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How to Find Funding for an Online PhD Program

Getting a PhD online can improve your future career prospects, but getting that degree with as little debt as possible should also be a goal.

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New Bill of Rights for Student Aid
New Student Aid Bill of Rights Proposed

With the average college loan debt for 2013 graduates reaching $28,400, students have increasingly fretted over how they will pay back their loans. President Obama is calling for federal agencies to take action to make it easier for college students to finance their education, pay back loans and avoid problems caused by unscrupulous lenders.

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Private Student Loan Borrowing Tips
Private Student Loan Borrowing Tips for College

A student loan is necessary for many to pay for college, but getting the best loan can be a tricky proposition. These tips can help you secure the best loan possible.

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Financial Aid 2015: What’s New
What Students and Parents Need to Know about Financial Aid 2015

Here are some of the updates that have been made to the FAFSA application process.

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Tips and Advice for Graduating in Four Years

While it used to be assumed a student would graduate in four years from college, that no longer is the case. But it still can be done, and here are a few tips to help make graduating in four years a reality.
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Tuesday, Mar 17 2015 09:00 AM

Federal Student Loan Consolidation Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

College loan consolidation can be a good move for those with many loans who want to make just one payment. But there are pros and cons to be considered first.
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Friday, Mar 06 2015 09:00 AM

Spotlight on 529 College Savings Plans

The 529 College Savings plan can be the right way to save for college for many parents and students, but the pros and cons of the plan should be carefully considered.
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Friday, Feb 20 2015 11:00 AM

Six FAFSA Mistakes to Avoid When Finishing Your Financial Aid Application

Since completing FAFSA can be complicated, many students make mistakes on their applications. Typically, mistakes on a FAFSA mean 2 to 3 weeks of additional processing time. Even worse, some students don’t fill out applications and risk losing valuable aid.
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Monday, Feb 16 2015 11:00 AM

President's Obama's Proposed Free Community College Program Explained

The initial announcement of President Obama's plan came in early January. More information has been revealed since then although perhaps the biggest question – will the Republican-led Congress vote for the Democratic president’s $60 billion over-a-decade plan – remains to be answered.
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Tuesday, Feb 10 2015 11:00 AM

Deflating Your College Cost

These nine tips can help you control your college costs and make your post-college life a bit easier, financially.
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Friday, Jan 30 2015 09:00 AM

Getting Money for College – Financial Aid, Scholarship & Grant Articles, Guides

Paying for school can be a real challenge, but thankfully there are scholarships, grants, student loans and other sources of college money that can help. In this part of the U.S. News University Directory resource center, you will find financial aid news as well as guides on how to find money for school. They can help you create a paying-for-school strategy that significantly lowers the financial burden on you and your family!