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No kitchen? No problem.   Transitioning from home to campus life is exciting. While you’re about to meet new people and acquire the knowledge of life, many challenges lie ahead—including learning how to eat well without a real kitchen. We’ve covered how to thrive in tiny space living, and although your campus likely has a number of dining halls where you can get most of your meals, having some cooking basics in your dorm will help...

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24/7 Wall St. reviewed the median earnings, 10 years after graduation, of former students who received federal financial aid while attending school as a percentage of average annual tuition and fees to identify the 50 top-ranked colleges that pay off the least. Earnings data by institution came from the U.S. Department of Education. FGORGUN / GETTY IMAGES 50. Sewanee-University of the South • Median earnings 10 yrs. after entry: $45,500 • Annual cost of attendance: $45,120 •...

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Dozens of college students from well-to-do families may be getting money reserved for poorer families thanks to a legal loophole: They’re giving up custody of their children. The tactic is legal, but ethically questionable, said Andrew Borst, the director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Chief among his concerns: Financial aid money is limited. “Money we give to one student is money not going to another student,” Borst said. Here’s how the scheme...