Posts by Julissa Treviño

Julissa Treviño is a writer and journalist based in Texas. Her work has appeared in BBC Future, CityLab, Columbia Journalism Review, The Dallas Morning News, Racked, Teen Vogue and other publications. She enjoys traveling, playing with makeup, biking and trying new food. Follow her @JulissaTrevino.
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If you're moving to campus for the upcoming semester, you're probably wondering what you should pack and what you should leave at home. And with the whole COVID situation, there a few additional things you might want to bring, just in case.

We've got you covered. In this checklist, we'll tell you everything you'll need and want your first year in a dorm. Scroll down to view to items by category, including a special COVID section.

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What's the smartest way to get a master's degree? Have someone else pay for it. 

This may sound like a too-good-to-be-true scenario, but we assure you, it's not! Here are three ways to nab a grad degree without paying for your own tuition. 

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It's time to pay back those high-balance med school loans, but there's one problem: You're living on a resident's salary. 

Unfortunately, no, you generally can't defer federal student loan payments during your residency. So what are your options? There are three paths to consider:

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What is the cost of Harvard MBA, including tuition, fees, and room and board? Tuition alone is $73,440 annually.  When you take into account fees, room and board, and living expenses, that number rises to $110,740 per year.

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Despite rising tuition costs, getting a college education is the best possible way to make a better living. On average, college graduates earn 56% more than those who only get a high school education, according to data compiled by the Economic Policy Institute.

But post-college graduation, there tends to a rude awakening: Graduates today are saddled with an average of $37,172 of student loan debt, and it takes the average borrower 19.7 years to pay off their loans. 

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Military service members take extraordinary risks and make great sacrifices when they sign up to serve their countries. Oftentimes, spouses and families also make sacrifices along the way. Thankfully, there are many programs designed to pay back this service from dependents of military service members in the form of college scholarships.

If you're the child or dependent of a military service member and you're looking for a way to fill the financial gap in college tuition, check out the following scholarship opportunities.

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