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We don't need a cheap dorm room...what else is there discounted for students?

We're in our mid forties and my wife is going back to college (well grad school actually). What student discounts should we be on the lookout for now that she is officially .edu ?? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on May 24, 2010 - 20 answers

Anyone in Seattle want to make their own pajama pants?

Now that I'm freshly unemployed, I'm thinking about teaching sewing lessons out of my apartment. I'm in Seattle, and my target demographic would likely be young adults on the hipster spectrum, like myself, and perhaps kids 8 and above. What do I need to consider about 1. the business side of an enterprise like that (bookkeeping, taxes, advertising, setting prices, etc.), 2. keeping things safe and pleasant while inviting basically strangers into my home. Bonus item 3. what would you want your lessons to be like if you were my student? [more inside]
posted by doift on May 21, 2010 - 14 answers

Suspended on a Student Visa!

A friend who is studying in the US on a student visa has just been suspended (for academic reasons) for a year. What can she do? [more inside]
posted by The Lamplighter on May 13, 2010 - 14 answers

Need a small loan to help pay for a summer graduate course

Need a small loan to help pay for a summer graduate course. I'm fortunate that I did not have to ever apply for/take out a student loan at any point during my education. Now, I need 3 summer credits to complete my Master's degree, and I'll need a loan. [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on May 12, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me repay my debt from abroad

Help me repay my debts from abroad: My considerable student loans are in CDN, but I am earning in EUR - can/should I move my debt? [more inside]
posted by molecicco on May 12, 2010 - 8 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

How can a student avoid paying high taxes?

I’m a student and it’s tax time. I work for my school (work study) and to help make ends meet I do consulting work (web programming) for a few reputable clients (meaning they don’t pay under the table). The problem with consulting work is that I get hammered come tax time. The 1040s are unforgiving. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2010 - 15 answers

Die, Roth IRA, die

Get loans or cash out my Roth IRA? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Apr 7, 2010 - 5 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

what to do with our extra money

Question on paying off student loans. [more inside]
posted by TheBones on Mar 18, 2010 - 14 answers

Should I join the military to work in intelligence after college?

I'm considering joining the military after graduating college. Any suggestions as to what branch I should look at or just suggestions in general as to what to do/what to expect/should I even be pursuing this path??? [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 on Mar 10, 2010 - 20 answers

Visa issues

Help me get my girlfriend a student visa to the US (she's Chinese) [more inside]
posted by kinakomochi on Mar 2, 2010 - 3 answers

Lazy and Inexperienced or Latent Management Material?

I am mentoring a college kid who wants to be a programmer. I am detail-oriented; he does the bare minimum required to get the job done, but he gets things done. Am I right to push him toward thinking about doing project management rather than hands-dirty techie-developer type stuff? Or is he just lazy and needing to be schooled? [more inside]
posted by circular on Feb 23, 2010 - 28 answers

Student-teacher texting, write or wrong?

High School Teachers! Would you ever let your students text you about school or personal situations? If you knew of a fellow teacher who was receiving texts from a student, would you say anything to them and how would you approach it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2010 - 29 answers

She ain't got money, honey.

How does someone's debt burden affect your interest in them romantically? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2010 - 37 answers

how do you calculate student loan risk?

Potential student loan calculus: how much is too much at what age? [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Feb 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Health Insurance deals for students?

Looking for Student Health Insurance options around NYC, in NJ. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2010 - 2 answers

What to do with "fun-stuff-only" donation for college students?

If you were given $2000 to do something wacky and fun for 400 college students, what would you do? [more inside]
posted by elsewhen on Feb 9, 2010 - 22 answers

Best route to a nicer future

I'm about to finish second year of Software Engineering at my mid-tier Canadian university and have no intention of continuing any further. I'd like to transfer into one of the more prestigious colleges in the US, although getting in seems like a complete crapshoot given my current circumstances. What course of action can I take in the coming months that would greatly increase my chances of being accepted? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Can a Canadian work legally in the U.S. if their spouse goes to grad school there...and how?

A Canadian friend just got accepted to an American grad school (Chicago) for a 5 year Ph.D program. He'll have funding, but how would his equally Canadian wife make a living in the U.S.? Getting the basic information is not as easy as they expected. What's the skinny? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jan 29, 2010 - 13 answers

How do you act around kids?

I'm starting a pediatric rotation next week for nursing school, and I have pretty much no experience with children. Do you have any tips for a nurse dealing with kids of any age between 1 and 18? [more inside]
posted by vytae on Jan 13, 2010 - 33 answers

Credit cards 101

How and where to apply for a credit card? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Jan 3, 2010 - 14 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

Is the legal grey area of textbook digitization more of a legal deathwish?

I'm starting up a textbook digitization business on campus which converts physical textbooks into PDFs: Is the legal grey area that this falls into more of a legal deathwish? [more inside]
posted by gacxllr9 on Dec 29, 2009 - 25 answers

College Quandary!!

Help a young boy make the right decision! Any and all advice for a soon-to-be-undergrad trying to secure his future! [more inside]
posted by Griffinlb on Dec 16, 2009 - 42 answers

What should I do this summer?

What are some life-changing things I, as an art student, can spend my summer doing? [more inside]
posted by Paulefinch on Dec 9, 2009 - 16 answers

Teacher pretends to be a student on the first day of class: where is this idea from?

It is the first day of class and the instructor does not show up. The members of the class discuss their options, and when the first person starts to leave, one of the "students" stands up and announces that she is in fact the teacher. Is this a campus legend? A scene from a sitcom? An actual demonstration? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy on Dec 3, 2009 - 37 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

Where can I meet fellow grad students?

Where can I go to meet cool UT grad students in Austin. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2009 - 12 answers

Academic novels from student perspective

I'm looking for academic novels from the student's perspective (apparently this is a subgenre of campus novels called varsity novels). Bonus for books considered "young adult." [more inside]
posted by alicat on Nov 15, 2009 - 28 answers

What makes a good academic scholar?

Where can I find personal stories of popular scholars on their life as students, phd candidates and/or professors? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on Nov 12, 2009 - 12 answers

What kinds of questions do I ask during a parent/teacher conference?

What kinds of questions should I ask my daughter's Kindergarten teacher during a parent/teacher conference? I'm trying to formulate some good questions to ask. One thing I will ask is.............is there anything specific I can do at home to help her. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Nov 9, 2009 - 4 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

I would like to subscribe to your newsletter, and give you my card!

Help me network like a professional. What are common mistakes that soon-to-be graduates make at network events? What is proper etiquette for name exchanges, gracefully making one's way into a group conversation, and how one does one make an impression without coming off too strong? Particulars after the break. [more inside]
posted by cgomez on Oct 16, 2009 - 7 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

"Confronting an injustice" in Chicagoland?

My class has been tasked with "confronting an injustice" within our community, and I'm looking past experiences and/or suggestions for action within my areas of interest. (more) [more inside]
posted by mkrenzer on Oct 9, 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

Citiassist assistance

In order to pay for graduate school a few years back, I took out two CitiAssist loans to pay for food and rent. A couple of years on, I've consolidated all of my federal loans, but the CitiAssist loans can't be consolidated with federal loans. [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne on Oct 3, 2009 - 4 answers

There MUST be some way for me to do student research ...

My college's biological sciences dept has run out of student internship/research positions. The professors have emailed me back, saying that they might have openings in the spring. But I want to do something now. What are my other options? I'm in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by Xere on Sep 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Quiet places to study in Edinburgh?

Quiet pubs and cafes for a student to study in Edinburgh [more inside]
posted by tyris33 on Sep 27, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I cash a Canadian Student Loan while in South Korea?

Need to cash my Canadian student loan but I am in South Korea. I've been confirmed to receive my Canadian student loan; however, I need to bring the form to the Canadian post office so that they can confirm it. Unfortunately I can't seem to do it from South Korea. Last semester, I had the same problem; however, my mother sent me the form, I signed it, and sent it back to her and there was no trouble when she brought it in. They put the money into my bank account. This time, the post offices state that I need the power of attorney. What can I do? My classes have already started and I need to pay for everything.
posted by Knigel on Sep 24, 2009 - 3 answers

How can I insure my laptop and camera in a student house?

What is the best plan for insuring my laptop and camera in my private rented accomadation with 2 other students in Nottingham, UK? [more inside]
posted by lukeo05 on Sep 24, 2009 - 6 answers

Help my American girlfriend become a Mrs. McCluskey (UK teacher)!

My (American) girlfriend is looking to come over to London to study to become a teacher. [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on Sep 21, 2009 - 4 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

You're a college student, what kind of website do you need?

What kind of website would you, a college student, find useful? [more inside]
posted by 913 on Aug 27, 2009 - 28 answers

How would you show a french girl US culture in a nutshell?

I'm looking for interesting things to show my french exchange student. What is unique to the US experience? [more inside]
posted by tfinniga on Jul 28, 2009 - 43 answers

Dress me up like my old headless barbie.

I've happily gained some weight recently - now I'm at the size at which I'd like to stay for the forseeable future, would you help me rebuild my wardrobe? [more inside]
posted by teraspawn on Jul 24, 2009 - 4 answers

What are my options for insurance?

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

Risk-aversion shows I'm qualified, right?

Should I take out a full load of student loans to attend a top-6 law school right now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2009 - 28 answers

How to travel and volunteer for a very first timer?

My current volunteering gig is standing still, how do I search for a new one and be able to travel? [more inside]
posted by pixxie on Jul 12, 2009 - 6 answers

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