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Fun Facts: Bryant University

Sep 18, 2018 4:57:00 PM

It's College Kickoff week and we will be highlighting some fun facts about many of Rhode Island's colleges and universities this week to help you with planning for college. Today, we have some great info about Bryant University. Take a look below! 

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Topics: College Planning

Fun Facts: RISD

Sep 18, 2018 11:56:50 AM

It's College Kickoff week and we will be highlighting some fun facts about many of Rhode Island's colleges and universities this week to help you with planning for college. Here are some fun facts provided by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), RI's major art institution. 

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Topics: College Planning

Fun Facts: Johnson & Wales University

Sep 17, 2018 10:53:06 AM

As part of College Kickoff week, we are taking some time to recognize several of Rhode Island's great institutions of higher education. Below, we have highlighted some fun facts provided by Johnson & Wales University. 

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Topics: College Planning

Announcing Kickoff to College Week

Sep 16, 2018 8:44:00 AM

The RISLA College Planning Center will be hosting events all week to promote college planning and financial aid awareness

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Topics: College Financial Aid, College Planning, News

How to Stretch Your Dollar During College

Sep 13, 2018 4:43:00 PM

There’s no better time to learn how to skimp and save than when you are in college! Chances are, you’re on a tight budget. We all know the stress that comes with such restriction, so we’ve put together this handy list of ways to penny-pinch.

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Topics: Financial Education for Students, Adulting!, Money Management, College Life

Is a College Fair Worth Your Time?

Sep 4, 2018 9:31:00 AM

Students should be open-minded as they start their college searches and learn as much as possible about all types of colleges so they are making informed decisions about where to apply and what kind of schools are the best match for their personal goals. It's important for students to identify schools that are good matches both academically and financially. Colleges fairs are a great way to learn about a lot of campus cultures in a brief period of time, so they are definitely worth your time in the early stages of college planning.

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Topics: College Planning, Parents and College Planning

Should you refinance your PLUS Loans?

Aug 31, 2018 8:57:00 AM

Today's low interest rates provide opportunity for many PLUS loan borrowers to reduce their rate and save thousands on interest charges.

PLUS loans are one of many options available to parents who need to bridge the gap between the amount of financial aid received and the total cost of college. The PLUS loan often provides a path of little resistance, since there is only a basic credit check and no documentation required. But it doesn't offer the same low rates and wide array of benefits that you see on the Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loan programs. Once you enter repayment, you may be wondering if you can do better. If that is you, it may be time to consider refinancing

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Topics: refinancing

15 Ways To Avoid Internship Burnout

Aug 28, 2018 10:24:34 AM

When you are a productive employee, feelings of accomplishment can bring serious satisfaction. Meeting all the deadlines, introducing new ideas, and mastering the craft can make you feel like you are at the top of your game as an intern. Keeping up with your classes, family, and social life can be a huge endeavor that keeps you just as busy as your internship. In order to keep things in perspective, you have to be practical about your ever growing list of demands so that you don't have one big crash. Here are fifteen ways for you to avoid internship burnout and instead let it be the great career planning tool it is.

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Topics: College Internships, career planning

9th Annual College Fair at McCoy Stadium

Aug 28, 2018 10:24:00 AM

For years, the RISLA College Planning Center has teamed up with the Pawtucket Red Sox to host one of the largest college fairs in all of New England! This year will be the 9th year that the CPC, the Pawtucket Red Sox, B101, and Coast 93.3 have worked together to host this event for college bound students and their families!

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Topics: College Planning, Parents and College Planning

Top 10 Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Aug 20, 2018 10:54:00 AM

The most exciting and terrifying moment of your career can be the call back for an interview. Interviews of any nature can seem nerve wracking; especially when it’s for an internship or job. Acing your interview is a crucial component on the road to success. In order to feel confident during your interview, you need to know what mistakes to avoid. Here are the top ten internship interview mistakes to watch out for.

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Topics: career planning