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Once you've figured out your area of interest and what kind of degree or certification you'll pursue, the next big question is how to pay for it. While higher education costs can seem prohibitive, the good news is that there are lots of options available to help you finance your academic pursuits.

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Going Back to College Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk

Dec 8, 2015 | 01:12 PM

An Australian study has found that older adults could reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia by taking college courses to boost improve their cognitive skills. The study, called the Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project, observed 359 participants aged between 50 to 79 years who completed at least a year of a part-time or full-time college course. Cognitive tests were taken both before and after finishing of …

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Important Money Tips for Older Adults Going Back to College

Oct 19, 2015 | 10:10 AM

Returning to college, or going for the first time, can be harder than the course work itself, as Cliff Robertson, Jr., of Tyler, Texas, is discovering, in large part because he refuses to go into debt to pay for school. “It’s requiring every penny I can scrape up, applying for every program even remotely available. Then there are the bills of life that simply do not stop,” says the 49-year-old, …

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Online master’s degree becomes more widely accepted – but still faces hurdles

Sep 9, 2015 | 11:09 AM

Earning a master’s degree from a for-profit online university may be a viable option, but many say it’s not necessarily worth the bang for your buck. With the proliferation of people with online master’s degrees, employers and job recruiters have found that some online degrees are preferred among others. “Traditional universities that offer online degrees are usually better than for-profit online universities,” said the vice president of a top recruiting …

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Donald Trump Will Be G.O.P. Nominee, Stu...

Feb 13, 2016 | 04:02 PM

Washington and Lee University’s mock convention has correctly predicted the nominee of the party not in the White House in 19 of 25 attempts. Read more

Maryland graduation rates hit new high, ...

Feb 12, 2016 | 02:02 PM

Maryland’s high school graduation rate hit a new high for the class of 2015, with students in Prince George’s County making some of the state’s greatest gains and reaching a record level, according to newly released numbers.Read full article >> Read more

Mount St. Mary’s president offers to r...

Feb 12, 2016 | 12:02 PM

Amid a national controversy over academic freedom, Mount St. Mary’s University officials announced Friday afternoon that they had reinstated two professors who were fired earlier this week.One of the professors disputed that, saying he has not yet been reinstated — because he hasn’t decided yet whether to accept. The other Read more

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