Review: High School Essay Intensive 3

Review: High School Essay Intensive
Once a week I try to review some book or product related to college in order to lend some guidance to a field that has become completely overrun. So many people are writing test guides and college guides that it is easy to buy a product which is not useful and which will be occupying ...

Did You Bring Home the Swine Flu? 2

Did You Bring Home the Swine Flu?
[Important: Read the disclaimer at the bottom of this post!] If you spent your 2009 spring break vacation in Mexico, you might have brought the swine flu back with you.  In fact, eight students who attend St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens, New York did get the swine flu after spending spring break in Cancun, ...

10 Little Known Ways To Survive Finals Week 6

10 Little Known Ways To Survive Finals Week
During the length of finals week you probably have two goals: (1) Do well on your exams and (2) keep stress to a minimum. In this post, I will explain ten unusual ways to study better and manage stress. Following these tips will help you do your best on your final exams! Exercise – Vigorous ...

Featured Sponsor: CollegePlus! 1

Featured Sponsor: CollegePlus!
Once a week I try to review some book or product related to college in order to lend some guidance to a field that has become completely overrun.  Today for a change, I will review one of my sponsors.  You can see Debt-free Scholar’s sponsors on the sidebar of the blog. Recently, I reviewed a ...

April ’09 Top College Post Winners 3

This is the second edition of the Top Posts for Frugal Scholars Contest.  Once a month, I post links to the posts that I consider best for frugal scholars that month. This month’s winning posts consider important issues such as budgeting in ten steps, a home-based, part-time business idea, energy boosting techniques, and more.  If ...

Why Every College Student Should Ride a Bike 14

Why Every College Student Should Ride a Bike
Why ride a bike?  Bicycling is a very interesting method of transportation. It has only been around for about two hundred, yet it is extremely popular. People ride bikes for recreation, for racing, and for transportation. In this article, I present nine reasons why the bicycle is helpful as a transportation mode for college students. ...

Book Review: How to Go to College (Almost) For Free

Book Review: How to Go to College (Almost) For Free
Once a week I try to review some book related to college in order to lend some guidance to a field that has become completely overrun. So many people are writing test guides and college guides that it is easy to buy a book that is not useful and that will be occupying space on ...

10 Killer Tips for Scholarship Applicants 16

10 Killer Tips for Scholarship Applicants
Preparing a well-written scholarship application is often a difficult process.  This post includes ten essential tips for perfecting your scholarship application.  The tips included here will help you meet the deadlines, please the scholarship sponsor, perfect your essay and more! Identify and Meet the sponsor’s goals. Who wins scholarships?  The student who best meets the ...

What Do You Think: Bite-Sized College Tips 4

What Do You Think: Bite-Sized College Tips
I have just added a “quick tips” section to the sidebar of Debt-free Scholar.  Located directly under the “Sponsors” section, the “Bite-Sized College Tips” widget rotates through a variety of interesting tips explaining how to save money or time in college.  Under each tip is a link to the post for more information about that ...

9 Essential Free Programs Every College Student Must Have 8

9 Essential Free Programs Every College Student Must Have
One of the largest computer-related expenses is that of software.  Owners of new computers often spend hundreds of dollars on their computer’s operating system, office suite, email program, calendar, and other programs.  This does not need to be.  Here are nine programs that you can use to outfit your computer – for free! OpenOffice.org OpenOffice.org ...