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How To Calculate Your GPA — And Why It Matters

Making it through college-level classes takes a lot of hard work. At the end of the day, you want to know that it was worth the effort, and your grade point average (GPA) is the most concrete way of doing that.

Calculate your GPA for academic success. (Credit: Hive Miner)

Calculate your GPA for academic success. (Credit: Hive Miner)

Do you use your school’s GPA calculator to keep track of your GPA? As college students, we are told that our cumulative GPA will affect our postgraduate and our professional possibilities. So, it’s a good idea to know how to calculate your GPA. Read more

It’s Time To Apply For The Disney College Program!

January 23, 2017, marked the opening day for college students to apply for the Disney College Program Fall 2017 internships. The program begins in late May to early June and ends in early January 2018. The Disney College Program is a semester-long, paid internship program where students work, study, and live at one of the Disney resorts (Orlando, Florida, or Anaheim, California) in the U.S.

The program is open to undergraduate college students who are enrolled at an institution of higher education for the fall semester. Read more

Organization Tips and Ideas To Help You Stay Organized

With a new semester getting into high gear, college students are going to need all the help they can get to stay organized and meet all of their deadlines. Can you find all of your important supplies when you need them?

How about locating that reading assignment or the research that you spent hours compiling? It’s time to look at some dorm room ideas and organization tips to get organized before it’s too late. 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

4 Ways To Go Green on Your Campus

Being a college student can not only be expensive, but it can be very wasteful as well. The plastic water bottles you bring to class each day and the paper cup full of coffee you throw away can add up each day and each semester.

Make your campus a cleaner place when you go green. (Credit: Civic Arts Project)

Make your campus a cleaner place when you go green. (Credit: Civic Arts Project)

Our generation can make a difference in the environment now, and here are some ways you can do this on your campus: 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

7 Study Tips To Help You Ace Your Midterm Exams

I don’t know about you, but I always seem to psych myself out while preparing for midterm exams. And I assume I’m not the only person who stresses out about how to study before midterm exams.

Yes, you can ace your midterm exams! (Credit: Pexels)

Yes, you can ace your midterm exams! (Credit: Pexels)

Here are some effective study tips to help you ace your midterms. Read more

6 Valentine’s Day Ideas For College Students

“Wuv, twue wuv!” So says the Impressive Clergyman in the cult favorite film The Princess Bride. Spending Valentine’s Day at college can be an exciting time.

Show your love for everyone on Valentine's Day. (Credit: Pexels)

Show your love for everyone on Valentine’s Day. (Credit: Pexels)

Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or have a crush on someone, there is so much to do and many ways you can celebrate the holiday on college campus, off campus, on a budget, with friends, or alone. Here are some Valentine’s Day ideas and tips for college students. 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