, Glassman Wealth Services, affording college

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College students, interns drive D.C.'s food culture

It's not just residents driving the food scene in the nation's capital. College students who attend local schools, or those who flock to D.C. for the summer, are one of the fastest-growing arms of the area's food movement.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 10:02am EDT

Tags: sophie ho, Georgetown University, Spoon University, food

9 public college presidents' pay tops $1 million

Monday - 05/19/2014, 05:20am EDT

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U-Md., U.Va. rank among 'most desirable' schools

Tens of thousands of prospective college students want to be Terps or Cavaliers - and it turns out the University of Maryland and the University of Virginia are among the most desirable schools in the country, according to a college finder website.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 10:03am EDT

Tags: eCollegeFinder, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, george washington university, most desirable schools, Sarah Beth Hensley

University of Virginia tops best-investment list

High school seniors are opening their acceptance letters and finding out whether they've been accepted into their dream colleges. But before they commit, they should consider which ones are the best deals. And that might just be a university in the area.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 04:52am EDT

Tags: Jamie Forzato, University of Virginia, PayScale, The Atlantic, money, return on investment

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