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    If your career path has you on track for studies at a graduate school, you may be considering a doctoral degree program. The doctorate is considered the highest degree in many fields of study in the U.S. Stemming from the Latin docere (“to teach”) a doctorate qualifies degree holders to teach at the higher education level within their specified field, or to practice certain professions, such as law and medicine.

  • Careers and Earnings: Highest to Lowest

    Interested in learning how much money you will make at a chosen career, or thinking about comparing projected earnings for a few different jobs or career paths? Perhaps you’d just like to browse the careers that might help you earn the salary you aspire to. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has recently released new data in its Occupational Outlook Handbook to help you determine how much you could expect to earn in your chosen career.

  • Master's Degree

    If you’ve completed your Bachelor’s Degree you may be considering whether to undertake further studies toward a graduate degree such as a Master’s Degree. Master’s Degree programs provide the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge in specific topics and skill areas and are required for entry into some professional fields (see the list of careers below).

  • Associate Degree

    If you’re just getting started on your path to higher education, congratulations! Making the decision to go to college -- whether a community college, online college, or traditional on campus college or university -- is one of the best things you can do to improve your chances of finding a rewarding career. One of the first degrees you might consider is an associate degree (typically a two-year course of study). An associate degree can be obtained through an online education or at an on-campus college or university. Let’s take a closer look at the degree’s requirements and outlook.

  • Applying to an Online College

    Just like an on campus or brick-and-mortar college or university, most online colleges require a comprehensive application process in order to select students for admission. In fact, many online university application processes are very similar (if not identical) to their offline counterparts. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to have on hand to apply to an online college:

  • What You’ll Need for Online College

    One of the most attractive reasons for attending an online college or university is the streamlined and simplified nature of study. You won’t need many supplies to get started with an online degree program. Here’s a quick look at what you’ll need to get started:


  • Federal Grant Basics

    As you look at how to pay for college, grants are a very important part of the overall financial aid picture. One of the main reasons for this is that grants, unlike student loans, do not have to be repaid. Federal grants are generally reserved for students attending four-year colleges or universities, community colleges, or career schools. Before you can apply for any federal grant you must first submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which helps the federal government determine your financial need and other factors (grant decisions are based in whole or in part on financial need). Also, keep in mind that many grants are given out on a first-come-first-served basis, so it is important to apply early. Federal grants for the 2012 academic year include:


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