Monthly Archives: September 2010

Simple rules for success in college

Sometimes a relative, neighbor or family friend who is heading off to college for the first time will ask me for advice. And sometimes I offer my advice unsolicited. Either way, I always tell new students the same thing: There… Continue reading

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Balance check

As your focus on campus turns to those first papers and tests, you may have found the balance on your campus meal plan has gone down more than usual with more frequent purchases of study snacks. On my campus, the… Continue reading

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Got life skills?

As a college freshman, you’ve had to pass a lot tests to get where you are. You’ve proved your academic skills. But now you’ve got to pass another test. It’s time to prove your life skills. We’re talking the basics… Continue reading

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How often do you talk to your parents?

Now that you’re back (or finally) on campus, we’re wondering how often you chat with the parental units back home. Are your parents on speed dial? Do you check in from time to time? Maybe your parents are the ones… Continue reading

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It’s Super Senior year!

After four years of blogging about college financing and managing debt, we at The Student LoanDown are heading into our Super Senior year! We realize that students who were freshmen when we began this blog have likely graduated — unless… Continue reading

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The SLD Dean’s List

To celebrate four years of blogging at the Student LoanDown, I thought I’d call out a few of the posts that readers found the most resourceful and/or the posts I got a kick out of. So without further ado, here’s… Continue reading

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What I’ve learned in four years

Editor’s note: This week we’re celebrating four years of blogging at the Student LoanDown! Thanks for your help in making the blog place for great conversations about financing college and managing debt! Throughout four years of college, you typically change… Continue reading

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Life on campus

The transition to college is huge. You’re adjusting to a different schedule and style of learning, and just trying to find your place on campus. We’re going to take some time over the next couple months to focus on our… Continue reading

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