Financial Aid 101

Sharpen those pencils, charge those laptops, and listen up because it’s time to talk money. If you’re headed to college this year, you might be wondering how in the world you’re going to pay for it. To make the bills bearable, many families take advantage of financial aid. With $150 billion available in student aid annually, it’s a valuable resource for those who know how to capitalize. Below are three key ways to secure financial aid like a pro.

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Learning How to Learn Again: Tips on Returning to School After a Hiatus

From serving in the military to starting a family to following a passion, there are many reasons you might experience an extended break from school. If you’re re-entering the world of academia after a hiatus, it’s normal for the transition to feel nerve-racking. You may be worried you’ve forgotten how to study properly or that you won’t fit in. In reality, you’ve probably attained useful new skills while away from school that will help you inside the classroom, and your professors and peers will admire your persistence. At the end of the day, managing the shift comes down to one big thing: preparation. Properly preparing yourself and your family will start you on the right track for accomplishing your educational goals. 

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Uncommon Uses for 3 Common Degrees

As another school year approaches, you may find yourself wondering how certain degrees are utilized in the real world. The truth is, every degree offers a surprising amount of flexibility. No matter how focused your track is, you probably have more choices than you realize. Once you know what’s out there, you can pursue what interests you. To help with that, we’ve chosen three of our more traditional test topics and explored how unique their career paths can be.

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Visit DSST at NCTA’s Annual Conference

Once again, DSST will be front and center at the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Annual Conference, taking place August 1 - 4 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. DSST will host a workshop on Wednesday, August 1 from 2-2:45pm and will be present at the Exhibitor's Fair on Friday, August 3.

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DSST at The DoD Worldwide Education Symposium

The DSST program is heading to Las Vegas for the DoD Worldwide Education Symposium 2012. Attendees to the show are invited to visit DSST during the exhibition part of the show (Monday, July 23 to Wednesday, July 25) at booth number 232. In addition to stopping by the booth, attendees are encouraged to be present at the DSST information session: “DANTES Exams Program Update” on July 25, from 9:45 – 10:45am.

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DSST Hits the Road!

Springtime marks the beginning of the DSST event schedule! With exhibit booths planned for five events through the end of the year, DSST is traveling the country to spend time face to face with college advisors and administrators, specially those who look at prior learning assessment, military-friendly programs and credit for experiential learning.

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Save $10 on Any DSST Internet Exam

DSST exams taken on the Internet are $10 off the usual low price, making them even more affordable. The promotion, which has been extended through May 31, 2012, will allow you to take any of the 38 Internet-based DSST exam titles offered for the low cost of $70.

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Financial Aid 101

Sharpen those pencils, charge those laptops, and listen up because it’s time to talk money. If you’re headed to college this year, you might be wondering how in the world you’re going to pay for it. To make the bills bearable, many families take advantage of financial aid. With $150 billion available in student aid annually, it’s a valuable resource for those who know how to capitalize. Below are three key ways to secure financial aid like a pro.

Continue Reading →

Learning How to Learn Again: Tips on Returning to School After a Hiatus

From serving in the military to starting a family to following a passion, there are many reasons you might experience an extended break from school. If you’re re-entering the world of academia after a hiatus, it’s normal for the transition to feel nerve-racking. You may be worried you’ve forgotten how to study properly or that you won’t fit in. In reality, you’ve probably attained useful new skills while away from school that will help you inside the classroom, and your professors and peers will admire your persistence. At the end of the day, managing the shift comes down to one big thing: preparation. Properly preparing yourself and your family will start you on the right track for accomplishing your educational goals. 

Continue Reading →

Uncommon Uses for 3 Common Degrees

As another school year approaches, you may find yourself wondering how certain degrees are utilized in the real world. The truth is, every degree offers a surprising amount of flexibility. No matter how focused your track is, you probably have more choices than you realize. Once you know what’s out there, you can pursue what interests you. To help with that, we’ve chosen three of our more traditional test topics and explored how unique their career paths can be.

Continue Reading →