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Employer tuition assistance and the way it works

January 30,2012 by: admin

As the name suggests, employer tuition assistance is a program where the employer may either pay a part or bear the entire cost of college education. This is essentially a tool that is used by employers to attract and retain their employees. With the help of tuition assistance, employers can expect a certain level of loyalty from their employees and they can also hope to retain their employees for a longer period of time. This is an employee benefit that is provided by the employers and it is a win-win situation for both parties involved. Tuition assistance may be extended … (more) January 30, 2012

Consolidation of student loans and how they work

January 25,2012 by: admin

Consolidation of student loans is the best option if you have a number of loans. Paying off loans in the least possible time can help avoid a series of problems in the future. So, a loan consolidation is a great option for students as they can pay off their debts with ease. When you consolidate student loans you can pay them off in the least possible time and remain debt free after that. Keeping track of various loans can be quite an ordeal and you may miss on timely payments as well. By consolidating your loans, you can ensure that … (more) January 25, 2012

Basic difference between college scholarships and grants

January 18,2012 by: admin

College education is a hugely expensive affair and out of reach for many students as families struggle to cope up with the high costs involved. Under such circumstances, needy students can benefit from college scholarships and grants. The average cost of college education for a four-year period is more than $20,000 per year. If this figure is divided in half, you could arrive at the average tuition fees in a public university. Even the tuition fee at a community college is not within reach for most students. In order to address this issue, college grants are being awarded to students … (more) January 18, 2012

Online high schools getting recognized through big names in education sector

January 14,2012 by: admin

The Stanford University has taken up the initiative to offer its name to the diploma certification of around 30 seniors about graduate from an online high school in its Education Program for Gifted Youth.  The diploma certificate will bear the name of Stanford Online High School. Educational experts, after five years of the introduction of the experimental program are considering the decision of the Stanford University a noble one and an achievement. With the line of difference between classroom-based learning and virtual learning approach continuing to becoming non-existent, the wise move of Stanford University are seen as a milestone in … (more) January 14, 2012

Rural schools get to update distance learning equipment with the help of grant money

January 14,2012 by: admin

North Dakota Educational Technology Council will receive a grant of $392,277 from USDA Distance learning and Telemedicine Program and the grant money will then be disbursed to schools such as New Salem, Hazen, and Steele-Dawson and Garrison etc. Around 46 schools will get to upgrade their distance learning equipment with the help of the grant money. Cameras, microphones, television sets, and other outdated transmission equipment would be replaced with new ones. With the help of new equipment, schools will be able to provide a conventional classroom experience, as they will be equipped with bigger television sets. Although it is a … (more) January 14, 2012