Think Your Parents Will Pay for College? Think Again

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Think Your Parents Will Pay for College? Think Again

Think Your Parents Will Pay for College? Think Again

Everyone from researchers and reporters to politicians and educators has an opinion on student loan debt’s impact on the economy, but that’s not the only thing up for debate. The rise of student loan debt and conversations surrounding it has changed the family dynamic, as more people are approaching higher education as a financial partnership… Read More

9% of Teens Expect a Free Ride for College

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9% of Teens Expect a Free Ride for College

9% of Teens Expect a Free Ride for College

Most kids don’t seem to be under any illusion they’ll get to go to school for free, but there are a few that are expecting mom and dad to foot the whole bill. A survey commissioned by Private College 529 Plan says 91% of teens surveyed expect to be at least partly responsible for their… Read More

Will Going Back to School Solve Your Money Problems?

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Will Going Back to School Solve Your Money Problems?

Will Going Back to School Solve Your Money Problems?

Returning to school is a big decision that often comes with a big price tag. Before you start school again, whether you are completing an undergraduate degree or going for graduate work, it’s a good idea to evaluate how you can best prepare to get the most out of it. 1. Consider the Investment For… Read More

Children of Fallen Military Find Help for College

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Children of Fallen Military Find Help for College

Children of Fallen Military Find Help for College

Diana Muralles-Garcia expected her husband home for the Fourth of July in 2005. He was finishing his second tour in Afghanistan — he had already served three in Iraq — with the Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, fulfilling a dream of studying medicine by working as an Army medic. He was coming to surprise… Read More

More Student Debt Looms as Parents Lag on College Savings

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More Student Debt Looms as Parents Lag on College Savings

More Student Debt Looms as Parents Lag on College Savings

It’s no secret that the recession has driven down savings rates among Americans – shrinking budgets have left less room for socking away money, and record-low deposit rates have provided an additional disincentive to save. Now, a new study identifies one particular area of concern: college savings. According to the latest Certified Financial Planner Board/Consumer… Read More

More Taking on Student Loans, But Find Degree Is Worth Less

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More Taking on Student Loans, But Find Degree Is Worth Less

More Taking on Student Loans, But Find Degree Is Worth Less

These days, the cost of a college education is becoming more difficult for many Americans to live with, and fewer believe their degree is helpful. Nonetheless, student loan balances are on the rise. In recent years, the belief that a college education is a good value has become less common for Americans, and now stands… Read More

The Next Bubble: Is It Time to Cap College Tuition?

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The Next Bubble: Is It Time to Cap College Tuition?

The Next Bubble: Is It Time to Cap College Tuition?

At $1 trillion dollars, student loan debt has eclipsed credit card debt for the first time in American history. To make matters worse, come July 1 the interest rate on federally subsidized Stafford student loans will automatically double, from 3.4% to 6.8%, unless Congressional action is taken to extend the lower rate before then. Depending… Read More

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