The College Student Guide on How To File Your Taxes

Do you need to file your income taxes? I wish I didn’t! But here’s the great thing about filing income taxes—there are good odds, especially as a college student, that you’ll get a return with some money back from what you’ve earned over the year.

Now is the time to file your taxes. (Credit: IRS)

Now is the time to file your taxes. (Credit: IRS)

If you’re wondering about how to file your taxes, or aren’t even sure if you need to file federal income taxes for 2016, check out these tax tips. Read more

Hey, It’s Digital Learning Day! Here’s What You Need To Know About It

I think it’s safe to say our society has come a long way in terms of technology, and now is a very exciting time to be a part of it! It seems hard to believe that not even ten years ago it was unheard of for college professors and students to use digital tools in and outside the classroom – and now we even have a holiday to recognize it, Digital Learning Day!

So, in case you’re wondering what exactly digital learning is or why we celebrate it, read on to get the answers you need and decide how you can be a part of Digital Learning Day. Read more

How To Not Get In a Tax-Related Identity Theft Scam

As if filing your tax return weren’t stressful enough, now you have to worry about tax fraud and someone stealing your identity. What is identity theft? In this case, it’s when someone files a fake tax return using your identity in order to claim an income tax refund.

Don't let identity theft happen to you. (Credit: Pexels)

Don’t let identity theft happen to you. (Credit: Pexels)

Then your legit tax return gets rejected and you don’t get your refund. The IRS wants to alert college students about this scam because we are often at risk. Read more

6 Spring Break Tips For Stress-Free International Travel

Some adventurous college students decide to travel international for spring break destinations for a memorable experience. You’ll learn about other cultures, eat exotic foods, and see beautiful scenery.

Travel with ease for your spring break trip. (Credit: Pexels)

Travel with ease for your spring break trip. (Credit: Pexels)

But traveling to another country can be a source of stress if not approached with careful planning and realistic expectations. Here are some tips for safety and CDC recommendations for international travel. Read more

5 Things To Do When You Owe Taxes

For many college students, living with debt is just a fact of life. But when you owe money with your federal tax return, things can get serious fast. The tax return deadline this year is April 18, 2017, and you have until then to figure out how to pay what you owe. If you don’t satisfy the payment requirements, you could find your wages garnished.

Here's to hoping you don't have to owe taxes. (Credit: Pexels)

Here’s to hoping you don’t have to owe taxes. (Credit: Pexels)

But it doesn’t have to go that far if you take action. Here are some tax tips for what you can do when you owe Uncle Sam. Read more

Make Income Tax Filing Easy With These 3 Tips

Part of being an adult involves filing and paying your income tax. Tax rates for college students tend to be low because their income tends to be low. Your federal tax refund may be large or small depending on income, withholding and filing status.

Don't let stress get to you when filing your tax return. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Don’t let stress get to you when filing your tax return. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Income tax e-filing is the safest way to file your tax return. Payment of income tax, if you end up owing, is another matter. Still, there are ways to take the stress out of tax time. Read more

Prepare For Second Semester Like A Pro

The holiday break really flew by, didn’t it? I remember how quickly those weeks on the calendar counted down and before I knew it, second semester had begun. It can be hard to refocus after a long break, so having a few life hacks in your back pocket for how to prepare is a good thing.

Organization is one way to prepare for second semester. (Credit: Evensi)

Organization is one way to prepare for second semester. (Credit: Evensi)

Maybe you will be the lucky college student who will have no problem with the transition back to class, but better safe than sorry! Read more

Hey Students, What’s Weighing You Down?!

If you want the chance to win a $100 gift card, this is an opportunity you can’t MISS! At participating college campuses across the country, our Cengage student ambassadors will be chatting with their classmates on how to lighten their load with the use of digital tools.

Read on for more details about this event. Read more

How college students can improve their credit score

I know that having a good credit score is probably the last thing that most college students want to be thinking about. You’ve got finals and roommate issues and student loans to worry about, finance topics can wait, right?

Find out how you can improve your credit score. (Credit: US Credit Card Guide)

Find out how you can improve your credit score. (Credit: US Credit Card Guide)

But unfortunately they really can’t. So read on for the things you need to know about how to improve your credit score. Read more

5 ways second semester freshman year is better

You’ve survived your first semester of college as a freshman and even came back for the second semester! You’ve learned some valuable survival techniques to navigate your academics and dorm life.

Find out the many ways second semester is better than the first. (Credit: Odyssey)

Find out the many ways second semester is better than the first. (Credit: Odyssey)

But everyone says that the spring semester of freshman year is so much better than the first. Here are some college tips for making your best college semester your second semester. Read more