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October 30, 2017

Why are parents so willing to pay HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of dollars for a college degree without researching all of the other options? I mean, you wouldn't pay $250,000 for a house you wouldn't use, would you? But the fact is, many pay that much (or more) for a degree t...

September 19, 2017

How many times have you been asked "So, what do/did you want to do when you grow up?" I used to always answer (as a woman in my 20,s, 30's, 40's), "I don't know. I'm still trying to figure that out." How many of you feel the same way? Are you still trying to figure out...

September 5, 2017

Did You Know...?

- 1 in 3 students drop out their first year of college? And only about half actually graduate?

-The average student graduates with $40,000 of debt (and that is a conservative number!)?

-It takes anywhere between 10-21 years AFTER college to pay that debt...

August 15, 2017

If you haven't heard of MOOCs you may be missing out on some great educational opportunities from some of the best teachers in the world. MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, are FREE online college-level classes open to ANYONE who wants to take them. MOOCs give stud...

July 30, 2017

Why sit in a classroom for a whole semester when you can pass an exam that will exempt you from the entire course while getting credit for it? That's right, in about an hour and a half (the length of a CLEP test) you can get a college course completed for only about $8...

July 17, 2017

When talking about earning college credits early, usually the first two avenues that come to mind are CLEPs and Dual Enrollment. Both of these are relatively inexpensive ways to get some credit and are probably the most accepted at a majority of American colleges. Howe...

July 10, 2017

About 80% of students change their college major at least once with many changing their majors up to three times during their college career!

June 29, 2017

Remember those long- forgotten days when one could work a summer job (or part-time through the school year) and literally have enough for that year's college tuition?  In our parent's day a student could earn enough in one 8-hour period to pay for one college credit ho...

June 19, 2017

I guess you can call this a VLOG more than a blog since I'll be answering the questions in a short video. These are the most popular questions I have gotten over the years about College Out of the Box. Watch the video for the answers!

1. Is College Out of the Box about...

June 14, 2017

Studies say that the average student spends over $1,200 a year on textbooks! A single textbook can easily cost $300 (or more)! Well, I refuse to pay that. As a matter of fact, I spent less than the average cost of ONE textbook on ALL of his books for my son's entire co...

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