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College Graduates Enter the Real World With a Load of Debt

Good for you, you've graduated!  Now what?  You enter the real world with a great education and lots of enthusiasm...and mounds of debt!

We should have taken a poll of SFA grads last Saturday as they walked across the stage to get their diplomas.  It varies of course, but the average college graduate leaves school with $35,200 in debt.

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The College Application Process is Turning Into a Fierce Competition

If you're applying to go to a particular college in the fall, the first week of April is usually the time to find out whether or not you've been accepted, and then you have to notify the school by the first part of May if you accept the invitation.  Every school works differently, but that seems to be the general trend.

SFA is taking applications for the fall, and they've posted info on how to apply on their website.

There is one school in the US that gets more than 38,000 applications every year, and accepts only 2200 new students.  Any guess?  It's an Ivy League school.

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2013 NCAA Tournament — Final Four Preview

Four teams remain alive in the 2013 NCAA tournament field. The 2013 Final Four pits the odds-on favorite against a Cinderella and a beast from the Big East against the Big 10's last remaining entrant.

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Lon Morris Dorms in Jacksonville to be Converted Into Apartments

I feel bad for those that attended Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, but at least there is some positive news to be broadcast concerning the bankruptcy, which shut down the campus last year.

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Job Market for College Graduates Is Improving — Dollars and Sense

Good news for college students: the job market is starting to look a little brighter, with 5 percent more employment opportunities predicted for new college graduates this year, according to a recent survey conducted by the Michigan State University’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute.

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The Top 5 FBS Coaches Without a National Title
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The 5 Best College Football Head Coaches Without a National Title

Don't let Nick Saban fool you: building a championship college football program is not an easy task. Between recruiting, budget restrictions and the yearly loss of star players to the pros, head coaches face a constant series of challenges. Surprising stat: Out of the 124 active FBS football head coaches, only eight have managed to win a national championship.

That isn't to say that the other 116 gainfully employed men are incompetent. In fact, many of these coaches are frequently on the brink of securing a piece of college football immortality. Let's take a look at some of the best FBS coaches that have yet to win a title:

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Is College Still Worth the Money It Costs? — Survey of the Day

It used to be a given that a college education was worth the money. But the price of a four-year education has skyrocketed over the last couple decades, and — due to the bad economy –a college degree has become less of a surefire job guarantee.

So have these factors changed opinions on college’s worthiness?

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Get Certified In Alien Hunting With New Online College Course

There are some students graduating college with pretty nontraditional degrees, especially those from individualized study programs, but the latest online offering from The University of Edinburgh is a little bit out-of-this-world.

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