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2012 | January - March

As Student Loan Grace Period Ends, Consider Options to Avoid Default

It's October and time for the Fall Classic (though without my beloved New York Yankees). For many recent graduates, it's also a far less exciting season: time to start repaying student loans.
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Tuesday, Feb 14 2012 02:28 PM

What Is a 529 Plan?

Saving for college from a young age isn't just a "good idea" anymore, it's a necessity. Tuition and fees have been rising year after year at rates higher than inflation and while the economy remains a challenge, there are ways to get started on saving up for college expenses.
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Tuesday, Feb 14 2012 02:24 PM

Get Your College Textbooks Cheap

All sorts of services let you buy, rent, download and sell
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Tuesday, Feb 14 2012 02:22 PM

Online Resources for Finding College Grants and Scholarships

The volume of sites offering college scholarship information is overwhelming and paying for school is difficult enough. So we’re providing some useful tips to make finding college financial aid easier – and to avoid the scams along the way.
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Wednesday, Feb 01 2012 02:47 PM

4 Things You Should Know About Applying for the FAFSA

Filling out a FAFSA application is easier than you think – just follow these simple steps!
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Thursday, Jan 26 2012 02:11 PM

Think Hard Before Borrowing for College

You might be better off deciding on a cheaper school instead
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Tuesday, Jan 17 2012 04:46 PM

10 Twitter Handles to Help With Your Scholarship Search

Here's a list of Twitter handles you may want to follow to ensure you're making the most of every scholarship opportunity
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Tuesday, Jan 17 2012 04:15 PM

Give Yourself a Mid-Semester Financial Checkup

Even though your finances may not be a priority in your daily life, it's incredibly important to review them periodically
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Tuesday, Jan 17 2012 02:46 PM

How to Apply to College for Free

You don't have to spend a fortune on your college applications – or any money at all. Read more for college application tips and financial aid advice.
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Sunday, Jan 01 2012 01:37 PM

2011 | October - December

Financial Aid 2012: What You Need to Know

It’s time to think about paying for college again – here’s some critical information that can help you make the right decisions!
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Wednesday, Dec 21 2011 09:07 AM

Military Spouse Education and Tuition Assistance Benefit Programs

If you're a military spouse with career aspirations, now is the time to explore military education and tuition assistance programs.
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Monday, Dec 05 2011 04:00 PM

How to Find Financial Aid for Your MBA Program

Student assistance isn’t as easy to get at the graduate level, so here’s some financial aid advice for MBA applicants
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Wednesday, Nov 23 2011 11:00 AM

Is It a Scholarship or a Scam?

4 ways make sure a free financial aid program is on the level
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Monday, Oct 17 2011 10:56 AM

2011 | July - September

How to Minimize Debt From Student Loans

From saving early to avoiding scams, here are five tips on reducing how much you’ll owe when you graduate
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Friday, Sep 30 2011 04:53 PM

How to Get the Right Kind of Financial Aid – and More of It

Three financial aid strategies that can help your secure more no-cost and low-cost student assistance
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Thursday, Sep 15 2011 10:00 AM

How Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Affects Your College Financial Aid

Learn about EFC and how you can pay for college without putting yourself too far in debt
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Tuesday, Sep 06 2011 10:42 AM

The 6 Steps to a Great College Scholarship Application

Follow this advice to increase your chances of getting more free financial aid...
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Thursday, Aug 18 2011 10:08 AM

3 Secrets to Keeping Your Student Loan Costs Down

If you play it smart today, you can significantly reduce how much you’ll owe when you graduate
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Thursday, Jul 21 2011 02:20 PM

7 Tips to Avoid FAFSA Errors

This is the time of year that parents with college-bound children dread. Why? Because it’s FAFSA season.
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Tuesday, Jul 12 2011 01:49 PM

Follow 6 Steps to Increase Your Financial Aid

What happens when the financial aid package that a student receives from a school is laughably inadequate? Is it possible to extract more money from the university?
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Tuesday, Jul 12 2011 11:52 AM