4 Things You Can Do Now to Get Ready to Pay for College

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4 Things You Can Do Now to Get Ready to Pay for College

4 Things You Can Do Now to Get Ready to Pay for College

Higher education is expensive, and the price tag is only going to rise. A recent study finds the cost of college is expected to double in nine years. College costs for a child born today could be three times as much when it’s time for them to enroll. That’s something most parents don’t even want to... Read More

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Picking a College

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Picking a College

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Picking a College

The opportunity of higher education should be available to all, as it is a factor in determining potential income and future career success. Skyrocketing costs associated with college, however, can cause an aspiring and capable student to abandon dreams of secondary education, prevent them from attending their top choice school, or force them into years... Read More

What’s the ROI of Higher Education?

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What’s the ROI of Higher Education?

What’s the ROI of Higher Education?

The demand for college-educated workers is on the rise. In our competitive job market, oftentimes a high school diploma is no longer sufficient, and a college education is more valuable than ever before. The earnings disparity between workers with a four-year degree or more compared to those without is highest among people under 35, according... Read More

Is Studying Abroad Worth It?

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Is Studying Abroad Worth It?

Is Studying Abroad Worth It?

Meaningful experiences shape our views of the world and diversify the way we think. Whether studying at a community college or attending an out-of-state university, the college years are a time to explore, experience different things and meet new people. The world we live in is changing and it is vital that today’s students are... Read More

Why College Is Key to the American Dream

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Why College Is Key to the American Dream

Why College Is Key to the American Dream

In Epic of America, James Truslow Adams referred to the American Dream as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to his ability or achievement.” Most Americans, myself included, perceive a college education as the gateway to that dream.... Read More

College Costs Got You Down? You Have Options

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College Costs Got You Down? You Have Options

College Costs Got You Down? You Have Options

At a crucial time when students must make decisions regarding which college to attend, many are forced to face the financial reality of their educational goals. In many cases, students are forced to lower their expectations or choose career paths that they hadn’t intended because of limited funds to pursue a college education. A 2013... Read More

The Hidden Costs of College

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The Hidden Costs of College

The Hidden Costs of College

When saving money for a child’s college education, tuition isn’t the only concern. A recent survey by the College Board found on-campus room and board accounts for more than 50% of the total cost at in-state schools. That cost can range on average from $7,500 to $9,500 per year. While financial aid is available to... Read More

Single Parents & the Struggle to Pay for College

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Single Parents & the Struggle to Pay for College

Single Parents & the Struggle to Pay for College

Paying for college is difficult for many families, but the burden can be even heavier for single parents. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that a four-year college costs approximately $22,000 per year. That number seems enormous, especially when you factor in that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, half of single mothers... Read More

Student Loans Make Affording College Easier…at a Cost

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Student Loans Make Affording College Easier…at a Cost

Student Loans Make Affording College Easier…at a Cost

For many young adults, the transition to college is one of the biggest moments of their lives – bringing with it the first time they will live on their own, and the first time they take financial responsibility for their future. However, the cost of college is often beyond their reach, and their college dreams... Read More

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