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What to Do Before Leaving for College
This comprehensive list provides a run down of everything you need to do, prepare, and pack before starting college.

How Long Should You Wait for a Late Professor?
How long should you wait for a professor who's late for class? Unless your school has a written policy, it depends on the circumstances.

How to Stay Motivated in the Final Weeks of School
Learn how to stay motivated at the end of the semester by using these tips, including finding new places to study, and setting up a reward system for yourself. Page 2.

How Important Is a College Minor?
Much is made of having a minor (or two or three) during your time in school. But how important is a college minor once you graduate?

How to Meet People in College
Knowing how to meet people in college seems so easy -- until you try it. Find a list of 10 easy ways to meet people during your time in school.

12 Easy Meal Ideas for College Students
These 12 easy meal ideas for college students are simple, are inexpensive, and use items easily found in your residence hall room or kitchen.

What to Do if You Failed a Test in College
Think you failed a test mid-semester or during finals week? Luckily, there are a few options available for college students who think they failed a test.

10 Mistakes to Avoid While in College
Worried about doing something wrong in college? Check out this list of 10 college mistakes to avoid -- no matter who you are.

How to Stay Motivated in the Final Weeks of School
Short on time, energy, and resources when you need them the most? Learn how to stay motivated at the end of the semester.

What to Do If You Think You Chose the Wrong Major
That feeling in your gut keeps getting stronger and stronger, and it's time to own up to it. Learn what to do If you think you chose the wrong major.

What Are You Going to Do After You Graduate?
Find a list of 10 good answers to the age-old question:

Top 10 College Mistakes to Avoid
Check out this list of 10 college mistakes to avoid, including not taking the right classes, not picking the right major, or even just not graduating. Page 2.

Political Activism and Voting for College Students -- Information on Political Activism and Voting for College Students
Learn why (and how) you should make the time to vote in college as well as smart ways to get politically involved (while still having time to do your homework, of course).

College Jobs - Information on College Jobs
Most students have a college job during their time in school. Learn more about how to make the most of your college job without sacrificing the rest of your college experience.

Recipes & Ideas for On-Campus Cooking
Cooking in a residence hall or small on-campus apartment can be a challenge in and of itself. Find a variety of recipes and meal plans for quick, easy, and tasty foods that won't remind you of the campus dining hall.

Valentine's Day Ideas & Suggestions for College Students
Valentine's Day as a college student can be one of the highlights of spring semester -- or not. Whether you're celebrating with a boyfriend or girlfriend or celebrating being single, find ideas and suggestions of how to make the most of a college Valentine's Day.

College Co-Curricular Life - Information and Explanations About Extracurricular Life in College
Advice, explanations, and suggestions about most things that happen outside of the classroom during your college experience.

College Dorm Room Essentials -- Essentials for a College Dorm Room
Having the essentials for any college dorm room on hand can make a college student's academic year much easier. Learn what essentials you'll need to make it through.

Food & Dining for On-Campus Living
Living in a residence hall or apartment on campus can create a challenging environment for eating and cooking. From meal plans to recipes, learn how to make the most of your food options while in college.

College Terms: Terms all College Students Should Know
From academic, residence life, and financial aid terms to the Greek letters used by fraternities and sororities, life in college sometimes needs a little translation.

College Health & Wellness - Information On How To Stay Healthy While In College
Information on how to maintain all aspects of your health during your time in school.

Living Off-Campus - Information about Off-Campus College Living
Living off-campus can be quite different than on-campus living. Find advice here about how to decide if living off-campus is right for you, what life will be like as a commuter student, and how you can make sure you stay connected to campus life.

Reviews & Recommendations - Reviews & Recommendations of Resources for College Students
As a college student, you don't have time to search for the best deals or the best items out there. Check out reviews of online sellers and resellers, learn if you can trust faculty-reviewing Web sites, and find out if you should buy a laptop or desktop computer.

Roommates
Your roommate can have an enormous impact on your college experience. Learn how to set yourself up for a good roommate relationship -- and how to handle it if things get rocky.

Roommates
Your roommate can have an enormous impact on your college experience. Learn how to set yourself up for a good roommate relationship -- and how to handle it if things get rocky.

Everything You Need to Know about Having a College Roommate
Find answers to all of your college roommate related questions, from how to contact your roommate for the first time to how to handle roommate conflicts.

College Safety
From protecting your stuff to staying safe on dates, it's easier than you might think to ensure your safety while in college.

Spring Break Information for College Students -- College Student Spring Break Information
Spring Break Information for College Students

Study Abroad - Studying Abroad While In College
Thinking about studying abroad? Learn more about how to know if it's right for you, what to consider when making your decision, and how to readjust when you return to campus.

College Terms: Terms all College Students Should Know
The lingo of college can be overwhelmed. Learn more about what the terms stand for and mean.

Unique College Student Clubs and Organizations - Profiles of Unique College Student Clubs and Organizations
College students almost always have clubs and organizations on a college campus. Learn more about unique college students clubs and organizations from across the country.

College Graduation Announcements -- Information on College Graduation Announcements
Find sample graduation announcements, biblical passages for graduation announcements, and information on where to get graduation announcements for your upcoming college graduation.

2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards -- 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards for College Life
The 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards recognize the best of the best, as chosen by readers -- like you. See a list of the finalists and winners for College Life.

College Halloween Ideas
Need help planning for a great college Halloween? From costume ideas to party tips and tricks (and treats!), find all you need to know.

Information for College Students on the 2012 Presidential Election
From debate schedules to learning how to be politically active in college (and still finding time to get your homework done), there's a lot to handle during election season. Find out all you need to know about the 2012 presidential election.

2013 About.com Readers' Choice Awards -- 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Awards for College Life
The 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Awards use reader nominations and votes to select the best of the best. Nominate, vote for, and see a list of the finalists for the College Life award categories.

Back on the Homefront - Staying Connected to Friends, Family, and Home While You're In College
Whether you're 3,000 or 30 miles away, you still have to manage everything back at home. Learn more about managing long-distance relationships; keeping parents, friends, and siblings connected without being too connected; and handling your visits home.

College Dating - Tips and Advice on Dating While In College
Tips on having a healthy, safe, and fun dating life while a college student.

Living On-Campus - Information about On-Campus College Living
Living on-campus can sometimes be the highlight of your college experience, but that doesn't mean there won't be speed bumps along the way. Find out more about roommates, hall communities, terms you should know, and the pros and cons of on-campus living.

Money & Finances - Managing Money and Finances in College
Managing your money and finances can sometimes seem like an education in itself when you're in school. Find out more about financial aid, jobs, terms you should know, credit cards, and common myths about college-related money and finances.

College Graduation and Life After College -- Information on College Graduation and Life After College
Graduating from college and preparing for life after college -- while still staying on top of your classes, of course -- can be challenging. Find information on how to prepare for graduation and life after you leave school.

Where to Find Privacy and Quiet Time in College
Not sure where -- or if -- you can find any privacy in college? Find a list of 9 places you can go on any college campus to find some privacy.

Best Gift Ideas for Mom if You're a College Student
Finding the right gift for Mom can be a challenge for college students, who are often short on time, energy, and funds. Find 7 easy and personal gift ideas you can make or do from your campus.

12 Opportunities for Leadership in College
Want to take on a leadership role in college? Learn 12 places to challenge yourself and expand your horizons when it comes to college leadership.

25 Places Off Campus to Volunteer in College
Getting off campus to volunteer in college can be one of the highlights of your time in school. But where to go? Find a list of 25 great off-campus places to volunteer in college.

16 Suggestions for Simple College Workouts
Need to get a college workout into your busy schedule? Find a list of 16 college workouts any student can do -- and stick with.

Off Campus Places to Volunteer in College
Where can you go to get off campus to volunteer in college? Find a list of great off-campus places to volunteer, including local environmental, health, and political organizations. Page 2.

Gift Ideas for Siblings When You're in College
Not sure what gift to get for your brother or sister? Check out this list of 6 gift ideas for siblings -- even ones as crazy as yours.

Pros and Cons of Having a College Roommate
Not sure if a having a college roommate is a good idea? Find a list of things to consider before deciding if having a college roommate is good for you -- or not.

A Thanksgiving Guide for College Students
As a college student, you may be going home or staying on campus for Thanksgiving. No matter what you're situation, learn more about what options college students have for making the most of their Thanksgiving break.

How to Celebrate the End of the Semester in College
The end of the semester may take forever to come in college. But once it does, it can hit you like a ton of bricks. Learn 6 ways to celebrate the end of the semester in college.

What to Pack When Coming Home from College
If you're coming home from college for Thanksgiving or Spring Break, knowing what to pack can ensure your time at home is productive and enjoyable. Find a list of what to pack if you're coming home from college.

How to Decide if You Should Transfer to a New College
Not happy at your current college or university? But not sure if transferring is the best option? Going over this 4-point checklist can help clarify if transferring is the right choice -- or not.

What to Expect on Your First Visit Home During College
You've been away at school for a month or so. You're living your own life, setting your own schedule, and more or less making in on your own. Think your first visit home is going to be just like your pre-college days? Think again.

5 Place to Find Money for College in an Emergency
College students may find themselves in an emergency when it comes to money for college. Whether it's from an unexpected expense or funding that fell through, many students will need money for college in an emergency during their time at school. Find 5 places that can help.

20 Ways to Spend a College New Year's Eve
Not sure how to spend New Year's Eve in college? Get 20 ideas to help make your college New Year's Eve plans fun and exciting.

How to Keep in Touch with Friends from High School
Worried about losing your high school friendships when you go to college? Learn 5 things you can do to keep your high school friends -- even during your college years.

Ideas for Long-Distance Gifts for Couples
Managing a long-distance relationship in college is hard enough without having to coordinate gifts for things like holidays and Valentine's Day. Fortunately, with a little creative planning, long-distance gifts don't have to be as complicated as your long-distance relationship.

Family Graduation Announcement Wording Sample
See example #2 of a college graduation announcement mentioning family.

Formal Graduation Announcement Wording Sample
See example #3 of a formal college graduation announcement.

Should I Spend My College Summer on Campus?
Thinking of spending your college summer on campus? Find out if spending your summer on campus is a good idea for your particular situation.

How Much Money Will I Need for College?
Not sure how much money you'll need for college? Find a list of important expenses and the steps you'll need to take to figure out how much money you'll need in college.

Questions During Fraternity or Sorority Recruitment
Not sure if that fraternity or sorority is right for you? Find a list of 10 important questions to ask during the recruitment process.

Fraternity or Sorority Recruitment - Questions to Ask
Not sure if that fraternity or sorority is right for you? Read a list of important questions to ask during the recruitment process, including time commitment and rumors. Page 2.

Buying Used College Books Online - Should I Buy Used College Books Online?
Your campus bookstore may not have used books available, they may not have them on time, or they may have already run out. Find out what your online options are for purchasing used books.

How to Be a Good Houseguest
Unable to head home for a long weekend or vacation? Heading to your friend's, roommate's, or partner's place? Learn how to be a good houseguest -- and what to expect.

Relaxing over College Holiday Breaks -- How to Relax over College Holiday Breaks
College students have intense stress during their academic semester. With all that there is to balance, how's a student to relax and de-stress over a holiday break?

25 Bucket List Items For Graduating College Students
Wondering what to add to your college

College Bucket List -- 25 Ideas for a College Bucket List
Wondering what to add to your college

The Top 10 Ways Students Waste Time in College
Check out these top ways of wasting time in college, and how to tell if they're good or bad in any given situation. This list includes email, video games, and movies. Page 2.

Rules for Sharing a College Bathroom
If you're in college, you'll inevitably have to deal with a college bathroom. So just how can you go about setting up rules for sharing such a private place with one (or more) people?

Rules for Sharing a College Bathroom and Having Guests
How can you go about setting up rules for sharing such a private bathroom with roommates? Here's some tips about having guests and sharing things. Page 2.

How to De-Stress in College (50 Ways, #26-50)
Not sure how to destress in college? Find 50 ways to relax amidst the chaos of college life, including treating yourself to new songs, watching videos online, and daydreaming about life. Page 2.

50 Ways to De-Stress in College
Not sure how to destress? Find 50 ways to destress, specifically catered to college students.

College Graduation Gifts to Give to Yourself
Reward your hard work in college by buying yourself a graduation gift. Here is a list of ideas to buy yourself, including spa treatments, trips, and donating. Page 2.

14 College Graduation Gifts for Yourself
Not sure what you should get yourself for your college graduation? Find 14 ideas that can work for nearly anyone.

15 Things to Talk to Your Professor About
Interested in talking with your professor, but nervous about the conversation? Find a list of 15 things you can easily talk to your professor about.

What to Talk to Your Professor About During Office Hours
Interested in talking with your professor during office hours? Here is a list of easy topics to talk to your professor about, including job opportunities and scholarships. Page 2.

Education Quotes
Read quotes about education by figures ranging from Plato to John F. Kennedy, with citation information included. Page 2.

10 Signs You're Overcommitted in College
Starting to think you have a little too much on your plate this semester? See the 10 signs you're overcommitted in college.

Signs You're Working Too Hard in College
Do you have a little too much on your plate this semester? Read about the different signs showing that you're overcommitted, including sleep problems and health decline. Page 2.

20 Ways to Celebrate a College Birthday
Looking for ways to celebrate a college birthday? Find a list of 20 fun, funky, and celebratory ideas.

20 Ways to Celebrate a College Birthday - Ideas 11-20
Looking for ways to celebrate a college birthday? Find new ideas including volunteering, doing free things, and celebrate by having time alone. Page 2.

2014 College Halloween Costumes
Need to make sure your college Halloween costume is a great one for 2014? Look no further.

2014 College Costumes for Women
If you're looking for a great female college costume for 2014, you're in luck. This year has been full of women (and women characters) in the news.

College Costume Ideas for Women
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An index of categories in the

2011 Halloween
Want to make your 2011 college Halloween one to remember? Find everything from costume ideas to how tips and tricks on throwing a rock-star-worthy Halloween party.

2012 Halloween
Need costume ideas perfect for a 2012 college Halloween? Find all you need to know.

2013 Halloween Costumes for Couples
Need a great couple costume for Halloween? Find 25 couple-costume ideas, all specifically for 2013.

Celebrity Halloween Costumes for Couples
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How to Write a Formal College Graduation Announcement
See example #2 of a formal college graduation announcement.

Simple Graduation Announcement Examples
See example #1 of a college graduation announcement mentioning family.

Top 10 Ways of Wasting Time in College
Not sure if you're wasting time? Check out these top ways of wasting time in college -- and how to tell if they're good or bad in any given situation.

Education Quotes -- Quotes about Education
Need education quotes? Find quotes about education by figures ranging from Plato to John F. Kennedy.

How to Tell Your Parents You Want to Drop Out of College
Thinking about quitting school but afraid to tell your folks? Find 4 guidelines to use when telling your parents you want to drop out of college.

5 Smart Ways to Multitask in College
If you're going to seriously, intentionally multitask during your time in college, you'll need to know how to do so smartly.

Ideas for College Spring Break Trips
Spring Break is rapidly approaching, but your brain is too fried from everything else to even think about what options you have. Find ten fun ideas of what to do over your college spring break.

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What to Do if You're Failing a Class in College
Not sure what to do if you're failing a class in college? Learn what steps you can take to make the best of a bad situation.

College Life: Advice & Tips for Attending College
From difficult classes and roommates to your social life and finances, learn more about how to make the most of your college life.

"Getting Things Done" for College Students


20 Reasons Why Going to Class Is Important in College
You're tired, you have a ton to do, or you just don't have the motivation. Then why go to class? Before you skip, check out these 20 reasons why going to class in college might be more important than you think.

5 Smart Reasons to Live with Your Parents After College
Although it can be stigmatized, moving back in with your parents after graduating from college can also be a smart idea for many students.

What to Take to a College Exam
Tests in college are unlike tests in high school or even college admissions tests. Learn what you can take to a college exam -- and what you can't.

10 Ways to Get Out of the Sophomore Slump
Feeling in your sophomore year? Learn 10 ways to snap out of the infamous

How to Negotiate a Curfew with Your Parents
That curfew you had in high school no longer works with your college life. Learn 5 tips for how to negotiate a curfew with your parents.

How to Write a Research Paper in College
Problem: the project seems insurmountably huge. Solution: break things down into smaller projects, work backward, and take it one step at a time.

How to Handle College Long Distance Relationships
Knowing how to handle long-distance relationships in college can be challenging. With a little work and some smart planning, however, it can be done.

How to Petition for a Grade Change in College
Petitioning for a grade change in college can be tricky. With a little knowledge about the process, however, it can sometimes be done.

How to Study Abroad as a Science Major
Studying abroad can be especially difficult for science majors. With some careful planning, however, it can be done.

College Academic Lingo Defined
TA, GI, GSI, GSA, GA . . . it's alphabet soup at college sometimes. Learn the definitions for the most common academic terms before you arrive.

Before You Arrive on Campus - What to Do and How to Prepare Before You Arrive at College
Information and strategies about how to prepare yourself for a strong semester before you arrive on campus.

How to Select the Best College Meal Plan
Learn about traditional college meal plan structures, how to choose what's best for you, and how to manage your plan throughout the semester.

9 College Farewell Party Themes
These 9 farewell party themes can make sure the festivities are a perfect balance of celebration, acknowledgement, and fun.

What Is a Student Loan Exit Interview?
You know you need to complete one before you can graduate, but what exactly is a student loan exit interview? And is it really all that important?

What to Get Rid of After College Graduation
Not sure what to get rid of after college graduation? Check out this list of 6 kinds of items you can -- and should -- toss.

What to Keep After College Graduation
As you go through your college-related items and begin your transition to post-college life, make sure you keep these 7 key items.

Dealing with College Professors
Interacting with professors can be one of the more intimidating parts of college. Get tips and tricks on how to do everything from dealing with a bad professor to asking for a letter of recommendation.

How to Thank a Favorite Professor
Being a professor is hard - and often thankless - work. If you've had a truly great professor and want to thank him or her, consider these 8 gestures.

12 Pictures to Take Before You Graduate from College
If you want to make sure your photos turn into mementos down the road, consider taking these 12 key pictures before you graduate from college.

"Getting Things Done" -- A Perfect Book for College Students
The bestselling

What Is the Difference Between a College and a University?
You've heard the terms used for different kinds of institutions, but ... what exactly is the difference between a college and a university?

5 Harmful Multitasking College Habits
While there can be some smart ways to multitask in college, there are also some multitasking habits that can do more harm than good.

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5 Ways to Track Your College Expenses
Learn 5 ways to track your college expenses so you can avoid any surprises at the end of the month (or semester!).

How Study Abroad Prepares You for Graduate School
Of all the benefits study abroad offers, the preparation it provides for graduate study can easily be overlooked.

4 Tips for Balancing a Job in College
Balancing a job with everything else you have going on in college can be a challenge -- to say the least. Find 4 quick tips on how to make things a little easier on yourself.

Time Management for College Students
Time can quickly become your most precious commodity in college. Learning how to manage and use it wisely may be one of the most useful things you can do for yourself.

5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Mornings in College
How can you utilize the quiet, calm mornings on a college campus in ways that are productive -- and enjoyable?

How to Stay Connected as a Commuter Student
Staying connected to campus as a commuter college student can be challenging. With a few wise choices, however, it can be easier than you might think.

6 Benefits of Being Single in College on Valentine's Day
Feeling pressure to be coupled up on February 14th? No need; check out these 6 benefits of being single in college on Valentine's Day.

9 Sweet and Simple Ways to Reward Yourself in College
You just had a great day and reached a major college goal. So what can you do that won't break your budget or seem overindulgent?

What to Do If Your Roommate Snores
If your roommate snores, you'll need to address the situation ASAP. But what are your options? And how can you begin the conversation?

Should I Take Summer Classes in College?
During the fall and spring semesters, taking classes is a no-brainer. But what about taking college courses over the summer?

College Academic Life - How to Manage Academic Life While in College
Learn more about how to successfully interact with, manage, and utilize the academic resources of your school.

Handling College Problems
From failing a class to having a bad professor, the list of academic problems college students can encounter sometimes seems endless. Learn what to do.

Best Ten Places to Study on a College Campus
Finding places to study on a college campus can be a challenge. Check out these ten original ideas for places to study that can help you focus on your college coursework with a minimum of distractions.

What Exactly Is the "Sophomore Slump"?
You've heard the term tossed around here and there, but just what exactly is the

College Valentine's Day Survival Guide
Whether you're single or in a serious relationship, this College Student Valentine's Day Survival Guide has something for everyone.

7 Unique Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Don't want to do the usual chocolates and roses as a Valentine's Day gift this year? Check out these 7 options for unique gifts for Valentine's Day for your girlfriend or boyfriend.

Can a Student Date a College Professor?
Your professor is funny, smart, and kinda cute. But is it okay to date a professor during your time in college?

5 Things to Do Off Campus If You're Single on Valentine's Day
Living off campus and feeling like everyone has special plans for Valentine's Day? Don't miss out on the fun; learn how to celebrate in style.

5 Romantic Getaways in College
Want to escape with your college partner? Find 5 unique places to go that won't blow your budget but that can still fun and romantic.

5 Critical Skills for Managing Your Time in College
Learn the 5 key skills for college time management so that you can stay on top of your seemingly never-ending to-do list.

10 Reasons to Get a College Degree
Being in college is hard in many ways: financially, academically, personally. Keep yourself motivated with these ten reasons to get a college degree.

5 Things to Do On Campus If You're Single on Valentine's Day
In college? Single? Feb. 14th quickly approaching? Don't worry! Check out these 5 things to do on campus if you're single on Valentine's Day

5 Cheap College Date Ideas
Date? Yes. Money? No. Find 5 cheap college date ideas to make sure you have a good time without blowing your budget.

How to Tell Your Parents You Want to Transfer Colleges
Your parents likely invested a lot of time, energy, and money sending you to college. So how can you go about telling them that you want to transfer?

What to Do If Your Professor Hates You
Convinced your college professor hates you? Whether you're right or wrong, you'll need to do something sooner rather than later.

Why Working in College Is a Good Idea
Think working in college is a bad idea? Turns out it's actually great. Check out these 6 benefits of working during your time in school.

How to Get Your Homework Done in College
Not sure you can get your homework done in college? Don't worry; these 6 tips can help you handle whatever comes your way.

What Vaccines Do I Need for College?
Not sure what vaccinations you might need for college? Check out this list of reliable, up-to-date resources on where exactly you can find out.

5 Tricks for Balancing Homework and a Job in College
How can you balance homework and a college job in a way that seems manageable? Step one: Check out these 5 tricks.

What to Do If You Have a Bad Adviser
If you think (or just plain know) you have a bad adviser in college, you'll need to adjust accordingly -- and as soon as reasonably possible.

21 Careers for English Majors - Applying Your Knowledge
English majors often graduate with a degree everyone knows about -- but not what to do with. Find a list of 21 careers for English majors.

How to Find Time to Exercise in College
Working out can be a challenge for even the most diligent students. Learn how to find the time -- and energy -- to exercise in college.

14 Career Options for Business Majors
Thinking about majoring in business? Find a list of 14 career options if you have -- or are interested in getting -- a business degree.

15 Tips for Conquering Your College Freshmen Fears
Nervous? Anxious? Think they let you in by accident and that you'll never make friends? Find 15 tips for conquering your college freshmen fears.

Good New Year's Resolutions for College Students
With the new year comes New Year's resolutions, too. How can you tell if your resolutions are good ones during your college years?

16 Careers for a Communications Major
Your problem as a communications major is not necessarily what to do with your degree but what industry you'd like to work in.

10 New Year's Resolutions for College Students
Making some resolutions during your time in school? These 10 New Year's Resolutions are perfect -- and perfectly doable -- for college students.

25 College Party Themes and Ideas
So you're in charge of planning a major college party. Find 25 college party themes that can work (if not rock) on any college campus.

College Party Themes -- 25 College Party Themes
So you're in charge of planning a major college party -- which means you'll need a theme, of course. Find 25 college party themes that can work (if not rock) on any college campus. Page 2.

What to Do If You Miss Class in College
With no one taking attendance, you might assume that missing class doesn't really matter. So do you need to do anything if you miss class in college?

Should I Take Morning or Afternoon Classes in College?
In college, you often have the flexibility of planning your own schedule. But should you take morning or afternoon classes? What's best?

7 College Leadership Opportunities for Introverts
Think being an introvert means you can't be involved in a leadership role in college? Think again.

50 Differences Between College and High School
College vs. High School: The differences are many -- and important. Find a list of 50 differences between college and high school.

10 Cheap, Easy, and Healthy Snacks for College Students
Always hungry during your busy days at school? Check out this list of 10 cheap, easy, and healthy snacks for college students.

8 Holiday Gift Ideas for College Roommates
The holidays are approaching and you need to get your roommie a gift. Check out this list of 8 holiday gift ideas for college roommates.

College Student Holiday Survival Guide -- Holiday Survival Guide for College Students
In college, but don't know what gifts to get the people you love? Need smart ways to earn and manage money over the break? Not sure where to go when the campus residence halls close? Have homework to do but need some guidance about how to stay focused? All of these questions -- and many more! -- are addressed in the About.com College Life Holiday Survival Guide.

Managing and Saving Money in College
Funds are infamously tight for college students. Learn some crucial ways to manage your money, think creatively about finances, find hidden savings, and handle the unexpected.

10 Tips for Moving Back In with Your Parents After College
While living with your parents after your college graduation may not have been your first choice, there are some things you can do to make the situation easier for everyone -- including yourself.

15 Ideas for Breakfast in College
Tired of the same thing (or nothing) for college breakfast? Here are 15 ways to mix up your morning meal in college.

Key Items for a College Grocery List
Not sure what to put on your college grocery list? From soup to nuts, a list of all that you'll need to save money and keep a well-balanced diet.

College Stress Survival Guide
Having stress in college doesn't always have to mean being stressed in college. This college stress survival guide can help you keep your stress in check.

15 Ways to Stay Safe in College
Staying safe at college doesn't have to be complicated. Check out these fifteen easy, quick tips to make sure you, and your stuff, stay safe while you're in school.

How to Become a Resident Adviser (RA)
Interested in become a college resident adviser but not sure what the process is like? Find out what the application experience is like on most campuses.

Should I Be a College Resident Adviser (RA)?
Being a resident adviser (RA) in college can be a great job while you're in school. But being an RA also comes with pros and cons that you may not have considered before applying. Learn more about being a college RA and if it's the right fit for you.

How to Organize a Dorm Room
Dorm rooms are famous for being small. Following these 5 rules for how to organize a dorm room, however, can help make the most of that tiny space.

A Guide to Doing Laundry in College
Many students learn how to do their own laundry when they go to college. Learn all the ins and outs of doing laundry in college.

A Guide to Packing for Spring Break
Not sure what to pack for Spring Break? If you're heading somewhere warm, this list is a must-see to make sure you've packed everything you need.

How to Get Enough Sleep in College
Given that sleep often gets cut first when stress levels pile up, these 7 simple tips can ensure you find time to sleep enough in college.

Roommate Gifts - 10 Ideas That Won't Blow Your Budget
Need ideas about gifts for your roommate? Check out this list 10 roommate gifts.

What to Do if You Get Sick in College
Nearly every student, at some point, gets sick in college. So just what are your options if you're sick at college and missing class and assignments?

If Your College Roommate Dies, Do You Get a 4.0?
Everyone's heard the rumor that if you're college roommate dies, you automatically get a 4.0. But is there any truth behind this urban legend?

10 Great Gift Ideas for Your College Girlfriend or Boyfriend
Need a gift for your college girlfriend or boyfriend? Find 10 great gift ideas that will work for nearly any relationship.

Why Go Greek? 10 Benefits of Going Greek in College
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Should I Go Greek in College?
On many college campuses, fraternities and sororities are a key part of life outside of the classroom. How can you decide if they're right for you?

Starting College - 8 Tips for Students
You've waited a long time to start college. Now that you're officially a college student, how do you make sure that you set yourself up for success during the first few months?

Five Ways to Tell if a Potential Crush Likes You in College
Not sure if that person you've had your eye on is interested in being more than friends? Check out these 5 ways to better gauge their interest in moving from friends to something more.

Should I Live on or Off Campus in College?
There are pros and cons of living both on and off campus. Learn more about each, and how to decide which is right for you.

What to Do If You Hate Your College Roommate
Having problems with your roommate? Not sure if you're going to be able to continue sharing the same space? Learn more about tips and tricks to improve things . . . or change them, if necessary.

What to Expect on College Move-In Day
Not sure what to expect on move-in day for your college? Learn the basics of how to prepare and what often happens on college move-in day.

50 Ways to Stay Entertained During College Summers
After the chaos of an academic year, the slowness of summer can be jolting. Find a list of 50 ways to stay entertained during a college summer.

50 Ways to Spend Free Time for a College Summer (26-50)
After the busyness of the college year, many college students aren't sure what to do with their free time over the summer. Find a list of 50 ways to stay entertained during a college summer. Page 2.

College Shower Do's and Don'ts
Not sure about the unspoken rules of taking a college shower? Find out the do's and don'ts of the college shower.

Advice for Admitting to Failing a College Class
There's no doubt about it at this point: you're failing a college class. What's the best way to break the news to your parents?

How to Make Friends in College
Wondering how to make friends in college? Fortunately, it's easier than you might think -- especially with these 7 tips.

What to Do if You're Bored in College
Bored in college? Find a list of things to do on campus to help pass the time.

17 Things You Can Do If You're Bored in College (9-17)
Bored in college? Find a list of things to do on campus to help pass the time. Page 2.

Should I Drop a Class?
Not sure if you should drop a class? Make sure to ask yourself these 6 questions before making any final decisions.

Making First Contact With Your College Roommate
You've been waiting for your roommate's name and contact information for what feels like forever. But now that you got it, you're not sure where to begin. Learn what to do before you make contact, and how to make the most of that first conversation.

How to Avoid the Freshman 15
Want to know how to avoid the Freshman 15? While it's really more like the Freshman 5 or 10, there are some smart ways to keep yourself healthy.

Overcoming College Student Homesickness
College student homesickness is more common that most students in school want to admit. Get information on why you might have it, how to deal with it.

Spring Break Guide for College Students
From tropical vacations to rest and relaxation to prepping for graduate school, find all you need to know in this College Student Spring Break Guide.

Sample Formal Graduation Announcement #1
See example #1 of a formal college graduation announcement.

Graduation Announcements - Who You Should Send Them To
Sending graduation announcements can be a fun way to let everyone know you finally reached your goal. But ... who exactly is everyone?

Biology Major: 17 Possible Career Paths
Planning on getting a degree in biology? Find a list of 17 careers you can have with a degree in biology.

12 Careers for Political Science Majors
There's a reason why political science majors are so popular. Find a list of 12 careers for political science majors.

14 Careers for an Economics Major
Now sure what you can do with a major in economics? Luckily, an economics major will more than prepare you for these 14 great jobs.

College Life: What Is a Double Major?
You may have heard of people graduating with double majors but aren't totally sure what that meant. So just what is a double major anyway?

What to Do If You Have a Bad College Professor
Bad college professors can ruin any college course. While options with a bad college professor may be limited, there are some things college students can do to make a bad situation better.

Should I Double Major? Benefits and Challenges
A double major is a complicated situation for many college students. While having a double major has its benefits, it also has its challenges. Learn more about double majoring and what it may mean for your experience as a college student -- and for your career goals.

Advice for Succeeding in College
Succeeding in college is easier said than done. Learn what you can do as a college student to ensure your college experience is all you hoped it would be.

5 Questions to Help You Choose Your College Major
Figuring out how to choose a college major can feel overwhelming. Asking yourself these five questions, however, can make things easier.

How to Pick Your Classes - College Life
With so many options and only a limited amount of time, making smart choices about your college classes is crucial for your time in college.

5 Tips for Freshmen Orientation
The schedule may be packed and overwhelming. Learn how to make the most of your first week on campus with these 5 tips for freshmen orientation.

How to Start a New Semester Strongly
The choices you make during the first few weeks (and even days) of college can have long-lasting effects. Find out how to start a semester strongly.

Which Clothes to Pack for College
Knowing what clothes to pack for college is a hard decision for any college student. Learn what clothes to pack when you're heading to college -- and what clothes to leave behind.

How to Make a Paper Longer
Is your paper short of its length requirement but you're out of ideas? Find 6 ways to make a paper longer -- and better.

Ways to Reduce College Stress During Finals Week
While college stress is constant throughout the semester, college stress during finals week takes it to a whole new level. Learn 6 easy ways to manage college stress during finals week.

Eight Benefits of Time Management in College
Is it really worth all the time and effort to get organized? Yes! Here are 8 reasons why. (Number 5: You'll have more time to enjoy your time in school.)

College Time Management 101
Find tips and tricks on everything from avoiding procrastination to the 5 critical time management skills every student should know.

What Is Academic Probation?
Academic probation can be frightening, especially if you're not even sure what it means. Here's a definition along with what to do if placed on probation.

Six Tips on How to Set College Goals
Do you know you need to set some college goals but aren't sure where to start? Find a list of steps to take.

What Is a Full-Time Student in College?
Find the different ways people, companies, and even the government determine if someone is a full-time college student -- or not.

What to Do if You're Charged With Plagiarism in College
Being charged with plagiarism in college can take on a wide range of forms, but it always is a serious situation. No matter what your situation is like, however, you'll need to know these 5 things about how to handle it.

What to Do If You're Placed on Academic Probation
Being placed on academic probation in college may have been totally expected -- or a complete surprise. Either way, it's serious business. Figure out what academic probation is, what your options are, and how to make sure your probation status ends as soon as possible.

When to Take a College Course Pass/Fail
Most college courses require students to take them for a grade. In some instances, however, students can take a few courses as pass/fail during their time in college. How can you know when the pass/fail option is better than the regular grading system?

Student's Guide to Surviving College Finals
College finals is often one of the most challenging times of the semester. Learn how to make it through college finals -- from how to prepare to how to study to how to celebrate when you're done -- in this comprehensive survival guide for college students facing college finals.

Kicked Out of College? What Your Options Are Now
Being kicked out of college -- because of an academic suspension or other reason -- is serious business. Learn what to do if you're kicked out of college.

50 Ways to Make Friends in College
Not sure how to meet people and connect at your school? Find a list of 50 ways to make friends in college.

50 Ways to Make Friends in College
Not sure how to meet people and connect at your school? Find a list of 50 ways to make friends in college.

50 Ways to Make Friends in College
Not sure how to meet people and connect at your school? Find a list of 50 ways to make friends in college.

50 Ways to Make Friends in College
Not sure how to meet people and connect at your school? Find a list of 50 ways to make friends in college.

50 Ways to Make Friends in College
Not sure how to meet people and connect at your school? Find a list of 50 ways to make friends in college.

14 Gift Ideas for College Graduation
Need a gift for a student who is about to graduate from college? Check out this list of 14 classic college graduation gifts for any budget.

10 Tips for Getting Along With Your College Roommate
Living with someone else inevitably has its challenges Find 10 tips for getting along with your college roommate.

How to Reduce Stress While in College
Stress is inevitable for anyone attending college. Learn 10 tips to help keep it under control so you can focus on the more enjoyable parts of your college experience!

25 Things You Can Cook in Your Microwave
Think ramen and soup are your only options? Find 25 things you can cook in your microwave, especially if you're in college

What to Pack for College
Most packing lists encourage you to buy things from a specific store. Find out the must-haves you really do need to bring -- and what to leave behind.

What to Do if You Fail a Class in College
Not sure what to do if you fail a class in college? These 5 simple steps can help things from getting worse.

8 Steps for Strong Time Management for College Students
Time can quickly become your most precious commodity in college. Learning how to manage and use it wisely may be one of the most useful things you can do.

7 Time Management Tips During College Finals
Time management in college is hard enough during the regular semester; during finals week, things get even more complicated. Find a list of 7 time management tips you can use during college finals.

Alternative College Housing Options for When the Halls Close
Not all college students can -- or want -- to head home over a major break. So just what are your options if your residence hall is closed?

9 Ways to Cheer Up a College Friend
With limited time, money, and energy, how can you find fun ways to cheer your college friend up?

5 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Failing a Class
If you find yourself failing one or more of your college courses, it's time to ask yourself some pretty serious questions.

5 Good Reasons to Transfer in College
Not everyone loves being in college. And while there are definitely some bad reasons to transfer, there can be some pretty legitimate ones, too.

How to Study for a College Midterm
Not sure how to study for a college midterm? Find a list of 7 smart steps to take so you'll be as prepared as possible.

Where to Volunteer in College Over Thanksgiving
Looking to volunteer on Thanksgiving, but not sure what your options are? Find 6 great places where college students can volunteer on Thanksgiving.

10 Ways to Spend Thanksgiving on Campus
There are lots of reasons why students can't or don't want to go home for Thanksgiving. Find 10 fun ways to spend Thanksgiving on a college campus.

Should I Bring a Friend Home for Thanksgiving?
You may not want your college friend or roommate to be alone on Thanksgiving, but you may not be sure if your house is the right fit, either.

10 Tips for College Dating Safety
Use these 10 tips for college dating safety to make sure your fun night out stays just that.

How to Get Out of Something in College
Need to get out of something in college? Find a list of 13 reasons you can use about why you can't get more involved than you already are.

Review: "Mug Cakes" by Mima Sinclair
The fantastic little cookbook

What to Do If You Lose a Scholarship
Knowing what to do if you lose a scholarship can be critical in preventing a bad situation from becoming a devastating one.

What to Do Before You Leave for Thanksgiving in College
Heading home from college for Thanksgiving? Make sure to know what you need to do before you leave so that you can truly enjoy the holiday at home.

10 Reasons Why You Should Vote as a College Student
Think you don't need to (or can't) vote while in college? See 10 reasons why you should vote as a college student.

Last-Minute Costumes -- 5 Last-Minute Costumes for College Students
Last-minute costumes don't have to, well, look like they were put together at the last minute. Find a list of 5 last-minute costumes perfect for college students (and their budgets).

7 Benefits of Having a Car in College
There are seemingly a lot of benefits of having a car in college. After all, who wouldn’t want to have access to wheels whenever they choose?

10 Things to Know About Your College Classes
You have the basics down, like who the professor is and when the class meets. But what else do you need to know about your college courses?

What to Do If You're Behind in Your College Classes
Even the smartest students can become overwhelmed with their workloads. So what exactly are your options if you fall behind in your college classes?

Easy College Student Halloween Costumes
Need an easy college Halloween costume? Find quick, simple, and cheap Halloween costume ideas for college students.

7 Ways to Celebrate Halloween Night in College
Not everyone loves the chaos of Halloween. So just what are your options if you don't want to spend your college Halloween partying the night away?

5 Reasons Not to Go Greek
There are lots of pros and cons to consider before joining a fraternity or sorority. Find 5 reasons why not to go Greek during your time in college.

Top 5 Benefits of Going to a Large School
Both small colleges and large universities have pros and cons to offer students. So just what are the top benefits of going to a large school?

Should I Rent My College Textbooks?
Everyone seems to be using book rental services these days. But is renting college textbooks a wise choice for your individual situation?

How to Find a College Roommate
Not sure how to find a college roommate? Learn the different ways your school might assign roommates -- or might let you pick your own.

Why Long-Distance Relationships Are Hard
Not sure if you're up for the challenge of a college long-distance relationship? Know what to expect so you're ready to face whatever difficulties come your way.

What to Expect on Graduation Day
Graduation day is one of the best highlights of your time in college. Knowing what to expect in advance, however, can help make sure you make it a day to remember instead of just a whirlwind of activity.

How to Reduce Academic Stress
Feeling overwhelmed by academic stress in college? Find 9 ways to cope.

2012 Halloween Costumes for College Couples
Planning on celebrating Halloween as a college couple in 2012? Find a list of great college couple Halloween costume ideas.

2012 Halloween Costumes for College Couples
Planning on celebrating Halloween as a college couple in 2012? Find a list of great college couple Halloween costume ideas. Page 2.

How to Transfer College Credits
Not sure how to transfer college credits? Find a step-by-step list of what to do so that you can transfer as many credits as possible to your new institution.

How to Prioritize in College
Learn how to prioritize in college so that you can control your to-do list -- instead of having your to-do list control you.

5 Things Not to Talk to Your Professor About
Talking to professors can be intimidating; you want to connect but not overstep. Learn 5 things not to talk to your professor about.

6 Life Skills to Have Before Starting College
Starting college soon? Learn the 6 life skills you should know before classes even begin.

Ideas for Gifts for College Students
Are you a college student struggling with what to get someone for a birthday or holiday? Find a list of gift ideas perfect for any college student's budget, regardless of occasion.

Planning for Your First Year in College
Starting or returning to college? Not sure where to begin? Get answers on everything from knowing what to pack and contacting your roommate to learning how to manage your time and balance your finances.

10 Graduation Rules
No matter what college you're graduating from, there are certain rules that apply on graduation day. Learn the basics so you can plan ahead and be prepared.

6 Signs You Chose the Wrong Major
Not sure you chose the right major? Check out these 6 signs you chose the wrong major to help you better understand your situation.

College Spring Break -- How to Save Money for College Spring Break
Want to enjoy your college Spring Break this year, but not sure you have the money? Find 6 easy ways to save money for Spring Break during your time in school.

College Roommate: What If I Don't Like My College Roommate?
Living with a college roommate can be one of the great unknowns for students starting school. So what exactly are your options if you don't like your college roommate?

Should I Live at Home While I'm in College?
Living at home can be a tempting options for many college students. From saving money to not having to deal with the chaos of the residence halls, there can be many benefits for college students who choose to live at home. There can also be some challenges, too. Learn what to consider when thinking about living at home during college and how to make a decision that's best for your situation.

My Laptop Was Stolen. What Do I Do?
A stolen laptop can present all kinds of problems for the average person -- and especially for college students. Find out what your options are if your laptop is stolen during your time in school.

College Students and Sleep -- Tips to Help College Students Sleep
College students and sleep don't often go together. Find 10 tips to help college students sleep.

How to Reduce Your Financial Stress in College
Worried about money in a way that's causing you to seriously stress out in college? Learn how to keep your financial stress under control -- and your bank account in the black.

How to Advertise an Event in College
You may have the most amazing college event planned, but if no one comes, all your work will be for nothing. So how can you advertise your event in a way that will increase attendance?

College Financial Aid - College Financial Aid Terms Defined
The terminology used when discussing financial aid can sometimes feel overwhelming (work study? work award?). Learn what each term means and, more importantly, what they mean for your financial future.

What Is Considered Plagiarism in College?
Plagiarism in college is no small problem. But what exactly is considered plagiarism in a college or university?

Problems in College -- How to Get Help for Unexpected Problems in College
Problems in college have a way of coming out of nowhere and creating serious situations for college students. While figuring out how to handle unexpected problems in college can seem overwhelming, matching the right resources to a specific situation can be easier than you might think.

Information on Websites That Rank College Professors
You may have heard a lot about websites that rate college professors. How exactly do they work, and is their information helpful or just unregulated gossip?

Does GPA Matter in College?
Sure, you want to do well in your college classes. But does GPA matter in college? And if so, for what?

Good On-Campus College Jobs
Getting a job is a requirement for many college students. How can you make sure you get a good on-campus college job instead of something else?

Graduation Announcement Wording -- Casual Graduation Announcement Wording Sample
See example #3 of a casual college graduation announcement.

A - H: Alphabetical Glossary of College Terms
Life in college can sometimes seem to have a language all its own. From

15 Things You Miss the Most While in College
When you thought about going to college, chances are you didn't think about all the tiny things you'd miss -- like not having to wear shoes everywhere. Find a list of the 15 things you'll miss the most while in college.

Review of Kashi Meals
Kashi Steam Meals seem to be the perfect meal solution for college students. But are they really as good as they promise?

College Freshman Summer Reading - The Story Behind College Freshman Summer Reading
Colleges often assign summer reading to incoming freshman students. Learn more about college summer reading and why you should do it.

Making Money in College - 5 Quick Ways to Make Money in College
Being in college and needing money seem to go hand in hand for many college students. Knowing how to make money in college -- quickly -- can come in awfully handy when the end of the semester or an unexpected bill is rapidly approaching. These 5 quick ways to make money in college are easy, won't take a lot of time -- and will let you keep your pride along the way.

College Jobs -- Where Should I Get My College Job?
Most college students work while in school. But where are the best places for college jobs? Learn the pros and cons of working both off and on campus during a college job, and how to pick which one is right for you.

Volunteering During College Spring Break -- How to Volunteer on a College Spring Break
College students' volunteering during a college spring break is becoming increasingly popular. Learn ways for college students to volunteer, from international ideas to helping out your own neighborhood, during any college spring break.

College Roommate -- Should I Keep My College Roommate?
Having a college roommate is one of the classic college experiences. And if you've had a good college roommate, you might be wondering if you should be roommates again. Learn how to decide.

10 Benefits of Being an Undecided Major
Feeling like not knowing your college major makes you behind everyone else? Don't worry; being an undecided major actually has some great benefits. Page 2.

10 Benefits of Being an Undecided Major
Feeling like not knowing your college major makes you behind everyone else? Don't worry; being an undecided major actually has some great benefits.

Thinking About Graduate School -- Where to Start When Thinking About Graduate School
Going to graduate school is a major choice for many college students. Learn how to decide if it's right for you and where to go for more information on graduate schools and their programs.

Reasons to Send Graduation Announcements
Not sure why -- or even if -- you should send out graduation announcements for your college graduation? Learn 8 reasons why they're a good idea.

Quotations About College
College quotations can address everything from the value of an education to what it's like to be a college student. Find the best of the best quotations about college.

College Halloween Costumes for 2012
Need a great college Halloween costume? Find a list of 13 costume ideas, all perfect for college students and 2012.

5 Bad Places for Study Groups to Meet
Not sure where your college study group should meet? Make sure to avoid these 5 places.

10 Places for Study Group Meetings
Think the undergrad. library and coffee shops are the only smart places for college study groups to meet? Think again.

Great Gifts for Dads of College Students
Funds, time, and resources might be tight, but they're no excuse for not getting your dad a great Father's Day gift.

What to Do If a College Class Is Full
College classes can fill up rather quickly -- especially if it's a class you really need to get into. Find 6 tips of how to handle a college class being full.

What Can I Do With a Psychology Degree?
Interested in getting a psychology degree but not sure what you'd do with it? Find a list of what you can do with a psychology degree.

What Is Time Management?
You know you're supposed to have good time management in college. But what is time management? And what does

Where to Get Condoms in College
Not sure where you can get condoms in college? Find a list of everywhere on campus to consider.

10 Smart College Summer Jobs
Need to get a college summer job but not sure what to do? Find 10 smart college summer jobs that can work for nearly any situation.

Transferring Colleges: How to Adjust to Your New School
Planning on transferring colleges? Learn a few simple steps to take to make your adjustment as smooth as possible.

What Is an Associate Degree?
Not completely clear on what an Associate Degree is? Find out what exactly this degree is as well as what differentiates it from other college degrees.

Study Abroad and Your Career -- How Study Abroad Prepares You for Your Career
The language skills. The demonstrated independence and intellectual curiosity. The initiative. The exposure and learning opportunities. From the day your plane lands, your study abroad program helps to prepare you for your post-college career in ways you may never have considered.

7 Rules for College Study Groups
Study groups can make -- or break -- your academic success in college. Find 7 basic rules to keep any study group positive and productive.

College Student Relationships with Siblings - How to Handle Sibling Relationships for College Students
Your siblings may be older or younger, near or far, nice or mean, your best friend or someone you fight with all day long. No matter what the specifics, your relationship will change when you start school.

College Help -- Where to Go for Help in College
Need a little help in college with your classes or assignments? Find the best places to go for help in college.

Do I Need a Car in College? Things to Consider
Not sure if you should have a car in college? Find a list of things to consider before deciding.

Saving Money in College - 5 Easy Ways to Save Money in College
Saving money in college is always challenging. Learn 5 simple ways to make saving money in college quick and easy for any college student.

What to Do If You Know Someone Is Cheating in College
Know someone who is cheating in college? Find out what your options (and obligations) are.

How to Stay Organized in College
You may start each semester off strong but end up in flames by the end. So just how can you stay organized in college over the long term?

Sharing with a Roommate: What Things Can You Split?
Interested in sharing with a roommate, but not sure what's smart to split and what will just cause problems? Find out what kinds of things you can easily share with a college roommate.

How to Pay for the Cost of a Fraternity or Sorority
Thinking of joining a fraternity or sorority, but worried about the cost? Find 5 ways to help cover the costs of

How to Prepare for a Midterm
Doing well on a midterm requires more than just studying the night before. Learn how to prepare for a midterm in 10 easy steps.

Low-Cost Gift Ideas for College Students
Need to give gifts for the holidays or an upcoming birthday? Limited by your college-student budget? Find a list of 8 nice but low-cost gifts that can work into any starving student's financial situation.