Online Education and College
March 3, 2018
Accreditation: A process by which an educational institution is certified by an official agency or association as maintaining acceptable standards or practices.
Academic Advisor: A campus administrator that assists students with academic or personal needs. An academic advisor may also be a professor.
Bachelor Degree: The academic degree awarded for the completion of undergraduate study. The most common bachelor degrees awarded are the B.S. or the Bachelor of Science and the B.A. Bachelor of Arts. Bachelor degrees are usually completed within four years.
Endowment: The total value of the college or universities investments. The endowment is often used to fund the operations of the college and can determine the amount of financial aid available.
Orientation: Time period before the beginning of an academic semester, trimester or quarter where new students are able to adjust to their new lives on a college or university campus through organized programs. Orientation usually takes place just prior to the beginning of an academic semester, trimester or quarter.
July 9, 2017
Car donation is the practice of giving away no-longer-wanted automobiles or vehicles to charitable organizations. In the United States, these donations can provide a tax benefit.
Some critics have claimed that car donations are essentially a tax shelter. However, non-profit organizations in the US have come to rely increasingly upon the revenue from car donations. This type of donation has become increasingly widespread; in 2000, 733,000 U.S. taxpayers reduced their taxes by $654 million.
Car donation schemes in the UK are slightly different from those operating in the United States and only established themselves as a valued source of income for UK charities, led by Giveacar - a non-profit organisation. Operating as a non-profit organisation allows charities to avoid the large overheads created by profit-making car donation companies.
July 1, 2017
life insurance: insurance that pays out a sum of money either on the death of the insured person or after a set period.
travel insurance: insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, flight accident and other losses incurred while traveling, either internationally or within one's own country. Policy, billing, quote are some examples of isnurance jargon.
June 30, 2017
A conveyance of an interest in property as security for the repayment of money borrowed. The rights conferred by it, or the state of the property conveyed. The deed by which such a transaction is effected.