A student’s guide to taking and repaying an education loan

A student’s guide to taking and repaying an education loan

It’s easier and cheaper to get an education loan today than it was five years ago. This is largely because of the increased push by the central government to popularise such loans and greater competition among lenders following the entry of non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) into this space. Though better education loan availability is a plus, experts say borrowers need to carry out ‘due diligence’ that they would do before taking any other loan. These are the following steps that need to be considered. Several private institutes have education loan desks of…

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Retirement? Serena taking career day to day, says Mouratoglou

Retirement? Serena taking career day to day, says Mouratoglou

Is the sun setting on Serena Williams’ illustrious and trophy-laden career? Coach Patrick Mouratoglou said the 23-time grand slam champion is taking things day by day as she contemplates retirement. At 35 years of age and with her first baby on the way in September, the clock is ticking for former world number one Williams, who holds the Open Era record for slams. Williams has achieved it all – seven Australian Opens, as many Wimbledon titles, six US Opens and three French Open trophies, not to mention her 14 major doubles honours. However,…

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ICT in Higher Education Taking Learning Process to the Next Level

ICT in Higher Education Taking Learning Process to the Next Level

With Class 12th results out, students and parents have been searching for suitable colleges. High on their list are educational institutions which are innovative and offer programmes which impart skills that are in high demand in the job market. To meet this growing demand, Indian educational institutions have been quick to adopt Information and Communications Technology (ICT), taking the teaching-learning process at universities and colleges to the next level, observes Priyanka Sharma of Elets News Network (ENN). It has been estimated that in the next 10 years, more than 50…

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SCC students taking online classes on rise

SCC students taking online classes on rise

College and university students are often finding themselves having more and more to do outside of getting a quality education. For that reason, Sampson Community College, like many other institutions, is offering not only face-to-face learning, but online class options. During next month’s graduation, nearly 300 degrees and 30 diplomas will be presented during SCC’s spring graduation. Many of those students have found themselves not only making daily trips to the campus for a class session, but logging into their home computers and taking a class online. According to Marvin…

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More students taking online winter intersession classes than ever before

More students taking online winter intersession classes than ever before

Enrollment for winter intersession classes is underway with about a 10 percent increase in students choosing online classes in comparison to last year, the Director of the Office of Summer and Winter Programs Susanna Cowan said. Winter intersession takes place from Dec. 27 to Jan. 13. Students who attend class at one of the University of Connecticut’s campuses meet three hours a day five days a week for the short three-week period. Despite the short timeframe, winter classes must meet the same standards held by courses during a regular semester,…

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