Tag Archive | "Finances"

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Discover the “Secret” Program that Can Propel Your College Experience

Posted on 03 February 2017 by

The Family Economic Security Program (FESP) is a holistic approach to helping students attain the skills, advisement, and opportunities they need to achieve their goals on and off campus. Specializing in providing assistance to students from low-income households, FESP advisors can help design plans for success that cover everything from tutoring to balancing a checkbook. […] Continue Reading…

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Addressing High Cost Of College Tuition Important to HCC Students

Posted on 05 December 2016 by

Students at Housatonic agree that paying tuition can be a burden, but they disagree on how to address the problem. Some assume college students would support  Bernie Sanders’ plan for free college tuition. But it is not that simple, as students have differing and unique ideas on how to lower college tuition. Hector A. Mendez […] Continue Reading…

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The Catch 22: Getting a Job to Afford School So You Can Get a Job

Posted on 29 November 2016 by

Ever since we started school students have told that we have to go to school to get a good job and  make more money. Now that we’re in college we have to work bad jobs that often distract us from our academics to be able afford school and eventually enter a job market that is […] Continue Reading…

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Earn Back Your Tuition

Posted on 01 May 2016 by

Even though students spend plenty of money in school, Housatonic gives us opportunities to earn some of that money back now. Rushing out of class to make it to work on time won’t be the issue anymore. Instead of dealing with traffic in the parking lot you can take a nice, slow, 2 miles per […] Continue Reading…

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Housatonic Students Balance Finances and Academics

Posted on 21 April 2016 by

One of the biggest obstacles that can disrupt the academic process for Housatonic students is finances. Many students have to work long hours outside of school to be able to afford to have a place to live, food to eat and emergency savings. Some even work multiple jobs! All of this can be very distracting […] Continue Reading…

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Housatonic Presents: Book Exchange

Posted on 02 October 2015 by

Good news students! Do you like money? Because I like money, especially saving money. This semester HCC has started a new program that greatly benefits you, and your wallet. This new program is called Book Exchange. Where do you find this new program? Log in to the HCC website, www.housatonic.edu, select Campus Resources, and click […] Continue Reading…

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Keep Your Pockets Full and Ready for the Summer

Posted on 17 May 2015 by

It’s almost summer. The best time of the year is around the corner, and you need to be ready for it. One thing that is very helpful is to know is how to properly save and store your money. We are all going to need our money for the summer, so here are four good […] Continue Reading…

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No College Tuition: President Obama’s Plan

Posted on 27 April 2015 by

No college tuition for community college students would be a weight lifted for many people.   The proposal is that the federal government will cover 75 percent of the cost, and the state would have to pick up the remaining 25 percent of the cost. On the plus side, there will be more student services for […] Continue Reading…

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Dealing with Job Loss

Posted on 21 April 2015 by

“Debbie? Jamie? Can you come here?” called my father. Jamie, my little sister, and I ran across the cold hardwood floor. Our dog, Kane, followed us, leaving a trail of his slobber behind. We run down the stairs to find our mother and father sitting down on the clean white couch. The lights were dimmed, […] Continue Reading…

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ATM Madness

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

It’s 11:30 in the morning, and that bacon, egg, and cheese you’ve been craving since your three hour chemistry class is calling your name. You go to reach into your wallet, and come to the realization that you have no cash, only debit. That long walk from Beacon hall to Lafayette hall just to take […] Continue Reading…