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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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FAFSA Mistakes to Avoid
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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Free Community College Program Explained
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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Deflating Your College Cost
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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Fact or Fiction: Student Loan Debt Crisis

While the student loan debt numbers look scary, some argue that they are not any worse than, say, car loan or mortgage debt. Here's a look at both sides of the argument.
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Friday, Jan 16 2015 09:00 AM

Creative Solutions to Student Loan Debt Crisis

These tips can help make student debt at least somewhat less scary.
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Tuesday, Jan 13 2015 11:00 AM

Private and Public Colleges with Most Reported Student Loan Debt

The amount of student debt continues to increase - and many of the reports do not include the rising cost of room and board. These schools are among those with the highest amount of debt per student.
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Tuesday, Dec 16 2014 09:00 AM

College Degrees with Strong Demand Have More Scholarships Available

When jobs such as nursing, construction management and informatics are in high demand, the number of scholarships available for students in the field tends to rise.
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Monday, Dec 15 2014 11:00 AM

College Debt Trends and Advice for Students

In 2013, about 69% of graduating college seniors had some amount of debt. But there are simple tips you can follow to reduce debt.
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Wednesday, Dec 03 2014 11:00 AM

What it Costs to Attend the Top Universities in the U.S.A.

The cost for attending the best schools in the country continues to rise, but many also offer ways to cut the cost for students, including grants and scholarships.
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Thursday, Nov 27 2014 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!