New Orleans
One key to choosing the college that’s right for you is exploring the new city you’ll be living in. Every college town has a different vibe, and let’s face it, Louisiana thrives on variety! Here’s a look at the culture and attractions in some of Louisiana's...
Louisiana college graduates tell us about the work they do and how they got there. By Erin Z. Bass MARKETING PRODUCER  Name: Amanda CarlinHometown: Big Branch, LouisianaaHigh School: HomeschooledCollege: Southeastern Louisiana UniversityDegree: B.A.,...
The energy degree Want to snag a place in one of Louisiana’s most iconic industries? Study it at South Louisiana Community College, which has a new program in oil and gas production technology. This program began accepting its first students in the spring...
Learning about the town where you’ll be living for the next four years is an important part of deciding on a college or university. Since every Louisiana college town offers something a little bit different, we’ll help you get to know some of these unique...
When you hear news stories about student debt in America, what’s being referred to is the loan part of the paying-for-college equation. Many students decide they need to borrow some money to complete their financial aid packages. It’s a useful part of the...
World of Work
Here are two powerful tools to help you explore potential careers. The World-of-Work Map breaks down the job world according to four basic interests: working with things, working with data, working with ideas and working with people. It’s a handy way to...
Learning about the basics of financial management now can help ensure that you won't have financial problems later on in life. Here are some basic tips to get you started, including three common money management mistakes, credit card rules and how to...
“College” may not be what you think it is. When your teachers, counselors and, yes, this magazine, tell you how important it is to go to college, we’re not just talking about moving into a dorm room and starting on-campus life at a four-year university...
Editor's note: This column was provided by Rebecca Daughtry, a college and career coach, program specialist and self-professed financial aid nerd for Career Compass.  One of the things I hear most in my work as a college and career coach is the...
When hunting for scholarships, colleges are your best source for financial assistance, awarding merit- and need-based aid. Never exclude a college from your list of choices just because of its sticker price. Financial aid officers are dedicated to helping...