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5 videos offer tips on how to pay for college

When it comes to covering the cost of college tuition, you might wonder how much financial aid is available, who qualifies and whether it’s even worth applying for, says Chris Conway, MA, University of Phoenix® financial education initiatives director .

5 student services that can help you succeed

University of Phoenix students are diverse, with a wide range of academic, professional and personal needs — whether they’re military veterans transitioning to civilian life, working moms or dads juggling family responsibilities and school, or employees training for a new career after working for years in another industry....

University of Phoenix named Military-Friendly School for fifth consecutive year

University of Phoenix continues to be a top education destination for military students: It was named to G.I. Jobs magazine’s 2014 list of Military-Friendly Schools for the fifth consecutive year, and earned the same honor for the sixth straight year from Military Advanced Education magazine.

5 things to know about certificate programs

People who are successful in one career and those who change careers often have one thing in common: a willingness to learn new skills to stay relevant in the workplace. In today’s volatile job market, for-credit and noncredit certificate programs are becoming more popular as a way for both types of workers to sharpen their expertise and learn new concepts....

5 ways to connect with fellow students

Just because you aren’t in a college classroom every day doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of opportunities to connect with other University of Phoenix students while getting your online degree.

“Developing relationships with fellow students is an important part of any ...

5 benefits of joining student organizations

Getting good grades may be among your top educational goals, but there’s more to college than just earning A’s.

“There is overwhelming support and research that validates the importance and value of activities outside the classroom,” says Hal Morgan, MBA, ...

How to improve your odds of winning scholarships

Scholarships are free money, but not easy money. Applying takes time, research and patience.

With more than $3.4 billion in scholarships awarded each year, students should take the opportunity to apply for as many as they think they are ...

New center to offer career coaching services

University of Phoenix students and alumni in need of academic or career support soon will be able to visit the state-of-the-art Phoenix Career and Coaching Center.

“At University of Phoenix, we’re interested in not just providing a solid ...

University scholarship program aims to cut tuition

Looking for ways to save on college tuition? So are many of the schools you may be considering, says Bill Berry, who holds a Doctor of Management degree and serves as dean of the School of Business for University of Phoenix.

“Public, private and for-profit universities are trying to adapt to our ...

4 tips to help you resolve tech issues

It’s 10 pm Monday. You’re closing in on the end of a long day and have just finished a course assignment you need to post to the eCampus student website. But the document won’t save, your computer is frozen or the Internet’s sluggish or down.

New career guidance system simplifies job planning

Want to explore new career options, but not sure where to begin? The Phoenix Career Guidance System™ can come in handy.

“We developed this new system to help people identify their career interests and educate them on the current labor market in their area,” explains Mary ...

Considering a career as a teacher? Here are 5 things you can expect from University of Phoenix

If you’ve dreamed of a career as a teacher, you’ll need to take specific steps to make your dream a reality.

Here, Becky Lodewyck, associate dean of the University of Phoenix College of Education, who holds a doctorate in education, describes five things you ...

How the new online classroom can help you

University of Phoenix is upgrading its online classroom for the first time in more than a decade.

The “New Classroom” incorporates elements of social media and reflects the contemporary online experience students are used to elsewhere on the web, ...

New hub offers career tools for military students

Transitioning from a military occupation to a civilian career is tough.

“What a lot of civilians don’t realize is when you’re in the military, much of your day is mapped out for you,” explains Igor Khayet, director of the Phoenix Career Services™ team. “But in the civilian world, you’re in charge — ...

Math labs help students nail challenging topics

If the idea of graphing an equation makes your head spin, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. The University of Phoenix Center for Mathematics Excellence (CME) offers live math labs — online group academic support for students struggling with specific concepts.

How University of Phoenix helps military students

Whether in wartime or peacetime, the heavy demands and regimented structure of serving in the U.S. Armed Forces mean military students have different needs than traditional students, according to Mike Bibbee, vice president of internal operations for the University of Phoenix Military Division.

Advice for students going back to school

If you’re a new student who’s wondering how you’re going to balance daily and weekly requirements for your degree program with everything else you have to do, you’re not alone.

“The biggest issue most new students have is making the adjustment to the ...

In these classes, students don’t get in trouble if they write on the desks, walls and windows

When you think of a typical college class, you likely picture a setting in which students focus on an instructor at the front of the room and have little opportunity to engage with the material they’re supposed to learn. At University of Phoenix, however, Classrooms Without Boundaries (CWOB) offer an interactive alternative....

Hiring Our Heroes partnership puts vets to work

Hiring Our Heroes is a national program created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation that helps veterans and military spouses find civilian jobs through a variety of resources, including job fairs. University of Phoenix is the organization’s education partner.

How to avoid plagiarism

Aside from receiving an F on an assignment, there’s nothing more shameful than getting a paper back from an instructor bearing the word “plagiarism” underlined in red ink.

Plagiarism, the unattributed use of someone else’s words or ideas — ...

8 ways loved ones can prep for your graduation

Do you have friends and family members who have agreed to see you cross the stage during University of Phoenix National Commencement on June 7th or 8th? Here’s a list of things your loved ones should do before and during their trip to Phoenix:

What to do after you graduate from college

Once you’ve crossed the stage, accepted your diploma and turned in your cap and gown, don’t just sit there smiling — it’s time to make all your hard work count.

You’ll want to do everything possible to put your degree to work for you, ...

7 graduation tips to make your day memorable

It’s your moment. After so many homework assignments, late-night study sessions and personal sacrifices, the time has finally arrived for all your efforts to be acknowledged at graduation. So you’ll want to ensure that the day goes off without a hitch.

Classroom simulations train K–12 teachers

To help prepare tomorrow’s educators for what they’ll face in the trenches, some University of Phoenix College of Education students get to practice their teaching and management skills in mock K–12 classrooms. The classrooms are up and running at the University’s Indianapolis and Salt Lake City campuses, and another is in development....

Start Strong Event features jobs for military

If you’re about to get out of the military or already have finished serving your country and need a civilian job, you’re in luck: University of Phoenix is partnering with Hiring Our Heroes — a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation — to sponsor the Start Strong Event at 11 campuses in April and May. The goal: To help active-duty servicemembers, veterans and ...