“How long is this going to take?” That’s one of the most common questions people have when they are thinking about getting a grad degree. Disrupting your life for a few months is one thing, while an unexpectedly long slog is quite another. The key is to know and to plan. Below are some insights on […]

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), many community college credits are not following students when they seek a bachelor’s degree. In fact, 67% of community college students experienced the transfer burn when enrolling for a bachelor’s degree. On average, community college students lose about 13 credits following their first transfer. That’s nearly […]

When you’re applying for a graduate program, you’ll have a lot of financial and tactical questions on your mind, like cost, credits, and time to completion. But you’ll also have some really practical questions. The questions we get the most include: – What will the classes be like and who will be in them? – […]

As you explore whether a bachelor’s degree is right for you, you might run into negative information out there around the value of a bachelor’s degree. Some say too many degrees are flooding the market. Others claim that acceleration of technology and obsolescence makes academic degrees less important in some fields. But, that’s not really […]

How can you set yourself up for grad school success? If you’ve chosen your program, that’s the question that now matters most. Before you enroll and start that first graduate school course, you must be prepared for what’s ahead. Many well-intentioned degree seekers start strong but fail to finish. You need a plan that will […]

If you’re going back to school, cost is one of the most important and most stressful considerations. The good news is there is over $150 billion (yes, BILLION) available in federal grants, loans and work-study funds. The key to accessing that money is through something called the FAFSA. If you want to utilize federal financial […]

You have your bachelor’s degree, and you’re well into your career. But something isn’t quite right. It might be a matter of salary, advancement, opportunity, or confidence—or even just a feeling that you’re not really fulfilled in your work. Regardless, something has to change. One strategic way to change it is by getting a second […]

The pinnacle achievement in education, doctoral degrees may also open the doors to exclusive jobs and maximize salaries. For example, business Ph.D. holders earn 9 percent more over their lifetimes than those with only master’s degrees. In education, that number rises to 24 percent. The reason is simple. The doctorate identifies that a student has […]

If earning a doctorate degree were easy, everyone would do it. But not everyone does. It takes a certain kind of fortitude to commit to – and finish – such a rigorous academic program. Those who do are among an elite group of finishers because, according to The Atlantic magazine, about 50 percent of all […]

You’ve got enough financial stress on your plate. There’s a mortgage, or rent. Typically a car payment or two. There’s the savings, mutual funds, and investments you’re funding. And then there’s the debt—the overall U.S. household debt has increased by 11% in the past decade. Going back to school may seem impossible because you can’t […]