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2014 | April - June


Tips to Minimize Student Debt While Pursuing a College Degree

even if debt is going to be part of your future, there are ways to minimize its impact on your bottom line. While student loan debt has hit record levels, there are many ways for smart students to handle the financial pressures.
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Tuesday, Apr 22 2014 11:00 AM

What College Students Need to Know about Student Loan Debt and Credit Ratings

Student debt doesn’t have to be a bad thing, at least in terms of a credit rating, which also is commonly known as a credit score or FICO score
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Friday, Apr 04 2014 11:00 AM

2014 | January - March


Student Loan Tax Tips for 2014

Today, completing examinations and homework assignments are not the only challenges that students face. With college prices at an all-time high, student loans are a necessity for many. Since tax breaks offer some extra help, many students decide to postpone paying off their debt.
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Thursday, Mar 20 2014 01:00 PM

Tax Breaks Offer Help for Those Seeking Continuing Education

When considering whether or not to return to college and further your education, there is a consideration some forget: there are plenty of tax incentives for returning to school.
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Saturday, Mar 08 2014 09:00 AM

How to Pay for Graduate School

The general advice when applying for a PhD program is to allow about six months for gathering the volumes of information universities demand. That six-month period is also a good time to begin looking for ways to pay for graduate school, partly because there are so many options for financial help, some of which aren’t open to undergrads.
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Wednesday, Feb 26 2014 09:00 AM

Beyond the GI Bill: Many College Scholarships and Grants Available for Veterans

Many veterans are interested in obtaining a higher education and, thanks to the federal government and other organizations, have plenty of options at their disposal in terms of financial assistance.
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Wednesday, Feb 19 2014 09:00 AM

College Scholarships and Non-Federal Financial Aid Deadlines

With college prices on the rise, finding the right financial aid programs is key. Scholarships assist in keeping prices low and college debt at a minimum.
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Tuesday, Feb 04 2014 11:00 AM

2013 | July - September


Explore the Role of Underemployment in the Student Debt Crisis

The poor job outlook for recent law school grads and undergraduates could affect the wider student debt picture.
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Wednesday, Jul 17 2013 01:00 PM

2013 | April - June


New Student Loan Tools Help Borrowers Tackle College Debt

The federal Department of Education has expanded help for students who are seeking college loans or already have one through an online counseling page that spells out the loan process from application to paying off the debt.
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Thursday, May 30 2013 10:00 AM

These Distance-Learning Scholarships Bring Your Online Degree Closer

Fortunately, the increasing presence of online degrees also means an increase in scholarships geared specifically toward online students.
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:00 PM

Try These Scholarships for Hot and Not-So-Hot Majors

Scholarships are available for majors with both good and poor job outlooks.
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Thursday, May 16 2013 09:00 AM

7 Tips for Successfully Applying for Financial Aid

With 2013-2014 application deadlines fast approaching, here is some last-minute student aid advice.
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Monday, Apr 29 2013 11:00 AM

6 Ways to Get Great Scholarship Recommendation Letters

The last few months of the school year are going to fly by, which means you should start checking things off your college to-do list now.
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Thursday, Apr 25 2013 10:00 AM

Exploring New Ways to Lower the Cost of Higher Education and Minimize Student Debt

Relentless sticker shock for college tuition has grabbed the attention of governments and politicians who are grappling with how to lasso stampeding education costs that have outpaced health care increases the past 20 years.
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Friday, Apr 19 2013 10:00 AM

2013 | January - March


5 College Savings Tips for Adults Returning to School

Parents should consider starting 529 plans for themselves if college or grad school is in their future.
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Wednesday, Mar 20 2013 10:00 AM

9 Corporate Scholarships Every College Freshman Should Consider

With total student debt reaching $956 billion, students looking for financial help should consider looking into corporate scholarships.
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Friday, Feb 22 2013 10:00 AM

5 Simple Steps to Get Organized for Scholarship Season

A new year is a fresh start, so why not take this opportunity to put a little organization around your scholarship research?
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Wednesday, Feb 06 2013 11:00 AM

DREAM Act Summary: Facts and Fiction About Proposed Immigration Education Law

The DREAM Act could open the door for more children of illegal immigrants to go to college or join the military.
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Monday, Feb 04 2013 11:00 AM

How Military Families Can Save for College

Service members should explore highly rated 529 plans, including the USAA College Savings Plan.
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Friday, Feb 01 2013 10:00 AM

5 Financial New Year's Resolutions for College Students and Parents

Here are some of our top New Year's resolutions for students and parents, specifically related to college finances.
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Thursday, Jan 31 2013 04:00 PM