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Credit cards for college students: Is it a good idea?

Q. My husband and I disagree about credit cards for our daughter, who is starting college. She has no income so I don’t think she should have a card. He thinks she should start her credit history as soon as possible. What do you think?

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Can a college student take a tax deduction?

Q. My son is a sophomore in college. We are using money from his UGMA account to pay tuition. We earn too much to take tuition deductions, but he has no earned income. Can our son take the deduction?

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Should college students have life insurance?

Q. I’ve heard that I should get life insurance for my son, who starts college in September. This would be to cover his college loans — he will need many — should something ever happen to him. Does that make sense?

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Don’t get drunk: advice college kids may not get from docs

CHICAGO (AP) -- Government researchers say "deplorably" few college students are warned by doctors about the danger from alcohol and drugs or encouraged to reduce drinking or substance use.

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More than a third of US college students transferred, says study

More than a third of college students who started in 2008 transferred to another school, according to a new national study, challenging ideas about the typical college trajectory and stoking a debate about how schools should help transfer students.

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Have college students become too politically correct? – Poll

Not coming to a college near you anytime soon is legendary comic Jerry Seinfeld! Joining him on that list will be SNL legend, Chris Rock as well.

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Adderall abuse grows as college students struggle with study pressure

Adderall, a prescription drug used to improve the focus of those with attention deficit disorder, is being misused by many college students as a study aid, according to Steve Liga, a former New Jersey drug expert. 

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NJ student at Temple U falls 8 floors, lands on pedestrian, dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A freshman Temple University student plunged to her death while taking photographs from an eighth-floor window ledge in downtown Philadelphia.

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Dan Joseph asks college students to support ISIS
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WATCH: College students sign petition to support ISIS

Dennis and Judi have said many times that just because you go to college doesn't always make you smart.

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Food insecurity affects NJ college students

While the image of college students living on a Ramen Noodle diet may be a common cliché, college students are increasingly becoming victims of food insecurity.

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