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Stranger Pledges to Pay Future College Costs for 26 Kindergartners

Filed under: College Savings Plans Getty By Krystal Steinmetz An entire kindergarten class at Rio Vista Elementary School in Anaheim, California, has a free golden ticket to college, thanks to the generosity of a complete stranger. Marty Burbank, an attorney and Navy veteran from Fullerton, California, went from stranger to hero after he pledged $ 1 million to pay the ...

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11 Ways to Save Big on College Textbooks

Filed under: College, Deals, Saving AOL By Brandon Ballenger Most college students will return to campus later this month, and they’ll spend a lot of money on textbooks. Students at public four-year colleges spent an average of $ 1,225 on books and supplies during the 2014-15 school year, according to the College Board. The total was even higher for private ...

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Jerry Tarkanian Dead — Legendary College Basketball Coach Dies at 84

breaking news Jerry Tarkanian — one of the greatest college basketball coaches of all time — has passed away at a Las Vegas hospital after battling a respiratory ailment … this according to his son.  The 84-year-old — aka “Tark the Shark” — was first hospitalized Monday … but his health took a serious turn for the worse and he ...

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If any college coach was an ‘educator,’ it was Dean Smith

Smith was socially conscious in a way other modern coaches are not. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last year-plus covering lawsuits and unionizations attempts in college sports, and as a result, I’ve heard a lot about this idea of college coaches as “educators.” The NCAA and its schools claim that’s what makes college sports different — coaches ...

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Best College Values for Under $20,000 a Year

Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, College, Education, Financial Education By Sandra Block The cost of a public college education continues to rise, despite an improving economy. The University of Maryland recently announced a rare midyear tuition increase of about 2 percent. The governing board of the University of North Carolina system is considering hiking tuition 4 percent next year ...

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Best College Values for Under $20,000 a Year

Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, College, Education, Financial Education By Sandra Block The cost of a public college education continues to rise, despite an improving economy. The University of Maryland recently announced a rare midyear tuition increase of about 2 percent. The governing board of the University of North Carolina system is considering hiking tuition 4 percent next year ...

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Week 7 college football opening lines, topped by Auburn over Mississippi State

Two of the top three teams in the nation clash when No. 2 Auburn visits No. 3 Mississippi State on Saturday. Full opening spreads below. The No. 3 Mississippi State Bulldogs are a perfect 5-0 straight and 4-1 against the spread over their last five games, including a 48-31 home win over Texas A&M last Saturday. The Bulldogs will try ...

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Mississippi is the center of the college football universe. How did we get here?

With the nation watching, both Ole Miss and Mississippi State came up with enormous wins on Saturday and were rewarded with top-five poll rankings. “College GameDay” had never been to the state before, and now it’ll be there two straight weeks. In my August trip to England, I wrote, “In a continent that has seen wars, plagues, and disaster, you ...

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Know if You Should Apply to Law School Immediately After College

Potential applicants should consider their professional goals, academic profile and financial situation when deciding when to apply to law school. ​Every year, many students come to me with this common question: “When should I apply to law school?” The answer to this question depends greatly on each individual’s situation. Here is some advice for four types of potential applicants who ...

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