college

8 Money Moves Students Should Make During a Gap Year

Malia Obama made gap years buzzworthy. Fellow students taking a year of self-exploration should make these money moves first.

What to Do If You Didn't Save for Your Child's College

The best time to start saving for your child's education was 18 years ago. If you missed out, there are still ways to help them afford college.

5 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Graduate

Congratulations, grad! After you stash your cap and gown, it's time to make these money moves ASAP.

The 10 Most Common Financial Aid Mistakes — And How To Avoid Them

Acing FAFSA is crucial for making college affordable for so many students. Unfortunately, it's also super confusing.

12 Easy Ways to Avoid Student Loan Debt

Completing college is hard enough without the mountain of debt that usually follows. Here's how to get the education without the financial stress.

When Should You Start Saving for Your Child’s Education?

While college costs continue to soar, how can you best save up for your child’s education?

8 Tax Tricks to Try if You're Stuck With Student Loans

The burden of student loan debt is heavy enough. Get as many tax breaks as you can to lighten your load.

6 Places to Find Cheap (or Free!) Education

Knowledge is power, and it doesn't come cheap. Luckily, there are cheap ways to get smart and boost your career without racking up student loan debt.

Don't Skip These 8 Tax Breaks for Students

College isn't cheap, but students of any age can cut the cost by claiming the right deductions. Would any of these help you or a student you know?

Don't Get Trapped by These Higher Education Scams

Too often higher education comes with empty promises and hefty bills. Learn to spot and avoid these money traps.

5 Sobering Facts About Student Loan Debt

Higher education comes at a high cost. How much more debt can recent graduates bear?

What’s the Difference Between Student Loan Refinancing and Consolidation?

No, refinancing and consolidating your student loans aren’t the same thing! Learn the difference and what’s right for you!

Upromise World MasterCard Credit Card Review

Paying for college can be difficult, but the Upromise World MasterCard is one of the only few credit cards to offer cash back rewards that can help ease that burden for students.

10 Surprising Ways a College Education Will Improve Your Life

You'll spend a lot for a college education — maybe too much. Besides a shot at a job with a decent income, what else are your student loans buying?

The 9 Best State 529 College Savings Plans

College isn't cheap. Give your kids a savings jumpstart with one of these nine best 529 plans across the country.

8 Ways College Students Can Save Money Before Class Starts

Tuition is costly enough — don't let other college costs ruin your budget. Skip pricey extras — not classes — and save both grades and money.

Don't Leave College Without Making These 5 Moves for Financial Success

The one thing recent grads have that's more valuable than their degrees is time. Be smart and turn yours into a future of financial freedom.

100 Ways to Save Money in College

Heading off to college this fall? We've got 100 tips to help students save money.

7 Ways Paying Off Student Loans Early Can Boost Your Finances

Did college cost you a pretty penny? If you work hard to pay off those loans, you'll reap the benefits of a huge financial boost.

College Guide

This guide offers tips for saving for and getting financial aid for college, plus additional advice for students to save while in school and tips for recent graduates.