financial aid

Finding money to pay for college or online degree through monetary aid in form of college scholarships and student loans or grants to fund your education isn’t as hard as one may think. However, applying for student financial aid should be considered as important as filling college admission or application form. Once appropriate research is done, you will see that funding education or higher education is easy and is doable through a lot of available options to put together an impressive financial aid/grant package.


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Degrees and Educational Levels

Degrees and Educational Levels

Associate’s DegreeA degree granted for successfully completing at least two years of undergraduate study in a prescribed academic program. Associate’s degrees are awarded by community, technical, and tribal colleges and by some programs in four-year institutions.

Bachelor’s Degree (or Baccalaureate Degree): A degree awarded for completion of a prescribed academic program (generally four years or longer) of college or university study. In some academic fields at some institutions completion of the degree may require five years. In a number of other countries the counterpart undergraduate degree is based on three years of post secondary study. (Typically in such countries, however, students must complete thirteen years of primary and secondary education before entering the university, as opposed to twelve in the U.S.) The two most common baccalaureate degrees are the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The former typically requires more breadth of course work and the latter more specialization.

Certificate: A non-degree recognition that a student has completed a prescribed program or set of requirements.

Class Standing: A student’s year in school or status (first-year student, sophomore, junior, or senior) based on the student’s progression (amount of time and/or number of credits) towards finishing degree requirements.

DegreeAn academic title awarded by an institution to a student who successfully completes a prescribed program of studies.

Degree-Seeking Student: A student who has been admitted to, and is enrolled at, an educational institution in a status designed to lead to a degree.

Doctoral Degree (or Doctorate): The highest level of graduate degree granted in certain academic fields in U.S. higher education. Typically requires four to six years or more of post-baccalaureate study with a dissertation as a capstone. The most common doctorate, called the “Doctor of Philosophy” (Ph.D.), is awarded in a large number of disciplines, not exclusively philosophy. Several fields of study, such as Doctor of Medicine (M.D.); Doctor of Law (Juris Doctorate or LL.D.); and Education (Ed.D) have their own doctoral degree designations.

Dual Degree: Two degrees awarded to a single student by two different institutions by way of a formal articulation program between the institutions. The curriculum of the dual-degree program may be under the direction of a joint program faculty, with equal representation from each participating institution, or curriculum may be the separate responsibility of each institution.

Fifth-Year Senior: A student who has completed more than four years of undergraduate studies but has not graduated. Some bachelor’s degree programs, for example, in engineering, may require five years of coursework to complete.

First-Year Student (synonymous with, and gaining currency over, Freshman): A first-year undergraduate student. Often defined operationally in terms of number of credits or courses the student has completed (for example, less than 1/4 of the credits needed to finish a four year program). Definitions vary slightly from institution to institution.

Gap Year: An extra year that some students take between high school graduation and the beginning of higher education studies. Students sometimes use such a year for international work, internships, volunteering, or study.

Graduate Student: A student enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree beyond the baccalaureate level.

Graduate StudyMost often used broadly to describe any study leading to a degree beyond the baccalaureate level. Sometimes, however, it is defined more narrowly to include only those fields whose students are enrolled in an institution’s Graduate School and to exclude those students enrolled in separately organized professional schools, such as a law school or medical school.

Joint Degree: A degree jointly offered and jointly awarded by more than one institution. A joint degree program leads to a single credential or degree conferred by all participating institutions. All institutions share responsibility for all aspects of the program’s delivery and quality. The curriculum of the joint degree program is under the direction of a joint program faculty, with representation from each participating institution.

Junior: A third-year undergraduate student. Often defined in terms of credits completed (for example, between 1/2 and 3/4 of a four-year program).

Leave of Absence: A formally arranged period of time taken away from college or university as a break from studies. Institutions have requirements detailing how long a student may be gone and how to re-enroll.

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Starbucks Busted for Brewing with ‘Toilet’ Water in Hong Kong

The study programs available in the fields like Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Computer and Information Technology, Health Care and medical services, Legal and paralegal and many more are collected here for your reference. Whether you choose to pursue a degree in Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice or any other, it will be a good idea to consider the following when making a choice:

Tuition and Fees
Find out the total cost of tuition and fees for a given program; add to that the cost of books, boarding and lodging. If you trying to get into a campus based program find out exactly how much time and money are you going to spend commuting to school. Are you planning to work to support yourself financially while you pursue your educational goals? Find out about your class timings and plan accordingly. Consider the extra effort required to work weekends and study for exams. Are your work timings flexible? Take a good look at your school calendar (most schools generally have one available online). Inform your employer or work place about your exam and test dates to avoid problems later on.

Application deadlines
Most schools and universities publish their admission deadlines on their website. Take time to prepare for your admission. Finding and arranging your documents, writing an application essay, sending your test scores, checking for prerequisites and transferring credits take time. Make sure you have enough time before you start your application. Collect the documents and send it on time to avoid paying late fees. Call or email to find your admission status. Visit the school or university to solve any queries or doubts you may have. Be prepared to pay your fees and other financial dues when the school or university grants you admission and notifies you to make the payment.


Okay, this is kind of gross. A Starbucks’ coffee shop in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial district was recently discovered to be brewing coffee with water from a parking garage bathroom faucet ever since it opened in October 2011. The unsavory revelation has sparked outrage and drawn criticism from clientele and other locals.

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AFP reports that local newspaper Apple Daily uncovered photos of the faucet just a few feet away from a urinal in a “dingy washroom” marked for Starbucks use. The shop itself is located in the heart of the city’s bustling financial Central district in the landmark Bank of China building.

The store has acknowledged it is using the faucet to brew coffee. “There is no direct water supply to that particular store, that’s why we need to obtain the drinking water from the nearest source…

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Enoch walked with God

Samuel at Gilgal

George WhitefieldWalking with God implies that a man is actually reconciled to God the Father. This is possible through the all-sufficient righteousness and atonement of Jesus Christ. Jesus is our peace as well as our peacemaker. George Whitefield writes:

“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” (Genesis 5:24)

Various are the pleas and arguments which men of corrupt minds frequently urge against yielding obedience to the just and holy commands of God. But, perhaps, one of the most common objections that they make is this, that our Lord’s commands are not practicable, because contrary to flesh and blood; and consequently, that he is ‘a hard master, reaping where he has not sown, and gathering where he has not strewed’. These we find were the sentiments entertained by that wicked and slothful servant mentioned in the 25th of St. Matthew; and are undoubtedly the same…

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Elementary Education Degrees and Resources

Elementary teachers generally teach children from kindergarten to grade sixth. They prepare the young students for further schooling by teaching them the basic concepts of math and reading.

Elementary Education Degrees and Resources

Elementary teachers generally teach children from kindergarten to grade sixth. They prepare the young students for further schooling by teaching them the basic concepts of math and reading.