Higher Education

Freshmen urged to weigh pros, cons of credit cards

Credit cards can be dangerous, but with planning, they can also be helpful. College is a good time for students to learn smart credit skills.

How to find your way around campus

Biking, walking, driving — all of these options and more are available for students at MU.

Students and alcohol: Not a smart mix

There are many misconceptions regarding alcohol abuse on campus, and, although it occurs, it may not be as prevalent as expected.

Tech deals abound for bargain-hunting students

Students going back to school these days need more than books, pens and paper. 

Three levels of exercise possibilities meet nearly every need

More about the Student Recreation Complex at Rollins Avenue and Hitt Street.

Columbia and MU offer low-cost entertainment

MU has venues and events, at discount prices, to entertain students year round.

Loans, grants and scholarships are options for students

Financial aid is available to students who take the time to find it.

Campus-area restaurants offer good eats and good deals

A sampling of places to eat – and some good deals – downtown near MU.

MU has resources to help parents make the leap to an empty nest

Parents can be involved in their child's college experience and give them space.

Grocery options abundant at MU and nearby

There are a number of markets on campus and off that are both convenient and cheap. Here's how to find the best option for you.

MU food options make eating as 'E.Z.' as 123

Many food options are available at or near MU.

10 people you should know on MU's campus

From MU chancellor to student leaders, a comprehensive list of the most important people to know on campus.

There are plenty of options for affordable dates in Columbia

Inexpensive dates around town might include dining out or listening to music.

Stimulus money boosts MU's work study program

The work study program at MU has more money to give out this year because of stimulus funds and more awards have been offered. But Financial Aid Director Jim Brooks said he thinks a greater proportion of students will accept them this fall.

Golden retrievers memorialized in MU Veterinary Medicine scholarship

The College of Veterinary Medicine's care for a golden retriever prompted the dog's owners, David and Gloria Lowell, to pledge $1 million for scholarships for veterinary students.

Misleading Web site linking MU to KU home page disappears

A Web site that directed visitors from to the University of Kansas' home page disappeared Tuesday afternoon after the Collegiate Licensing Company sent a letter asking the owner to deactivate the account.

Missouri students in Nigeria struggle to return home amid violence

A Columbia man is one of five Missouri students returning from Nigeria, where violence has broken out in several parts of the country.

Colleges focus on veterans as GI Bill ups numbers

To help accomadate veterans, colleges accross the country are offering new classes and programs to help ease the transition from the battelfield to the classroom.

Curators approve appropriations request to state

The UM System Board of Curators met Friday and unanimously approved capital and operations funding requests to the state. The money would help the UM System address increasing student enrollment as well as fund building rehabilitation and construction.

New state Senate committee aims to better education

The Missouri Senate has formed a committee that aims to improve education in the state and better prepare students for the job market.