Thursday, June 20, 2013
Share with neighbors where your son or daughter will be attending college this fall.
The day has finally come for Livingston High School seniors to sit together as the class of 2013 for the last time. Wednesday, June 26, is graduation day for high school seniors. The commencement exercises will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the high school. When the summer winds down, seniors will be off to colleges and universities near and far. Share where your son or daughter will be attending this year in the interactive map by clicking on the "Add" button located in the upper right corner of the map.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A new proposal by state Sen. Kevin O’Toole would prohibit credit card companies from using merchandising to entice college students to sign up for cards.
Credit card companies may no longer be able to entice college students with free gifts for agreeing to sign up for a credit card under a measure proposed by state Sen. Kevin O’Toole (R-40) that is currently awaiting Gov. Chris Christie’s signature. The legislation, which would ban credit card companies from soliciting students with free gifts like t-shirts, blankets or vouchers on public college campuses, was unanimously passed by the state Senate last month. “You have low promise sales at six or seven percent and then after a period of time it goes up automatically,” said O'Toole. “I'm troubled that they are depending upon a certain population that is perceived of being vulnerable, having trouble making ends meet.” O'Toole said he is …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Several more Livingston college students made it to the fall Dean's lists, and two more recently graduated.
The e-mails keep on coming. Several other Livingston college students are doing well in their undergraduate studies. Here is a compilation of township residents who are earning high academic grades and made it to the Fall 2011 Dean's or honor list at their respective colleges. Drew University University of the Sciences Colby College Farleigh Dickinson University Lafayette College Loyola University Maryland Washington University in St. Louis Beloit College In addition, two Livingston students recently graduated from Binghamton University in New York. Jason P. Wong was recently awarded a B.S. degree in accounting and Christopher Lam was recently awarded a B.S. degree in management marketing.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
How families can get a break on higher education costs.
Whether you’re a recent high school graduate going to college or a returning college student, it will soon be time to get to campus – and payment deadlines for tuition and other fees are not far behind. The Internal Revenue Service wants to remind students and parents responsible for paying college expenses that they should keep all of their receipts accrued from expenses of travel and moving into the dorms and also living on campus. Also, there are some tax benefits that can help offset college costs. These benefits apply to you, your spouse or a dependent for whom you claim an exemption on your tax return: Parents, for each student, you can choose to claim only one of the credits in a single tax year. However, if you pay college expenses…
Friday, April 22, 2011
A special map is needed to plot the journey as families set off on the college tour.
Before our journey began, one of our cars was submerged in water from all of the rain in town and we realized that lighting on our street and sewers should be a whole lot better! Another road trip to visit colleges was underway. Clearly, it has been many years since I visited colleges. This past year has been an interesting one, and at the same time, a process that every junior and their parents must go through. A rite of passage so to speak: You realize quickly your child is no longer just a child but, a teen on their way to college. Speechless is not something I am accustomed to (just ask my husband). The process takes you on a path of discovery: Important: the 2 P’s: Prioritize /Procrastination: No doubt the latter is a path many fall …
Monday, August 16, 2010
Your college email address and ID card are more valuable than you might think.
Within the next couple of weeks, recent graduates from Livingston High School will be gearing up for their first semester of college by going to orientation. Generally, two of the first tasks a college student must face are creating a university email address and having an ID card made. While these email address and identification cards are primarily used for communication and security, they can also be used to obtain significant student discounts that are exclusive to college students. Computer A laptop computer is becoming more of a necessity than a luxury in the college world. Almost all college courses require assignments be printed off a computer or sent from one. Nearly every computer manufacturer offers a student discount to …