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Four Years in our Nation's Capitol!!! What to do?!! What to do?!!

What should be my nephew check out while he's going to school in Washington, D.C.? [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960 on Jun 13, 2014 - 12 answers

what to do in Hempstead when you're poor

Suggestions for gift cards (that I can purchase over the internet) for food and/or stuff for a Hofstra law student? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on May 23, 2014 - 10 answers

When should I talk to the school about a teacher harrassing my child?

My 14 year old said his teacher placed (put?) (stuffed?) toilet paper in his mouth, to punish him for talking in class. This incident happened about two months ago; should I say something now, or wait until school is out (in 4 weeks?) details inside. [more inside]
posted by KillaSeal on May 5, 2014 - 53 answers

1.85% on 45k student loan - just pay the minimum?

So, I'm selling my house and will have some extra cash, finally. I have a consolidated student loan that after years of steady payments, has come down to a very low 1.85% interest rate. Given the current economic conditions, and an intense desire to have my money work hard for me after years of being in the doldrums, should I up the payment and try to save a tiny bit on interest? Or would it be better to stuff my IRA, or put money into a no-load fund or index? [more inside]
posted by ihavequestions on Apr 11, 2014 - 13 answers

How to study in Canada with an arrest on your record?

My partner and I are moving to Canada to get our PhDs and so we have to apply for study permits (we're US citizens). The application asks if you've been arrested, and my partner has been once. How do we explain the arrest on the application, how do we ensure his study permit isn't denied because of this? Is there anything special we should include? [more inside]
posted by jardinier on Mar 30, 2014 - 9 answers

I need some student loan advice.

How best to apply for income based repayment for student loans? [more inside]
posted by fozzie_bear on Jun 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Clinginess mode: Activated

The age-old "crush on teacher" dilemma: I'm getting too attached to my TA and it needs to stop. How can I dial it back while maintaining a friendly, professional relationship? [more inside]
posted by cucumber patch on Feb 27, 2013 - 19 answers

Germany Travel for Dummies

Getting around and staying connected in Bremen, Germany: your tips, tricks, and general advice for a semester abroad. [more inside]
posted by shortskirtlongjacket on Nov 25, 2012 - 7 answers

$130 to audition?

Is NAfME, the National Association of Music Education, legit or worth it? [more inside]
posted by Northwest on Oct 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Is anyone else frightened at the apparent ineptitude, lack of transparency and otherwise confusing Direct Loan repayment system in the US?

My loans have been transferred and split at least twice, usually without notifying me. There used to be a fairly easy to navigate website, but now that they are shared between myedaccount and edfinancial, or not. They are unable to give me clear answers. And now it's impossible to even find my full payment history online. I'm not sure if I'm looking for advice or to be held. Is anyone else experiencing this?
posted by SpicyMustard on Sep 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Tutoring student with likely neuro problem isn't getting help. Course of action?

I have been tutoring a teenage student for several months and have observed some unusual things, some of them quite worrying. His parents asked me to help him get his online classwork done (he's in a full-time online high school). He had done next to no work on his own, but it seemed he was capable enough, especially with his math assignments, although he needed a lot of prompting and hand-holding for written work. However, he seemed to have trouble walking (odd gait, sometimes crashes into walls) and couldn't type or write very well (holds a pen very awkwardly, very poor handwriting, types with one finger and literally can't strike two keys at the same time). More worryingly, he can't seem to concentrate and often just stares off into space with his eyelids drooping. This problem seems to be getting worse, and on a recent day he told me he needed to "keep [his] brain absolutely empty to get rid of [his] tiredness." I get the impression his vision may be deteriorating too; he seems to have trouble reading text on his computer screen now, which I had not noticed until recently. [more inside]
posted by molybdenumblue on Aug 16, 2012 - 30 answers

My student loan situation is outrageous. Is this scenario fairly common?

My student loan situation is outrageous. Is this scenario fairly common? [more inside]
posted by stlboi on Jul 13, 2012 - 31 answers

Best ThinkPad laptop for a student?

Best ThinkPad laptop for a student? [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Jun 27, 2012 - 8 answers

Affordable student health insurance in New York?

I have recently lost my health insurance. While it is possible I will be reinstated to the plan I lost, which is provided in conjunction with my school, I need to be insured again ASAP, and I don't mind the possibility of doubling up on insurance for a short period of time. New Yorkers, do you know of any affordable (<$500 or so per month) plans I might be eligible for? I am a full time college student. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Web resources for student pilots.

Student Pilot Filter: can you recommend web resources for a student pilot: forums, blogs, podcasts, websites. (Et cetera.) [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Dec 14, 2011 - 2 answers

Am I over-reacting to this situation?

Am I over-reacting to this situation or should I try and take this organization on to get what I want. What I want is the student discount for an educational conference. [more inside]
posted by cairnoflore on Dec 8, 2011 - 9 answers

Fashion 101 for the Tall and Clueless

How can a tall 20-something female become fashionable on a budget? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Sep 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Am I being paid too much?

Photographers: reducing your rate – do you or don’t you? [more inside]
posted by mcbeth on Sep 23, 2011 - 24 answers

Student House Needs New Tricks

I bought a house to rent out to students. What should I buy? Cliche/common examples include a pool table, foosball table and a dartboard, but I'd like more varied and unique ideas. [more inside]
posted by Ragingmelon on Jul 31, 2011 - 73 answers

Student loans at 40?

Is it worth it at 40yrs. old to take out student loans and go back to school full-time for 2 years? The profession I am interested in has a starting pay around 45-60K and is in the healthcare profession, so jobs are plentiful. I would be taking out about 30K in loans and of course, losing my current salary. My spouse and I both make pretty good money, we have a 4 month old child, we own a home and have 2 car notes, but no other debt. Considering these factors is it worth it to take on that amount of debt at 40 to make that kind salary? Is having a more satisfying career, being a happier person, parent and spouse (not that I am unhappy personally, just very dissatisfied with my career) worth the loss of salary and debt? Is that fair to my family?
posted by flesti on Apr 14, 2011 - 30 answers

What is the best tool for webinars

Best software/site for webcam seminar with students who pay to attend? [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Mar 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Are people getting worse?

Get off my lawn filter: What's the matter with these kids today? Really. (More after the jump). [more inside]
posted by supercoollady on Mar 21, 2011 - 75 answers

Help me find a place to live for 6 weeks near Simon Fraser University!

I'm trying to find a place to live in Vancouver for 5-6 weeks this summer. It needs to be someplace that I can take transit to Simon Fraser University each day, and preferably someplace a skinny male will not be scared to walk alone at night. [more inside]
posted by Canageek on Feb 6, 2011 - 14 answers

Finding a decent commercial bank in Southern California?

What would be the "best" commercial bank, credit union, or other financial institution for a college student in Southern California? [more inside]
posted by mtomanelli on Jan 31, 2011 - 4 answers

.edu me!

What kind of discounts can I get with a .edu email? [more inside]
posted by ttyn on Dec 14, 2010 - 11 answers

How do would you open this lock?

How do would you open this lever lock? [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Dec 5, 2010 - 21 answers

what are my options to rent an indoor gym for basketball in Richmond Hill, Ontario?

What are my options to rent an indoor gym for basketball in Richmond Hill, Ontario? 10 university students who work and live in the area. The community center offers a relatively high rate by the hour so were wondering where else we could consider renting a basketball gym in and around Richmond Hill.
posted by in.betweener on Nov 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Tasty (Asian) dishes just right for one person?

I'm a college student and I would like to begin cooking for myself in earnest next year. I love East Asian and spicy dishes, but I have limited time and resources (shared kitchen with 7). How can I be the least wasteful while still enjoying yummy healthy food? [more inside]
posted by monocot on Sep 25, 2010 - 11 answers

What positive or negative experiences do you remember from speech therapy when you were a kid?

Did you have speech therapy as a kid? Did you have experiences from your speech therapy sessions that traumatized or empowered you? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Sep 10, 2010 - 45 answers

The perfect laptop for my student sister.

The perfect laptop (under £400) for my student sister. [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Sep 6, 2010 - 2 answers

Online Programs in Higher Education

Are there good online programs for a Masters of Higher Education degree? Specifically I'm interested in a career in academic advising or student development and would prefer online courses that meet in the evening. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Where can a college student buy an inexpensive (and legit) Windows OS license?

Where can a college student buy an inexpensive (and legit) Windows OS license? [more inside]
posted by fishpatrol on Aug 31, 2010 - 25 answers

Digging yourself out of a mental hole.

I'm in a hole, and I keep digging. I'm behind on numerous things, and I just bury my head until problems become unbearable. Help me pull some dirt into this hole (without me in it) and lay down some concrete so this doesn't happen again. [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Aug 2, 2010 - 39 answers

My student fucked up and almost killed himself, what now?

Last night my student caused a catastrophic high speed centrifuge failure while alone in the lab. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2010 - 30 answers

Rotation Preparation

I am a pharmacy student studying for a PharmD. In May, I begin my hospital rotations. What do I need to do to prepare for rotations? [more inside]
posted by candasartan on Apr 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Piano lessons, in theory.

Piano lessons! I've decided to start teaching kids piano lessons in the new year, and I have questions. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Dec 31, 2009 - 9 answers

Visa Problems

I'm supposed to be at the Spanish Consulate in Miami getting a student visa tomorrow (appt. at 9:25am), but I don't have all the paperwork I need because some of it hasn't arrived from the school that I'll be studying at next semester(as a visiting student). What do I do? What can I do? Fun complications after the jump. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Nov 23, 2009 - 5 answers

My Glasses Are Not Held Together With Tape, Honest.

I've just returned to college as a mature student and I'm doing really, really well (marks in the low to high 90s, for the most part). I'm proud of myself but I have no idea how to interact with my classmates who aren't doing as well without sounding like a complete jerk. I don't have experience with this! I could use some advice or etiquette. There have been some... incidents. [more inside]
posted by VioletU on Oct 28, 2009 - 55 answers

Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

Can I use Kansas football student tickets if I'm not a KU student? [more inside]
posted by j1950 on Oct 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Are PhD students responsible for a lot of general lab work (4 out of 5 days of work)?

My girlfriend is a PhD student and is wondering how much general lab work (not related to research) is normal for a student (not a lab employee). Her PI does not pay her anything, all her income (stipend, lab expenses) come from other sources like grants. She is not paid extra for doing the general lab work. [more inside]
posted by mallow005 on Oct 7, 2009 - 28 answers

How can I find a room in London without viewing it first?

How can I find a decent room in London without being there to view it first? [more inside]
posted by SamuelBowman on Aug 29, 2009 - 14 answers

What are my options for insurance?

What are my options for insurance? [more inside]
posted by suncoursing on Jul 15, 2009 - 9 answers

What lender should I pick for my student loans?

Which lender should I use for my government student loans? [more inside]
posted by amalgamator on Apr 16, 2009 - 9 answers

University of Salamanca Housing

Help me choose living accomodations while studying abroad in Spain! [more inside]
posted by PaulingL on Mar 25, 2009 - 4 answers

The Bank of Mum and Dad

How do we best finance our daughter's Irish University career (we're in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by Wilder on Mar 3, 2009 - 11 answers

The Few. The Proud. The... Students?

Help me write a realistic transition to civilian life for my US Marine. (longer, clearer explanation inside) [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Feb 10, 2009 - 8 answers

What do graduate students in the humanities do for summer jobs?

What do graduate students in the humanities do for summer jobs? I am a first year grad student in a philosophy program in the New York SUNY school system. I'm trying to start looking for summer jobs but I'm not really sure what I should be looking for as a grad student in the humanities. [more inside]
posted by coolguy#1 on Jan 14, 2009 - 12 answers

Will the government be taking more of my money?

Will I be losing my stimulus check because of back student loans that I am now paying? [more inside]
posted by TheArpenter on Apr 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Is there any good reason to tell someone what I really think of them?

I dropped out of a course and extended the time my degree will take, partly in order to avoid a difficult fellow student. She wants to know if she's got anything to do with it. Should I tell her? Why? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Mar 10, 2008 - 42 answers

Help Me Identify a Story About A Pool Party Bomb

TeenAngstFilter: Can you help me identify a short story about a student who blows up a pool? [more inside]
posted by burnmp3s on Nov 29, 2007 - 2 answers

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