Making decisions about student loans doesn’t have to be difficult. But it should be personalized.
by: Julie Rains | channel: Debt Management, Education & Training
Going to college without knowing what career you want is tough...and very common. Here's what I'd tell my pre-college self if I could hop back in time.
by: G.E. Miller | channel: Career Building, Education & Training
Grad school doesn’t have to wreak havoc on your finances. In fact, if you plan carefully, you can even graduate debt-free.
by: Roshawn Watson | channel: Debt Management, Education & Training
Since the 529 college savings plan offers both an investment and a tuition option, there's good reason to do both!
by: Darwins Money | channel: Education & Training, Investment
What should one reader do to consolidate his student loan payments?
by: Janey Osterlind | channel: Debt Management, Education & Training
Does your high school-aged child want something different? Are they smart, motivated, and looking for new challenges? They may find what they are looking for in the two-year United
by: Nora Dunn | channel: Career and Income
Back in 1996, I was a partial scholarship private college student with the “gold” meal plan. Despite having access to food almost anytime I wanted, I often went hungry. Why? I was
by: Linsey Knerl | channel: Food and Drink
My sister starts college this spring and I've been thinking about options for helping her out with her expenses beyond tuition. While I'd love to be able to just cover all her cost
by: Thursday Bram | channel: Career Building, Family
The federal government has established a student loan program to enable more students to obtain a college education. They come in two forms: subsidized and unsubsidized.
by: Staff | channel: Career and Income
For parents interested in setting aside money towards college expenses for their children, a Section 529 account is one of the best ways to do so.
by: Thursday Bram | channel: Career and Income
Where a Stafford Loan or Parent PLUS Loan is available to just about any college student, a Federal Perkins Loan is only available to students who can expect only a minimal level o
Parents can take out low-interest loans in order to help their children pay for school. With a Parent PLUS loan, parents can borrow directly from the federal government and receive
Depending on the type of help you need with paying for college, knowing the differences between government financial aid programs can make a big difference in finding a loan that r
Preparing to send your child off to college is an exciting time, but can also be filled with stress and anxiety. Here are tips for parents and students.
by: Lynn Truong | channel: Education & Training
By understanding the different types of financial aid available to college students, parents and students can determine the best types of aid for their situation.
Over the years, Uniform Transfers to Minors and Uniform Gifts to Minors custodial accounts (also known as UGMA and UTMA accounts) have become less popular than college savings opti
U.S. savings bonds can provide one of the simplest approaches to saving for college. When you cash them in to pay for your child's college expenses, you will be able to do so witho
The Coverdell Education Savings Account (also known as the Coverdell ESA) is a college savings option that allows you to save money towards your child's college expenses with tax a
One of the hardest parts of saving for your child's college expenses is calculating just what those expenses will total. Here are some ideas to get a better financial picture of th
There are several different options for building a college fund that will cover part or all of a student's college expenses.
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