Paying For College

4 Ways to Fund a College Education

The bad news: College tuition is continuing to rise faster than inflation and family income, causing student debt to be a major problem for many new graduates. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of...

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How to Save Money on Education Expenses with the American Opportunity Tax Credit

The College Board estimated that the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2016–2017 school year was $33,480 at private colleges and $24,930 for out-of-state residents attending public univer...

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How to Pay Off Student Loans

As you celebrate finishing your college education and look to begin your career, it’s important to get started with a strategy to pay down any student loans you may have used to fund your educat...

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How to Pay Off Student Loans

- February 2, 2017

New FAFSA Process and Tips to Submit the Form

Have a student starting senior year of high school? Then you probably know about the daily emails they get from colleges encouraging them to apply. This is certainly an exciting time, but often a stre...

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6 Things College Students Need to Know About Choosing a Checking Account

College is a time for students to explore intellectual pursuits while living on their own. Along with this new found freedom comes many new responsibilities, and managing your money is one of the more...

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Do You Qualify for Student Loan (Debt) Forgiveness?

It seems that college debt grows each year, causing each new graduating class to be more indebted than the last. The Wall Street Journal reports that the class of 2015 will have to pay back $35,000 on...

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Are You Ready to Rent or Move Back Home After College?

Congratulations graduate! You’ve finished college and you’re finally ready to enter the real world. Of course, now you have to answer that pivotal question: “Where am I going to live...

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College Financial Aid 101

Whether you have money in a 529 Education Savings Plan or have saved very little for college, we encourage all prospective students to apply for financial aid. From tuition and fees to housing, meal p...

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August 20, 2015

College Financial Aid 101

College Financial Aid 101

- August 20, 2015

Tips for Submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

If you’re interested in receiving financial aid for college or a career school, you need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Loan (FAFSA). The FAFSA provides you with access to ...

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The Top 6 Tips to Establishing Good Credit as a College Student

Heading off to college is probably the first time you will experience a sense of independence. It may also be your first opportunity to begin making financial decisions that impact your credit score. ...

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